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Stylised Rainbow Dash by Atmospark Stylised Rainbow Dash by Atmospark
Vectored from a sketch by the one and only :iconjoey-darkmeat: ~Joey-Darkmeat

Original Drawing: [link]

This is slightly improved on from the original, and yes I know you can't improve on perfection but I believe ~Joey-Darkmeat may have been limited by his medium (felt-tipped pens) so I've taken a bit of liberty and made points where I thought there should have been points etc.

I wanted something quick and easy to vector so that I could try out Inkscape's stroke width tool.

What's that I hear you say? Inkscape doesn't have a stroke width tool? Maybe you mean Illustrator but typed Inkscape?

WRONG!

Seeing as Inkscape is open source there is a development team working on new features all the time and one of the most recent ones is 'Power Stroke' which is the stroke width tool.

Why don't I just use Illustrator I hear you ask? Because Illustrator is horrible. There, I said it. I dislike Illustrator, a lot. I'll probably try it again at a later stage, but for now I hate it. :icondealwithitplz:




As for the vector itself, I couldn't decide which colour I liked best for her eye, so below are the links to the other ones :D

Black: [link]
Purple: [link]

The SVG for this one is below if you want to download it, but the stroke width tool only works in the nightly build, when you open this in the publicly released version the strokes with the Power Stroke effect on them have a million nodes. There's actually a million nodes, I counted.

SVG Download: [link]

Edit - 1/8/12: Oh wow this kind of exploded, umm hi everyone.... *squeak* :iconscaredfluttershyplz: I've fixed a small transparency issue that was bugging me and a tiny layering error :D
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:iconkiarakovu123:
Critique by KiaraKovu123 Jul 31, 2012, 12:04:19 PM
This is so cool! I love how she just seems to look right into your soul like that! Marvelous!
-Ahem-
Anywho, I think it's a little too big. If you were hoping for somepony to have this for their screensaver. Nope. Much too big.

Vision:
Wonderful! The clarity is awesome, but I think it's much too big.

Originality:
5 stars!

Technique:
The eye is a bit off, the eyelashes are curled a little too extensivly. The nose is a little fat, but that's fine. I always do the noses wrong in my pics!

Impact:
R-Rainbow? You lookin' at me? Yup! 5 Stars!
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:iconphillipthepuma:
I'd say this is a very simple yet stylish piece! The colors pop and mix well, and the varying thickness of the lines make it all the more better. I really like the variation with the black pupil the best. The lines are beautifully crisp! I like your attention to detail, and how you left no wobbly lines. Another feature I like is how you blended the red and orange part of her mane. Combined those two colors really helped keep it simple, and this piece's simplicity really adds to the beauty of it. I'm not going to complain about the file's large size though, because large picture size is often necessary for maximum line crispness.
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:iconsootykibbles:
Sootykibbles Featured By Owner May 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Im not a brony but that is cool love the art style
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:iconyoshifanboy1286:
YoshiFanboy1286 Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I've lost faith in humanity at this point...
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:icontheromosdos:
theromosdos Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2017  Student General Artist
this is popping up on my recommedations EVERY TIME.
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:iconacquaartti:
acquaartti Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2017  Professional General Artist
So cutie! <3
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:iconpeachyrose05:
PeachyRose05 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
love it
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:iconstarburstattack:
StarBurstAttack Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always like this ponie. She's like me. Maniac 
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:icontheleonamedgeo:
TheLeoNamedGeo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not a My Little Pony fan, but this looks great!
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:iconericvonschweetz:
EricVonSchweetz Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice
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:iconelectroskull64:
ElectroSkull64 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really lovely, I like the simplicity of this ^^
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:iconytsejam58:
ytsejam58 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome style!
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:iconukulelemoon:
UkuleleMoon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YOU ARE AMAZING! I used it here. Thank you so very much!

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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for letting me know!
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:iconukulelemoon:
UkuleleMoon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're amazing! NO PROBLEM! :)
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:icondachosta:
DaChosta Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student Artist
Can I make this in shirt form?
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, why not? =P
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:iconninjahitomi:
ninjahitomi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
o.o this..is amazing...and now my background...
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:iconfrankenshark:
FrankenShark Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Pretty!
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:iconakoura:
Akoura Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You just don't realise how hard it is, fighting the temptation to get this tattooed right on.
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:iconroxytocin:
RoxyTocin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I hope you don't mind that I used this for a wallpaper.
(with credit of course)

[link]


It's just so cute I couldn't help it X3
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I quite like that one, thanks for letting me know!! :D
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:iconroxytocin:
RoxyTocin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you! It means a lot :iconlinkhappyplz:
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:iconadrianimpalamata:
AdrianImpalaMata Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Used in an album cover: [link]
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh very cool, I like it!!
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:iconcanpassion:
canpassion Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
So cute :)
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:iconkillkatt:
KillKatt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
Tato!!!!!


I want That as a Tatoo!!!!!
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:iconiceycoldone247:
IceyColdone247 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dash doesnt have style, she IS style.
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:iconatnezau:
atnezau Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I-deee-a! :iconsays2plz::iconrarityplz:
I made a couple of ponies made and credited you as inspiration =) [link] [link]
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oohh yay :D Nice :D
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:icondaringdashie:
DaringDashie Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You really started something with this one, this style is popping up everywhere :D
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen a couple =p

Which is kind of a good thing, I'm too lazy to do the rest of the mane 6 anyway =P
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:iconthebattycrow:
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dash always has style^^
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:iconjelenadbz:
Jelenadbz Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesome.
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:iconmbrsart:
mbrsart Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice work! Now I want to go play with Inkscape.
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:iconmc123mp:
mc123mp Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Vewwy nice. :)
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:iconsupervocaloidfan4eva:
SuperVocaloidfan4eva Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is good, but that's about it.
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:iconjeananormandie:
JeanaNormandie Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Love it!
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:iconpastel-bombs:
pastel-bombs Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job!
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:icona4artstuff:
A4ArtStuff Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
pretty neat!
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:iconstarshippizza:
StarShipPizza Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just beautiful!
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:iconkrakissi:
krakissi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Not sure if you're aware, but the original sketch is actually embedded in the SVG, and is literally 98% of the file size.
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:iconatmospark:
Atmospark Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always leave the originals in the SVG, means if I want them I know where they are, instead of having 2 separate files :)
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:iconpeytonjune:
PeytonJune Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Ohhh I love it'
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:iconeduardorpg64:
eduardorpg64 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Awesome! I really liked how you used each color! Added to favorites!
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:iconxxnightmare13:
xxnightmare13 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
man i would so wear this on a t-shirt
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:iconsoperman:
soperman Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! so simple and nice. Make a great screen print, or embroider.
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:iconphlexxon:
phlexxon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Filmographer
Aw man, sick.
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:iconcharreddragonchi:
charreddragonchi Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
Amazing Rainbow Dash:)
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:iconnekonekogirl04:
NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really cool vector... Great work! :thumbsup:
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:iconsinging-wolf-12:
Singing-Wolf-12 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! :)
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