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Zecora Color Guide by kefkafloyd Zecora Color Guide by kefkafloyd

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After getting a lot of requests for "What color is that thing?" I decided to put together complete color guides for the new My Little Pony TV show characters. They're intended for informational purposes only and are produced independently. In most cases the swatches are researched from the official artwork. When that's not available, I used some analysis and my swatch libraries to get within a reasonable Delta-E.

Remember to download the attached PDF file and use that for reference. Do not use the preview PNG for reference material, it's intended only for preview on DeviantArt. If you're using one of those browsers that calls up Google's HTML5 PDFViewer in DeviantArt, it mangles the color display since it is not color managed. As always, please view the PDF in Acrobat or a viewer that supports color management with Overprint Preview turned on.

Zecora's palette, on first glance, appears to be simple grays, but none are truly neutral. Several have biases towards certain tints. Her main two body fills bias towards magenta (the light gray) and blue (the dark gray). So use the colors provided as a gudie to bias to the right tint.


The intent of using a standard color library (Pantone Solid Coated) is to stay within the bounds of said official artwork, plus give some consistency to colors used. This should help when sourcing supplies for non-digital work. If your application does not support color libraries, then using the eyedropper on the swatch should give you an answer.

This guide is not affiliated with Hasbro in any way and is produced solely in the interest of color science. For a changelog, more long-winded explanations, and other discussions, see this forum topic: [link]
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Kardien Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks for providing great reference to all Pony Fandom. Your research is great good work!
TSWT Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
hey hey hey, I'm still working on my comic thing (if you remember it—You advised me to hand-do the logotype for the cover. I still haven't done it but I plan to!)

anyway, looks like I have a reason to use this! zecora's on this page I'm working on :I

thanks a lot for doing this man, you are a gift to all of us people who are just a little too obsessive about colouring our work
H2oOctane Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
Looks like I have an excuse to do a Zecora vector now.
MoongazePonies Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, nice! Man, I feel terrible, I told you I was gonna give you Nightmare Moon and some others I forget. I had wanted to convert them to true vector so that you didn't have to deal with the old dumb way I did them but I've been super busy. If you want them still I could just send you the PSD and you could still use it, you'd just have to do what you did with Derpy rather than having it properly done like Vinyl Scratch's.
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
The PSDs are actually OK, they convert just fine.
LightningHoofAUS Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
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