Plushie Making GoodnessI have been making plushes for about 2-3 months now, and have found the community amazing in providing guides, tutorials and advice on all aspects of plushie making.Plushie Making Goodness2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For that reason I thought it would be a great idea to gather all of the information that I have used into one place so that other plushie makers can get great help and guidance as well.
Here you can find a collection of free and paid patterns, tutorials and guides on pattern making.
Free Patterns & Tutorials
Voodoo-Tiki's Pony Plushie Tutorial - http://browse.deviantart.com/artisan/customdolls/plushies/?qh=§ion=&q=mlp+plushie+pattern#/d4u0t6a
haiban's Pony Pattern Tutorial - Part 1 |
Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle!Hello Everypony!Rarity, Rainbow Dash and Twilight Sparkle!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I get a lot of MLP FIM DD Suggestions. A lot. A LOT. :iconalotplz:
I can't feature them all...although I'd like to...but I think people wouldn't appreciate a pony every single day!
So here is a feature! Three ponies, lots of awesome art!
More to come! Maybe...
:thumb318507558:Alternate outfit Rarity ver. 2 plush by OneHitWonder
MLP: Rarity Plushie by MLPPlushiesCommission - Itsy-Pony - Hipster/Beatnik Rarity 2 by mihoyonagibig rarity by LightningChaserMLP: Rarity Bento by mindfire3927Scared-y Filly 1 by dustysculpturesRarity Charm by superayaa
Rarity Suncatcher by CadmiumCrabRarity Charm by minnichi:thumb311484017:rarity presentation by melinaminottiRarity, felt phone case by Blindfaith-booRarity Woodwork by xofox
MLP FIM Rarity Plush by StormyNight79+plush+ Marshmallow Rarity by Darling-PoeRarity Plushie by JequilaRarity Plushie 1 by DogerCraftRarity Necklace by eggsistoastRarity by TheLastGherkin
My Plushie Making ProcessEDIT - This journal post began as something negative but I have decided to make it into something more positive.My Plushie Making Process2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Plushie Making Process
1. Create a pattern using photoshop. I often use reference images of ponies from the show to try and get each plushie as show accurate as possible. Each pattern can take anything from 3-10 hours of tweaking in photoshop alone. TIME : 3-10 hours
2. Once I have a pattern I want to test, I convert it to PDF, print it and cut it out. There are normally about 6 pages of patterns not including manes, tails or accessories.
3. Once I have my pattern I now move onto embroidery files. I first take a reference image of the character and create a vector of the eye and cutie marks in photoshop. Once I have a crisp vector, I import it into my digitizing program (Brother's PE Design) and digitize each file. Each plushie has different eyes and cutie mark so this has to be done fo
How do you embroider? (Updated with findings)Update:How do you embroider? (Updated with findings)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've done several experiments since asking this question, and have come to settle on the following settings to produce the best embroidery:
Stabilizer: Heavyweight cut-away for the very best result (I used Pellon), or 2 layers of medium-weight tear-away (I've tried this for both Pellon and Sulky). Use a water-soluble stabilizer on top of Minky to keep the nap down so the pile will not show through.
Needle: Standard sharp needle, even on Minky. Some recommended ballpoint needles, but the result turned out a bit more sketchy than I'd like.
Embroidery File: 7stitches/mm density, 5 units of fixed pull compensation for pattern fills, and 12 units of variable pull compensation for satin (zig-zag) stitches.
Hooping: Hoop backing stabilizer, and adhere fabric on top. I tried hooping Minky, but the middle kept shifting due to the stretchy nature of the fabric.
Thanks to all (2 of you ) who replied to this entry with suggestions, and to all
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 Resources3 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
(CLOSED)Derpy Hooves Beanie Giveaway!THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED! THANK YOU ALL WHO JOINED(CLOSED)Derpy Hooves Beanie Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello everyone :] I've decided to give away this Derpy!
Please follow the rules and you'll have a chance to win her and take her home!
1. Fav this journal
2. Please write a journal about this giveaway and link it back here in the comments.
3. Add me to your watch list :]
Each person who watches, faves this journal and makes a journal will get a number. I'll be using random.org to choose a number, and when someone's number is picked that person will win the plushie! Easy enough right? I will pay for shipping worldwide.
The winner will be announced June 2nd :iconderpyclapplz:
Any questions please ask. Do NOT make multiple accounts just so you can have a better chance. Please make this fair for everyone :iconaawplz: Thank you!
Good luck :'D
EDIT: Just in case you were wondering how big she is, 8 inches long and 3 inches across her back !
mlp plush giveawayyus i am having a giveaway for my mlp plushies so here it ismlp plush giveaway3 years ago in Personal More Like This
fav this journal
it would be nice if you watched me but you dont have to
you must write a journal with a link back to this one
write a comment in this journal with a link to your journal
this is a smallish giveaway, there probably wont be that many entries
there will only be one prize no placing and that will be the PLUSH you can pick any pony, either from the show or an OC
winners will be chosen with random.org,hope you guys enter because there is a good chance of winning
ends on September 1st
Free Pony Plush Giveaway! [UPDATE]http://greepix.deviantart.com/journal/And-the-winner-is-329207539#commentsFree Pony Plush Giveaway! [UPDATE]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey there everypony! My sister and I have decided to open a free pony giveaway, that will be open to all! Please read the rules before continuing~~
You must be a watcher of me, and museoda. (Don't think we won't check!)
You must fav this journal
IMPORTANT: Please comment on this journal, so we know you want to participate!
Please make a journal advertising the giveaway, and link it back in your comment.
Okay those are the rules.
EDIT: October 2nd 2012 8:00 PM
November 23rd 8:00 PM
Okay, here is the fun part! The prize!
You may choose from these ponies:
[Bullet; Pink]Pinkie Pie
[Bullet; Orange] Applejack
[Bullet; Blue] Rainbow Dash
[Bullet; Purple] Twilight Sparkle
[Bullet; Yellow] Fluttershy
12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!ATTENTION-12-Month Premium Membership, and Point Giveaway!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The winners of the contest are:
:iconEmmersDrawberry: is the winner of the 12-Month Premium Membership. I will be contacting you shortly. Please tell me if you want your prize delivered in points or not!
:iconryuuchan4: is the winner of the 250 points.
:iconyoruzena: is the winner of the 150 points.
CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
And to those who did not win... no worries! I will be holding another contest within the next day or two so stay tuned for your chance to win points/premium membership!
Yes. You heard it right! I'm giving away a 12-month Premium Membership, and points to three lucky people.
Please read the rules below in order to be formally entered.
This giveaway is only open to my watchers. If you would like the chance to participate in this contest or any others that I may have, please watch me.
At the end of the giveaway the winners will be
Do you want a beani Derpy plush?!---ENDED----Do you want a beani Derpy plush?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well this little one is looking for a home, do you want her? well just follow the rules and you can win this tiny little pal ^^
Here are the rules:
1. Fav this journal
2. You most Write a journal with a link back to this one ( you don't have to tell me)
3. Watch me ^^
I will be using random.org ^^ to choose a watcher and I will check if you have a journal linking to this journal.
GIVEAWAY ENDS MAY 24, so tell to your friends too ^^
If you have any question please post in this page
Thanks to all! and good luck!
Note: I will pay the shipping costs so no matter where you are, you are free to participate! ^^
Winner will be choose May 25 ^^
WATCHER CONTEST 2013! (WINNER ANNOUNCED) EDIT: And the winner is :iconLinkshade:! Congrats, and I'll be contacting you about your prize! I'd like to thank everyone for participating, and for being the greatest watchers in the world! This was really fun, so I think I'll do another in the future! c:WATCHER CONTEST 2013! (WINNER ANNOUNCED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I figure it's about time that I do one of these watcher contests! I still have plenty on my plate commission and trade wise, but I want to leave it open for a little while! Hopefully this will give some of my wonderful watchers a chance to own a plush from me that they might not have otherwise been able to get! For now there will be one winner, but if there is an overwhelming response, I may add another in the coming months. c:
What you can win:
- Your choice of one of the Mane 6 or Derpy.
What you have to to:
- Be a watcher
- Post a comment on this journal
Optional: Linking a journal entry featuring this contest will give you an additional entry, but it is absolutely not necessary.
Have fun a
comic book and stuffThe comics at Bronycon were a huge success.comic book and stuff3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So much so that we're doing another printing and mailing out to anyone, world wide, who is interested. Just email Pacce (email@example.com) and he'll talk to you about how we're going about it.
We'll be collecting names and emails until next weekend (Friday July 13th) and then we'll start up printing the following week after we contact everyone.
**Commissions** (paypal only)
and for the commissions please first send me a note with specifications of the type of commission you want, don't forget to add references (like cutie mark and stuff)
these are the prices for the commissions. you know,,,If you want a commission...
( prices for only one character in the piece)
$10: for each additional character
$15: flat color
$20: color + simple shading (no BG)
$30: Full color + shading + personalized BG ( can choose between simple or complicated)
$7: for simple backgrounds o
Plushie Giveaway! (now with additional prizes!)CONTEST OVERPlushie Giveaway! (now with additional prizes!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's right, I will be giving away a free 12inch fleece pony plushie at the end of November! It can be of any pony (apart from princesses and complex OCs) and I will ship to anywhere in the world (though please be aware I will not be responsible for any import charges your country may have). The winner shall be selected on December 1st at random
How to enter
1. Be a watcher of mine
2. Post either a journal, or if you would prefer, a tweet, tumblr post or any social forum with a link back to this journal post.
3. Comment on this journal with a link to your journal post, tweet etc
And that's it!
Feel free to ask any questions!
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND PRIZES!
Less than 2 weeks left until the winner is picked! So far we have about 400 entrants, so I have decided to throw in an extra prize. The runner up will win one free beanie pony!
The winner will be picked at 12am GMT on December 1st using random.org, I will note the winners and they will have 24 hours to re
Commissions PricesOn account of the abundance of free time I now have during the school holidays, I have decided I will be opening point commissions soon.Commissions Prices2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you are interested, send me a note with: a reference of the character(s) you want drawn (including cutie mark), (optional) information on a pose, your selected style and any additional extras.
The styles and Prices are as follows:
Pony Sketches 10
Flat colour Pony Sketches 15
Shaded Pony Sketches 25
Flat colour Pony w/ coloured linework 30
Shaded Pony w/ coloured linework 40
Pony Headshots 40 (One pony per headshot)
.:PC:. Woodwind Whistle Headshot by weirdfuzzythingFB request: Pony Headshot 12 by weirdfuzzything
Simple Backgrounds +10
shy love by weirdfuzzythingIcarusong by weirdfuzzythingBelated Birthday Gift for Brit by weirdfuzzything
Advance Backgrounds +20
Wisefree Wallpaper by weirdfuzzythingPolygonSmasher Collab by weirdfuzzything
1,000 watchers! (and contests!)*Edit* Extending the contest for one extra day because Equestria Daily decided to post it in the roundup. Hope nobody minds!1,000 watchers! (and contests!)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yup. 1,000+ watchers. Kind of crept up on me. Thanks everyone!
So I suppose I ought to hold a giveaway of some sort~
Something simple... Everyone who replies to this journal entry is entered! One week from now, I will randomly select a winner. The prize shall be: A custom pony of your choice (up to five inches tall)!
I reserve the right to select more than one winner, depending on how busy I am with commissions (I have a few I am working on).
Also I would like to remind everyone of the ongoing Raindrops contest! Details here: http://hoikarnage.deviantart.com/art/Raindrops-Contest-352114326?q=gallery%3Ahoikarnage&qo=3 About a week left! Looks like I have about ten submissions so far!
Thanks again everyone!
WATCHER GIVEAWAY!!!Wow, so I have 99 watchers (as the date this journal is made), kinda surprised, as a celebration for this, when watchers reach 100, I will start the giveaway!!!WATCHER GIVEAWAY!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The detail of the giveaway is one 4 inch pony size polymer clay sculpture, not bigger, as it will drain my limited resources even more... and the shipping is at the winners expense!!!!
This GIVEAWAY is pony focused, sorry for my non pony watchers, if you are one of the winners, I can sculpt something within 4 inch.
Simple stuff, to enter, first you have to be one of my watchers, AND have to be one of the :iconPonySculptors:
WIN A PONY #10 - Featured Artist Reyndrys!We've got more ponies for the givin' away! Our featured artist this week is :iconreyndrys:WIN A PONY #10 - Featured Artist Reyndrys!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
**ENTERING TO WIN? Post your entry in the comments on THIS JOURNAL ENTRY only! If you post your entry on the home page, it will not be counted.**
Skip down to the bottom for all entry details and rules.
This doe-eyed Luna is one of my favorite pony sculpts on the internet. Today, we get an opportunity to chat with her creator!
>Hey everypony, it's Reyndrys! Want to tell us a little about yourself?
:iconreyndrys: "My name is Fayen and I'm 24 living in Minnesota. I spend most of my time drawing or sculpting as I'm one of those pale, indoorsy people. I occasionally work with resin, metals, bone and wool. My favorite animal is a fox and as a fun fact I used to own a red fox and a fennec fox."
>A fennec fox, Fayen? I am completely jealous. So, how did you get from foxes to ponies?
:iconreyndrys: "I started sculpting charms out of sheer boredom one day a
a couple of notes, and Convention EtiquetteA couple of notes-a couple of notes, and Convention Etiquette2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Wow, Chrysalis murdered a cat!"
If so, that's the strangest looking cat I've ever seen. Officially scripted as the citizens of Wovey Dovey Land, and not cats. And as to what ol' Queen Bucktooth did... I didn't see anything, did you? What we don't see can be far worse than what we do... And that's the last I'll say about it.
"Will you and Katie be returning?"
Of course! We love bringing you these stories, and your response has been more positive than we ever could have imagined. Katie and I are working on new stories right now. We return with issue 9! In the meantime, keep an eye out for new cover art!
"Can I mail you my book to have it signed?"
No. Sorry, I really am not comfortable giving out my home address, or becoming responsible for somebody else's property. Your best bet is to catch me at a show, I'm doing many this year, and I will gladly sign books!
"Can I have a sketch/page/art?"
For free? No, sorry. This is honestly how I make a living- art purchases are m
Devious Journal EntryOkay, I just got home from school, and let me sayDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
today was boring
but, the bus ride home TOTALLY made up for that.
You see, on our way home, me and my sister always sit together on the bus. As usual, I was listening to my music with headphones in (Brony music of course xb).
My sister suddenly starts jabbing me in the arm, wanting me to listen to her, so I remove one of my earbuds
She says to me: "Can't you hear that? it's Ponies!" I'm just confused cause I still have music playing in my other ear. She tells me to listen so I take out my earphones and listen reaaally hard...
What do I hear? Nothing other than a bunch of screaming kids e_e
But when I listen harder, I hear Alex S.'s MLP intro Glitch remix! One of my favourite MLP remixes ever <3
(link plz: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2R677MV--WI )
I was a bit confused at first, but I realized it was coming from the front of the bus. After it ended, I went and put on the same song as well, after unplugging my earphones. The t
I hate EA with the force of a thousand suns.Most people that I know who care about PC gaming steer very clear of Origin, EA's crappy answer to the Steam ecosystem.I hate EA with the force of a thousand suns.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This works well for most people, except EA recently tried to tempt me to actually use the account-I-had-to-make-to-play-Dead-Space-2 by offering me a 50% off promo code on the store.
Ok, fair enough, for 50% off I might bother to look at Crysis 3 or Dead Space 3, for instance. I would brave Origin for a good deal, sure.
Except the code is invalid.
Reading the fine print it's revealed that the code is invalid for new games, some specific big titles, Valve games, EA partner titles, etc etc... in fact, here's the whole blurb:
OFFER EXPIRES 30 DAYS FROM DATE OF EMAIL. OFFER IS VALID ONLY ON PURCHASES FROM THE ORIGIN STORE AT WWW.ORIGIN.COM AND THE ORIGIN CLIENT SOFTWARE (www.origin.com/about). VALUE OF DISCOUNT WILL BE DEDUCTED FROM PRODUCT LIST PRICE AT TIME OF PURCHASE. OFFER EXCLUDES STAR WARS™ THE OLD REPUBLIC™, MASS EFFECT 3, PRE-ORDERS, GAMES RELEASED W
Feature In our groupHelloFeature In our group2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We Gave 87,975 To Our Members In Contests,
Be Ready For Next Contests ,
Our group has a good development in supporting members and we hope keeping on this way well.
How to Feature here?
It's very easy,
Weekly Feature : At least 12-20 Every Week
Monthly Feature : At least 49-100 Every month
Yearly Feature : At least 588-1080 Every Year
Best Feature : At least 300-400 Every Month
awesome Feature : At least 750 Every Month
And also You can be as a Supporter , (it mean you give us some points you can every month or week)
If you'd like We advertise your Deviations In Folder Featured : Every Deviations : 49-100 for one month ,
Then you are one of our supporters and we add your name i
(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...http://veggie55.deviantart.com/art/Farewell-323464665 Some of you may have picked up on it....(Please Read) Indefinite Hiatus...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before anything, just allow me to tell just how much I have adored and cherished the love, kindness, support and friendship I have gained from all of you who cared to view what I'd drawn.
Doing these silly (And usually illogical/disturbing) comic-strips and images has literally been one of the highlights in my life, as cheesy and cliché as that may sound, I swear, it's absolutely true. Ever since way back when I started with my couple of watchers right up to this moment with over 19'000 watchers, breaking the 1'000'000 pageview milestone and having amassed over 10'000'000 hits, logging into this account and seeing many, many supportive remarks and friendly comments, watching the favourites rise steadfastly on each deviation, seeing others willing to try improve their own, or return, to drawing (Despite the fact that I still do not wish to be titled as a
Face Your Fears...or you'll fear them the rest of your sleepless nights~~ Such an adorable episode and spooky too!! Scootaloo is no longer a chicken, Huzzah~~~Face Your Fears2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time to get cracking on some artz!
My Little Pony - Lyra Plushie KitI have gotten a ton of requests to embroider eyes and cutie marks for folks who want a MLP plushie. Sadly, a lot of the detail on embroidering eyes and cutie marks is lost when I try to make a patch out of them. The only option while keeping quality is to embroider directly on the fabric. If you didn't have an embroidery machine, that meant sending me the fabric, I would embroider it, and then mail it back. That back and forth took about a month, and shipping cost was very high. I have been working on different solutions with a few goals in mind. The goals I had in mind were:My Little Pony - Lyra Plushie Kit3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Realistic - The solution had to look like a MLP pony and be 'On Model'. They definitely had to be better than the new TRU plushes that frighten small children.
High quality - The solution had to be high quality. Quality is in the details, so the details have to be wonderfully made.
Huggable - The solution had to be cuddly and soft.
Durable - The sol