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The Mustaching of Mahaugher :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 17 5 Illustrator SVG Blur Tutorial :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 37 1 Nothing Stops the Mail (vectored) :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 102 2 Rarity's Saddle and Bridle :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 16 7 Late Night Ember :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 38 6 Stylized Mandopony :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 45 6 Rainbow Dash Fanclub Poster (Trace) :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 65 4 Deal with it, Voice actor edition :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 61 14 Sir Stache :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 37 10 Happiness is a wet frog :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 44 6 Illustrator Pony Magic Tutorial :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 392 33 Twilight looking at something with determination :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 77 8 Twilight Cannon animation :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 176 34 Twilight Cannon :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 143 17 Journalist Poster :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 16 4 Pony Statue of Liberty :iconsircxyrtyx:SirCxyrtyx 123 9


S5E13, Princesses / Magic Sheep -- Deleted Scene :icontheelinker:TheeLinker 997 224 The Dating Game :icontheelinker:TheeLinker 258 28 Luna :icondantewontdie:DanteWontDie 8,598 270 RobCooper/Karl97 ~ Alicorn ~ Wallpaper :iconkarl97:Karl97 67 7 Madame Moustache :iconsilverrainclouds:SilverRainclouds 21 2 Birthday Vectors :iconkired25:Kired25 21 4 2014 Advent Day 9 :iconbronybyexception:bronybyexception 88 22 Ideas :icondeadparrot22:DeadParrot22 31 22 All Else Follows :iconnaboolars:naboolars 296 17 More Pinkie! :iconmahaugher:Mahaugher 202 14 Archangel | Mass Effect :icontakeofffly:TakeOFFFLy 2,174 130 Origin of our species :iconairagorncharda:airagorncharda 410 144 Grandmayor :iconbronybyexception:bronybyexception 162 24 Roseluck :iconi-am-knot:I-am-knot 428 46 Royal Family :iconshoujo-jojo:Shoujo-Jojo 31 4 Father's Day! :iconmagicalzebra:magicalzebra 1,333 97


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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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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.…
SirCxyrtyx Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014
It's always okay to use my vectors.
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