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Rainbow Dash by RainbowPlasma Rainbow Dash by RainbowPlasma
Hey! Look here!

I spent a LOT of time on this, and I thought I'd make a little video to help everyone not only see a bit more in depth with this piece, but also give people ideas and suggestions on how to do vectors such as these!

Click here to see it!
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Made Using: Adobe Illustrator
Total Time: 20 Hours
AI Download: [link] [Warning! CPU intensive!]
Original Piece: [link]
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I will request that if anyone wishes to use this in any capacity, please inform me beforehand. Thank you!

Also, this is the first piece I've opened up for Critiques! Feel free to leave a critique below. :)
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:iconazukarirowley:
This is an absolute beautiful piece of artwork. I love your detailing on the hair and wings. The way you made the background blank really brings out all the colors that Rainbow Dash really has. The way you mixed her hair is very well done as well, definitely signifies a quite detailed rainbow texture. I do enjoy that you don't make all of her hair straight like I see many artists do. You do add the curl and some "fluff up" which is very cute and does the picture well. However the only thing I noticed a bit off though was the eye color. Her eye color is more of a rosey shade.
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:iconthejennypill:
I like this a lot - Though my biggest issue is the wings. Its looks more like fur rather than actual wings. I can see some of the effort at the part connected to the shoulder blade but it looks more like it's drawn on her shoulder rather than on her back.

-- Her left arm seems like its smaller than her right arm.
Like -- from her right hoof -- it gets smaller from the hoof up. But yeah, left arm seems small all the way down.

Where's her tail? I see the bum but not the tail XD -- is it between her legs?

Hair blending is good - might wanna fix a little more on that orange and yellow - seems a lil flat.

Eyes -- suppose to be pinkish actually -- close enought with the purple. Face is perfect - by shape and body itself too --

add a lil shadow to wings too-
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DevianTwinkle Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016
I love the style on this! Its 120% coolah!
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:iconskittian:
Skittian Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice :3
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:iconh-stallionwolf:
H-StallionWolf Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wow, at first glance i have to admit i though this was done with SAI's linework layer option but after reading it was from adobe illustrator, i was caught off guard.

I love the detail you did on the wings it's so fluid and he disorganized strokes on the mane definitely contribute for Dashie's messy do.

Great job ^^
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! It seemed to be a common theme that people thought this was some sort of auto-generated copy of the source picture... but yes I can assure you every line in this piece was manually placed, coloured and layered in Illustrator.

Thank you for your compliments! I'm still happy with how the wings came out despite the difficult source reference. And of course, I'll always be proud of that ridiculous mane. :D

-RP
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H-StallionWolf Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
yeah usually vector art tends to be expected as traced art from bases.but no i never said you didn't placed them manually, i though i did the vectors in paint tool sai due to it's features to draw vectors like brush strokes and arranged them. it's what i use in my vexel art. But hey, one of the best qualities in art is to astonish the viewers

yeah i can tell it wasn't an easy task ^^ yeah no matter how tough she acts, I always found Rainbow Dash the cutest one of the mane 6 ^W^
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:iconkirbyfluttershy:
KirbyFluttershy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Ooh, lovely! XD
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:iconmonikutechaser:
monikutechaser Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello RainbowPlasma I just came here immediately because I saw a person recolouring this picture of your art! What should I do? :o
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ehh, I can't be bothered to deal with art thieves. Report it on whichever website, but there's no need. I don't particularly care enough.
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:iconmonikutechaser:
monikutechaser Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okie dokie
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:iconotonashikun:
Otonashikun Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Hobbyist
Wow, a job well done. Personally, I like how RD's hair is a little messy and ruffled. It's different and unique :)
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! So do I. :)
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:icondonparpan:
DonParpan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really good!
At first I thought it was the original (just saw the thumb) and my "art thief alarm" was ringing^^;
It looks Amazing!
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I think I can take that instinct trigger as a compliment ;)
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:icondonparpan:
DonParpan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is meant as a compliment. It's pretty close to the other one but it is a vector, that must have been a lot of work...
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:iconcancir23:
Cancir23 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
Que hermosa!!
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :P
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:iconcancir23:
Cancir23 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
You're welcome
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:iconmoenkin:
Moenkin Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Really nice! =)
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconcandyshade:
Candyshade Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
this is so cool the hair is great
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Took way too long ;P
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:iconcandyshade:
Candyshade Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
lol
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:iconjacktheawesomelord:
jacktheawesomelord Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
This is beautiful. I honestly can't find a single thing wrong with it. If I had to rate it I would give it a 10/10. Awesome work!
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
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:iconjacktheawesomelord:
jacktheawesomelord Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Your welcome
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:iconshellbell1982:
ShellBell1982 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really really like this! ok i love it. Her hair is my favorite! So beautiful! Great job!
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I think it was worth it :3
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:iconinvertedslime:
InvertedSlime Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OOOH MAH GAWD DAT HAIAH
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:icondaponyboss28:
DAponyboss28 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wooow this is super!!
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:icondaponyboss28:
DAponyboss28 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
no problem
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:iconfeatherblot:
FeatherBlot Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely combination of sharp, 2-D lines with depthful shading, it makes her pop in a way I can't explain. It looks bizarre to the eye, but in a pleasing way. 
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I like the duality of it myself too! :)
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:iconthesuicidalmonster:
TheSuicidalMonster Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I have this picture on/as my phone case c:
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your phone CASE? :O I so need to see that.
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Starsword Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   Writer
Damn, that is very good work. Your commitment to getting the hair to flow down her neck just right really shows, as does the wing detail. I only have one iddy biddy issue with the eye coloring. The way her eyes are colored make them look the same deep purple as Twilight's which they aren't; they're closer to a fuchsia or pink-purple color.  Oh, I almost forgot to mention that I like how you made the red-yellow-orange part of her mane all scruffy. I think that reflects how Dash occasionally doesn't bother to brush her mane since the wind probably  does it for her when she's flying really fast. All in all, a very impressive piece of work.
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RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I tried really hard to get the hair to come out the way it did. And the original inspired the eye colour of this piece. I tried doing her "normal" eye colour and it didn't look quite right so I stuck with the original's purple.
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:iconrainbow365:
rainbow365 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! I LOVE IT!
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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iLOVEthisRAINBOWS Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
WoW *-* Only WoW ....
(But RD have Magenty Eyes )
/)*3*(\
This is so Awesome
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RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The eyes are based off of the original. I tried them as her normal colour but it didn't really work as well.
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:iconlany105:
lany105 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
i love and cute
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:iconrainbowplasma:
RainbowPlasma Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconlany105:
lany105 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
she is pretty and awenson
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:iconmagustheshapeshifter:
MagustheShapeshifter Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful. Well done!
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:iconentity-1:
Entity-1 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i don't really like MLP that much but this is awesome
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:iconviolent-rainbow:
Violent-Rainbow Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have an awesome and beautiful art style!! :aww: she looks cute in this drawing ^^
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:iconfeathertess:
FeatherTess Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
This is so awesome !
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:iconcolorsplashez:
ColorSplashez Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dat quality.
DAT quality.
DAT QUALITY HNNNNNNNNG
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