Please refrain from leaving any "thanks for the fave" or similar comments, as they will be ignored and hidden. You're welcome in advance!
If you want to thank for watching or other things that's okay .
(Unless otherwise stated.)
I will refuse to vector the following even for those who requests are open for (subject to change, usually for addition of characters):
Derpy Hooves You can work around this by requesting Raindrops
Rainbow Dash You can work around this by requesting Daring Do Alicorn OCs
Complicated, embellished OCs
(my judgment) Mary Sue/Gary Stu OCs
(also my judgment)
Shipping (granted, people's interpretations of what is or isn't shipping may vary)
~~What you should know about my dA and its uploads
The featured character, Crescent Moon
(aka; Papermoon), is not my OC, nor is he my "sh!tty Doctor Whooves pegasus recolor OC". He's a canon background pony in the show, one of several that were probably hastily made using other existing earth and unicorn ponies as templates for the Sonic Rainboom episode in Season 1. That is also to say he is not Doctor Whooves or "Doctor Moon" either, at least by me, although the two look similar.
99% of the stuff here is traced or uses a reference of some
type, usually from the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV show, with the purpose of being a reusable resource, reference, or otherwise. Traces from anything else are only done with the permission of the original artist, and are usually not uploaded here, and are otherwise stated on deviations this applies to. Thus, I don't necessarily claim to be an artist. People just might not recognize what instances I trace from because I focus mostly on apathetic background characters not in the main cast, nor are big in the fandom, as opposed to easily-recognizable instances featuring main or popular characters.
Screencap references are linked with the exception of deviations that used several screencaps for a pose, a large amount was recycled, or traced from a completely different character, etc. In addition, screencaps are taken from the corresponding iTunes HD video where and when possible.
You might notice most of my vectors are stallions, or minor characters in general. I emphasize on these characters since I always figured that since the show is female-oriented, female characters (whether they are mares or fillies or minor or major characters) were always going to be well-covered by the fandom's army of vector artists. Granted, there are many stallions and colts that have their own share of popularity and reach, and mares and fillies that are more or less ignored in comparison. At the same time, there are going to be obscure characters that even I haven't covered; like everyone else, I have my own share of favorites and biases too. That said, there are some minor characters that the fandom in general loves moreso than even the main characters, so that's why you might see one of Twilight or Applejack here and there.
Personally, I just like to see stallion characters as something other
than characters so uninteresting that artists feel the only way to make them worthwhile to the fandom is to draw porn of them or to sexually objectify, but that's just me. Other than that, when people make male OCs they usually take a mare and remove her eyelashes
, claiming that "the stallion model is ugly
" or "the stallion model is too limited" or "I want to look more feminine", that's just another big reason why I vector stallions that much more. Because to me, they seem to be shafted aside, if not that, or people only use them for shipping or unsavory stuff that isn't so open-arms as much as other things people tend to do.
You will not find edited/posed Double Rainboom/DHX-leaked/other puppets as "vectors" here in place of my usual uploads, and I don't have/know Adobe Flash or have any Adobe Products that aren't Photoshop, so even if I wanted to (which I don't), I can't. That said, I may reuse resources, but from my own past vectors, typically if parts are not seen in a reference image, cut off/heavily obscured or otherwise. That, or I trace from another image. I also try not to reuse poses too much, because most of you I assume don't like stock vectors after a while, right? If I reuse something from someone else, I'll usually cite it in an upload's description if I remember. The farthest I would use "official" resources such as DHX puppets or show assets used in Flash games would be for the RGB color codes for parts in order to be as accurate as can be in that fashion, or for vectoring over cutie marks that aren't so easily seen in the show, but this is all I can think of at this moment.
Everything else is aimed to be vectored/traced from scratch, with the aim of each vector being a bit neater and higher quality than the last, and to try out new things if necessary, instead of reusing the same resource (or someone else's) over and over. To me, progress is important, and easier to attain in great amounts by putting in the work and gaining experience. One could argue that it doesn't apply since I work off the show, but the show itself improves in quality as it progresses (whether you want to say visually or in writing is your call), and sometimes you just need to learn new things and get better to keep up.
On the subject of reused resources, sometimes I may feel I may annoy another user by mentioning them every time I credit them when I use a cutie mark, for instance, and have it appear in their inboxes each time. In these cases, I may vector my own personal resource of the same thing (off the show, of course) so that I don't have to do that.
I do not intend on making
or otherwise off tracing the show for labor or otherwise (in the sense that others are more deserving of it than me
). I do this for my own enjoyment and leisure.
I do not usually upload personal OCs to my gallery, as my work is concentrated on mostly canon characters. This is mostly for the protection of the OCs' creators (the other part is that I hate browsing through galleries of canon characters to see people's OCs all over the place); OCs are privately sent to the OC owner by other means, to which they can upload to their own gallery if they so wish. Credit in this case is optional
. Personally, I'd prefer to be anonymous regarding OC vectors and don't want to have a reputation for vectoring people's OCs, and wouldn't like to be traced back to by others and swamped with requests. That said, I don't have an OC or ponysona; I'd much rather focus on or relate to obscure characters and give them attention rather than giving myself attention through self-insertion (at the same time, I wouldn't be able to design one that I'd be happy with).
SVG files used to be linked with almost every upload, but I had a problem with it being too
easy to reuse, and I had a problem with people claiming edits as their own work or basically not crediting the original, mostly because they were being accepted into this big group I'm also in, despite rules saying it's forbidden, rather than the act of recoloring in itself. You can send a note asking for an SVG of something you like, otherwise, you can freely find SVGs for things like cutie marks, backgrounds, IDW comic vectors, or commonly-edited gag or meme images; stuff that's reused more often than other things I upload, unless otherwise stated.
I personally do not mind you using my show-traces (most of my gallery) for MSPaint bases, unless it says otherwise on deviations in question (usually applies to gift art or personal images). I realize that there are many people who enjoy using them, and it would be wrong of me to stop that. Just know that I do not create bases myself (I personally find vectoring to have better quality and easier). If you make a base or use one made from a vector of mine, you don't necessarily have to credit me or myself, but I would appreciate a link to the original deviation (this is for mentioning reasons regarding my dA inbox; I don't necessarily like seeing bases but will allow them to happen out of sight). If you want to use a vector for a reference, then by all means, that's one of several things vectors are useful for.
This goes without saying; I do not own any characters that I trace out of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic TV series.
This is mostly for those of you who probably thought of accusing me of stealing these characters by tracing them out of the show, claiming that I own these characters, and/or originally created them. If you don't recognize a character, then chances are that's why I vectored them; because
they are so obscure and unknown.
What does having next to no social life outside of the internet and relatively easy college classes do to you? Seemingly infinite free time to make, ponder, and do stuff, for sure!
I didn't end up at a prestigious university because of...well, er, let's just stop right there
? Instead, I'm attending my second year community college in San Francisco, California, with the same hope as everyone else of transferring out to somewhere worthwhile eventually. At the moment, I'm only taking courses in Math, English, Astronomy, and Anthropology. As I said, this to me just gives more leisure time than expected, proudly being socially awkward. Most people would probably find it boring. If anything though, it doesn't bother me...mostly because real-life social interactions feel like a burden and slow me down besides on top of being awkward.
If you want to know ethnic details or my heritage, both of my parents were Filipino. That's as far as any Filipino heritage reaches though...I wasn't raised under their native culture nor am I fluent in their languages. Just a guy with Filipino descent thrown into the American life.
I like making non-mainstream, underrepresented, and underrated stuff for the relative minority that might like it. This doesn't just apply to deviantart.
To me, making something of a insanely and wildly popular character, ship or anything to do with shipping or suggestive themes (in ways that aren't childish/cute jokes) would attract too much unwanted attention to myself and the deviation, and would attract a bunch of odd comments and people that aren't my type, and I don't want to associate myself with that kind of stuff. But really, I just don't like dealing with stupid people.
If something gives me hype, then I'll probably never make something like it again. If I vector something that hardly leaves the ground, then chances are I'll make something like it again. So, typically I'll vector something I know won't spread, because I'd rather have fun vectoring something and at the same time contributing to a fanbase that doesn't get enough love, rather than being concerned about self-image and fame, and have to deal with the setbacks that come with it.I'd rather have a few fans that really appreciate and enjoy my stuff than have lots of fans that'd probably take my stuff for granted.
I don't consider myself an artist. Rather, I create vectors that I'd expect other, actual artists would use to create something much more worthwhile, and for fun. Though, it still greatly annoys me when someone traces, recolors, or edits a vector in a raster program and does it so poorly. Personally, I find editing the SVG of a vector much easier and that it gives better results, one could ask me for one for most vectors I've uploaded to do the same. I'd always appreciate some credit or association to whatever's made regardless, so that it's not like I'm only here to make vectors for you to butcher in your editing and claim as your own original work. I hope it goes without saying that I'm not taking credit for the vectors I do, or that this style is my own, and that instead I'm just vectoring off the show to express how much I like it.
I like men's and women's artistic gymnastics, ponies, video games, aviation, and railroading. For something more academic, I enjoy studying anything to do with biology and science. My current obsessions include Kohei Uchimura, Ksenia Afanasyeva
, Soarin', and Thunderlane.
I read every comment I get, but I won't always respond to them, since it would be a bit too much. If I went out and said thanks to every compliment and whatnot, I think it'd make me look like a sellout
. Regardless, you have my acknowledgement!
Favorite stallions: (that have clapping pony gifs)
Favorite mares: (that also have clapping pony gifs)