Made in Illustrator. 2.5-ish hours to complete Twili, not including magic shine or error checking, but including eyes (not shown here obviously).
Vector trace for all parts but Cutie Marks by me. Cutie Mark by Hawk9mm fav.me/d576v7v
Thanks to SirCxyrtyx for error checking and the magic tutorial.
The AI file is here dl.dropbox.com/u/3549038/Perma…. If you use either version, send/comment me a link to the finished product and give credit and link-back in the description. Thanks!
MLP:FiM is a Hasbro property
Edit 2012/10/22: Better magic effect, eye glow and other fixes. Hope you like the new version! The old version is here dl.dropbox.com/u/3549038/Perma…
Edit 2012/10/28: Figured out how to curve the cutie mark.
Edit 2013/09/14: Applied the "better tapers" to the front leg.
That said, it may take me a while to get around to it. If you'd like to make your own version, go ahead. Just follow the credit requirements stated in the description
First of all I don't want to put anything to pressure you on your back, secondly, someone requested ME to make this base, not you, it wouldn't be fair if I just slack off and let you do it.
And yeah, I'll follow the credit requirements.
"I remember a lecture on magic I attended when I was younger. The old professor ranted and rambled for an hour or two, citing theories, statistics and facts about magic, and at the end she said, 'We are the products of magic. We are helpless, irrelevant users of this indifferent force of nature. Our very existence is dependent on it. Learn to respect it, or it will disrespect you.' But I know now that she didn't respect magic. Not truly. She treated magic like it was some dimwitted animal from the Everfree--dangerous, but controllable. Not as the miracle that it is.
The atheists and apostates of the world continuously try to break down magic into rules and mathematical formulae because they are frightened of it. They have no faith. The non-believers reject the truth because they cannot bear to think that their 'scientists' and 'scholars of magic' might not have all the answers. Magic is a gift--a blessing from the Goddess--but they would rather shun that gift and stay in the dark where they do not have to fear the unknown."
---Priestess Arcana of The Neo-Concordian Cult.
[And just to reassure you, this has nothing to do with any actual religious beliefs on my part. I've just been replaying Bioshock: Infinite lately.]
The idea of magic being treated like IRL science has always fascinated me, and you pulled that off flawlessly.