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Octavia Color Guide by kefkafloyd Octavia Color Guide by kefkafloyd

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After getting a lot of requests for "What color is that thing?" I decided to put together complete color guides for the new My Little Pony TV show characters. They're intended for informational purposes only and are produced independently. In most cases the swatches are researched from the official artwork. When that's not available, I used some analysis and my swatch libraries to get within the ballpark.

Remember to download the attached PDF file and use that for reference. Do not use the preview PNG for reference material, it's intended only for preview on DeviantArt. If you're using one of those browsers that calls up Google's HTML5 PDFViewer in DeviantArt, it mangles the color display since it is not color managed. As always, please view the PDF in Acrobat or a viewer that supports color management.


Octavia's not completely neutral in her greys. Hers fall more on the yellowish warm side for her body and stroke. However, hr hair strokes and fill are neutral grays. I've also included the complete color breakdown for her cello.


Because none of these colors could be reasonably described in a name system, I've elected to provide this guide in sRGB values.

This guide is not affiliated with Hasbro in any way and is produced solely in the interest of color science. For a changelog, more long-winded explanations, and other discussions, see this forum topic: [link]
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TheAntsaBoy94 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks again, man! Your Color Quides are really useful when doing pony fanart! :D
ArcusWind Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What exactly do you mean by the % on the hair fill? I'm using Inkscape by the way.
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's a certain percentage (0% to 100%) of black in CMYK. It should have CMYK sliders. I've never used inkscape. However, you should be able to eyedrop or copy the swatch color when opening the file. At the last resort, you can rasterize the PDF in photoshop.

The 2.0 guide will make this easier... when I get around to it. Sorry. :x
ArcusWind Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok I got it now. Thank you.
ArcusWind Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm new at this. For the bow tie I'm having trouble knowing what part to copy and past.
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
In this particular guide (until it gets updated to 2.0 status) you should use the eyedropper tool on the swatch provided to copy the color.
barakatss Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Artist
IDrawPoniesSometimes Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Kefkafloyd my man, you are one awesome guy. Thanks for this.
kefkafloyd Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
And yet you still have night palette Scratch as your DevID. For shame. ;)

(I kid. Thanks fo the comment!)
ArtStude3n2 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just in time.
I was about to do an Octavia vector.
Also, when I threw this into Illustrator, and saw the drop-down menu, I saw Pantone this and Pantone that.
What I was suggesting, that when I did this, it would show up as Hair Stroke, Hair Fill, Body fill, etc. in the Swatches menu.
That make sense?
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