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Crystal Fluttershy

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By Sairoch   |   Watch
Published: November 19, 2012
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From Season 3, Episode 2 - The Crystal Empire, Part 2.

By popular demand, here's another crystal pony vector. I used a slightly different technique for the crystal effect, so I hope it turned out alright. Feedback would be very appreciated.

Additionally, here's a brief outline of how I did the crystal effect. I'll skip the part that I've mentioned previously, where I traced each individual facet of the crystal pattern, because it's unnecessary here. This guide (and the included file) is intended for use with Inkscape.

This file (Inkscape SVG) contains the pattern I used (and the stars, on a separate layer). Hide the star layer, select all of the pieces of the crystal pattern, and group them together as one object (Object->Group, or Ctrl+G). Copy that object, and then paste it into your own vector on a new layer above your pony. You'll probably want to paste several copies onto that layer and arrange them so that they cover your vector in the way that you want, then select all of the copies of the crystal pattern and group them again (Ctrl+G).

Note that at this point the crystal pattern will extend off the edge of your vector. To fix this, hide the crystal layer and select all of the pieces of your pony vector (be careful you don't grab anything else, like pieces of the crystal pattern or background elements). Copy them, paste them in place into a new layer, and then group them together. Move this layer above the crystal pattern layer, and then select your merged pony vector and the merged crystal pattern vector, then go to Object->Clip->Set. The merged copy of your pony vector should disappear, and the crystal vector should now cover only the area that your pony vector does.

If anyone has any questions (I wrote this pretty quickly and largely from memory, so consider this a rough draft pending further editing).

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Updated 12/02/12: Adjusted color scheme to make it less dull.
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unicornsmileProfessional Artist
She's beautiful! Just like a snowflake.
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izzyo816Student Traditional Artist
I love this so much, so pretty
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SairochHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it. :)
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ButterscotchRipple77Student Artist
Me (Butterscotch Ripple): "I WAS THERE!!!! FINALLY, I DON'T MISS SOMETHING IMPORTANT!!!! I MEAN, I MISSED THE WHOLE CHAOS THING BECAUSE I WAS ASLEEP, I MISSED THE CHANGELING INVASION BECAUSE I WAS IN THE BATHROOM, I ALSO MISSED THE THING ABOUT PONYVILLE BEING TRAPPED UNDER A DOME!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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She is beautiful...Heart 
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SairochHobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! It looks great! Thank you for letting me know, and thanks for the credit. :)
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DemiiliaStudent Digital Artist
you're welcome
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what program did you use, and what effect did you use to put the crystal in fluttershy
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SairochHobbyist Digital Artist
I used Inkscape. I gave a brief outline in this Deviation's description of how I did the crystal effect, but the shorter answer to how I created the crystal pattern is: Each "facet" of the pattern is a separate vector object with low opacity and a gradient fill of either black or white that is slightly more transparent towards one side of the object. This is more evident in my Crystal Twilight Sparkle vector, because the crystal pattern shows up better against her purple coat.
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Excelente trabajo, me encanto, y felicito a los animadores que se lucieron diseñando ponys de cristal. Fresco y original, como haces ese efecto? usas mascara?
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SairochHobbyist Digital Artist
Lo siento, no hablo español. No estoy seguro de lo que estás pidiendo. (Google Translate)
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MishkaWolfStudent General Artist
Can I use this? But change the cutie mark? I wanted to try something out. :D

and, its awesome!
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SairochHobbyist Digital Artist
Yep, you're welcome to modify it however you like. If you need any help, let me know.
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MishkaWolfStudent General Artist
Okay! Thank you so much! :D

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Fancygirl64Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the crystal texture.
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SairochHobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :) It took a ridiculous amount of time to get it right on my Crystal Twilight vector; I spent the better part of the day the episode aired fiddling with it. Thankfully, it proved easier on my subsequent crystal vectors, mostly because I was able to reuse a lot of the work. Worth the effort, though, as they seem to be my most popular vectors by a pretty wide margin.
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SairochHobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, very nice composition. Thanks for the credit, on this and on the Twilight one. :)
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Princess-CoCo-154Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really lovely, i really love the idea here, and Fluttershy looks really cute, great job, i love it!:D
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Lyingsmile15Hobbyist General Artist
I was wondering how to do the effect. I don't think I'll be using your sparkle pattern on my image, but I'll use it as a reference to help me understand how it works. :3
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