She look really cute in this, I really wish she was my mailwoman (my mailman is just some grumpy old man) plus it would always be quite an adventure for her just to give me my mail XD. Great artwork! ^_^
The clouds remind me a little of marshmellow XD, but there's nothing wrong with that. Your shading on Derpy is really nice, and accurate as well. Don't worry too much about the background, as they are easily one of the most difficult things to make originally in the show's style. I am sure more practice specifically on backrounds (maybe take part in the VectorClub's BG Collabs?) is all you need to do to start making perfect show style background vectors as well. Then you will be unstoppable!(Mwahahahaha XD)
Oh no, I'm not planning on improving my background style, this was my first and last one. xD Seriously it's such a pain in the ass to do, I really have no fun whatsoever making them. About 3/4 through this one, I looked at it and thought: "holy shit, all this just for that ?" I really wanted to add a background for this one, so I checked the database, and since I didn't find anything suitable, I tried making my own. But from now on, if I don't find anything, then it'll just stay that way, without background. :<
I know your frustration. In my latest vector (The sad rainbow dash one), the background was a absolute hell to do. Even though it wasn't originally vectored by me, the format the original artist chose (.psd) was a absolute horror to work with. None of the paths would import correctly into Illustrator, and when they did import all the colouring disappeared, and some paths didn't draw properly and ended up having huge amounts of nodes. It ended up taking twice as long to clean and fix the background as it did to do R.D herself (1-2hrs on RD, 4hrs on B.G fixing) . But I am glad I did as it added a lot of emotion and depth to the vector which it didn't have before. However, I wouldn't give up on doing backgrounds because they give you a lot more creative and artistic options for your vectors. I intend to add Backgrounds to all my vectors from now on for that reason alone Hopefully original ones at that . In any case Mamandil, there's nothing wrong with Marshmallow clouds
While I totaly agree with you on what a background can add to the vector, I just don't think it's worth the trouble. Vectoring is a hobby, which by definition should be quite the opposite of a frustrating activity. That's why I don't see myself doing more of them. But it's good to know you'll have the patience to make more of them in your future vectors. I'm looking foward to seeing what you'll come up with.
Well, i definitely like the way you shade your vectors and it looks like you're getting better and better Also, even if the background is a simple one, i think it goes really well with the whole image. The fact that you always try to add a background or other details in the sketches you vector is one of the things i like about them
Looks great, the moment I saw the Sketch, I knew someone will make a Vector of it within a few hours. Looking forward to the shading and background version! Also, I spotted a small stroke corner on Derpy's hock on her right leg.
Hum... In terme of time, there is the other Derpy one with her muffin. I wouldn't say I'm proud of it, but I was definitely surprised of how fast I pulled this one off. Took me under than an hour. But then again, the sketch is smaller and has less details than this one, so I don't know if it's fair to compare the two.