They're the same colour as Dash's because the animation team probably got lazy and picked out the closest colour to red that they already had sitting around, and then made sure you only got to see them through the filter so that people could interpret it as red if they so desired.
And you know what, a lot of people desire her to have her own unique eye colour, so kindly piss off and let artists art however they please.
I doubt that the animators were lazy in picking the colour. What most likely happened was when creating the original puppet to use in "Suited for Success", they used the stock magenta eye that many background ponies share. When it came time to put Vinyl in "A Canterlot Wedding" as a nod to the fans, they used the same puppet without any alterations. I also very much doubt that they purposely applied filters so people could continue interpreting as red. The artists have stated her eyes are the same as Rainbow Dash, not "we coloured them magenta, but applied enough filters to hide said fact".
As for your second point, yes, artists can do what they want. I didn't reply saying the artist had to change it. But when said artist posts a reply which insinuates they haven't seen the official proof as to Vinyl's correct eye colour, why wouldn't I be allowed to link that information and let the artist choose whether to stick with headcannon or switch to the official palette? At least that way, they are stating their opinion and not just blaming ignorance on the matter.
Jigsaw-Sk8pantsFeatured By OwnerDec 4, 2012Hobbyist General Artist
Vinyl Looks great with both eye colours. Canon and none Canon. Let fan art be fan art and leave it be. Also the way you just went about this makes you look like the biggest smart ass on the planet...Get a better hobby
I realise now that I did word my reply in a way that could come across badly, that wasn't my intent. I merely wanted to inform zomgitslaura of the official material confirming Vinyl's magenta eyes, due to the original response of "i'll believe that when i see a picture of her face without a blue nighttime pallet overlay".
I understand that someones work can be whatever they want, I wasn't implying the art has to be changed. All I saw was a response stating no knowledge of the official facts & decided to display them. Again, the fact that it came over cocky is my bad.
Now I'm sorry if my response came across as smarmy or smart-alecky, but I was just trying to reply to your original message. If you hadn't seen the evidence showing her eyes to be magenta, that's fine, I just thought should know since you seemed unaware. If you did know, but choose to colour her eyes red regardless, the fine too. Just give a correct reason as to why you do & don't just feign ignorance.
I responded to you because some people do care about stuff like this. You want red eyes. The original poster defends magenta. Me? I just want to understand why people choose to colour them red still...
I'm not going to deny that there is some awesome artwork of Vinyl with red eyes, that's not the issue. The issue is why? Why do people choose to use a colour that is incorrect from the source material?
Sure, there is headcanon with pony names & such, but that usually revolves around the idea that "If it's not in the show, then it's not official". I'm fine with that. I definitely do not want to start calling Daisy "Flower Wishes" just because a toy calls her such (don't even get me started on "Sweetie Drops"...). But when something as simple as correct eye colour is revealed in the show, shouldn't that be accepted?
I mean, if someone drew RD with pink in her mane, or drew AJ's freckles black, wouldn't people point it out and ask for it to be fixed? Wouldn't you find it odd if the person refused stating "that's my headcanon"? Why are DJ-Pon3's eyes any different?
One of my favourite fan images of Vinyl had her with red eyes, but after "A Canterlot Wedding" and it was proven to be magenta, the artist redid the artwork to match the canon. Now, again, I'm not stating artist have to change their colour preference. I just want to understand "why"? Why do some artists continue to forego canonicity for outdated fanon? Is that too much to ask? Is it too hard to answer?