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KYM Pony General VI: Return of the Poni

Last posted Apr 19, 2013 at 12:20AM EDT. Added Jul 01, 2012 at 04:43PM EDT
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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.

Sep 12, 2012 at 10:03AM EDT
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@All this vector talk

I still fail to understand what the hell it is you people are doing…fucking new-fangled gadgetry. From now on, I’m going to assume the process of making a vector involves taking a picture, making a blood sacrifice of a ram or other cloven-hoofed beast to cthulhu, and getting show quality coloring of the same picture out of it.

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Sep 12, 2012 at 11:20AM EDT
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@Dan, phoenix, BSoD, Commodore
Thanks!
I would always prefer to be slow and accurate over being fast, but it just felt like I was missing something.
If cutting corners is the only way to get your speed down, I’m not going to worry about it.

(Oh, and welcome back, Commodore!)

@Fifths
Damn!
How did you discover our secret?
(Everyone knows Quetzalcoatl is the god of vectoring, not Cthulhu.)

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Sep 12, 2012 at 11:55AM EDT
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@Fifths

That method works sometimes too, but I’ve only done it a couple times. It makes an awful mess that I’d rather not deal with. Personally, I prefer to make offerings to the Egyptian sun god Ra. He’s a cool guy.

Sep 12, 2012 at 12:42PM EDT
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@BSOD: …Holy shit…

@Parrot: Longscoots is long.

@Twins picture;

what do you want. I will do anything you want so long as those carrots stay away from me.

@Omni: I just did that.
This is what I got.

Oh yes.
As for my favorite crossovers, well, Mass Effect and Battlefield, because I’m Nair but I like ponies. But seriously the BioWare shitstorm image was done so well… I actually liked that armor.

@Parrot 2: OH GOD THE PLUSHIES ARE TAKING OVER
EVERYONE GRAB THE SHOTGUNS

@phoenix: Oh lord
I wonder if the anchors acknowledged that?
They probably didn’t, but hey, still funny.

Finally, as today’s picture;

Damn matter transporters.

Sep 12, 2012 at 03:10PM EDT
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Nice… So, let’s see the progression here.


>>>

>>>

Awesome. Some days, I just love the internet.

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Sep 12, 2012 at 05:21PM EDT
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@Ivan
Dang, you beat me to it.
I was going to do that when I got home tonight.
Oh, well…
More Scootaloo it is then.

Sep 12, 2012 at 05:23PM EDT
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And we’ll continue where Ivan left off.

Photoshop Edition:

(In case you’re wondering what’s getting buffered in the beginning, it’s porn)

Sep 12, 2012 at 06:15PM EDT
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@IvanP91v: You ponified BSOD? That’s awesome man! You should try others as well. Yourself maybe.
@RandomMan: Everything is better with GIFs!

@OmniXVII: Did you said “Wubs”?

Sep 12, 2012 at 06:31PM EDT
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Quick, someone give me a pony to write a piece of music about. Any pony will do.

Actually, not these ponies

Scootaloo (already wrote a song about her)
Rainbow Dash (When I do one for her, it will be a masterpiece)

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Sep 12, 2012 at 07:39PM EDT
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Fifths wrote:

Quick, someone give me a pony to write a piece of music about. Any pony will do.

Actually, not these ponies

Scootaloo (already wrote a song about her)
Rainbow Dash (When I do one for her, it will be a masterpiece)

Make a Luna one and I won’t shove a machete up your ass

Sep 12, 2012 at 07:41PM EDT
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@Bruno:

BSoD has had that pony OC for a while now. Ivan just betterized it :P

@Commodore64:

I remember you! Only because you’re the only one with that pony as an avatar :P

Sep 12, 2012 at 07:48PM EDT
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@Commodore:

Oh, hey, you’re the guy that likes Caesar. Oddly enough, I remember you being happy when you found out Caesar is pronounced Kaizar, since you had a horse or something named Kaizar. I remember stuff like this, but I forget the important shit.

Priorities, man.

@Fifths:

Write a song about Truffle Shuffle.

Sep 12, 2012 at 08:27PM EDT
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I liked how this came out. I should do these little musical porraits more often.

(u mad pyro?)

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Sep 12, 2012 at 11:09PM EDT
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@Dan

Don’t forget the one that Alex Mercer drew

Wow, everyones jumping on the Bandwagon here. It’s tempting me to redo that image I did so that it’s on-par with everyone else. That said, I absolutely love Randoms animations of my OC’s texture. I can’t top that.


@Sparty

@BSOD: …Holy shit…

Huh? What?


@Bruno

You ponified BSOD? That’s awesome man! You should try others as well. Yourself maybe.

I ponified* myself ages ago dude. That’s my OC that Ivan drew there.

*I like how “ponified” autocorrects to “Dignified”


@Randomman

Sep 12, 2012 at 11:18PM EDT
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TrustFund wrote:

BSOD – Twins pic:

Larger version

“Hey, Sweetie Belle! I found a whole bunch of carrots over here! They taste kinda funny, but they’re pretty good!”

(Hooray for dirty jokes! Less disgusting cookie version here.)
Fun note on this one: THIS is the original screen shot I worked from, so this was the first time I had to build parts without any guide.
I think it turned out well.

Sep 13, 2012 at 12:24AM EDT
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What the hell guys? Forcing memes, jumping on a bandwagon, karma whoring? Memetic mutation? And on a mediocre drawing too? Next thing you know someone will post this on 4chan and find my address and pictures and then I’ll have to go into hiding.

Now I’ll never be able to live up to the standards of this drawing T_T, and my entire body of other work here at KYM will be overshadowed by this one thing I don’t even like. Forgive me AA Milne!

And now I have to go and reply to everyone’s wall posts, and then they’ll give me more positive encouragement, and then I’ll feel really heartened, and then I’ll consistently produce more referenced drawings, and then get lots of karmas, and then start a drawing thread because I think I’m so talented, and then find out I suck.

Confound this thread; it drives me to drink.

@Fifths
Amen bro. We should start a no vectoring club together sometime. It will be great.

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Sep 13, 2012 at 01:44AM EDT
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Well I bet you never thought this day would come! That’s right it’s finally TUMBLR TIME AGAIN!
CELEBRATORY GIF!

Yes, three weeks after leaving everyone on a cliffhanger I finally return to… leave everyone on a bigger cliffhanger. See y’all in three weeks!*

Linky

*results may vary.

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Sep 13, 2012 at 02:36AM EDT
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Next thing you know someone will post this on 4chan

Done.


@Giga

Seeing as how Screwball is heading to a mountain, will there be a chance we will see literal cliffhangers too?

Sep 13, 2012 at 03:44AM EDT
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I have a question for everpony (yes, i said everypony),
some of us have “Pony Folders”, or rather image dumps of the pictures of ponies we have collected over time.

So, I’m just curious as to how many are in each of yours? As for me, I’m sitting at 153.

Sep 13, 2012 at 05:09AM EDT
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@ Omni

About 140 right now, although that includes stuff that I’ve made. I’m far too lazy to make a separate folder for that…

Sep 13, 2012 at 10:44AM EDT
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RandomMan wrote:

@BSoD & Twins

Saw Alex Mercer’s animation already?

Wow, this just gets better and better! What more could possible be added? Music?

Sep 13, 2012 at 11:46AM EDT
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Woke up, had some good coffee. Listening to jazz, drawing pony, feeling good.

@animation

Jesus Christ People…

Keep going, it’s too late to stop now. Someone add voices and perhaps a few scenes leading up to it. Before you know it, we’ll have an entire short built around Twins’ drawing.

Sep 13, 2012 at 12:32PM EDT
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Fifths wrote:

Woke up, had some good coffee. Listening to jazz, drawing pony, feeling good.

@animation

Jesus Christ People…

Keep going, it’s too late to stop now. Someone add voices and perhaps a few scenes leading up to it. Before you know it, we’ll have an entire short built around Twins’ drawing.

I’m dropping my current project and drawing humanized r34 of that pic.

Try and stop me.

Sep 13, 2012 at 12:36PM EDT
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Never let it be said I’m not a complete whore for the bandwagon

Took me under a minute to write the music for this, close to two hours to figure out how to convert the gif into a video format. Goddamn technology.

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Sep 13, 2012 at 02:17PM EDT
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Blue Screen (of Death) wrote:

@Random

Shit’s getting real

And yea, he posted it on my wall. Not sure why he doesn’t just post here.

Because i hadn’t entered this thread before..

I am serious..

Sep 13, 2012 at 03:49PM EDT
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Alex Mercer wrote:

Because i hadn’t entered this thread before..

I am serious..

You FOOL, don’t you realize what you’ve DONE?
You’ll be stuck here for all eternity like us.
NO ONE can escape.
Not even Randomman’s infinite #swag allowed him to escape.

Seriously after the gif and the vid, all that’s left is an indie video-game, if I was on my PC I would have made that in RPGM VX

Sep 13, 2012 at 04:43PM EDT
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@Connor the Brony: That story… The only way I can express myself is through this picture:

Sep 13, 2012 at 05:30PM EDT
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@Alex Mercer
Welcome to the thread, but X-singular is right.
Full pony conversion happens quickly and once it does, you’re stuck here forever.
Just make sure you-

Well, that was quick.
Have fun!

Sep 13, 2012 at 05:37PM EDT
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@DeadParot222
I know that already and i have added “bunch of things” in my profile..







Bitch plz
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Sep 13, 2012 at 05:44PM EDT
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@Alex: You have been assimilated. Welcome to the KYM herd.

@Connor: What the buck am I reading

@BSOD-Twins pic: lol, I can’t do any of that. Have fun.

@Thread: So IMDB says that S3 is next month:

Whaddaya think? Official? Speculation based on current evidence? Some idiot put that up ’cause he just thinks so?

Yes, I know they haven’t announced anything yet, but someone in there could be overeager or teasing us by just giving us the month.

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Sep 13, 2012 at 05:48PM EDT
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badsitrep wrote:

I’m dropping my current project and drawing humanized r34 of that pic.

Try and stop me.

Do ya want really?
Send me a sample. I can do that..

Sep 13, 2012 at 06:07PM EDT
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Hey
Hey DeadParrot
Hey
Guess what
Hey

I found your girlfriend

Sep 13, 2012 at 07:24PM EDT
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Sandstone wrote:

Hey
Hey DeadParrot
Hey
Guess what
Hey

I found your girlfriend

Dammit Deadparrot! Your girlfriend got kidnapped by a human.

Someone call the police!

Last edited Sep 13, 2012 at 08:25PM EDT
Sep 13, 2012 at 08:25PM EDT
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Some Tumblrpon news:

New Icon for DiscorderlyConduct!

As you can probably tell by the redecoration, there are a few big changes. DiscorderlyConduct and Cupidite are now one single blog. Both mods will be updating only on Discorderly.

Are things going to change? Not really. Discord and Chrysalis will sometimes answer things together or separately, and only do it here in one convenient spot! This tumblr will be occasionally reblogging older Cupidite entries so everything is in one place as well.

So I suppose the only new change is Chrissy will show up SLIGHTLY more often. Huzzah!

Sep 13, 2012 at 10:31PM EDT
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So, I think we’ve officially taken Twins’ drawing as far as it can go.
Onto another!
Anyone remember Fifth’s drawing of RandomMan all the way back from one page ago?

Well, it has been upgraded!

(Yes, I left off the cape. Shut up.)
All bow down to the mighty bunny and his banhammer of doom!

@Pyro
I’m guessing you posted some kind of picture there, but it’s not showing up for me.
Care to link it so that I can feel the full brunt of (what is most likely) your insult?

Sep 13, 2012 at 11:55PM EDT
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STOP RIGHT THERE, DEADPARROT. YOU THOUGHT WE WERE DONE WITH TWINS’ DRAWING? YOU THOUGHT THAT WITHOUT MYSELF HAVING CONTRIBUTED WE COULD BE FINISHED? GO TO HELL MERCER. THERE CAN BE OOOOOOONLY OOOOONE!

Oh shit. Her leg symbol loops at the end. Must’ve missed that. You should, too. Just don’t look.

Magic effects? Yes please. This is the first time I’ve animated boneheads and mud ponies. I’m damn lucky the ATG is long over, because real-world life stuff forced me to spend two nights on this. Luckily, real-world life stuff also means this is the first thing I’ve ever partially animated while wearing a suit. And is that Dan’s salad bowl vector? Yes. Yes it is.

BSoD, I now have a Flash build of your OC. Be concerned.

Emflashened here.

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Sep 14, 2012 at 12:22AM EDT
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I have to say that this sort of cooperation pleases me.

Have ponu who is obviously expressing a specific and easily identified expression.

Ha, kp-shadowsquirrel’s comment…euthanasia…

Sep 14, 2012 at 12:43AM EDT
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Skeletor-sm

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