10 Tips for Taking Better PhotosA good photo is key to selling your plushie online. Your customer can't hold it in their hands and look at it from all angles, so it’s up to you to provide clear, sharp photos that will capture their interest and convince them to buy from you.10 Tips for Taking Better Photos3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Use a tripod. A steady camera means a sharper image, and lets you concentrate on framing the shot. You can get a small, simple, perfectly satisfactory tripod for about $10, or in a pinch you can prop your camera on a flat surface If for some reason you are obliged to hold the camera, grasp it with both hands, draw your elbows in until they touch, press your arms as tightly as possible to your chest, and hold your breath while snapping the photo.
2. Unlike most subjects, plushies aren't going to fidget, so you have plenty of time to compose your shot (if your plushie does start fidgeting, run away as fast as you can and call an exorcist). Make sure the plushie is centered and fills up most of the frame. Most c
Valentine's Day giveaway~!!Happy Valentine's day, Deviantart~!Valentine's Day giveaway~!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Who wants to win some totally cute FREE PLUSHIES?!
Well, from now until February 14th, you can enter to be on the receiving end of these two cuties!
"But how do I win", you ask?! The rules are simple!
Favorite the deviation!
Comment either on this journal or on the deviation- or both! Each comment counts as a seperate entry from the favorite, so that's a total of 3 possible entries!
Multiple comments DON'T COUNT... please don't spam me with comments XD
Want more chances? Enter on Facebook, as well! The rules are different there, so please read them!
A winner will be randomly drawn from all entries and notified via PM- this includes FB and DA, so the winner won't necessarily be on dA! I'd love to offer 3 seperate sets, but I honestly don't ha
MLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with MinkyMy Little Pony Plushie StyleMLP Resource: Tips + Tricks for Working with Minky3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
What: Minky is a polyester, microfiber fabric that is extremely soft. It is often used in baby blankets and quilts, but also seems to be the fabric of choice for many plushie makers.
(Please keep an eye out for more helpful journals centered around plushie making! More will be made in the future!)
These tools can help make your experience working with minky much easier...
Rotary Cutter: http://www.beverlys.com/olfa-rotary-cutter-28mm.html You can use this to cut the minky directly around your pattern pieces on a flat surface, instead of trying to pin the pattern and hold up the fabric while cutting with scissors. The smaller the blade size, the better, because they go around tight curves easier.
Walking Foot: These sewing machine accessories are very useful. When sewing, because minky is slippery, the fabric may slide around a bit and get off track, making your plushie (or whatever you're making) not as accu
Pony Price ListGeneral Commission Info Hat Pricing FAQPony Price List3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All plushes are minky with applique eyes and cutie marks, unless otherwise agreed upon.
"Starting prices" are listed for all types of plushes. "Starting prices" are defined as the price for the most basic pony of that kind. I start from my base pony price and add charges according to how difficult the character is to make. Design elements that add complexity such as difficult or multicolored manes, body markings, and modifications to the basic pattern will add cost. For a full and amus
Commission - InfoCommission - Info2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Deutsche Preisinfo in meinem Blog
Examples for ponies are in my gallery! :3
Movable Pony (Filly or Mare) with machine embroidered eyes and cutie mark, hand & machine sewn, made of minky
(haven't the bodysize yet.. but is similar to my Fillies!)
One mane/tail color: 130 € / $180
Two mane/tail colors: 140 € / $195
Three or more mane/tail colors: 150 € / $205
OC Pony: + 10 € / $15
Extra details: price up from details
find more examples here
Standing Filly with machine embroidered eyes and cutie mark, hand & machine sewn, made of minky
Bodysize without mane & tail: ~26 cm (10") height ~18 cm (7") width
Free Pony Plush Giveaway! [UPDATE]http://greepix.deviantart.com/journal/And-the-winner-is-329207539#commentsFree Pony Plush Giveaway! [UPDATE]3 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
Rarity:iconlovepurpleplz:Rarity:iconlovepurpleplz:Rarity3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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How to Make Money with Your ArtDisclaimer: I am not an economist, accountant, CPA, marketing expert or any of the sort. These are not guarenteed to help. These are just my opinions, and I have no intention of offering further advice on this matter. Also please do not grammar police me. I'm sure you have better things to do.How to Make Money with Your Art7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have seen a lot of people on social media (especially tumblr) ask about getting more commissions, selling, etc etc. They wonder about why they are not finding customers/watchers/consumers.
First off, I'd like to remind all of you that dA is SUPERSATURATED with talented artists who are trying to sell their work and there is only a limited amount of money floating around, but you are trying to compete with MANY artists. That already poses a problem. Here are some things I would suggest to anyone who is wondering why they can't sell their work. It does not mean you are not talented. There are many factors that could determine your income. Let's get started:
1) ARE YOU READY FOR COM
Updates and things for sale!Wow updates finally. I've been working on pattern updates for most of the month and finally have something to show for it!Updates and things for sale!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
She is a commission for :iconpheiplushies: so she is not for sale! She's just about done, just need to do a few adjustments and hand stitching.
I'll be away at my parents house for most of this week, and will be working on some beanies while I'm there.
Some of my buddies also have some cool things for sale!
:iconhappykittyshop: has an AJ plushie for sale:
And :iconpheiplushies: has some unique minky patches for sale:
The new addition to the family.. :DEveryone, meet Pippin!The new addition to the family.. :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My first fluffyfamilymember e-ver!
Here's my baby, Pippin <3
I'd just made him a Shrinky Dink dog tag which I (totes ingeniusly pff totes) designed to fit The Lord of the Rings in colors and font (haha heck yea!)
I'll post some Shrinky Dink stuff later!
Hehe, he's a lovely anatomy reference too *facepalms* xD
He's not named after Pippin (Peregrin Took), per se, but haha since he shares the name --I figured why not xD?(I'm kind of an Lotr fanatic.
Anyway! �He's sleeping at my feet as I'm typing this :3 (precious baby)
SO the story!
So yesterday was when we picked him up :D after a 90 minute drive. He's around 3 months old but no one's sure because his mother was a stray.
He's around 13 pounds (in my attempts to weigh him --had to put him on a box on the scale, lol), and a foot-ish tall (haven't measured him). It's estimated he'll be anywhere from 20-30 p
Free Plushie Giveaway!I've decided that I should do a free plush giveaway. I really love all my watchers, please know that even though I'm starting to have more comments than I can respond to on my work. I appreciate and read every single one!Free Plushie Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I've decided to do this: If I can get to 1,000 watchers by March 1st, I will randomly select a watcher to win their choice of either a:
surprise character pony plush,
a surprise cute Pokemon plush (most likely a random starter or a first or second gen pokemon),
or a penguin plush like the one in my gallery with a random color combination.
(note this is for ONE plush, not all three.)
If I can get to 2,000 watchers by March 1st, I will give away 3 free Discord posters like this one here:
Shipping will be free to entrants in the US, but international winners will have to pay their own shipping.
How to enter?
By being a watcher you are automatically entered! Here are a couple
COMMISSIONS OPENing next weekHello!COMMISSIONS OPENing next week1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Something has come up so Chrysalis/Alicorn commissions will be opening on the 15th. Unfortunately due to my workload from the previous commission batch I will not be taking Alicon OC's this round but definitely will next time.
Also there seems to be some confusion- by "Alicorn" I mean the body type, not just Alicorns in general. If your OC is an Alicorn and has a pony type body you may order that when pony commissions open.
Win a Free Digital Commission! (Entries closed!)Win a Free Digital Commission! (Entries closed!)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Fillies and gentlecolts, in celebration of 3,000 watchers on Deviantart, I will be giving away one free digital commission, in my new art style! Want your OC shooting lasers from his eyes? Or perhaps she is partying with Vinyl Scratch? You decide! Plus you can win posters too! The commission will be in full color, and can have one or two characters of your choice!
Simple: Watch my Deviantart, follow my Tumblr, and like my Facebook, then comment on this post saying you're entering the contest. It's that easy! In two weeks, THREE lucky fans will be chosen at random to win awesome prizes!
Thank You!Oh my gosh, thank you guys so, so much for all the birthday wishes and all the amazing gifts yesterday. :iconuhuhuhuplz:Thank You!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I absolutely LOVED all of them! You guys are the best and I had the best birthday I've ever had!
So many amazing giiiiiiiiiiifts!
Glittering Star by Jojuki-chanHappy Birthday Centchi! by AlicornParty
Glittering Cloud Weather Pony by MikitaniiGlittering Cloud FA by SyicoHappy Birthday! by kalie0216Birthday Centchi by SaturnStar14Crystal Empire Glittering Cloud by MauridiazTFMGift For Glittering Cloud by SkyLinePony Gift for Centchi _ Happy birthday by 88ms-allie88HAPPY BIRTHDAY Centchi! by moopsybearGlittering Cloud GIFT by CreeperoxxArtHAPPY BIRTHDAY Centchi by KodokunaShiroiOkamiGlittering Cloud by AnneMarie1986Birthday Gift by SuzuiiNovember Pixel Gift by Suzuii
Centch Birthday- November by Sweetochii
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 Process3 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
Awesome Artisan Crafts XIIIHello!Awesome Artisan Crafts XIII3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello and welcome to Awesome Artisan Crafts!
I will be regularly featuring the awesome creations I find in the Artisan Crafts Gallery.
So I have a fair amount of you that are willing to be interviewed, so now I want some ideas of the questions you want to be asked. I would really like your input thank you.
Fun new group!
Hosting challenges every two weeks, this is a great group to give you some ideas and motivation to get hold of that hook and make something fun!
AC Monthly Challenge
March's challenge is Bloom so have a go at that with whatever your chosen Artisan Craft is!
My Little Pony: All the VideosAll the episodesMy Little Pony: All the Videos3 years ago in Personal More Like This
All the episodes from both Season 1 and 2 and Shed.Mov, Dress.Mov and Apple.Mov: http://mlp-fim.com
All the episodes in one video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4dtU_mdRdA
Season 1 Blooper Reel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b5ZjGdjz1k
Nicole Oliver (voice actress for Princess Celestia and Cheerilee), Michelle Creber (voice actress for Apple Bloom and singing voice of Sweetie Belle) and Tara Strong (the voice of Twilight Sparkle) have confirmed that the third season is in production, will have at least 13 episodes.
Edit: A lot of the links were removed due to a copyright claim by Hasbro. So just use the "All the episodes" link for now.
Reposted so people can see episode 20. I did have a load of individual season 2 links up but I haven't had the time to re-add them all.
Beanie Shoulder Pony Available NowThe Beanie Pony Pattern is now available in my Etsy shop!Beanie Shoulder Pony Available Now2 years ago in Personal More Like This
All these mane and tail styles come in the pattern.
And here are two of the three wing styles in the pattern (the third are simple folded wings) :
The pattern also includes pieces and instructions for making a magnetic attachment to "pin" the pony to your shirt so it can't fall off your shoulder when you wear it. It's pretty sweet.
I'm still trying to get the last combo package up, but the existing two have been updated to include the Beanie. If you order digital copies I'm going to try to get the first batch out on Friday morning. The first batch of physical copies (whoever orders by about 6pm Friday or so) will probably go out on Saturday.
I'm excited about this and also exhausted. My hands are improving, but making the sample ponies for this pattern was an ordeal (and they didn't come out to my
Streaming: Fighting is Magic - Tribute Edition(News)Streaming: Fighting is Magic - Tribute Edition2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Streaming: Fighting is Magic - Tribute Edition:
Anyway, Mic's on, but don't know how well you'd be able to hear me, music in the game is loud and there's no way to turn it down in the game, so Xsplit's got it almost as low as possible.
So, last time we finished Twi and RD and got halfway with Pinkie, well we're gonna do Pinkie again and then we'll see if I can get the others done tonight.
I'm very tired as well, so, yeah.
Here's link to stream: http://www.twitch.tv/zacatron94
100,000 Page-views Special:
So, I've nearly hit 100,000 page-views and quite frankly I have no idea what to do for it. I'm sure at least some of you have seen the previous specials I've done, if not you can find them in my gallery in the folder "Specials and Events". Anyway, so I was wandering if there's anything in particular you guys want to see. So if you have any suggestions list them below and I'll see if I can set up some sorta poll so people can vote for
Contest! Win points or even a Tablet! (OVER)EDIT: The contest has come to a close. Thank you for all that entered! The winning results will be posted later Monday.Contest! Win points or even a Tablet! (OVER)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have you always wanted to have a tablet, but have been stuck with drawing with a mouse instead? Or maybe you're tablet is running old and you've been wanting another one.
Either way, look no farther!
I will be holding a contest with a Brand new Wacom Bamboo tablet as the top prize!
1st Place: 1 brand new Wacom Bamboo Tablet
2nd Place: 1 pixel icon + Full Custom Desktop set (10 Desktop icons, 1 background and 1 courser) + 2,000 (Not interested in points? Then I can send you the same value in cash via Paypal instead!)
3rd Place: 1 Pony style drawing + 2 custom dress designs (Gala or human) + 800 oints (Not interested in points? Then I can send you the same value in cash via Paypal instead!)
If any one would like to donate additional prizes, feel free to send my a message.
Now time for WHAT the contest is for.
You will be drawing my pon
How to make your very own Helix Fossil PillowThese are INSTRUCTIONS on how to make a Helix Fossil Pillow like the one below. It is not a tutorial and I do not have pictures of the process because I didn't think of it when I was making it, and I'm not going to make another. You will need some previous knowledge of sewing to follow these instructions. I am absolutely not going to teach people to sew - there are lots of resources on the internet if that's what you want. I might add a doodled example pattern later, but that's pretty much all the help you'll get!How to make your very own Helix Fossil Pillow1 year ago in Personal More Like This
0.3 meter (1/2 yd) fabric for the pillow body (I used minky, fleece may also be an option)
Scraps of fabric for detailing in lighter and darker browns
0.25 m Medium-weight fusible interfacing (optional)
Sewing machine or really talented fingers
Scissors and whatnot
A large piece of paper for drafting
My DeviantArt Storyso i guess everyone is doing it why shouldnt i!!!My DeviantArt Story9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Deviantart is such a big and important part in my life, because i met so many friends over the span of like, 7-8 years!!
i began dA at the age of like, 11, where i posted shitty work from time to time... my account is still up and on the site.
then, from what i can remember i started to get more serious with stuff around 2008 on another account, which is also still on the site HAHA i met my first, artistic friends!! my art sucked butt but i kept learning.
I MET SO MANY FRIENDS HERE LIKE MY BFFLS CARA, PHII, RILEY!!!!!!!!
Then i needed to start new because my account felt cluttered. So I moved to this account!! which was andienonymous and i wish i could get the name back!!
but like hERES SO MUCH PROGRESS
SECOND OLDEST ART IN MY GALLERY
LOOK AT THE DETAIL
Derpy Hooves:iconlovegrayplzerpy Hooves:iconloveyellowplz:Derpy Hooves3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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THAT FINALE ROCKED! Validated my DBZ stuff too!!THAT WAS AMAZING! THAT WAS SO GOD DAMN AMAZING! THAT FIGHT SCENE WAS DBZ ALL THE WAY! :iconderpy-hooves: I have so much *squeeing* going on cause that episode VALIDATED my DBZ ponies. That is so freaking awesome and this just FUELS me to make even more of them (was going to do them anyway). You can't stop of one the top 3 biggest DBZ fans in the MLP fandom. I am on cloud 9 right now guys but man this is so awesome.THAT FINALE ROCKED! Validated my DBZ stuff too!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well that finale there is much to dissect from this finale that I am only going to highlight only the major stuff.
1. The Rainbow Powers
I was curious going into the finale how the would handle this but while it was still a complete marketing ploy it was stuff awesome. I thought it was going to be a big thing but it wasn't a major thing in the episode. We know the rainbow powers will be here in the future and basically are like the Elements of Harmony 2.0. I wanna see what they do with this going f