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The Winsome Falls Project by gwennie-chan The Winsome Falls Project by gwennie-chan

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Ok I'm releasing the full list of packages of this (all the renders, all the SVGs, all the trace layers) for free downloading. Largest PNG render is 19385 x 30000.

Full Package (~86MB)

(Contains all PNG renders, SVGs, and trace layers)

Hefty Package (~58MB)

(Contains all PNG renders and SVGs only)

Render Package (~41MB)

(Contains all PNG renders only)

Lean Package (~21MB)

(Contains no-trace layer SVG, largest render)

SVG Package (~16 MB)

(Contains all SVGs only)



Oh my this took a long time. Well it's a huge vector traced from a ton of different mashed together screenshots. Looks pretty good too doesn't it?

Program used was Ponyscape.
Ponyscape is :iconflutterguy317: 's modified Inkscape so you'll need that if you want to use the SVG files with all the AWESOME options.
For the latest version, visit his journals! flutterguy317.deviantart.com/j…
Ponyscape is the easier-to-use, great for any skill level free vector program!

The free download is CC BY-NC 3.0

Background traced from many combined screenshots of S3E6 "Sleepless in Ponyville" of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic which is copyright Hasbro.
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The vectoring is streamlined and vibrant, and all around is exactly the style of the show. The depth given is remarkable for such a limited 2 dimensional format style! The dual perspective on the cave, as a scene from the show, put against the falls in the back put a strongly relative distance, adding as much realism as possible within a marshmallow-pony universe. The low horizon acts to give more grandeur to the sky, and I personally enjoy the sense of scale from the aforementioned campsite. The blur effects and clouds in the foreground provide a another sense of accuracy. Only some of the background elements could be improved; namely towards the valley below. The perspective is lovely, but the patchwork, surely supposed to define distant properties, is hard to discern, though not detracting. Overall, wonderfully illustrated.
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I like the colors of the rainbow, and the view of the campsite is perfect. You can taste the colors of the rainbows since this is the best scene of all. You did a better job than that other guy made since he made one of these, I didn't like it but I like yours. f j j j . . j I'm sorry I just can't say anymore because I have nothing left to say or write in a 100 word Critique, I'm just filling in spaces. d d d l l l l l l l ll l l l
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:iconangela808:
angela808 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
uesd itIn a hurry by angela808
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:iconnicolasdominique:
NicolasDominique Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Artist
This is so lovely!
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
"... Contrary to popular belief, the Winsome Falls was not in fact a natural phenomena, but was the result of an attempt to create an artificial infinite water supply for the local farmlands during ancient times...

... Recently rediscovered records in the Canterlot Royal Archives suggests that Winsome Fall's origins begins 1500 years ago; a local Earthpony noble, having recently inherited his share of his family estate following the death of his father, discovers to his frustration the land he received was of sub-par quality unsuitable for growing crops by farmers under his employ, due to a lack of an adequate water source near or under the ground... 

... The Earthpony baron, desperate, hitches upon a daring scheme which could provide water for his estate lands to use. Using his connections to recruit the help of some pegasi weather-makers and unicorn mages, he went to what was then known as Winsome Hill, a barren rock hill close to his estate, and performed the first recorded major terraforming project since the great earth-projects performed by the ponies of the Equestrian Empire during the Pre-Discordian Classical Era... 

... the pegasi weather-makers created a number of permanent rain-clouds high above and near the hills, and Unicorn mages cast specially crafted spells which would cause the clouds to draw any nearby source of magic into the cloud structure, where conjugation
spells would convert the magical energy into torrents of water. The water is then funneled down a ditch dug by the baron's earthpony laborers which leads the water down towards his estate and nearby farmlands. As Winsome Hill is found near a local branch of the planetary leylines, the clouds have a semi-infinite source of magic to draw from for creating water, save for periodic depletion of magical energies which would result in temporary shut down of water until the magical leylines replenish itself over time. ...

... Unfortunately, while the scheme worked, resulting in a flow of water to the baron's estates and nearby farmlands, unforeseen factors soon lead to problems - the specially-crafted spells, while revolutionary at the time, was crudely made and hastily implemented, which resulted in excess magical energies bleeding into the water as it is generated by the clouds - this leads to the characteristic rainbow colours of the cloud waterfalls... 

... While the colours does eventually return to normal, this led many earthpony farmers working for the Baron or living near the estate to believe the water is somehow tainted or cursed, and avoid the newly created river like the plague, resulting in a general exodus from the area... 

... Worse, the excessive magic in the water, while safe to drink for short periods of time, can cause significant harm to the pony's body over long exposures - the Baron, who stayed behind while the others fled, eventually recorded to have died a relatively quick but painful death, along with those who worked for him or live near the area and all the livestocks, by what modern day medical experts believed to be a combination of 'thaumatic cancer, internal hemorrhage and organ failure', as the magic gradually causes cellular damage apoptosis and harmful genetic mutations...

... the excessive magical energies in the water also attracts many species of wildlife like a magnet, due to the dependence on magic by many lifeforms in the land, resulting in a massive proliferation of plant and animal life which gradually turned the barren Winsome Hills, as well as the ruins of the estates and nearby farmlands over the centuries into dense, wild forests, similar to how wild magic turned the Everfree into a deadly jungle...

... Today the Winsome Falls is still visited by many ponies as a spectacular sight in itself, although local government officials warns against drinking any of the water at its source. On the other hoof, Winsome Falls did in the end fulfilled its purpose - further downstream, where the magical energies had naturally depleted sufficiently for safe long-term consumption (Note that eventually, unless consumed by ponies or other lifeforms, the water themselves will revert back to magic upon evaporation or at sea within a year), new farming communities were able to thrive off the water that made the lands fertile for farming, among them the now famous farming town of Ponyville..."

--- Ponyland - A Guide to the Principality of Equestria, Edition VI, Chronicle Publishing Inc, Manehatten.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
Don't drink the rainbows or you'll die form cancer?  Blech. I don't WANT TO KNOW what you'd do to Star Hill in Super Mario Brothers RPG!
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
All kinds of energy are dangerous in concentrated amounts. I don't think I can think of a better explanation for rainbow waterfalls from clouds at Winsome Falls other than an ancient pony agricultural geo-engineering gone wrong. 
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
You'd have the G1 ponies all getting freakin' cancer for playing in rainbow colored pools and slide on rainbows. And the G3 ponies getting cancer for flying through a rainbow waterfall, and eating rainbow berries that are directly connected to the rainbows of Ponyland. 
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I always have them as separate continuities in my headcanon, parallel universes with different laws of magics and physics/chemistry/biology. 
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:iconalexwarlorn:
alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
So how would the falls work in THOSE them? 
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:iconbrutalityinc:
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013
I'll think about it later. Right now I'm postulating how great would the presence of a reality-altering force such as magic could potentially affect in the evolution of intelligence in organisms, which would explain why there are so many intelligent races in Equestria and other fantasy settings... 
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Looks great! Love the detail! :+fav:
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:iconelementof-loyalty:
ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Greatest background scene in MLP for Dashie & Scoots.
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:icongwennie-chan:
gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And definitely one of the most beautiful
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:iconelementof-loyalty:
ElementOf-Loyalty Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yup yup.
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:icongloamingpowder:
GloamingPowder Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful. I had no idea one could do such things with vectors.
Kudos good sir.
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:icongwennie-chan:
gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you like this then you'll probably like my other backgrounds. I recommend going through the MLP Vectors folder of my gallery.
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GloamingPowder Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
way ahead of ya ;)
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:iconprincesswhiteharmony:
Can I use as a background?
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:icongwennie-chan:
gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There is one thing: You can't offer things I use for sale. That's the Non-Commercial part of the Creative Commons license.
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:iconprincesswhiteharmony:
Ok.
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:icongwennie-chan:
gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course you can!

That's why there is 5 lovely download packages for you depending on what you need to download!
Also that's why there's a Creative Commons license on it!
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:iconprincesswhiteharmony:
:D Thanks!

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:iconreynaruina:
reynaruina Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the dumb question, but...are you allowing this work to be modified (aka used as a bg for another pic or something?). I'm kinda confused about it :S
Otherwise amaizing work!! I really love this scene in the series and you portrayed it marevlously!!
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:icongwennie-chan:
gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial meaning as long as you say I did it in the description you can use it for whatever you want and modify it at your whims. I do however ask you please never use anything I do for NSFW-type projects.
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reynaruina Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhh but of course ^^ many thanks!!
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:iconfrezien:
Frezien Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
OMG this is something I don't see everyday ... Simply beautiful !
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:icongwennie-chan:
gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah not many people saw it when it came out. It's still pretty unknown as far as things go. But it's lovely and I love it.
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Frezien Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm hoping you make more stuff like this :)
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:icongwennie-chan:
gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too!
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:iconkrazykari:
KrazyKari Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing.
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:icongwennie-chan:
gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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KrazyKari Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! ^^
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kittyhawk-contrail Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's pretty boss. Given the annoying amount of work tracing can be, that had to take forever.

How does Ponyscape stack up against AI? I tried Inkscape and found it nearly unusable on OSX. I'm about to embark on a fairly intensive vector-art project involving ponies and would love a tool that is faster to produce with than AI.
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gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the accolades. It did indeed take forever.

I'm not on Mac OS in any form and am not very suited to that question. However if you send that message to either :icondaringdashie: or :iconflutterguy317: they can help you in this department very quickly, for quicker response I also recommend you post on :iconponyscape-vectors:'s main chat box
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kittyhawk-contrail Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I will.

Probably gonna stick with AI though. X11 apps in general don't behave right on OSX (or windows, fwiw.)
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gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both AI and Inkscape/Ponyscape are good programs. It's just that Inkscape/Ponyscape is loads better in many ways such as freedom, render capability, and system taxing (not to mention customization). The good thing is that you aren't using photoshop....which isn't the best.
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kittyhawk-contrail Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't stand using PS for vectors :| I only use it for painting and drawing.
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BlackGryph0n Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
This is BEAUTIFUL!!
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:icongwennie-chan:
gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I tried my best at this, still my current magnum opus. You've probably never seen it because none of my vector stuff has ever been featured on EQD, but you can find it used in everything from amateur projects to the center of one of Galaxy Art's montages.
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OJhat Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow, it all looks really awesome!
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:icongwennie-chan:
gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Feel free to download it, use it, and have fun with it. That's what it's here for!
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mrboss29 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I kind of wanted someone to respond mildly negatively or critically, for the sole purpose of saying "Well, you winsome and you lose some." Fortunately for you, not a single negative comment, and rightly so! I got to say my shitty pun, and you're amazing artwork gets the praise it deserves! Sounds like a Win(some) - Win(some) situation to me! ok, I'm going to go kill myself now
Seriously though, Congratulations!
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gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I piece this together from many, many different screenshots. What was special though (besides my attention to the effects) was the perspective editing I did to them. It took many weeks of inconsistent work but I got it done over late December.

Oh and that was a very bad pun ^-^....thanks! :D
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:iconmrboss29:
mrboss29 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Wow! You made this from screenshots?! that's crazy! It looks amazing. Congrats again!
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gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Speaking of which, if you look further down in the comments, in my reply to Wooden-Flashlight there's a link to the original screenshots in which somebody directly says "You crazy". But why not just give you the [link] again?
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:iconmrboss29:
mrboss29 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
looking at these two side by side gives me a new appreciation for this piece!
great minds think alike, huh? lol
one question though... how do you remove the hub logo so well?
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gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I don't been steal credit from Hasbro or the DHX team, the Hub logo is easy to remove when you vector over it. You just have to remember that it's there on top of what was originally there, and it's not changing that.

Anyway, that wasn't my only trace layer. I have many, many more that I used for spot-checks, proportion management, the cloud rainbow field has another one, all the mist effects have a special enhanced inverse layer to check how their effect works.
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:iconmrboss29:
mrboss29 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
Awesome. Thanks!
I like your time-lapse vector videos, too!
*watches*
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:icongwennie-chan:
gwennie-chan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I can't do them for everything (multiday projects generally not) but I try to get them for stuff!
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thediscorded Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Now, this is what i call awesome, it is clear you put a lot of effort into this and it surely paid off!
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