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).
Some notes - There are other ways to create a nice, smooth and even surface. I can only provide information on what I have tried and what I know. - The 3 items shown, from left to right, are: Sculpey liquid clay softener, baby oil, and petroleum oil. - Oils and petroleum jelly can stain your clothes and workplace. Wash your hands after using these items. - When sanding, use a dust mask and make sure your work area is well ventilated. - Before painting, you need to set up a smooth surface to paint. I'll provide more information on painting in a future tutorial.
This tutorial was difficult to do. I wasn't sure what to write about, it felt like there was so little to say.
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.
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.
Some Notes - You don't have to paint the eyes this way. Find out what you are most comfortable with. - If you dilute the paint with some water, you'll end up with smoother results. However, if you add too much water and make the paint too thin, it will spread around like crazy and you'll lose control of it. I'll have more information about diluting paints in a future tutorial. - In order to make the upper arch, you can use a paint brush or marker pen. If you choose to use a marker pen, find one that doesn't fade or disintegrate. I found that "Pigma Micron" and "Faber-Castell" brand marker pens work well but are expensive. I currently paint on the arch with a paint brush. Painting on the arch requires some practice so don't get frustrated if it doesn't work out in the beginning. - I will make another tutorial on how to paint the lashes soon.
I used Rainbow Dad in this tutorial ( amandkyo-su.deviantart.com/art… ). He doesn't have a mane in these photos because I remove everything when I paint the bodies.
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DILeak is proud to present the front, three-quarters, and profile flash puppet rigs for Berry Punch derived from the official puppets being used for Zachary Rich's next pony animation - Double Rainboom!
You can download the .FLA in CS5.0 format by clicking the download button to the right of the picture.
v1.0 ►(February 8, 2013) Final release - front, 3Q, & profile views fully nested with mouths, eyelids, cheeks, ears, and other general body parts.
CREDITS • Zachary Rich (assets, rigging) • Aaron Lavarnway (assets) • Kurt Smith (assets, rigging) [link] • Michelle LaPalme (assets) • Rachel McWhirter (assets) [link] • Christer Jensen (assets) • Travis Tessmer (assets) • Sean Simon (assets) • Eric Kurzmack (assets)