Year One of Pony Sculpting!Today is August 8th, 2012... Last year on August 9th, I cut the hair off my first Rainbow Dash and started messing about with some clay. I had never sculpted anything of merit before this, and to be perfectly honest, my first attempts at sculpting a mane and tail really weren't anything to be too terribly excited about... on August 10th I posted my first pictures:Year One of Pony Sculpting!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was far from satisfied with my results, but I learned a lot; I learned that one should not depend on derivative works as reference material, and that sculpey can remove cutie-marks if left on them for too long. I learned that making something show accurate wasn't going to be as easy as slapping some clay on a pony and baking it...
My drive to start this was based in Hasbro's sculpted hair gift set that ominously excluded Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Fluttershy. The idea of making resin castings of of sculpts came from the many different bac
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 ^^
Free Plush ContestI will be hosting an OC contest after the first of the year. I will make the winner's OC into a plush. No Alicorns!!!!!!Free Plush Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will have a list of rules after Christmas.
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!!
Firefly's 3000 Watcher Contest! - ONE WEEK LEFT!Firefly's 3000 Watcher Contest! - ONE WEEK LEFT!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I finally hit 3000 watchers! Thank you all so much. So then, I guess it's time to give back a little. Therefore, I will be holding the contest that I alluded to so long ago, in order to give away some ponies! Without further ado, here are the rules:
The deadline for submissions is 9pm PST Saturday September 14th, 2013. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. Please submit by COMMENTING on this journal with a link to your submission. Submissions so far are in this favorites collection for your browsing and perusing pleasure: http://fireflytwinkletoes.deviantart.com/favourites/56632391
Your entry must fit the following criteria:
A piece of art that in some way incorporates at least one of my OCs (Exo, Slipstream, or both) and at least one of yours doing something fun. I wrote up extensive guides on my
300 WATCHERS!? PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!!Hi everyone!300 WATCHERS!? PLUSHIE GIVEAWAY!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
thank you guys soo much, 300 watchers is huge deal for me!
In celebration of this 300 watchers, I will be doing a free plushie giveaway!
I will be giving away a "chibi plushie" of your choice! It has to be one that I've already made.
Steps To enter this giveaway:
favorite this journal entry
must comment on this journal entry
This giveaway last till June 27th! so goodluck!
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 Guide3 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
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
Family Contest [1 YEAR PREMIUM] CONTEST OVER!EDIT#2 - We're extending the deadline for one more week, so the new deadline is July 8th. Thanks for all of your entries so far, and if you haven't entered yet, what are you waiting for?Family Contest [1 YEAR PREMIUM] CONTEST OVER!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT: In addition to 1 year premium membership, the 1st place winner can choose to receive a print of Pinkie Pie and Fluttershy signed by voice actress Andrea Libman (who voices both characters). If the winner declines, the 2nd place winner will have the chance to receive the picture; if they also decline, the 3rd place winner will win it. Scan of print found here: http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q195/cudpug/ponyprint_zps29a6b95b.png
World-wide shipping included.
~~Family Fun Contest~~
It's time for our third contest. Our previous contests have been remarkably successful, and we have no doubt that this one has the potential to be our biggest yet thanks to the increasing size of our community. Our latest contest is called Family Fun and, as is apparent fr
(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 !
LED Luna Complete!I decided to keep a separate running journal for Luna.LED Luna Complete!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Aug. 29, 2014:
http://fav.me/d7x6acv http://fav.me/d7x6ai0 http://fav.me/d7x6a9u
Aug. 17, 2014:
Tail is done! :iconraritylaplz: So, there’s been a few changes. I decided to go with AAAs, but I don’t think that’ll be a problem. The EL-wires, which suck the most power, ran for a good 3 hours in my first test using AAs, but they still had a very good charge. Also there’s slightly less EL-wire to be powered (though that’s probably a negligible difference). The LEDs alone will last a lot longer.
And in case anyone was wondering about the battery location... , the only logical and easily concealable location, after a lot of thought, was the rump. :iconshockedlunaplz::iconlunagaspplz::iconlunakiddingmeplz: Why? Well, in her mane it would be top heavy and induce balancing issues; in the tail it would be too heavy to suspend;
FAQsAre your commissions open?FAQs4 years ago in Personal More Like This
My commissions are pretty much always full. I take 40 slots every 4 months or so, but my slots fill up within seconds after I post that I'm taking new orders
How do I know when you'll be taking order?
I always post a journal update about a week before I open with the date, time and a countdown to when I'll be taking new orders. Just keep an eye out for that!
I messaged you exactly when your commissions opened why didn't I get a slot?
That would be because I get a high volume of notes at that very second, and although I'd love to take all the commission requests I'm only one person and I can only take 40 orders at once to avoid overworking myself.
Do you take point commissions?
Sadly points cannot pay my fabric, so therefore I can't accept point commissions.
How do you make patterns?
I learned how to make patterns by studying patterns that were available for free online and by starting small and simple then working my way up
Point pixel commishes- currently closedI recently finished all the slots but I don't really need points atm, as I already have premium membership for some time, so, instead, I will take a little brake just to do gifts and personal art before I get back to the commissions; and, sincerely, recently I have quite of an art block, and don't want to start new comished before I get over it, but in any case I really want to thank every sweet kind one of you for being so patient with me ;_;Point pixel commishes- currently closed4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Terms and requirements
It can be used on deviantART and may not be uploaded in your gallery. Which means only the commissioner can use the icon that has been made specifically for him/her.
Also, we can arrange if you want to use it another sites. I will probably say *yes* but for each site you want to use it on, but you have to ask befo
So you want to make a ponyI get asked alot of questions on how to make pony plushes. I really don't think I'm the best person to ask since I'm a total noob, but I will try to help! First off, you need a pattern. I don't sell or give out my pattern, but there are plenty of nice ones online! All it takes is a bit of searching but I'm going to make that part easy for you.So you want to make a pony3 years ago in Personal More Like This
PlanetPlush's Minky Pony Pattern -
The pattern: https://www.etsy.com/listing/249809440/planetplush-minky-pony-sewing-pattern?ref=shop_home_active_1
BabyLondonStar's kawaii pony -
The pattern: http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p1.jpg http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p2.jpg http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/patterns/pony/p3.jpg
The Tutorial: http://www.members.shaw.ca/plushie/pa
Contest!Yup, so finally decided to do one >w<Contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is so 'original' But I want you to draw my charries!!!
Here are the lists with all my characters:
* http://skylar-wolf.deviantart.com/gallery/38057986 (please notice that I am selling some and they are on a respective folder that says 'FOR SALE')
* http://skylar-wolf.deviantart.com/favourites/54026128 BIG LIST TO CHOOSE FROM (all my adopts! <3)
- You must draw at least one of my characters, you may add more together ^.^
- You may advertise this on your journal/poll to more people joining! Please link back, so I know you did. This is optional, but I would aprecciate more people join :3
- No sexual themed, please. Gore is okay ^^
- Linearts are not allowed, it must be 100% yours
- It may be digital or traditional (but I prefer it digitally)
- You can enter as many times as you want, but just one entry will be judged.
How it will be judged?
- Creativity of the draw
- Correct markings
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!2 years 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
Tutorial: How to machine stitch horns onto heads!Here's another quick and simple tutorial!Tutorial: How to machine stitch horns onto heads!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
When you make your gusset pattern, leave a little hole where you want the horn to be.
Pin the horn to the gusset hole. They should be the same length.
Now match the back of the horn together and pin.
Sew from the end of the gusset to the tip of the horn.
Now you have a horn that's machine stitched to the gusset!
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
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
Fluttershy Plush Watcher Contest*********CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED*********Fluttershy Plush Watcher Contest3 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!
1 Day! - xFeii's Contest! ENTER!1 Day! - xFeii's Contest! ENTER!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
xFeii's Page: :iconxfeii:
Original Journal: http://xfeii.deviantart.com/art/xFeii-s-Contest-ENTER-363470748
So I've had my DeviantART account for almost 2 years now, and I have gotten a lot of watchers since I began.
I just want to thank everyone for supporting me and my art, and so I was thinking if holding a contest.
-------- R U L E S --------
repost this journal on your page (make sure to add a link to this journal)
leave a comment below saying that you'd like to enter
must be a current or new watcher of me
Basically, I want to get more watchers!
[Bullet; Orange] [Bullet; Yellow] [Bullet; Green] [Bullet; Blue] [Bullet; Purple]
------- P R I Z E S -------
I will pick a winner by entering everyone's name who posts below (and completes the other guidelines) into an app that will randomly pick
Watcher Raffle! -CLOSED-Since I have 444 watchers(9-12-13, likely to add up), why not open a raffle?Watcher Raffle! -CLOSED-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
YOU MUST BE A WATCHER!
I will be watching you all..xD I will not accept those who just watch for this raffle(I watch my messages, bro. I watch it alllll). You must be one of the 444 watchers. Anyone who is the 445 and over watcher is not allowed to enter.
All you have to do is
Fav this journal
Comment that you faved the journal
That's it c: You should guess what I'll be using to pick the winner...RANDOM PICK THING ON THE INTERNET YA KNOW
There will be 4 winners!!
Each winner will get a free sketch - Example: ( Can be male or female, must be human(Nekos and others count!). I'm sorry I'm bad at animals ) One person, ignore the chibi parts
(( One more thing, if you don't want a human half body
Fluffle Puff News!Gueeesss what everyone! I've got news on Fluffle Puff plushies! I've been given permission to start taking Fluffle Puff orders on deviantart! So here's how it's going to work:Fluffle Puff News!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. I'm going to be taking 5 Fluffle Puff orders a month for now, I may take more in the future, but I'm going to see how well I do with 5 first since I have other commissions lined up too.
2. I'll be posting in my journal when I'm open and closed for Fluffle Puff commissions.
3. Fluffle Puffs will cost $70 USD and $12 USD for US shipping, so $82 in total. $18 for international, so $88 in total.
4. All payments will be received via Paypal.
5. To get a Fluffle Puff Plushie order in when I'm open, please note me ONLY when I have orders open. I will not take back orders.
6. When you note me to order, please tell me what kind of eyes (looking forward or slightly derpy looking), and mouth (closed or pbbt*) you want on your plush. The different looks will cause no difference in price. (See below for examples.)
Devious Journal EntryUNDEEER THE SEEEAAAAAAAADevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
101 points giveaway!! (Closed)Hey there guys!101 points giveaway!! (Closed)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm hosting another giveaway for you guys, since I missed you guys soooo much!!
101 points is being given away (lol, I wanted to add an extra point, just because I'm cool like that. cx)
So, all you guys have to do to enter is favorite this journal!
That's pretty easy isn't it? No watch requirements, no nothing. Just a fav will be sufficient.
But before you guys go, I have two questions for you:
Who (or what) inspires you?
What is your best piece of artwork (post a link here so I can admire it!!!)?
You don't have to answer these questions but I would like to see!
Make sure you stay informed for my next giveaway, right after this one. I'm planning on letting you choose one of your friends so they can win points as well as you! Details will be in next journal!
I have a better idea. Check this poll: http://djmotes.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3506937/
You want these contests to c