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The Mustaching of Mahaugher by SirCxyrtyx The Mustaching of Mahaugher :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 19 5 Illustrator SVG Blur Tutorial by SirCxyrtyx Illustrator SVG Blur Tutorial :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 42 1 Nothing Stops the Mail (vectored) by SirCxyrtyx Nothing Stops the Mail (vectored) :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 98 2 Rarity's Saddle and Bridle by SirCxyrtyx Rarity's Saddle and Bridle :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 30 7 Late Night Ember by SirCxyrtyx Late Night Ember :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 39 6 Stylized Mandopony by SirCxyrtyx Stylized Mandopony :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 44 6 Rainbow Dash Fanclub Poster (Trace) by SirCxyrtyx Rainbow Dash Fanclub Poster (Trace) :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 73 4 Deal with it, Voice actor edition by SirCxyrtyx Deal with it, Voice actor edition :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 54 14 Sir Stache by SirCxyrtyx Sir Stache :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 36 10 Happiness is a wet frog by SirCxyrtyx Happiness is a wet frog :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 42 6 Illustrator Pony Magic Tutorial by SirCxyrtyx Illustrator Pony Magic Tutorial :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 426 36 Twilight looking at something with determination by SirCxyrtyx Twilight looking at something with determination :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 81 8 Twilight Cannon animation by SirCxyrtyx Twilight Cannon animation :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 176 34 Twilight Cannon by SirCxyrtyx Twilight Cannon :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 155 18 Journalist Poster by SirCxyrtyx Journalist Poster :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 12 4 Pony Statue of Liberty by SirCxyrtyx Pony Statue of Liberty :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 128 9


S5E13, Princesses / Magic Sheep -- Deleted Scene by TheeLinker S5E13, Princesses / Magic Sheep -- Deleted Scene :icontheelinker:TheeLinker 970 226 The Dating Game by TheeLinker The Dating Game :icontheelinker:TheeLinker 250 28 RobCooper/Karl97 ~ Alicorn ~ Wallpaper by Karl97 RobCooper/Karl97 ~ Alicorn ~ Wallpaper :iconkarl97:Karl97 65 7 Madame Moustache by SilverRainclouds Madame Moustache :iconsilverrainclouds:SilverRainclouds 20 2 Birthday Vectors by Kired25 Birthday Vectors :iconkired25:Kired25 20 4 2014 Advent Day 9 by bronybyexception 2014 Advent Day 9 :iconbronybyexception:bronybyexception 86 22 Ideas by DeadParrot22 Ideas :icondeadparrot22:DeadParrot22 31 22 All Else Follows by naboolars All Else Follows :iconnaboolars:naboolars 313 18 Archangel | Mass Effect by TakeOFFFLy Archangel | Mass Effect :icontakeofffly:TakeOFFFLy 2,216 133 Origin of our species by airagorncharda Origin of our species :iconairagorncharda:airagorncharda 399 144 Grandmayor by bronybyexception Grandmayor :iconbronybyexception:bronybyexception 158 24 Roseluck by I-am-knot Roseluck :iconi-am-knot:I-am-knot 421 46 Royal Family by Shoujo-Jojo Royal Family :iconshoujo-jojo:Shoujo-Jojo 44 5 Father's Day! by magicalzebra Father's Day! :iconmagicalzebra:magicalzebra 1,370 98 Rarity by FrogMakesArt Rarity :iconfrogmakesart:FrogMakesArt 2,192 160 The Horror by Dahtamnay The Horror :icondahtamnay:Dahtamnay 119 14


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I make MLP vector traces in Adobe Illustrator. I also used to make Flash games, but I wouldn't touch Flash with a ten foot pole these days.

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This was originally written in response to a comment on the profile of the :iconmlp-vectorclub: MLP-VectorClub. A portion of that comment has been edited for clarity and reproduced here: 

I need your guys' opinion about something that has been bothering me recently...
I'm going to try to be as non-partisan as possible; anyway, browsing around dA, I've seen people that say that frame traces in particular are an insult to the art community and, I quote, "not considered art," and people who do frame traces are, I quote, "attention-whores," and they attacked this group in particular. Being a part of the brony fandom and this group, I really didn't know what to think of this.

You raise a very important point, and one that has oft been on my mind since I joined the pony vectoring community. A lot of what we aim for in the MLP-VectorClub is to make a perfect (or better than perfect) reproduction of a piece of a screenshot. Is that art? Does that belong on a site that describes itself as a "vibrant social network environment [that] receives over 160,000 daily uploads of original art works"? Probably not. And yet it is here.

In the face of this, we must find a reason to justify this groups existence. The common one that is given, and one that you may have heard before, is that vector traces are provided as a resource. They are used as references by many, and are often incorporated into wallpapers, PMVs, website banners, and all manner of other works. This is a useful service to the greater MLP fandom. Thus we have a justification for tracing and for this group's existence. But this justification has always left something to be desired in my mind, and I have just recently figured out why. It justifies the MLP-VectorClub's existence, but it doesn't justify the existence of it on deviantART.

And so I put forth a second justification. To quote deviantART's about page, "deviantART was created to entertain, inspire, and empower the artist in all of us" (emphasis mine). As an admin of this group for almost a year now, I have seen first hand how that applies here. The growth I have seen amongst some of the budding young artists in this group has been astonishing. Many people visit the MLP-VectorClub, and many are entertained. Of those that are entertained, a smaller number are inspired to try their hand at vectoring. Through the tutorials in the gallery and through the guidance of admins and veteran members alike they are empowered to create. At first, most people create traces. But through their growing mastery of the tools of vector graphics that they gain by their experience tracing, I have seen many deviants make the artistic leap to creating original pieces. Many of these people never thought that they could be artists, never thought that they had an artistic bone in their body, but now find themselves making art. And surrounding them, supporting them, helping them grow, they have watchers and friends, many of whom they gained while tracing. I'll quote deviantART again: "deviantART was created to entertaininspire, and empower the artist in all of us." I'd say that's exactly what we do here at the MLP-VectorClub.


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tetrisman64 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018
Happy Borthday!
XeladuArt Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016  Professional General Artist
can you please take a look to this journal
you win something
LDShadowPony Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hes inactive since 2013 rip
VladimirMacHolzraum Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday!
TechRainbow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday
shodscroll Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy birthday mate
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthday :)
Phillipzu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :party: 
sammyfishy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Chu4eon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Writer
I do hope it's okay to borrow your Rainbow Dash Vector for this Death Battle Idea.…
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