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Derpy Hooves Color Guide 2.0 [UPDATED] by kefkafloyd Derpy Hooves Color Guide 2.0 [UPDATED] by kefkafloyd

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New and improved!

All of the color guides are getting a revamp. The guides are all now two pages, one for digital applications (such as vectors, painting in Photoshop, 3D modeling, etc) and the other for print applications (customs, merch, T-shirts, et cetera). The PNG preview for the digital guide should be OK to use as well, so the PDF is optional.

If you use Google Chrome or Safari, they will attempt to open the file in-line with Google Docs PDF viewer. DO NOT EYEDROP THOSE COLORS. SAVE THE PDF FILE. The Google Docs viewer displays in a very low bit depth that results in dithering of the colors. Until Deviantart gives me a way to disable this, you should use the download file link to view the guide!

They are also now more space efficient, and will be able to scale better with ponies that have more colors than normal.

The Digital guides aim to be as close to the show as possible, while the print guides aim to be as close to official merch as possible. When there's no merch of that pony (e.g. background ponies) then the print colors will be based on my conversions which will aim to reproduce the show without looking too weird or have obvious gamut problems.

It is safe to eyedrop the digital colors or use the hex/RGB codes - the swatches should match up just fine. Just make sure you're working in sRGB color mode.

For the merch guides, the spot colors are rendered using CMYK alternate color space. This is based on my own examinations of the merch boxes, where the spot colors are simulated straight to process anyway.

A note about Derpy: As one of the background ponies, her colors were designed primarily with TV in mind. Some of her colors may not look right, and in absentia of something used in real merch, I decided to go with straight CMYK conversions.

The vector image used in this guide was provided by :iconmoongazeponies:
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Doctor-Discord Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Thanks to these codes, I can convert them into Federal Standard (the colour standard code for minatures and model painting), then paint a show-accurate Derpy Hooves!

Thank you so very much for this!
msmiraf Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love you

Gordonion Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you!!!
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're welcome!
dirty-dan-harris Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Those eye colors are hard to guess!
lightxd94 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thought her mane code was fbfba5 every thing i know is a lie
butterflypinky12345 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, but one small thing is why does Derpy have random red in some of her strokes. I reloaded this tab to see if it was a loading error, but it may just be mozilla.
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Look at it in an actual PDF viewer (e.g. Acrobat or Illustrator).
Cupcake-Nightmare Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
could you please tell me what color derpy's mane and body is and eye color
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
They're listed right in the color guide.
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