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Colourless Rainbow by Atmospark Colourless Rainbow by Atmospark
Original (used with permission): [link] by the very talented *InuHoshi-to-DarkPen

Wow! Okay. This took much much longer than I expected, but I'm really happy with the outcome. I personally think this may be my best (and most ambitious) vector to date.

I would like to thank a few of the #MLP-VectorClub admins for putting up with my countless revisions and *ahem* polite requests for input. I would also like to thank =flutterguy317 personally because he had to export this one for me as for some reason Inkscape refused to work with me.

Alternate Versions

Wallpapers: 1366x768 , 1920x1080 (let me know if you want another size, I'll try and do it)
Rainbow Dash (no background): [link]

Vector Details

Time Taken: Roughly 12 hours on-and-off
Program: Inkscape
Number of Nodes: 1690

I've made this vector with an as yet unreleased version of =flutterguy317's Ponyscape. It's a modification of Inkscape 0.49 which I am beta testing. There are certain features of it that I've used which you won't be able to see in the current versions of either Inkscape or Ponyscape, so if you do want to be able to play around with the SVG, you'll need to go here and download Ponyscape V0.2. or just +Watch =flutterguy317 because he's told me he will be releasing future updates through deviantART ;)

SVG: [link]

Edit (23/12/12): Featured on Equestria Daily's Drawfriend #662 [link]


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Her folorn expression fits perfectly with the colours draining from her, it really gives a sense of being alone. You can see the feeling in her eyes and the posture is just right, well done.
Maybe to capture her full emotions, have the wings droop slightly? But you've still done an amazing job, this is really good, I wish there were more pices like this on Deviantart art that display a completely different side of a character, it works as its the complete opposite of how she usually is and again well done. I envy you. Going on kmy favourites.
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EverlastinglyEngross Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is beautiful. I love the bleeding colors and it feels like its a good representation of depression.
xXPastel-BunniesXx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018   Digital Artist
lovecatlollove Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018   Digital Artist
MaavoTheHuman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dont watch MLP, but... This pic is amazing
MrCelroy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
meirl :(
Lyra1231 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
anime123artist Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
i love it!
Harmony--Bunny Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
*Gasp* Don't tell me she got Discorded again! :noes:
EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AcrylicTheArtistPon3 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i cri
Q99 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017
That's very impressive! I really feel the fading
DTavona Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017
Not familiar with the character or the software, but I'm impressed. Nice work!
LeafPsycho Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautifully done!
ElectroSkull64 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww this is so beautiful ^^
cakelikestodraw Featured By Owner Edited May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its very creative i usually like colorful  drawings but this one taps in to my likes so keep up the good work! :D
MarkKornich1 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Student Digital Artist
omg haha um hi!Seto Kousuke (Being shy and kawaii) [10]  i really love your art!Artimist - Blush / Embarrassed / Shy / Stuttering Bear Emoji-08 (Rolling Love) [V1] 
sasadraco Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
wanna do a art trade
KitCatKombo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is actually amazing, i havent seen this done before and you should be proud of yourself lel (sorry im not good at talking all technical like a critic)
EnforcerWolf Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Quite the striking picture. Great job capturing the raw emotion that Dashie is going through,.
Kitty057 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. It is amazing! :3 I found this on Google when I searched "Kitty057" (me). This picture came up! Love it. :3 Is this anything to do with the Rainbow Factory o no? :3
Hardwing Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2016
Chara-TheSlaughter Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
What happened to RD?
NeuPommern Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016
Someone showed me this :P
toyponymontoon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
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reinelisa Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful ❤️
brony4all Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Student Artist
Congras You MAde it in EQD And My top ten Best RD Arts 
NeonFoxtrot Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of those pieces where even if your not into what it was made for, Its still a wonderful work.
Dan--Phil-Forever Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A. M. A. Z. I. N. G.
xsiggix Featured By Owner May 21, 2014
omg this is mah favorite picture 
BBOFF Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did a great job vectoring this!
DenisMassov Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
That's just awesome!
Zapheroc Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Filmographer
Beautiful work, beautiful banana. Well done good sir.
Makahin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
OMG SO FREACKIN PERFECT! can i use your idea? ("cry" the colors)

Omniscient-Duck Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks absolutely beautiful!! Just.. everything about it looks amazing!
Would you mind if I used this is a wallpaper?
RainbowDashFunny Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

IDONT CARE (even if its art)!!


xXVampireForeverXx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student Artist
Using for FaceBook account. I will credit if I can.
stickman00 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Quick someone form a band and sing a song about love to get her colors back!
Niyashy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Just... wow. You did an awesome job with vectoring this. Would have thought it's an actual drawing if i hadn't found it in a vector group ^^;
And holy buck at that SVG oO Took almost a minute to load in Ponyscape, how the heck did you work on this without perma-disabled filters?

Oh, and: do you like bananners? xD
RainbowCrash2010 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do you take requests? :O_o:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I don't, sorry. I just don't have the time or motivation to do requests anymore.
WikWolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one go straight to my wallpaper awesome !!!!
mehoep Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, guess i should have written something to this three weeks ago... x)

anyway, suffice to say: smeggin' brillant :iconlikeasirplz:

no really, the way you implemented the shading is neat, to say the least. even though that one shape on the lower part of her mane is imho slightly confusing, because it could be a shadow cast by the ear, which would make it look like an unblurred shadow, but i guess it's part of the mane decoration and is as such totally fine... maybe it's the position of it or whatnot, but it's the only thing i found not fitting 100% percent here ( and that means ignoring the inconsistent stroke width, but that's to be expected if vectoring some pixel arts.... i mean seriously, those eye lids(?) are friggin' huge! and look rather awesome :la: )

also, i like the effect of the color draining from the eyes (not because it's bad for ponies, but because it's (if i can still see straight) a little deviation from the original for the better), it seems like the blur there is heavier than on the other colors, which makes it almost look like smoke rather than a liquid and helps to establish the idea, that something is very very wrong here (i mean come on! ponies aren't supposed to lose their colors, that's just... well, wrong :< )

anyway, point is, great job on this one... that's the kind of vector people will remember :iconponyclapplz:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe thanks for the feedback!

(You could totally have left it as a critique though =P)
mehoep Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nah.... i'm thinking about writing a proper critique though. but for that, i need to watch the episode about VALUE first :la:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too... I wasn't in it =P
mehoep Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>wasn't in it


how could you leave rp and flutterguy alone with that rambler and his favourite topic? xD
DenisMassov Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Vid is unavailable. :/
soultensionbenjamin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Hey Im using your art for a album Im working on , Im giving you full credit and ill link back soon.
MisakiSaiaka Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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