Thank you so much man. It really means a lot that you'd take the time to write this, I really appreciate it ^_^
The tip of the tail being cut off isn't my fault; Inkscape is famous for glitching up stuff in the export. I think I'm gonna re-upload it to get rid of that.
I totally agree with you about the tail and mane colors. I used 's color guide, right here: [link] I don't think this is wrong though; I think I just used the wrong colors in certain parts of the mane. I might have put the endpoints of the gradients in the wrong places, or just flat-out put the wrong color in the wrong place.
The sparkles were real difficult, and I might have put too many on there, because it was set against a night sky: [link] In some cases, I couldn't tell the difference between sparkles and stars. In the picture next to kefkafloyd's guide, I saw quite a few sparkles, so I decided to put a few more in random places, which probably wasn't a good idea, because that picture wasn't show style. I used this guide for the hoof, crown and breast plate too.
I'm not sure I have much to say about the eye, I've been told quite a bit that I should've made the lines thicker, maybe that's what made it look that flat. I originally wanted to make those lines really thin as a style choice; a real show-style vector would've had thicker lines for everything, but I think I should've probably kept the eyes how they used to be.
Again, thank you so much for the critique. It's really really helpful ^_^
Alright, I apologize if I'm being a jerk. This is the first critique I've ever written.
There are a few problems with this piece, like with any piece. The wing stroke is a little thicker than the rest, and the face stroke a little thin (it's all relative). It's best to use the ellipse tool for the eyes, and even if the original artist didn't draw an accent or highlight for the eyes, it might be better to put those in yourself. The gradient for the right eye is pointing the wrong way. There are a few problems with fill on Fluttershy's neck and mane (right on the top of her head), and on Angel's ear.
Otherwise, this is perfect. The most important part of vectoring ponies is stroke width consistency. In general, the more consistent the stroke, the better-looking the vector. You do a brilliant job of making the stroke look sublime, even if the width of one line may be bigger or smaller than the next, the width within that one line is perfectly uniform all the way through. The cutie mark is handled excellently, and Angel is done with exceptional quality. Great job, dude!