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Happy Hearth's Warming! by dstears Happy Hearth's Warming! :icondstears:dstears 498 13 Twilight Mage sculpture by dstears Twilight Mage sculpture :icondstears:dstears 264 16 How to Pony: Part 4 - The Head by dstears How to Pony: Part 4 - The Head :icondstears:dstears 121 3 How to Pony: Part 3 - Hind legs by dstears How to Pony: Part 3 - Hind legs :icondstears:dstears 139 6 How to Pony: Part 2 - Forelegs by dstears How to Pony: Part 2 - Forelegs :icondstears:dstears 139 5 How to Pony: Part 1 - The Basics by dstears How to Pony: Part 1 - The Basics :icondstears:dstears 175 6 Magnaluna's Luna by dstears Magnaluna's Luna :icondstears:dstears 406 19 Rainbow Power Rainbow Dash by dstears Rainbow Power Rainbow Dash :icondstears:dstears 339 23 Artist Training Ground Sketch Dump #3 by dstears Artist Training Ground Sketch Dump #3 :icondstears:dstears 178 16 Chillin' by dstears Chillin' :icondstears:dstears 890 48 Narumeia by dstears Narumeia :icondstears:dstears 93 5 Applejack sculpture by dstears Applejack sculpture :icondstears:dstears 129 13 MLP Season 1 Sketch Dump by dstears MLP Season 1 Sketch Dump :icondstears:dstears 228 17 French Haute Couture by dstears French Haute Couture :icondstears:dstears 573 38 Rainbow Dash by dstears Rainbow Dash :icondstears:dstears 408 24 Tiara by dstears Tiara :icondstears:dstears 147 12

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Happy Hearth's Warming!
I hope everyone has a nice holiday season.

Rarity's outfit is based on a Love Live design.

By the way, thanks to everyone who sent me a birthday message, I really appreciate it!
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Twilight Mage sculpture
Sculpture based on the Mage Twilight picture by Hollulu :
DnD Pony Series: Mage Twilight by Hollulu

From the first time I saw the image it seemed perfect to be made into a figure. This is the first time I tried to make multiple pieces to assemble into the final piece. The hat, book, wings, and some of the mane are removable. This was a lot of fun, but very time consuming.


I tried to follow Shuxer59 's  pony head sculpting guide (youtu.be/2JNy6mXxaPs) and generally just try to copy him as much as possible :)
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How to Pony: Part 4 - The Head
This one probably deserves the biggest disclaimer that this tutorial is based on the style I use most commonly and is not by any means the only right/best way. There is huge variation in how the head/face is drawn across the fandom.
 
This tutorial is primarily focused on the shape of the head and doesn't really dive into details about eyes and ears and mouths. That may be the topic of a future tutorial. I've run out of the tutorials that were in my pipeline and will be busy with the Artist Training Ground for the next several weeks. So that's all for now!

A few other amazing head and face tutorials.
Let's Draw: Pony Heads! Tutorial #1 by SorcerusHorserus  Pony Emotions Tips/Study/Tutorial by kianamai

I really like the way DVixie draws heads, so check out her gallery:
www.deviantart.com/dvixie/gall…

If you happen to have (or can find) a copy of the MLP: The Movie art book, it has some really good references. Page 26 has a full turn-around of Pinkie. Page 16 shows Applejack's head from different angles and shows how the front of the face is actually fairly flat when they want it to be.
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How to Pony: Part 3 - Hind legs
The hind legs still give me the most trouble. Their distinct shape means you can't as easily treat them like a big noodle or a human appendage.  Hopefully the examples above will help understand how the shape deforms based on the pose. When in doubt, look for references and try to map them onto a pony form.

Part1:  How to Pony: Part 1 - The Basics by dstears  Part2:  How to Pony: Part 2 - Forelegs by dstears

You should definitely check out this tutorial which explains the structure of the hind legs:
Fargo's Equine Leg Tutorial by Fargonon
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Well, it took 7 months, but I finished my list of requests from the beginning of the year. That means I'm ready to open up my queue again. Just like last time, I'll plan to open request on Saturday October 12th at 11am Pacific to give people a chance to see this note. I'll take the first five requests I get after that point.

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Edit #1:
Send me a note or reply here to get on my list. Please keep in mind that I am very slow so you'll need to be very patient. I will close requests again after the first 5.

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And that's all of them. I'll contact people again when they reach the top of my list for more details.

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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday! ᵔ.ᵔ

 

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Happy birthday!~
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TwilightIsMagic Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2018  Student General Artist
:iconprincesscelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:A very good day to you, human. I come to you on your day of birth with greetings... and thanks.
:iconcelestia-plz::iconsaysplz:My good subject Pinkie Pie told me she had taken to congratulating some humans on their birthdays, but even she has her limits. So she asked us for a bit of assistance... and for such friends of ponykind, we feel it right to provide it.
:iconhappycelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:It is thanks to people like you that our land of Equestria, our very world, exists like it does. It is your friendship with us that gave us life. For that, we will forever be grateful and cherish you.
:iconcelestiapleasedplz::iconsaysplz:And so, allow me to wish you happiness, peace, prosperity and fulfillment! My hope goes with you that you suffer no hardship in the year ahead, but should a challenge befall you, I am certain your courage and skill will see you rise to conquer it!
:iconcelestiaorlyplz::iconsaysplz:Now... where is she...
:iconlunawaveplz::iconsaysplz:Here, sister!
:iconcelestiahappyplz::iconsaysplz:Fashionably late, I see! But just in time for the greetings to be given.
:iconlunashappyplz::iconsaysplz:Right! I'm ready. Three, two, one...
:iconcelestiawubplz::iconsaysplz:Happy Birthday!:iconsays2plz::iconlunahaplz:
:icondatcelestiaplz::iconsaysplz:And now... let us commence the royal party.
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Happy Birthday!
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Happy Birthday! :airborne: :party:
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