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Massive MLP: FiM Color Guide and Swatches V3.5 by Neighthirst Massive MLP: FiM Color Guide and Swatches V3.5 by Neighthirst

You can use this, but only as a reference/resource for your own coloring. Credit is not necessary but is appreciated as is sending me a link to what you used it for.

Twilight's Colours may need to be fixed. I will look into that and fix it by the next version.

This is an ongoing work, I will continue to add characters and improve the accuracy of the color guide, so keep checking back for updates. (I will just update this deviation, rather than submitting a new one)

I really appreciate any suggestions or comments you guys have, whether its a suggestion for a character, any colors that could be more accurate, inconsistency or even just typos. If you have any questions about this guide just ask :)

.zip Download Contains:


The swatch files are a separate download so the download on this page only includes:
-.jpg file of the guide


Swatch/Pallette Downloads (via Sta.sh)


-.ACO Download (for Photoshop)
-.GPL Download (for GIMP and Ponyscape)


(none of these include instructions for installing anymore, let me know if this is a problem.)
-v3.1 Changelog Not Done
-v3.5 Changelog Coming Soon.

Other Resources


If you want really accurate guides for some of these characters I suggest you check out kefkafloyd's Color guides or MLP-vectorclub's Color Guide

The character images were not done by me, they also aren't what I used to get the colors (I used official artwork) so I wouldn't recommend using the colors from them even if you do change it to full transparency in the Photoshop file. I found most of these vectors at MLP-VectorClub and they are linked to in the list of included characters.

Currently includes 65 Swatches


Logo made using ov3rhell3xoduz.deviantart.com/… by Ov3rHell3XoduZ
Ahuizotl by :devEmberFireman:

Apple Family


Big Macintosh by DDHyuugaman
Granny Smith by Emkay-MLP
:new: Braeburn by Kamyk962

Background Characters


Bon Bon by Fehlung
Derpy Hooves by Kooner-cz
Doctor Whooves by ChainChomp2
Lyra Heartstrings by Pirill-Poveniy
Minuette by Parclytaxel
Octavia by Quanno3
Vinyl Scratch by uxyd

Cutie Mark Crusaders


Apple Bloom by Firestorm-CAN
Babs Seed by robzombiefan2121
Scootaloo by OTfor2
Sweetie Belle by CherryGrove

Guards


Luna's Guards by Sulyo
Royal Pegasus Guards by ChainChomp2
Royal Unicorn Guards by ChainChomp2
Flash Sentry by masemj

Kids


Diamond Tiara by Liggliluff
Pound Cake by Feitaru
Pumpkin Cake by Clonehunter
Silver Spoon by piranhaplant1
Snails by Paradigm-Zero
Snips by Kyute-Kitsune

Mane Six


Applejack by KYSSS
Fluttershy by Rubez2525
Pinkie Pie by masemj
[b]Updated[/b]Twilight Sparkle by Powerpuncher
Rainbow Dash by Quanno3
Rarity by Quanno3

Minor Characters


Mr. Cake by Bronyboy
Cherilee by Kraysee
Hoity Toity by Paradigm-Zero
Mrs Cake by icantunloveyou
Photo Finish by shelltoon
Filthy Rich by AxemGR
Zecora by Stabzor
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:iconrautamiekka:
rautamiekka Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Student Artist
The link to an external color guide is dead, it instantly gives SERVER NOT FOUND.
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SoanoS Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ponyscape... Would these be compatible with Inkscape, as Ponyscape is no longer update and has most of its features added into Inkscape?

Downloading it anyway, thank you :)
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FlutterFan12 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015
Thank you to all the artists who contributed to this masterfully put together pallete. I've been looking for one that has the majority of the characters, as well as one with full body images so you know what color goes where without having to look it up. It has all the characters I could ever think to need. Great job everyone!
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, It took a lot of time considering I did the whole thing myself (though of course the character vectors were done by other artists).

Since I'm no longer working on this, and don't intend to, if there are any characters this is missing that you need I recommend mlp-vectorclub.minus.com/mbiv9… which has pixel art images that make it really clear which colours go where (and instructions for things like transparency). It has pretty much every character that has ever appeared (not quite sure about whether its up to date for the current season), it takes a while to load and can be difficult to find some characters due to that though. (I would post this in the Artists Comments but its probably just as visible here due to how full that is :P )
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FlutterFan12 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2016
Cool thanks for the info. You weren't kidding, the color guide in the link took a really long time to load.
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spiritumiracle Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excuse me who is the grey character in the middle in between scratch and spitfire?

I'm very curious
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All the character's have names above them, but that's Hoity Toity (first appears in Episode 14 of season 1)
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spiritumiracle Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh Thankyou i chouldn't see it becase the mobile version
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh, fair enough.
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ShyNerdyWolf Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
"I love you" Was the first thing I said when I look at all the ponies.
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MaskedMenace833 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
You are a legend! Thanks a ton =)
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Night--Thinker Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would these downloads work for inkscape?
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The .GPL ones should work in Inkscape, I'm not certain though as I've only tested in Ponyscape.
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MattsyKun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe it's just me... but Flim and Flam have slightly different colors. That's actually really cool. :D

THIS GUIDE IS AWESOME. You are the best for making this! :D
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah when I was adding them I noticed that even while they were both on screen with the exact same lighting some of there colours were slightly different.

Glad you like it, I really wish I had the time to keep working on this myself.
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aloistian Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
a dream come true
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thetnknownbrony Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this could be useful for the comic i'm working on 
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TheFlutterGuy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpfull! :happybounce:  But can i request Aloe and Lotus? If thats okay ^^ 
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, they were planned at some stage but because of your suggestion I will try and hopefully add them to the next update. (I haven't updated for ages due to being busy but if I take too long feel free to hassle me until I do it :D)
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TheFlutterGuy Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! :squee:  Haha thanks so much, and i don't need to hassle just the fact that you replied is enough for me :D (Big Grin) 
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Leurx Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
THANK FOR MAKING THIS


YOU ARE RLLY GREAT


AMEN 
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Eternal-II Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you for taking the time out to do this. Now I don't have to hunt photos and worry about grabbing wrong colors with the eye dropper tool anymore.
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem...I really should get around to doing an update for this soon actually...
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Eternal-II Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Yep :-)
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HakitoCZ Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm honestly grateful that I can see complete colour guide. Well, almost complete. But there's everything I'll need.
Thanks for it!
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FrencineMPercy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This came in SOO handy! I kept searching around for color palettes and guides for the colors, and this was like a dream come trueExcited Blush Big happycry 
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear you found it useful :)
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FrencineMPercy Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing, really c:
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CelloElectrostep Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Artist
jejeje i found how to put them lol
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CelloElectrostep Featured By Owner May 8, 2014  Student Artist
how to put them in ponyscape i'm a ingnorant on that thing of sorta 
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henpemaz Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Sorry, how do I install it ? Am I supposed to import the files I need on every thing I draw or there is a way to put these with those MLP builts-in on ponyscape ?

I'm new with swatches, I used to take printscreens for the colors reference  >.>
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, sorry I used to provide a file with instructions on installing with the download.

I don't know about adding them to the MLP built-in group but you can add them to that menu so that you don't need to keep adding them. To do this rather than clicking add Swatch File, click Import Swatch file which is just below that. 

Unfortunately I don't think that you can rearrange them and group them and stuff at this stage so I normally just add the swatches I need when I need them which is a major reason for why I organized the folders the way I did.

I hope that helps and that you find the swatches useful :)
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henpemaz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Mhh... Thanks.

I played around and discovered you first need to change the permissions on the ponyscape instalation folder.
After it's done, it's just like you said.
And you can rearange them on the Edit tab from the Swatches menu (ponyscape only) ;3

Thanks a lot, your work is awesome !
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
would you be able to let me know what you needed to do to change the permissions so that I can include instructions on that in a future version of this?

Thanks :)
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MLP-Scribbles Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
berry punch needs to be added 
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the suggestion, I've been considering adding her for a while so she's now at the top of the list of ponies to add. Also I've been planning on updating it for a while, I'm just pretty busy at the moment, so sorry about that.
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MLP-Scribbles Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its ok thanks for adding her to list i draw her and your swatches are a lifesaver it much more east to get colors now 
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad to hear they're useful :)
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wintercoal Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do I need to credit you?
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not necessarily but I'd really appreciate it if you did. I'd also love it if you could send me link to whatever you use it for :)
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wintercoal Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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Crazii-Drawing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Impressive! :)

But....................

Where in the world is King Sombra?
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.

Well, King Sombra has quite a complicated colour scheme so I've hesitated to put him in so far as I've thought it could be quite difficult to actually show what each colour is for (if that makes sense).

I used to have a Colour Guide for Sombra by someone else linked in the artists comments but I must have removed it at some point. I would recommend this King Sombra Color Guide if you are in need of one. I might add King Sombra at some stage in the future though.


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Crazii-Drawing Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
You're welcome :)

Oh okay! Thanks!
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem :)
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xXSomeRandomDudeXx Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you happen to have any separate color guides? This is great though ^.^
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't but I have considered doing so if people were interested (and obviously you are) are there any in particular you would like?
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xXSomeRandomDudeXx Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe one of Sunset Shimmer? I've thought about drawing her ^.^
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Neighthirst Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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xXSomeRandomDudeXx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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