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Engraved Silhouettes by Jigg007 Engraved Silhouettes by Jigg007
A present for a friend - Two individual pieces of plexiglass engraved with separate elements and their own LED lighting. Which gives each character their color. The base is made out of solid wood and painted to a black finish. Green and Purple 3mm leds were used and the unit is powered from USB 5V+

MLP Belongs to hasbro,
Original artwork belongs to :iconcuttycommando: [link] :thumb318237879:

in which then i painstakingly spline'dd out in autocad (and added sweet crowns): [link] :thumb348430124:

And here is a bonus view of it in bright room light: [link]

Start to finish this took more time than I'd like to admit, but mostly atributed to errors with old hardware.
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:iconchrysalislover:
Chrysalislover Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
This is very impressive :D I especially love how you split the light colors, between Chrissy and Cadance :D
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Twilightberry Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
:wow:  That's amazing
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luluninetails Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Amazing 
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:iconjigg007:
Jigg007 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconluluninetails:
luluninetails Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Your Very Welcome :3
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:iconsorelstrasz:
Sorelstrasz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
... I want one. :)
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tomw20 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
This is really impressive.
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:iconnerdtron44:
nerdtron44 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Nice work !
I also converted a drawing in machine code to drive a pen plotter : [link]
I used inkscape, it can vectorize a picture automatically.
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:iconjigg007:
Jigg007 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Yeah I've done automation processes like that. But you run into the problem where you get a lot of redundant geometry. Like when your plotter makes the tail and hair it adds a bunch of dots all over which you really cant make out given the size of the material/marker. More of a moot point, but it really doesn't "optimize" either. Because you're sometimes cutting the same line twice due to a auto-vector process you're just wasting time.

But still cool, we need more industrial bronies!
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:iconscezumin:
Scezumin Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
This is definitely one of the classiest and most unique bits of fanart I've seen.
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:iconfimstargazer:
FiMStargazer Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's pretty cool
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:iconschneelocke:
schneelocke Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
That's wonderful. :)
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:iconak399:
ak399 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
That is RIDICULOUSLY cool!
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:iconvulpinedesigns:
vulpinedesigns Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work, and a really original concept!
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:iconjigg007:
Jigg007 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, and nothing is safe from ponification!
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:iconsuperpeasentnajeeb:
SuperPeasentNajeeb Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
This is amazing! I love it! I can get one where now? Haha
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:icongileda:
gileda Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
That is amazing. I love the idea, the colours and the finish. How did you do the engraving?
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:iconjigg007:
Jigg007 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I draw it up in AutoCAD and then I use an in-house cnc engraver.The drawing is split into two separate pieces. The picture looses some of the color details, but there is better color separation between the tails. Base is made up of craft wood which houses leds and power supply.

Thanks for the interest
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:iconshiita64:
shiita64 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Super awesome!
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:iconjigg007:
Jigg007 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks a super bunch!
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:iconhslayer:
hslayer Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
That looks phenomenal! You say it took a damn long time, but I still have to ask, would you consider taking commissions for works like this?
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:iconjigg007:
Jigg007 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
At first i chuckled (I don't have a lot of free time between work and other projects) but yes! I do think given a few weeks I could start making more of these (in general, not the same picture) after coming up with a better process.
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SnowyLilacs Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
That is very cool! And congrats this was featured on Equestria Daily's Artisan Pony Crafts Compilation #10
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:iconjigg007:
Jigg007 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks!

I saw, I was all giddy. Second item on EQD. (first was a bronycon 2012 road trip time lapse, in-case i spiked curiosity)
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student General Artist
Buck yeah! I love how crisp and clear it looks. Engraving them so precisely must've taken quite some effort. Also, very nice idea with them lights! Great job, maker!
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:iconjigg007:
Jigg007 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I saw your comment on EQD, so here is my double thank you! (Thank you!)
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:iconmario-eats-sunshine:
Mario-Eats-Sunshine Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
That.Is.Awesome!
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:iconjigg007:
Jigg007 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hey thanks, I appreciate it!
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