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Hasn't Slept, Barely Eating by Archive-Alicorn Hasn't Slept, Barely Eating by Archive-Alicorn
UPDATED TO VERSION 2 (Fixes a lot of problems, adds new gradients, looks better)

SVG (requires beta Inkscape for best use): [link]

Well this is the first time I've ever vectored something, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Took me almost 11 hours to do.

This is from MLP S3:S1 with Cadance doing her magical fight in her exhaustion and starvation.

The screenshot I got from Cadance sitting on the throne didn't include feet, most of the tail, and bottom of the mane, so I just tried to fill those in the best I could.

Program used was Ponyscape.
Ponyscape is :iconflutterguy317: 's modified Inkscape so you'll need that if you want to use the SVG files with all the AWESOME options.
For the latest version, visit his journals! [link]
Ponyscape is the easier-to-use, great for any skill level free vector program!
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I'd like to start off by saying that this is great for the first time you've ever vectored something. Lets jump into it.
The first thing I noticed was that some of the outlines are actually fills that have an outline of a slightly different color. This is most noticeable in the Cutie Mark. I noticed that you spent 11 hours on this vector. WOW, that is a lot. I guarantee that you could cut that time in half if not more if you implement power strokes and cloning methods that are now available in Flutterguy317's Ponyscape V0.1. Not only will this save you time but it will eliminate all variance in stroke width (most noticeable in your vector in the tail). The clones will save you time as well and remove most fill errors.
The blur you use in the stars of her magic is quite excellent and a detail that adds to the vector. The gradients you used in the mane and wing are most effective and a job well done. However, you neglected use of gradients in the tail. The way to vectored the fills of the mane is well done, but the way it is done in the tail created several fill errors. The technique you used for the eyes and mouth is good but can also be done with power strokes if you'd like. With the shoes you did an excellent job, however consider converting your stroke to a path to adjust the points rather than changing the miter limit.
All in all I think that you have a great eye for what image would make a great vector but still need development in technique as this is your first vector. I gave you a 4 in Impact because some of the pony anatomy errors detract from the impact the image is trying to make.
I have reviewed this vector in Inkscape and circled stroke errors in red. Anatomy errors in cyan. Fill errors in yellow. Things I found especially strong are noted in Green. Keep in mind that I circled the most noticeable things to me and not every single mistake. [link]
Have a great day. I hope to see more vectors from you in the future.
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magicalflutter5 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
May I make this a base?
Archive-Alicorn Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While it's Creative Commons license, meaning you could if you wanted to, it's just crappy quality I'd prefer you not. This was my first vector. I'm not proud of it, looking back.
magicalflutter5 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Actully through my point of view it's pretty good!
999lazerman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
It's kinda sad to see a beautiful mare like her in pain
ShadowMark-182 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
Only one problem. I couldn't help but noticed her wing looking like it is drawed on upside-down. I don't think there should be a little opening underneath her closed wing. Any chance of fixing that?
Archive-Alicorn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe, it was probably an animation error I overlooked (considering this was my very first vector ever)
soroxas16 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
wow this is really good. i like how you use lines on her face. you captured the image well
Archive-Alicorn Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! It was the first thing I ever vectored! (It also helps to have HD screenshots!)
BB-K Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A very poor Cadence in sleep deprivation and starvation. :(
MisakiSaiaka Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
i like
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