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Zecora Sculpture by Longhair Zecora Sculpture by Longhair
One of the two sculpture pieces I made for this year's My Little Pony Fair art contest.

I started with a wire armature that I wrapped with masking tape in the bulkier areas. I then sculpted with air-dry clay (Creative Paperclay) and sanded a TON. Painted with craft acrylics.

EDIT: replaced the image with one that shows different angles!

Zecora is from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and belongs to Hasbro.
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:icontarascus101:
Tarascus101 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Perfect job. <3 I need 1. xD Brohoof
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PieMan24601 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
amazing~!
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PrincessEbet Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my GOD, this is gorgeous. Certainly earns a watch from me! The show accuracy and smoothness gets me.
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:iconubrosis:
uBrosis Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Looks good! :)
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:iconaweldeng:
aweldeng Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014
so beautiful love it!!
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:iconprincessirem:
princessirem Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist
wow it has been a great ...
the internal skeleton of how do you do it?
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:iconwolfangkun:
Wolfangkun Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
YOU MUST WORK FOR HASBRO!!!!
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:iconnightsangel666:
Nightsangel666 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
hey this turned out wonderful! i am using air dry clay for my first pony attempt. i was wondering how long did you wait before you started sanding?
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:iconlonghair:
Longhair Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
You only need to wait until the clay is completely dry! Putting your piece by a radiator or fan can help speed that up. :)
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:iconmeedup:
Meedup Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
ooh very nice very nice c:
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:iconkitty231467:
kitty231467 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
want
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:iconprinc3sscuddl3s:
Princ3ssCuddl3s Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
How big is the sculpture? :) (I love it btw)
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:iconprinc3sscuddl3s:
Princ3ssCuddl3s Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student General Artist
is she for sale? or are you taking commissions?
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:iconcobeoe:
cobeoe Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
looks better than the mlp fim toys i see in the commercials
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:iconlugia-2000:
lugia-2000 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
so cute
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0202inferno Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
I am Verry Impressed, but outa curiosity, shouldnt her black stripes be darker than that light Gray? Other than that using wire's and Masking Tape to make this! It is rather impressive
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:iconlonghair:
Longhair Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Thanks! I tried to make the colors as accurate to the show as I could, and if you take a look at screencaps you'll notice that Zecora's stripes are actually a medium gray rather than black. Mine's stripes may be slightly lighter, but Zecora is no ordinary black & white zebra!
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0202inferno Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
Lol you have a point there :)
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:iconfennechtf:
FennecHTF Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
fuck yes. <3
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:iconmr-archer-h:
Mr-Archer-H Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
le gasp!
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SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist
;w; Woooow. ♥

How long did something like this take?! @@
Any intent to make more and auction them off? :3 You could make a bundle with this kinda quality!!
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:iconlonghair:
Longhair Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Thanks! It's hard to say how long it took me, since I just worked for a few minutes or hours here and there over the course of several months. I did make one more for a commission, but I'd rather not make the same piece over and over again, so I don't know if I'll make any more Zecoras. :)
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SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist
;w; Aww, that's a shame...
How much do you charge for a commission sculpture?
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:iconlonghair:
Longhair Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
For the Zecora commission, I charged $100. The price I ask varies based on the complexity of the piece, but that's the general range! :)
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SomeRedDame Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist
:) I'll keep that in mind! ♥ And thanks!! ♥
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ANDILION5356 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student General Artist
I WANT THIS! this is sooo perfect and i love zecora C:
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bobthegirlcat Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
i love how shiny her rings are!
wish they sold these in stores.
though,i think little kids would break these easily if they wernt made out of plastic.
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Tr1nks1e Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
She is soooo perfect!!!
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hikarushirou Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
I want this so much. ;_; I love Zecora~ ♥ This is awesome!
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:iconflygonmaster66:
flygonmaster66 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:icondashfaceplz: So awesome!
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Sombraluz-Images Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
absolutely stunning! :wow: Hasbro needs to hurry up and make her.
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:iconjosierae:
josierae Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I really love this!
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:icongreenforestwolf64:
greenforestwolf64 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely amazing:XD:
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Nostalgic90s Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011
PLEASE DO A COMMISSION!
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:iconoomles:
Oomles Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow that looks absolutely fantastic I am impressed!!
I've never worked with a clay other than polymer... perhaps I could give air-dry a try ^_^ (knows nothing about it)
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hrfarrington Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is too amazing! It looks official! :wow:
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:iconketari:
ketari Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
I FOUND YOU. I saw this at the MLP Fair and I was like WHO DID THIS, IT IS AMAZING!!!!

Seriously, this is fantastic. Really well done, very professional. There isn't anything about it that I don't LOVE!!
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:iconlonghair:
Longhair Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
Oh my god, you've been looking for my sculpture since the fair? Gosh, thanks! I really appreciate it!
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:iconstarryoak:
StarryOak Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ALL MY MONEY YOU MUST HAVE IT!! *dumps money out of wallet* *nothing comes out* Aw crap... :iconsadfaceplz:
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FurFighterFaux Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Artist
These are amazing. ;u;
Can I love you for this?
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:iconootootyoo:
oOTootyOo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Oh crap, I think you might not be who I thought you were. If not, disregard my message. HAHAHA
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:iconlonghair:
Longhair Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Hahaha! I don't think I know you, but that comment was hilarious!
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oOTootyOo Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
If you don't sell these, I will poop in your shoe.
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hgraves Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
:P
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:iconwasd999:
wasd999 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, Lair!

How's the commission so far?
Just wondering what the progress
is in now.

Thanks,
wasd999
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kristaia Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
fantastic job with the proportions and getting her so smooth! great paint job, too! how big is she?

will you be posting photos of the other sculpture you did? i'd love to see it :D
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Vinyl-DJ-P0N-3 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiloveyouplz: This is beautiful. How did you make it?
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:iconmodern-warmare:
Modern-Warmare Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Wow, this is the best sculpted "pony" I've ever seen. She's so smooth I thought it was a 3D render. I would totally buy one!
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Brodys-Babe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
To cute! <3
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TNBCCBARTIST247 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Student General Artist
Nice design and style you did in this piece,including the details as well.:)
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