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-V- Crystal Pinkie Pie

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Screengrab taken from S3EP2 ~18:07

Since dA decided to be a piece of Gak (once again) and not let me upload an archive instead of the original file, the download link for the full size pics has been uploaded above, along with the source file.

Pinkie as a Crystal Pony! It took a while getting her to look decent but I like the outcome! Considering this was quite a challenge for me and I experimented a lot, I'd appreciate if you gave me your thoughts on how she looks and whether I should change anything.

Also, in the show, the pony itself has about 80-90% opacity, something to keep in mind if you want to use her for anything. There are also some other fancy filters on the pony and some sparkles.

Thanks to :iconyanoda: once again for putting up with all my questions. ^^

Feel free to use this if you want, just link back to this page if you do, please.

UPDATE 2 Removed the archive format and fixed a problem with some of her eyelashes being at 90% opacity. Thanks Mamandil!
UPDATE Made the Cutie Mark less flat, fixed some objects not having 100% opacity, turned this into an archive containing both Crystal Pie and Non-crystal Pie and added the source file.
Ai stats: 1156 Points in 204 Objects (692/110 without the crystal effect)
Tools: Screengrab and Illustrator CS6
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:bulletgreen: by illumnious
:bulletgreen: by LaszlVFX
:bulletblack: My Little Pony franchise created by Bonnie Zacherle;
:bulletblack:My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic belongs to Lauren Faust, DHX Media Vancouver, Hasbro and Top Draw Studios.
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sweetxpoison84's avatar
wow two of me    pinkie pie icon   2 pinkies! pinkie pie icon            :PinkyPiela:  :PinkyPiela:  yayayyayayayyayayayyay
illumnious's avatar
that's nice but you could help me out with the Mutual Clipping on Illustrator
Pirill-Poveniy's avatar
Send me a note about what you're trying to do or the issue you have in more detail, please. :)
PokeFreak202's avatar
I approve of crystal pinkie pie.
rainbowxrarity1's avatar
Takes's avatar
cute design!
Pirill-Poveniy's avatar
I really liked the crystal designs for the ponies, the designers did a great job considering the ponies only had them for a very short while.
bryfury's avatar
perfect o,0 just... perfect
FloofPuppy's avatar
I wish there was a tutorial on that...
Pirill-Poveniy's avatar
Well, what I did for the crystal effect was make a whole boatload of grayscale polygons (trying to match the ones I could see on the screenshot and if not just making them where it looked good) which were then constrained with a clipping mask so that they don't go outside the pony's body. Finally I set them to a lower opacity and some blending mode like soft light. It's not difficult at all, it's just a bit tedious. :)

You can probably also do some equivalent thing with Photoshop or Inkscape.
FloofPuppy's avatar
I have GIMP, but... I'll take your advice. thanks. =)
Pirill-Poveniy's avatar
I'm sure there's some similar way to do it in GIMP as well, I haven't used it in forever though so I forgot what it can and can't do.
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CyanArt74's avatar
she smiles and shines!!!!!!
Pirill-Poveniy's avatar
As always, crystal or not. ^^
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FiMStargazer's avatar
Wow, pretty amazing stuff.

Don't normal ponies have circular glare circles in their eyes though?
Pirill-Poveniy's avatar
Thank you!

It's a bit of a toss-up honestly. First of all, even in their crystal form, ponies have wildly inconsistent highlights. Pinkie actually had elliptical highlights in the original screengrab.
Second, I also decided to leave the polygonal highlights in after seeing the DVD cover which has them without the crystal coats but with the polygonal highlights...well..4/6 of them at least.

If you want either version with the elliptical highlights just tell me and I'll make some of those as well. ^^
FiMStargazer's avatar
Ah not hanks it's fine heh ^^

I was just curious more or less...
snakeman1992's avatar
Is there a version that just has one of her instead of 2?
Pirill-Poveniy's avatar
There's a link in the description. The archive there has them separate and at 10,000x pixels resolution. If you can't be bothered to read the first line in the description, Here's the link to the archive itself. The download button is on the right.
snakeman1992's avatar
It says no preview available:(
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