So you want to make a ponyI get asked alot of questions on how to make pony plushes. I really don't think I'm the best person to ask since I'm a total noob, but I will try to help! First off, you need a pattern. I don't sell or give out my pattern, but there are plenty of nice ones online! All it takes is a bit of searching but I'm going to make that part easy for you.
BabyLondonStar's kawaii pony -
The pattern: http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p1.jpg http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p2.jpg http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p3.jpg
The Tutorial: http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/
:iconVoodoo-Tiki:'s pony -
The pattern: http://voodoo-tiki.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4tbodh http://voodoo-tiki.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4tbol7
The Tutorial: ht
So you want to buy minkyI get asked this question alot and I promised a guide a while back but I'm just now getting around to making it! Here is a list of websites where you can buy minky fabric for your projects!So you want to buy minky2 years ago in Personal More Like This
www.beverlys.com - search cuddle 3
www.joann.com - search for Soft n Comfy
www.minkee.com.au - Australia
Land of Oh Etsy - http://www.etsy.com/listing/95419080/1-yard-1-mm-smooth-cuddle-minky-fabric?ref=usr_faveitems
Igloo0203 - http://myworld.ebay.com/igloo0203/&_trksid3984.m1439.l2754 - This seller has a wide color selection and the minky comes in 3mm and 5mm pile! She's located in Korea and shipping usually takes about 2 weeks, or at least that is when my orders arrive.
KYcutters - http://myworld.ebay.com/kycutters/?_trksid4340.l2559 - They sell Benartex Minkee Gelat
So you want to digitizeIn this tutorial I'm going to attempt to explain how to autodigitize images into embroidery files. There are many different software programs out there. Here is a link to some free software called Stitch Era: http://www.imprimeo.net/howget.htmSo you want to digitize2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this tutorial I'll be showing you how to digitize using PE Design Lite!
This software is best used in conjunction with an image editing program like Adobe Photoshop. I've found that PE Design Lite is quite finicky with colors so you need a high quality vector image of the design you want to digitize.
So the first thing you need to do is find or create your design. Once you have a good quality image open your software.
Note: PE Design Lite has only the most basic of functions. For more embroidery options you'll need to buy/download more advanced digitizing programs.
Step 1: Open software
Step 2: Import your image
This is the file I want to digitize:
Step 3: Click the autodigitize button and the color grid will pop up.
Your digitizing sof
Pony ResourcesI'm routinely updating this post with new resources that people send me. So feel free to send me links to tutorials or other informational posts/deviations/links that you think might be helpful to plushy makers!Pony Resources2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been putting together a new list of pony resources over the last few weeks. It's been a while since I did the first journal post on the topic and unfortunately a lot of the original links went dead when BabyLondonStar deactivated her account. I also wanted to include some links for other non-eye and mark related things that I've found over the time I've been on deviantART.
There's a really cool tutorial by BeeZee-Art for making spiral plushie horns that I thought folks might like to see for their unicorns. I think you could also apply it to plushies where the horn is sewn in already, getting your needle in there might be a little harder though.
Once you've finished sewing your pony you may want to take
Newbie Guide to Joining PMD-eI want to join PMD-E:Newbie Guide to Joining PMD-e2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Want to join PMD-E? Go ahead! Anyone can join at any time, regardless of current skill level, interest level, intended participation level, or language. Anyone! Any time!
I just joined PMD-E:
Now that you’ve joined PMD-E, welcome! What should you do aside from reading the FAQ? You should decide whether or not you’d like to participate via art or writing, as each one requires you to fill out a different application.
The art application is here, and the writing application is here. You would do well to use a program a bit more advanced than MSPaint to edit the art application, such as GIMP, Photoshop, Paint Tool SAI, etc.
Filling out an application:
Now that you’re about to make your application, be it writing or art, you need to decide on a
You want to make plushies? Tips and resources listEdit: added a part about fabric selection before 'where do I start'!You want to make plushies? Tips and resources list2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ever since I posted Wolf Link and Midna I've been getting an influx of messages asking me to teach, reveal my secrets, take people under my wing, and so on. The sad thing is I can't spend all that much time one on one with everybody asking me to teach them. So I've decided to put together this massive block of text, relating some of my personal experience in plush making and listing off all my resources at the bottom. This will cover the very basics of plush and pattern making so if you are completely new to plush making this is for you, if you're not and you're just looking for resources skip to the bottom. I hope this will be helpful to someone!
First off, the reality. The big secret. The key to becoming a good plush artist is...
I can already feel the glares and exasperation but hear me out first.
One thing I've noticed with a lot of the messages I got were that a lot of people were scared of screwing up.
Icon Commissions Info (open) check my front page commission widget to see if its openIcon Commissions Info (open)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bases i use :
THESE WILL BE DONE AS REQUESTS WHEN I OPEN EM
Floating Cloud icon by lekademaclapping icon by lekademaStare icon by lekadema:thumb297811666:
Drunk icon by lekademaConga icon by lekademawalking icon by lekademaFly icon by lekademabutterfly icon by lekademaBouncy Pony icon by lekademaFilly walking icon by lekademaFilly pegasus trot icon by lekademaFlying pegasus filly icon by lekadema
Fast flying icon by lekademaGallop icon by lekademastand left icon by lekademaLooking icon by lekadema
Alicorn Trot icon by lekadema
Hearts and Hooves 25 each
Chem spark blinkie by lekademaStar shade blinkie by lekademaNine lives blinkie by lekademaSteam punk by lekademaneko charm blink by lekademaSkyler blink by lekademaFritz blink by lekadema
if you want one you have to tell me:
.:Point Commisions:.[CLOSED].:Point Commisions:.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Read the rules. Please. ~Rules~ me any comments asking for a commision will be redirected to the rules you may only order 2 things at a time You must pay before I start it In your note put xmasyo You must have ATLEAST 2-3 digital references (reference sheets are an exception) Prices may vary, DO NOT calculate the points yourself You must pay AFTER I accept it Fill out the form for pete's sake :I
My first Giveaway!! CLOSED winners announced!WINNERS HAVE BEEN DRAWN!!!!!My first Giveaway!! CLOSED winners announced!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st PLACE: True Random Number GeneratorMin:1Max:160Result:114 Powered by RANDOM.ORG
2nd PLACE: True Random Number GeneratorMin:1Max:160Result:15 Powered by RANDOM.ORG
So the 1st place winner is: :iconmissingskeleton: with number 114 who wins 150 PLUS 3 MONTH FEATURE (surprise prize )
AND THE 2nd PLACE WINNER is :iconthewritingdragon: with number 15 who wins 50 PLUS 1 MONTH FEATURE! (the whole 2nd place was a surprise!)
*****winners have TWO days to reply/message that they claim their prize or there will be a second drawing....
so I just recently received PM from :iconmitsubishiman: and I LOVE the awesome journal skins!!!!!!!!
ok anyways back to the main topic.....I'm hosting my first giveaway!!! (i'm half excited but then also really nervous.....) because I did a poll and more people voted for a point giveaway so now I'm hosting one!
there will only be ONE winner who will receive 100 !!!!!!! (I'm sorry if this
Commissions - ON HOLD - with more options!COMMISSION INFO:Commissions - ON HOLD - with more options!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
COMMISSIONS ARE TEMPORARLY ON HOLD. THAT MEANS DONT ASK FOR ONE!
I will have 5 spots open at a time. I get overwhelmed easily.
1.) on hold
2.) on hold
3.) on hold
4.) on hold
5.) on hold
So, here are the different things you can ask for.
1.) DRAW YOUR OC - 15-20 points, depends on character.
Just a drawing of your OC. It will be done with a base. If you want any accessories it is an extra 5 for each. Either you supply a picture of the cutie mark, commission me for one, or no cutie mark.
2.) GENERATION CHART - 35-45 points, depends on the character.
A drawing of your OC through the MLP generations. No gradients or accessories are available.
3.)CUTIE MARK - 10-15 points. Depends on how complicat
Commissions :DISCOUNT:EVERYTHING 20 POINTS AND ABOVE HALF OFF FOR A WEEK!! THIS ENDS NOVEMBER 4!!!Commissions :DISCOUNT:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
YO I'M STILL OPEN FOR THESE JUST SO YOU KNOW!!!!!!! PLEASE COMMISION ME! <3
EDIT: I upped the prices because I got much better and these things do take time!!!
First to comment gets the slots. Also a slot counts for more than one thing. For example if you order a journal doll and a picture you are still in one slot.
I CAN NOT AND WILL NOT DRAW HUMANS, ANTHROS, ANYTHING HUMAN LIKE, GIRAFFES/HORSES, SEXUAL SCENES, GORY SCENES, OR REALISTIC THINGS.
I CAN DRAW CANINES, FELINES, DRAGONS, MY LITTLE PONY, BASICALLY ANYTHING BUT THE THINGS LISTED ABOVE. SO BE AWARE WHEN YOU COMMISSION ME THAT I WILL NOT DO THOSE THINGS.
Journal Dolls (5 Points Extra Characters)
Complex Character Animated: 25 Points
Complex Character Nonanimated: 20 Points No example
Detailed Character Animated: 30 Points
Commission: CLOSED(Paypal)Commission InfoCommission: CLOSED(Paypal)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I only accept Paypal(also accepting the local payment with local bank)
I will start doing my commission after get paid.
Please send in a full references art on the characters or put in more details about it.
Any further changes on the commission, please note me about it.
I may be working really slow due to office hour working and might done one commission per day!
Please mention when the commission will be given out for certain dates if had any.
What I can do
My own style; digitally; anime style
Pairing(depends on how I can draw them out)
[Bullet; Green] Mecha(as in android/cyborg and not a fully robot because I can't do it too good)
What I can't do
[Bullet; Green] Hentais/Yuris/Yaois/Porns or any of theunappropiate contents.
One Month Premium Membership :) (CLOSED)Hey there Watchers and Random Deviants!One Month Premium Membership :) (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I will be giving away a One Month premium membership. But unlike normal giveaways, this will be a little different.
So here are the Rules:
- For more people to know about it, Please Fave this journal
- You have to have at least 2 Deviations in your gallery
- You have to comment on this journal (no random words or anything, read the next rule for what to put there)
- In the Comments, put the link of your best deviation you have drawn (or made)
- All kinds of Deviations allowed!
This Will end on 24 January 2013 . But I will need maybe at least a few weeks to look through these Deviations!!! So the Prize will Be given A little late (also give a chance for more people to donate)
I will be choosing the best deviation and give it to the deviant. However, I will only give it to those who do not have a premium membership.
Please be fair, if you already had a premium membership before but had ended, please state in the comments.
MLP Resource: Minky Color Guide(Please keep an eye out for more helpful journals centered around plushie making! More will be made in the future!MLP Resource: Minky Color Guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, keep checking back, as more characters and their colors will be added soon!)
MLP: Minky Color Guide:
Which minky color works best for ______ (insert MLP character here)?
This journal is an attempt to answer that question. There are more than 50 shades of minky out there, and as a plushie maker, I realize that it can be difficult to know which color will work best for the particular pony you're working on. This is made even more frustrating by the fact that many of the images of the minky do not show the true color!
I recently ordered a ton of swatches from fabric.com, and I'm continuing to collect swatches from various websites, in an attempt to get most of the minky colors. Because I have the actual fabric with me, I can compare it to the characters' colors to see which fits best, to ensure that you can make a plushie that is as show-accurate as possib
Tutorial on making iconsI also had this idea for a while. I wanted to make this just for ease if anybody wanted to know better on how to make the icons that I make.Tutorial on making icons2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, a link for the bases: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/35213087/Templates.zip
UpdateHang in there, everyone... just a little longer. I'll be still busy during February, but once it ends I'll have some more time, and then...Update3 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Well... we'll see. Haha.
In the mean time, if you had any questions during, uh, these past... years or so... that I haven't replied, please feel free to use the journal comments below or send me a note. Or, you know, if you just wanna say "hello", I won't mind either, haha. What's up, guys? It's been forever! How you doing? :3
A special thanks to SilberCorgi for the subscription! And the webcomic group INaLS. Thank you so much, that's really kind of you~