Also, I managed to finally break my streak of making each tutorial longer than the last! This one is shorter than both RD's and Twilight's. Fist pump, indeed.
Anyway, thanks again to everyone who has waited so patiently for my tutorials, and thanks to those that haven't. You may think your cries for styling advice have been muted by the trillions of light-years of inter-tubes connecting us, but they echo throughout my mind like a horde of shrieking harpies, pushing me forward. Also, all of the delightful comments and images of your work motivate me as well. I work best with both a carrot dangling from the end of a stick in front of me and a whip at my back.
And, of course, My Little Pony, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Applejack, and the Hasbro toys are all owned by Hasbro.
Rion-Noire asked me about sculpting male pony's nose (check out his cute Dashie custom!)
This is just a quick explanation and one way to make a colt/male pony's nose. Since there isn't a lot of information provided here, feel free to ask questions. I know there are people out there who make the male pony's noses in a different way, this is my way of making it. You don't have to follow this exactly as it's shown. You can make the nose bigger or smaller or whatever you want.
1. Get a pony and a bit of clay 2. Shape the ball of clay so that it looks like a pill or Tic Tac 3. Squish the clay onto the pony's nose 4. Gently push some of the clay to the bridge the nose. 5. Do the same to the sides of the nose 6. Finally, smoothen the front of the nose Not Shown: Work with the clay until all side of completely smooth and the clay seamlessly forms into the pony. You can use clay oil to do this (before the clay hardens) or sand the nose (after the clay hardens)
I took these pictures in a rush so there are a lot of things in the background. There's a Blossomforth in the back, in the process of becoming a Derpy. There's Soarin's tail and mane to the left. There's a bunch of paints and my working area (which is just an old calender I use so I don't have to scrub the clay and paint off my desk so often).
All of the color guides are getting a revamp. The guides are all now two pages, one for digital applications (such as vectors, painting in Photoshop, 3D modeling, etc) and the other for print applications (customs, merch, T-shirts, et cetera). The PNG preview for the digital guide should be OK to use as well, so the PDF is optional.
If you use Google Chrome or Safari, they will attempt to open the file in-line with Google Docs PDF viewer. DO NOT EYEDROP THOSE COLORS. SAVE THE PDF FILE. The Google Docs viewer displays in a very low bit depth that results in dithering of the colors. Until Deviantart gives me a way to disable this, you should use the download file link to view the guide!
They are also now more space efficient, and will be able to scale better with ponies that have more colors than normal.
The Digital guides aim to be as close to the show as possible, while the print guides aim to be as close to official merch as possible. When there's no merch of that pony (e.g. background ponies) then the print colors will be based on my conversions which will aim to reproduce the show without looking too weird or have obvious gamut problems.
It is safe to eyedrop the digital colors or use the hex/RGB codes - the swatches should match up just fine. Just make sure you're working in sRGB color mode.
For the merch guides, the spot colors are rendered using CMYK alternate color space. This is based on my own examinations of the merch boxes, where the spot colors are simulated straight to process anyway.
Hi everyone, as you know, i had this model since a GOOD time... Everyone, well...A Lot of people wants this model i had a lot of request for a download link, i started to rig this again because isn't easy trhow it to the trash to easy...So i've worked in this again...
But well...I won't create discord again because i have other things to do, so i use the ~benja020 model discord, is a very good model, so i've worked on this. It have 43 Flexes...Yes!
Discord is a expressive creature and i tried to create a lot of expresions modes for make it with more...Life?
Sorry if i dissapointed to you about you waiting a excellent model, i feel bad for this, but i don't really like discord, i did it for everyone who wants have a discord model
I will provide detailed guides on how to use these materials later on.
1. Polymer clay - Generally I use "Sculpey" brand clay, one of the most well know brands of polymer clay. I prefer "Super Sculpey" because it's easy to work with but I also use "Super Sculpey Firm" for smaller things. There are many different brands of polymer clay, find out which works best for you. 2. MLP Toy - This is the base of the whole custom. You can use blind bags, brushables or any other type of MLP toy. 3. Super Glue - Used to attach manes, tails or accessories onto the figure. 4. Liquid Clay Softener - When the clay is still soft, I use it to smoothen the surface. By putting a drop on your fingers, you can gently brush over a surface to get rid of fingerprints and small imperfections. You can use baby oil or mineral oil as a cheaper alternative. 5. Stainless Steel Wire - Can be used as a frame to provide support or be part of the decor itself.
6. Pencil - For sketching designs onto the figure or clay. 7. Xacto Knife - Has many uses. It can be used to remove existing manes, cut out shapes from clay, roll out clay or crave designs. 8. Nose Tipped Pliers - Used for cutting and bending wire 9. Ultra Fine Detail Paintbrush - For very fine details such as cutie marks, eyes, etc. 10. Fine Detail Paintbrush - For small details. 11. Watercolor Paintbrush - For painting big surfaces such as the body or mane.
Acrylic Paint These are water based, non toxic acrylic paints. I have Apple Barrel, Americana, Craft Smart, and Folk Art brand paints. After I'm done painting, I use a sealer/finish to protect the paint. I have "Mod Podge" and "Delta Ceramcoat"
These are my frequently used tools. I occasionally use other things such as sandpaper, toothpicks and paper towels but I don't know if they are worth mentioning.
There are other ways to remove the hair from these ponies but this is the way I do it. I do not need to completely remove the hair because I do not rehair my ponies, I sculpt new manes using clay.
I shouldn't have to say this but I feel like need to, You are using a sharp instrument, be careful. - Take your time, do not rush. - Make sure your fingers are away from the blade. - Never pull the blade towards you, push the blade away from you. - Do not use too much force. If the blade slips, goodness knows what it will hit.
Well, someone should create model of bigmac since a good time, so well, i've created one, is the x1.1 more bigger than a normal pony, so, now come the bad news...Few flexes could have issues, and the rig too (Well, no really, i've edited the shape of big mac) so don't expect a 100% quality model
Well, as you can see in the picture the mouth is rounded...But when you spawn it is squared...WTF? simple...Just press 1st click when you faceposing on the model and done, the face will morph c:
Thaanks a lot to for the amazing textures
I'm sure you competitor of the contest do you want kill me because i've upload it now and you have only 2 day to apply it LOL