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MLP EqG: Rarity Line Tutorial by mewtwo-EX MLP EqG: Rarity Line Tutorial by mewtwo-EX
Following in the steps of SilverVectors and Ambassad0r's fine Pony stroke examples (linked below), I thought I'd try to make one for the most ridiculously-haired Equestria Girl. I reused colors, but you should be able to tell what each individual stroke is. Basically, if the same colors are touching, they're the same stroke. Gem detail lines are the exception; they're many separate paths.

Before you ask, the green part of her hair under the barrette is really one single path. This is because the sideburns had to be above the ear, yet the hair swoop had to be behind, and yet appear on top of the sideburns thing.
EDIT: Yes, there are certainly easier ways to do this, but they involve separating fills and strokes. This method almost exclusively uses stroked, filled paths. If memory serves, the only fills are the eyes and a bit in the boot tops.

:iconyouareplz::iconallowedplz: The AI file is here, and can be opened in Adobe Reader:…. If you use either version (PNG or AI), send/comment me a link to the finished product and give credit and link-back in the description. Thanks! Note: The PNG really isn't designed for recolors, since it is anti-aliased.

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:iconsilvervectors:Strokes Experiment by SilverVectors :iconambassad0r:Rarity Stroke Guide by Ambassad0r :iconmewtwo-ex:MLP EqG: Rarity by mewtwo-EX
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lispie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2018
Mozlin Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You see, because I am lazy, I would use less than half the amount of separate lines and colour layers =)
mewtwo-EX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Advantage of this method:
- You can be a bit more sloppy with strokes running into each other, since they will be covered by the built-in fills
- Fills are built-in to the strokes, so if adjustment is needed, there's no chance of a stray fill sticking out or gaping.

You might actually call my method "lazy". But I'll leave that up to you ;P
SorceressJacklyn Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You know, I just came up with some interesting story ideas from this...
Ex-MachinArt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ugh WHY is rarity the hardest one for me to vector?!High quality Desk Flip meme by Vectors-R-US
Okay tantrum over; Thank you for demonstrating one of the most difficult hair styles (in my opinion).
mewtwo-EX Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Haha...yeah, that green portion probably took me 30 minutes to figure out. There are multiple ways to do it, but everything besides this required separate fills and strokes. Studio B really out did themselves with EqG Rarity's hair.
Ex-MachinArt Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One thing that I just hate doing is gradient colors in the hair... They are simple but are just annoying.. And god help me when it comes to the crystal effect on crystal ponies... PLEASE do a tutorial on that...
mewtwo-EX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
I'd have to try that first...which I haven't. Maybe I should try a crystal EqG.... ;P
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