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EQG Color Guide: 2015-Mar-15
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Published: January 6, 2014

Version 2015 Mar 15

Note: If title and version don't match, ZIP contents haven't changed. Added preview links below.

Depreciated: Live version here mlpvector.club/cg/eqg/full



This post will be updated with more characters and costumes as time goes on. On the back burner from EqG1 are the Wondercolts accessories and Fall Formal dresses.
We will also be creating a guide for Rainbow Rocks main characters once we have official HD video. The Dazzlings main outfits will be completed with high priority.
After that, some high profile background characters from both films will be attempted (Trixie, CMC)

ZIP Contents
- 4k x 4k PNGs of each guide
- AI file for each guide (includes swatches) (PDF compatible)
- PDF with each guide on its own page
- Inkscape swatches coming eventually...

Methodology
- Screenshots were taken from the BluRay disc version of the movie using VLC media player.
- Color samples were taken from 5 different screenshots for each color and mathematically averaged.
- Blacks and whites were rounded to pure black and pure white.  Black in the movie was 2,2,2 and white was 252,252,252.

Preview Vectors for upcoming guides updated 2015 Jan 16
Warning! The colors may change slightly before the initial release. Use with caution
CMC
- Applebloom
- Scootaloo
- Sweetiebelle
Minor
- Celestia & Luna
- Derpy
- Maud
- The Illusions (Trixie's bandmates)
- Lyra
- Bonbon/Sweetie Drops

Credits
- Colors picked by Pirill-Poveniy, masemj, Yanoda, thediscorded, Ambassad0r, mewtwo-EX
- Sprites by Pirill-Poveniy
- Vectors by masemj, mewtwo-EX, Ambassad0r, Yanoda
- Guide template by thediscorded

Change Log
20171212 - Improved the font size of the depreciated text
20140315 - Added the Dazzlings
20141012 - Added SpikeDog and Waifu Stealer (aka Brad [aka Flash Sentry])
20141009 - Added intent for updates with Rainbow Rocks.
20140520 - Added Fluttershy 10 days late
20140305 - Added Pinkie Pie
20140106 - Added Rainbow Dash
20140105 - Initial Release
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CrustyCheesecakeCat's avatar
CrustyCheesecakeCat|Student Traditional Artist
I looooove this owo
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Kova360| Digital Artist
Cool 
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ShinMegamiTenseiShy's avatar
Where's Glimm Glams...?😕
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mewtwo-EX's avatar
When it exists it will be added here: mlpvc-rr.ml/cg/eqg/full
This version is now obsolete.
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ShinMegamiTenseiShy's avatar
Oh, OK.
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purplelion12|Student Traditional Artist
where can I find the RGB for the colors?
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mewtwo-EX's avatar
If you're using this resource, use the eyedropper tool in your favorite program. I've just added a link to the live version. On that you can click a color and the HEX code will be copied to the clipboard.
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purplelion12|Student Traditional Artist
thank you
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Titanimal's avatar
can I please have the Spike vector?
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mewtwo-EX's avatar
Yanoda originally made that. It's not available on his dA page, but since it is embedded in the ZIP file I think it's fine to distribute it. 1drv.ms/b/s!ApvfEB7YSVqQgdkUYJ…
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Thanks, but can you please send me the vector in PNG format? 
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...Vector...in PNG format.... Oh. You mean raster! ;D
1drv.ms/i/s!ApvfEB7YSVqQga02pd…
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Spottedlions's avatar
Please add these colors to the improved color guides! Not all the characters are available
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RoboCheatsy|Professional General Artist
This extremely helpful!  Thanks for making this!
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Thanks for this
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Eagle1DivisionEdited |Hobbyist General Artist
Is there some error in the methodology using BluRay video files or something?

Pinkie's mane is actually a different color here than in the show, citing this: quasdar.deviantart.com/art/Vec…

Seems odd that they'd change the pony's mane -> human hair colors, but I guess not impossible.

It's just it makes things look a bit off since bronies are used to seeing the pony colored hair.

Is there any more authoritative way we can confirm this?



EDIT: Huahaha! What!?

So, I decided to check it out for myself, and in the Rainbow Rocks scene where it goes back to Ponyville/Equestria for a bit, I decided to compare Pinkie Pie's mane color from there, as well.

We have a disagreement!:

The accepted guide here: quasdar.deviantart.com/art/Vec… gives a color for Pony Pinkie's mane that is different from Human Pinkie's hair.

However, in Rainbow Rocks, Human Pinkie's hair has the same color as Pony Pinkie's mane!

This would seem to imply that Rainbow Rocks actually had a slight error in their pony colorations, since

Pony colorguide =/= Human hair color = pony mane color in Rainbow Rocks

And if we assume pony colorguide = pony mane color, then

pony mane color =/= pony mane color in Rainbow Rocks.
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Thanks for your insight! I will point out that you are now using an obsolete version of the pony guide. It's been moved here, with awesome features such as one-click copy of the HEX color code. mlpvc-rr.ml/colorguide/1

It is highly likely that there is some difference due to encoding between the EqG movies and the Show. As stated, we used the BluRay to pick colors for EqG, but since BluRay hasn't been released for the Show (!), we use the iTunes version.
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Eagle1Division|Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Wouldn't it be more consistent, then, to use the iTunes version of Rainbow Rocks?

Heh, well, the mlp-vectorclub still has that thing I linked for the pony vector quality guide. Have the colors changed or is that new database just for better convenience? I actually kind of find that single image to be very convenient, since I just pull it open, copy a little square of it that has the pony I'm vectoring, then I can paste that next to my vector as I work so it's sort of a color palate.
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It's hard to say which have changed. Some have and some haven't. It's probably fine to use the old guide, although even that one you referenced has been usurped by a different image (Old: MLP-VectorClub Color Guide 2.2). Do check out the new guide; there are sprite versions of the pony as well, if you prefer to pick colors that way. mlpvc-rr.ml/colorguide/1
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PatrickNobles|Student Traditional Artist
Pardon me, but the Download button isn't working properly and I am unable to download the ZIP file. I am wondering if you have any alternative links to the ZIP files or other methods of downloading the package. Thanks.
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Interesting. I just tried it and it worked fine. Did you try a different browser? It is possible that dA decided to break when you were trying it. If it continues to be bothersome, let me know and I'll see what I can do.
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PatrickNobles|Student Traditional Artist
It's alright, I managed to download the ZIP in Firefox. Thanks!
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Excellent.
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masemj|Hobbyist Digital Artist
As a note: Sunset's colors have been officially changed by DHX (confirmed by Ishi Rudell) from the post-RR shorts ("My Past is Not Today") and into Friendship Games (they are much softer than either of the first two films). We will be providing a updated color palette once we can get colors off the blu-ray version of the film. 

In the meantime, if you need Sunny's colors for any vectors, we'd recommend pulling from Hasbro's YouTube versions of the two post-RR shorts, or the existing FG promos. Links are:
- "My Past Is Not Today" www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqnbYU…
- "Friendship through the Ages" www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjno34…
- "Friendship Games Promo #1" www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdjgJb…

Do be careful of using colors off non-Hasbro versions of the shorts uploaded by others - there can be color-miscorrections in those.
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