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A Sass of Dash Vector by MidwestBrony A Sass of Dash Vector by MidwestBrony
Big thanks to :iconecmajor: for letting me use his pic. It can be found here: [link]
(His gallery has some NSFW stuff in it, so if you're not into that, I'd advise not looking there :))

Started this on June 21 in CS5 ad finished today in CS6, one year to the day after the original was posted. This is definitely my most ambitious digital project yet, and if anyone sees any errors in it, please don't tell me, I don't think I could take it XD.

Anyway,

Outline can be seen here: [link]

.ai can be found here: [link]
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AEgwinn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student General Artist
YES just YES !
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CrunchNugget Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Oof, no wonder it took half a year. I think exporting it alone would take about a month for me with all those gradients and such. In fact I tried to import the .ai into Inkscape, and after about 15 minutes of thinking about it, my computer gave up and not only crashed Inkscape but took Firefox out with it.

Anyway, yeah, really tough to get that kind of shading to look right with vectors. The one thing I don't really like is how much thicker the black lines are between the different colors of her mane and tail than they were in the original.
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MidwestBrony Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Yeah, those black lines were one of the last things I did and they did come out a little thick. The .ai may have crashed your inkscape because it's mostly gradient meshes which are not supported by inkscape.

Thanks for looking and commenting!
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Vectasus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The technique you have used to shade it I have never seen before. I am very curious.
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MidwestBrony Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
The shading on this was done with gradient meshes in Illustrator. They're very useful if you haven't found out about them!

Here's a link to a good tutorial to starting out with gradient meshes: [link]

Thanks for viewing!
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ecmajor Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow, this looks really great <3 So... SMOOTH!! I wasn't sure if your vectoring would end up having all the little details (such as the mesh on that outfit), because sometimes it involves a lot of simplifying - but this is pretty true to my original, just very cleaned up. I think it looks wonderful!
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MidwestBrony Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Thanks! The two main reasons I wanted to do this picture was because I wanted to remake that vest and there wasn't any texture in her mane. I'm glad you think it's true to the original, thanks for looking!
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Michinix Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic =D
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