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My Little Pony Pixel Art Portrait Template V2 by Viral-Code My Little Pony Pixel Art Portrait Template V2 by Viral-Code

EDIT: Updated with a new version that includes a horn and pair of wings, note the wings are not fully drawn as these little faces are intended to fit within a 100 by 100 canvas, of course you're more then welcome to edit if you so wish. Now, I'm not sure if this is the best way to do it however I've adopted a drag and drop type of approach to template design. Instead of uploading 8 different faces there is only one, and it's up to you to construct the type of pony you want. Just select the piece(s) you want and drag them over the basic face.
Included are: Female Eye Shape (basic eyelashes), A Unicorn horn and spread pegasi wings. Admittedly this doesn't work too well with Gale (Incidentally the program I use.) but if anyone else actually uses it I can upload a gale file which should make things remarkably easy.

In a change from the normal, I present some pixel art.
You know, I'm actually pretty pleased with how it came out.

In case it isn't obvious this is a template to help people create their own MLP FIM pixel portraits. Left is the version without eyelashes, AKA Male, middle is with eyelashes, female and to the right is the palette of all the colours used in the template, to make editing easier.

You are all free to use this without my permision, in fact you are encouraged, providing it isn't for commercial gain.
Edit this as much as you like but please credit me for creating the base if you upload it to Deviant Art or otherwise.
Of course, if you do create your own artwork based on it I'd love to see it.

Also, no unicorns for now, sorry, but I will hopefully be creating some updates when I can create a horn design I like. If anyone has any advice on things I've done wrong, or things that could do with improvement, I'd be happy to listen. I want to improve as an artist pixel or otherwise so if anyone can point out a way I can improve, then surely that's a good thing.

"My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" is owned by Hasbro/Lauren Faust.
Pixel art done by myself from scratch.
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LazzyNumberZ Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
pikapiminer Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
SandwichNymph Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Could i use this for commisions?
sebaciel4life Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sorry I can't post a picture at the time for it, but I used this for my icon! Great base!!
Lamberlight-Star Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
KitlynSolstice Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Could you possibly add Bat Pony wings?
snowfly706 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Star-Paint-pony Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
totally using!
animemangas Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
Arisuta-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Writer


It's in the bottom left corner ^^

Aerodil Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Viral, I paid points awhile back for a commission. I wanted my OC with this certain base.
1bookfish Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And used... again :XD: 
1bookfish Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Used again xP 
1bookfish Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Used!! :D there ya go :meow: 
I'll probably do some more work on the mane, though xP 
Great base!! :la: 
MedabotAndronica Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist…
used :D (and might use again :XD: )
IinkyDinky Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
qerdamo Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UmbreonNightMare42 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] Used for my favorite villain!!
FakirAhiru Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student General Artist
[link] here ya go
Chocolate-poptarts Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
used for icon :P
X-Artsy-Kenzie-X Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am using this for my galleries folder icons you can take a look if you want!
BurningwoodM Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
I want to pixel art for games an animation, and it's tough for me because vectors create near perfect lines but not necessarily good for game creations. I like how you retain the cuteness.

Below is a project that really got me into Pixel Art. [link]
Rav3nBloss0m Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
PrincesssLunaLives Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
mail me answers!
PrincesssLunaLives Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
how do i ge points?
BlackCherry1994 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
<------umm look at my Icon I used it she look awesome.. and to let you know it blackrose
Raven-Love13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i will use this for my new pony character i made.i havent uploaded a picture of her yet though x3 but i will give you the link to the picture when i make and upload it ;D
Viral-Code Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Sounds cool, I'm also happy to hear if people are appreciating/using my bases... that is after all why I uploaded them. :3
Octopus-child Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Ahhh, sweet pixelling skills!
I had no idea you liked MLP! :>
Viral-Code Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for compliment and fave! :3

And yeah I do! I take it that means you do as well.
I still think it's a little rough, but...
Would you believe I was meant to be making this avatar size, but only realised my canvas was twice the size it was meant to be by the time I was half done?
Octopus-child Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
You're welcome! <3

Eyup! :>
I think it looks pretty sweet!
Hahaha, I would! I've made mistakes like that before |D But I think it's a handy mistake, as it allows for more detail, but still looks nice when shrunken down :3
Viral-Code Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Brohoof? I was Dash last time and I can't remember any others so... and you know, I care about such a petty thing.

Well thank you. Trying to figure out what to do now. I think for a start I will try and make a unicorn horn addon, but besides that I don't know.
Yup, it was certainly a bigger challenge with 4 times as many pixels to fill, although some bits still look a little flat... then again it's meant to be a template not a finished work. Obviously if anyone DOES use it they can redo the shading however they want... just not pillow shading.
It does mean the lines aren't as clear but yeah, it doesn't suffer too much from being shrunk.
mapoko Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Hey, this is really cool! I love it!

P.S.: I want to support my friend, who just uploaded this amazing picture: [link] It would be so awesome of you if you could switch over and maybe give her a fav (If you like the pic like I do )! Thank you so much!

I love the work of ~sanguisGelidus and *sandara ! A visit of their galleries really is worth it!

Visit my page if you want to get fav's! I am a fav- ,Llama- and watch-monster!!!
Viral-Code Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you, although I hope this wasn't just an attempt to advertise someone else's work.
Forgive me for being a little cynical but it just doesn't have any significence.
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