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Vector Guide #1: High quality pony vectors by Quasdar Vector Guide #1: High quality pony vectors by Quasdar
Time: 3.5 hours
Made with Inkscape.
Vectors used:

The Date by

Blanket Woona by

Part two: Nodes and outlines

Part three: Landscapes and special effects

This also works for vectors made from other drawings or your own sketches. Frames from the show are used as an example because that's what most people do.

Using the show as a reference or looking at other vectors from the show is a great way to learn.

Discussion posts- r/mylittlepony and r/mlpvectors

This is a tutorial for people interested in making fan art that looks exactly like the show, so please feel free to ignore it if you have no interest in that. I'm not going to try to convince you to watch ponies, I submitted this only to pony groups.


* Inkscape.

* Tutorials folder.

* Inkscape vs. Illustrator CS6 edge quality

* Hotkeys in Inkscape

* Where to find 1080p episodes

* Paint.NET, an excellent, lightweight raster editor

* Color guide

* Eye tutorial

* Benefits of posting vector files

* Time lapse vector creation video

* :iconmlp-vectorclub: #MLP-VectorClub

Updated Oct. 9 2012. Overhauled a lot of the wording, added some new images, fixed the slightly blurred images. And if you didn't see it already, there is now a part two to this that goes over how to make outlines and use nodes.
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The link to the color guide seems broken (or maybe the side is just down at the moment ...). Can you check it and if necessery post a new link? Meow :3 
KarmaPony123 Mar 27, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't have a bezier curve/pen tool. DAGNABBIT what do i do now? 
Napster-face Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god thank you. I'm soooo bad with vectors, this may help. A lot.
xXPhantomXXx Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Could this be used for some who has NO IDEA what they are doing?
Bre-Ce-Cuca Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can make this tutorail in spanish? please, i dont understand :( (Sad) 
The link to the 1080p episodes is blocked how can I get them now?
Angelkitty17 Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Basically what I did was copy the link location, paste it in something like notepad, then copied JUST the outgoing link itself, then pasted it into my url bar! :>

I screenshot it for those who want to see:
OMG. Thanks. I've been looking to download them in HD but the ones I see on youtube are either flipped or a part of the screen is cut-off.
Thank you so much! I just got Inkscape and I have NO idea how it works. Again, thank you. (I'm doing Crazy Pinkamena for a test XD. I would try simpler like Applebloom but I wanna try Pinkie first.)
AeliosZero Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the colour guide! Very useful
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