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Fluttercruel: First Impressions by ItsfromPeople Fluttercruel: First Impressions by ItsfromPeople
Moments after her rebirth Fluttercruel comes face to face with her father: Discord. Her first reaction is to punch him. Her second reaction is to scream at him to tell her what is going on here. It is the beginning of a wonderful friendship.

This is a picture of Fluttercruel from my story “Discord: Not one of a kind”, after she was healed by Discord. [link]

The story itself is a tribute to the epic Pony POV Series by :iconalexwarlorn:


After hearing a lot about vectors, I wanted to try at least once to draw something with them and chose to draw Fluttercruel from my story again. I used Inkscape and this vector of an angry Fluttershy ([link]) was the basis of the body position.

Inkscape has a lot of options but you need only a fraction of them to draw something with it. There are also a few useful videos about using the program on youtube, some of them specifically made to explain how to use the program to draw ponies.

Since it is the very first time I used this program I would be happy if someone could give me any advice or could point out some mistakes.

MLP: FiM Copyright Hasbro.
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mh3umaster Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
version with her cutie mark?
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
The problem is just that this scene takes place at the very beginning of her story (after her not so kind greeting towards her father) so at this point she didn't have her cutie mark yet.
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Fluttershy12365 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Ha ha ha
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
Good to know this made a Fluttershy laugh. :)
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Fluttershy12365 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
.................. im discorded so boo hoo hoo
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Student Writer
Still hard to imagine timid Fluttershy, who never means to hurt anyone's feelings, as this horrid character.
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
The ironic thing is that in the story I wrote about her (actually it is the other way around, the story came first and then I made this picture), she does become a much better character and there is much more to her then you would expect from first glance.
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Writer
Indeed? It's not often one gets to redeem oneself of a lifetime of wickedness, and especially not without help from other you's, but from what I've read so far, multidimensional teamwork is going to be somewhat common. 

"Why do you ask what" 
"when the delicious question is when?"

"Lives, lived, will live."
"Dies, died, will die."

Different sides of the same diamond.
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
And to be honest I always hated the easy answer to why Discord was doing all his deeds: Just saying that he was acting as a god of chaos simply does act felt so cheap, like he didn't even HAVE a character at all. I always thought that when a god of chaos was doing his job right, then he would make sense out of nonsense. Not the other way around.
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Student Writer
Yes, for all the interesting character development of the mane six, it is still a kid's show. They can't show the proper amount of distress being utterly MindRaped like that would leave on a pony because it's not family friendly, which is why I'm glad I happened upon your stories. 
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Thank you. And the show can't also have more complex character development at all since all episodes are basically built so that you would understand them even if you hadn't seen the once before.

So far the longer lasting character development like Fluttershy actually becoming more useful was mostly subtle and there is still the occasional hiccup where she needs to redo her old "overcome your fears" scenario.
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rainbowdash406 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
can u make me a vector
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I am sorry but I am afraid that I don't have any time to make any vector at all anytime soon.
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rainbowdash406 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
ok
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Q99 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Nice design :)
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Thanks!
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NightSilverChelly Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
It looks really great but her left eyelash looks really off
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thank you for the correction.

I have changed that part. Does it look better now?
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NightSilverChelly Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Yeah
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
It is good to hear this. Thanks again for pointing it out.
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ardashir Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
My but FC looks well and truly cheesed off here. It's a lovely bit of art of her!
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you for the comment and the fav.

With this program you can pretty much constantly change details but it was still very hard to draw the mane and tail to look as even as they do now. The lines make some insane twists and turns if you move them into the wrong direction. I guess this is really something that needs practise.

And I am glad that I was able to capture her anger.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Awesome. NOOK!Fluttcruel looks pissed and confused alright! Had to agree with the others that the non-pony appendages are a little too thin, but this could be overlooked. Wings looks good. =)

Great work for your first vector art!
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you!

It is good to hear that she appears enraged and disoriented. It fits the situation she suddenly finds herself in. I am also glad that the wings turned out good. The lines of her mane and the eyes were the most difficult to make.

I have made her Draconequus appendages a bit thicker. I begin to really like this program for making such changes very easy to pull off.

Is this an improvement over the first version?
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I guess it works.
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KyonSylar Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
It looks pretty cool, though i feel like her eagle claw and the reptilian leg look a little too thin, and a bit out of perspective, but i think the first thing is more noticeable, so maybe you could made those a bit more thick.
:D
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you for the advice.

I have increased the size of the eagle claw and her lizard leg. I have to admit that I begin to really like vectors for being so easily changed in certain aspects.

Does it look better now?

The perspective is much more difficult because there is a slight angle to her body position.
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alexwarlorn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Not bad. Credit where credit is due. Not bad at all.
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you! It is good to hear that you liked it. :)

I begin to see why so many people use vectors to draw ponies.
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Kendell2 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Nice job!

I need advice with using that program to be honest...
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you for the fav!

I don't know that much about the program at the moment but maybe I can still help you at least with some advice.

Did you already draw something with it? Do you have any specific problems?
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Kendell2 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I'm trying to make a model so I can do my blog posts easier.
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ItsfromPeople Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Maybe you should take a look at these tutorials first:

The Basics: [link]

The Setup: [link]

Stroke and Fill: [link]

Pony Eyes: [link]

Clips (useful for the eyes): [link]

Exporting the image: [link]


You will save a lot of time later when you create a decent setup at the beginning and you could use one of the drawings of Discord you already have to get the right selection of colors.

Then you need to think ahead what is supposed to be over which part and then you create layers for that and place them over each other.

For example here the layer for the eagle claw is over the one for the body (which includes the pony foreleg) and the layer of the mane is atop of both other layers. On the other side the layer for the lizard leg is under the one for the body, so the lizard leg appears behind the pony hindleg.

You could place one of your earlier drawings of Pony Discord as its own layer on the very bottom to have something to draw the body proportions from.
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