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
mlp plush giveawayyus i am having a giveaway for my mlp plushies so here it ismlp plush giveaway2 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
Fluttershy Plush Watcher Contest*********CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*********Fluttershy Plush Watcher Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
*********CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*********
*********CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*********
Winner will be announced today.
I have more than 600 watchers, and really happy about it! The contest is really simple.
1. You have to be a watcher
2. You have to write a journal linking to this watcher contest journal.
Drawing will be held Monday May 6. I will be using a random number generator to choose a watcher, I will check to see if you have a journal linking to this journal. If both conditions are met, you will be notified. Winner must respond within 72 hours (3 days) , or I will have to choose another watcher. The winner will receive this cute Fluttershy Plush If you are outside of the US, you will have to pay for shipping.
Any questions about this contest, please post on this page.
Thanks and Good Luck!
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
Desktop PoniesAs some of you may know, there's an adorable little program called 'Desktop Ponies' which gives you the ability to have ponies running all over your screen on your computer....Some even make sounds and interact with other ponies! You can even add your OCs to it as well! I've already added one of my OCs and it's so awesome seeing him interact and follow around the other ponies.Desktop Ponies3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT (5/11):: The site is back up and running! Download Desktop Ponies here: http://www.desktopponies.com/
EDIT (5/12):: I zipped my program files and uploaded them to Sendspace....so maybe you can try to see if these work for you until the other site gets back in working order. http://www.sendspace.com/file/m2jfic
I added Chrysalis and some voices for her, Fancy Pants, Rarity, Mrs. Cake, Fleur, Braeburn and more!
(You need to click on the Twilight Sparkle icon for the application to start. Let me know if this works for you!)
Here's a video of my Desktop with a few ponies on it...There are tons to c
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
Devious Journal EntryJust in case anyone was interested, shading from newest pic for the middle layersDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
3) Planning out highlights
4) Also dappled light filtering through foliage, shadows from beams
5) Finished shadow layer
6) Over the flats
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
Double plush pony give away!Hey everypony! As promised it's give away time for my 500 watcher give away!Double plush pony give away!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well.. I thought alot about what kind of plush I should choose.. because the poll was erm.. ya.. not very helpful xD
I decided to give you two different chances to win!
First Prize: Winner's OC pony in my new cuddly pattern!
Second Prize: Chibi pony in costume (surprise)
international shipping included!
How to enter?
You have to be my watcherYou have to write a journal about this give awayYou have to fav this journalYou have to draw a picture of my OC Stellar Crystal (every medium allowed). You may NOT use bases or trace other peoples' art – I want to see your own originality! (pictures about nightmare night, christmas, spring and so on are very welcome!)You have to comment this journal (with picture link + jour
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
comic book and stuffThe comics at Bronycon were a huge success.comic book and stuff2 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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
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
Important News on the MLP ComicIt looks to be pretty official, according to our editor, that the MLP comic has been pushed back two weeks to Nov 28 for street release date.Important News on the MLP Comic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before anybody gets upset (like one jerk on Twitter did), keep in mind the scope of this production: This is not a fanmade comic as some seem to think it is: This is a fully licensed comic book from a major Comic publisher done in cooperation with Hasbro. It is also one of the most highly anticipated comics for the entire fall/winter schedule. As such, we'd rather do it well than do it fast.
The orders for this book have far exceeded what was first anticipated, so a little more padding in the schedule is going to help to ensure the product can meet the demand
I also want to remind everyone: I am NOT The distributor/publisher... I just draw it. You cannot purchase the book directly from me. Here's some ground I've covered a number of times, but I keep getting asked... so here we go:
1. WHERE IS IT SOLD? This will be sold along all the other comics
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 Photos2 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
My Little Pony Cursors[Discord is complete and compressed!]My Little Pony Cursors3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Little Pony Cursors
Cataloged below are the My Little Pony cursors that I have made. I upload each cursor component one at a time, but once a set is complete I will combine all of the components into a single downloadable file converted from the -Normal Select- deviations. These files can also be downloaded from an external site here.
Completed Cursor Sets
~Antagonists and Villains
Working Cursor Sets
~Antagonists & Villains
Planned Cursor Sets
~Antagonists & Villains
Completed Cursor Sets:
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 digitize3 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
Mini-Rant: COLORFUL FANTROLLS.:EDIT: OH MY COD, I GOT INTO THE JOURNAL PORTAL. HOPY SHIT.Mini-Rant: COLORFUL FANTROLLS.2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
But yeah, thank you for all your comments but sadly, it will take me sometime to respond to them so please be patient with me!
TO ALL THOSE WHO COME HERE TO COMMENT AND HATE ON HOMESTUCK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0la5DBtOVNI
I've been noticing that in all a those 'Bad fantroll blogs', most a the fantrolls that are put up there are those that either have 50% - 100% colored hair, a huge fashion sense that exceeds Kanaya's somehow and/or they have mutant/rainbow blood.
Now, if any Homestucker out has READ ALL THE ACTS, INCLUDING THE INTERMISSION, they will CLEARLY RECALL THAT TROLLS DO NOT HAVE OVERLY COLORED HAIR/CLOTHES/BLOOD.
In fact, in Troll Society, it is considered a DEATH WISH to wear clothing that isn't at least 15% black/grey (Meaning that the shirt MUST BE BLACK SO THAT YOU CAN SEE WHAT THE SYMBOL AND IT'S COLOR IS or else it will seem like you're trying to trick other trolls into b
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
1k Watcher Giveaway!1k Watcher Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finally hit 1k watchers today! I said I'd do a giveaway if I ever got to 1000 watchers and so here I am. Of course every giveaway will have a few rules and here are mine:
You must be watching me!
The winner will receive one plushie of their choice.
Plushie can be a sitting mare, a standard mare, a standard stallion, or a filly.
If you prefer beanies or parasprites I'm sure we can work something out!
No Princesses, Alicorn OCs, draft horse stallions, changelings, etc.
No outfits or accessories with a few exceptions like a hat for AJ or bow for Apple Bloom.
International winners will be asked to pay shipping which will likely run between $40-$50 depending on the country.
I will inform the winner via DA note and they will have 48 hours to respond before I choose a new winner.
I will draw the winner one week from Friday (so on January 18th) using a random number generator to select someone from my watcher list.
I will choose one
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 ^^
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 minky3 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
Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmedBefore we get into it, I'd like to preface this with the sad fact that both of Bioware's co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuck have retired from the company.Mass Effect 4 is coming, Omega DLC is confirmed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On the marginally plus side, I won't have to be constantly double-checking my blogs to make sure I got their names right.
To read both of their personally written farewell letters, please go to here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-ray-muzyka/ for Ray's, and here http://blog.bioware.com/2012/09/18/from-greg-zeschuk/ for Greg's
For those of you who would like to pay their respects to the departing minds which have supporting Bioware through the years with their own thank yous and other supportive messages... do not go to the Bioware Social Network. Really, go anywhere but there. The Dragon Age forums are busy talking about Dragon Age 3 and discussing how terribly they are suffering, and the Mass Effect forums are busy talking about Mass Effect 4... and how terribly they are suffering.
Which leads me to the meat
MLP - Too Many Pinkie PiesHey hey everypony!MLP - Too Many Pinkie Pies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So we finally welcome back season 3 of MLP! I'm very excited for this season to unfold, and I hope that all of you are avoiding all the spoilers and commercials like you should be!
Next week, my first episode of season 3 airs, "Too Many Pinkie Pies." I had a blast working on this episode with my amazing board partner Dave. I have never gotten to do a full-on Pinkie Pie episode, so this was definitely a fun one for me.
Looking forward to seeing more fan content, I'm always amazed at all the talent out there!
Hope ya'll enjoy!