Hey everyone, this is my official re-introduction post! Another year of university means another year of free internet for me! Woohoo!
So um…. Hi!
On the topic of vectors, I’ll admit that I too take lots of shortcuts… I use Adobe Flash (if that matters) and I usually just draw (or trace) a pony in any given pose once, then just copy it and change the hair/tail/colour/whatever whenever I need to make a new one. That saves lots of time that would have been spent drawing the body over and over. Although, I tend to make the arms and sometimes the head on their own layers because they move around more. I also never make the lines “pointy” like they do on the show. Maybe I’m missing some really easy method of doing it, but I just find that it takes more effort than it’s worth. Unless I want to be really fancy (huh), I stick with the default rounded lines.
And that is my 101 on making quick and easy vector ponies.