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Sunset Shimmer pyrography (Brettchen) by Malte279 Sunset Shimmer pyrography (Brettchen) :iconmalte279:Malte279 13 10 Practicing Kindness - digitally colorized by Malte279 Practicing Kindness - digitally colorized :iconmalte279:Malte279 33 2 Practicing Kindness - pyrography by Malte279 Practicing Kindness - pyrography :iconmalte279:Malte279 14 0 Bob Finnski glass by Malte279 Bob Finnski glass :iconmalte279:Malte279 9 0 Rarity painted flacon by Malte279 Rarity painted flacon :iconmalte279:Malte279 21 5 Rarity's cutie mark painted flacon by Malte279 Rarity's cutie mark painted flacon :iconmalte279:Malte279 14 0 Rarity bottle painting by Malte279 Rarity bottle painting :iconmalte279:Malte279 13 6 Rarity bottle engraving by Malte279 Rarity bottle engraving :iconmalte279:Malte279 12 0 Pipe Cleaner Rarity Animation by Malte279 Pipe Cleaner Rarity Animation :iconmalte279:Malte279 11 9 Pipe Cleaner Rarity by Malte279 Pipe Cleaner Rarity :iconmalte279:Malte279 24 23 Rarity glitter stone mosaic by Malte279 Rarity glitter stone mosaic :iconmalte279:Malte279 18 17 Rarity Flacon (front) by Malte279 Rarity Flacon (front) :iconmalte279:Malte279 19 4 Rarity Flacon (rear) by Malte279 Rarity Flacon (rear) :iconmalte279:Malte279 9 1 Slate Rarity by Malte279 Slate Rarity :iconmalte279:Malte279 15 3 Chipperwolf and Leafhelm Pyrography by Malte279 Chipperwolf and Leafhelm Pyrography :iconmalte279:Malte279 14 7 A pony everypony should know - Rarity pyrography by Malte279 A pony everypony should know - Rarity pyrography :iconmalte279:Malte279 17 6

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This is a very beautiful, emotional and atmospheric piece of art. You created. The expression of Nightmare Moon conveys the mixture of ...


I really like this image very much! It may have drawn inspiration from the glass window images we have seen in pony contexts throughout...


This is a very beautiful chalk drawing of Celestia. You got the proportions right and I very much like the posture. The raised right fr...

In which way should I publish craft projects that require more than one image to be fully covered? 

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Malte
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Welcome to my Deviantart page :)
My name is Malte, though many call me Mike since Malte turns out to be tricky to pronounce to most native English speakers.
While I got a deviantart account back in 2007 it has been only after my "joining the herd" that I became more active on here and started posting new art more regularly.
I'm somewhat versatile when it comes to art and very much enjoy trying out various forms of art (vectors, soapstone carvings, origami scenes etc.).
I'm also extremely interested in history and turned this interest into a profession by teaching history (and English) at "Volkshochschulen" (education centers for adults).
Please feel heartily invited to look around and comment on my art (constructive criticism is always very welcome and helps me to improve future projects).
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask :)
Interests
With the chalk drawing as a focal point at this year's GalaCon I have already written a lot about my experiences at GalaCon 2018 in the texts accompanying the chalk drawings. There are other aspects which others have already written about and which will be a lot more relateable once the videos of said events will be published on Youtube.
I want to express my special respect for the Joker who made as clear as clear can be that the charity auction at the GalaCon is "not about the money but about sending a message" (though with the record sum of $ 31 000 for the good cause being donated or paid in the charity auction that sum too can make a difference). You may not have won that hat, Joker, but my hat is off to you and so I think is many a hat whose owner was present at the auction :)

This year's GalaCon was particularly hot (and the heatwave still has us in a tight grip while I am typing this), but with lots of water bottles to stay hydrated the scorching sun didn't spoil anything (nor did the little rainfall which washed away some of the chalk drawings on Saturday).
As if Princess Luna wanted to give us something to show off counterbalancing her royal sister's extreme activity we got a rare, complete lunar eclipse on Friday 27th of July. I have seen a number of lunar eclipses before, but so far I had never seen one in which the moon wasn't merely turned red by sunrays traversing the earth's atmosphere before meeting the moon but in which the moon was actually so deep into the earth's shadow that it was barely visible at all.

On Saturday I had my two official programme points, the origami panel and the origami workshop later on. There had been a few technical difficulties to get the slides for the panel working, but once they did the panel worked out very smoothly.
Sadly I didn't get that one device I was handed was not a microphone not working properly but rather a recording microphone that, if switched on properly, probably would have greatly improved the audio recording for the upcomming video of the panel. I'm sorry about that, but technology fool me was really unaware of what the device I was given was meant to be for.
The panel itself was similar to the one of last year. I have not produced an awful lot of new origami scenes throughout the last year, partly due to me picking up many new art forms throughout the year (pyrography, glass / slate engraving, glass painting etc.).
I did however, create an origami of Starlight Glimmer prior to the GalaCon to give it to Kelly Sheridan (Starlight's voice actor). The origami came with a challenge I hadn't had with an origami with separate mane printed on adhesive labels so far. Namely Starlight's horn is in front of her mane rather than peeking out between her hair. This required for the horn to be made separately from the same paper as the rest of the figure because printing the horn would have looked odd, because the printer would have never managed to print in exactly the same color as the origami paper Starlight was made of. Unfortunately I didn't get a chance to give the origami to Kelly Sherican myself, but Claire Corlett was so kind to take the origami to pass it on to Mrs. Sheridan.

For the origami workshop I had drawn and printed a detailed folding instruction for an origami earthpony / pegasi / unicorn and after I will have added some additional points and ammended some parts which turned out to be too unclear I am going to post those folding instructions here on Deviantart.

I had planned to attend several panels on Sunday. However, in the end I actually only attended Andy Price's Comic Artist Panel. Same as the Voice Actor Panel the previous day it was really interesting and entertaining. For me, with only a minor freelance occupation as a teacher at Volkshochschulen (education centers for adults) it was particularly delightful to hear his recommendation for artists to not get a full time occupation job that would take up too much time to advance the own artistic abilities :D
If I don't tell much more about the content of these really interesting panels that's because in some weeks you will most likely be able to watch them on youtube yourself thereby getting a much better impression of them than I could convey.
The main reason why I didn't visit any other panels was that (after a little break) I wanted to keep the chalk drawing going for as long as possible and as mentioned in the text about the chalk image of Mistmane it continued until after the sun was long gone.
Already one fellow brony posted a drone video showing some of the chalk drawings (no final view with all of them though, for that one would have had to be made on Monday and I am not sure if anyone was around with a drone that day). Anyway, here is that first drone video we got.

After the chalk drawing ended I headed for the pub in town where the party always continues after the closing of the halls. While getting there I had a very narrow escape. I'm diabetic and usually that doesn't cause any trouble. That day however a bloodsugar sensor I am using most likely gave me a wrong (higher than it probably really was) bloodsugar level causing me to inject some more insulin than I should have. With all the physical activity those days I had used up much of the dextrose I am always carrying with me in case of emergency. En route to the pub low bloodsuggar symptoms struck fiercely and all I had to counter it was some chocolate (which doesn't work as fast to catch a low bloodsuggar) I managed to get to the pub but was literally twitching (one of the last symptoms before ethe dropping of the "black curtain"). This was the first time since spring 2016 I got into such a situation.
I told a group of bronies what the matter was and laid down so I wouldn't fall hard in case I lost consciousness. A brony from France gave me her large glass of Pepsi and quite probably that glass saved me from passing out.
To my later embarassment I forgot at the time to pay her for the glass of Pepsi. But the next morning I saw her again (I hadn't known she was in the same hotel as I) and while she would not accept any repaying for her Pepsi, I promised her that next GalaCon she will get a Fluttershy origami. Seriously, if you are reading this, thank you again. It was a close call that evening and it might have turned out very differently but for your helpfulness :)

The morning of our departure from Ludwigsburg we also discovered to our delight that for the first time the local newspaper reported about us as "Bronies" rather than labeling us "Brownies" :D
That being said I want to thank once again everyone who contributed to make GalaCon 2018 as awesome as it was :)

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Sunset Shimmer pyrography (Brettchen)
For the birthday of a friend and great Sunset Shimmer fan I pyrographed her onto a "Frühstücksbrettchen" (this is what we call small cutting boards of wood which over here are used like a plate for breakfast).
Also Sunset Shimmer Day 2018 of Equestria Daily (22nd of September) drawing closer ;)
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Practicing Kindness - digitally colorized
This wooden board has a somewhat longer history and underwent some changes. I originally meant for it to show discord at the side of a pond (the later based on the fiber structure of the board) and vexing Angel Bunny (dangling above the pond) a little with his magic while Fluttershy would hold a butterfly net underneath Angel Bunny to prevent him from possibly being dropped into the pond. Friends of mine rightfully pointed out that it would be very unlikely for Fluttershy to tollerate any such teasing of Angel Bunny, no matter how much Angel might deserve it.
I had already completed the outlines for Discord but I let the board rest for several months before I thought of something better to include here.
We have seen Discord interact mostly with Fluttershy and to a lesser degree with Starlight, Twilight and Spike while we know very little about any interacting of him with other ponies. However, I could very well imagine for Fluttershy to encourage Discord to try to make some more friends among the ponies of Ponyville.
Among those Ponies I could very well see Derpy as a potential friend for Discord. She is probably not very judgemental but rather forgiving and accepting of Discord's being different. Moreover she might be a lot more curious and open minded rather than intimidated or annoyed by Discord's antics.
Discord on the other hand might end up liking a Pony who is a bit chaotic and (though unintentionally) has been the reason for some chaos. Discord might very well use his powers to practice some kindness on Derpy.
This is a digitally colorized version of the pyrography
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Practicing Kindness - pyrography
This wooden board has a somewhat longer history and underwent some changes. I originally meant for it to show discord at the side of a pond (the later based on the fiber structure of the board) and vexing Angel Bunny (dangling above the pond) a little with his magic while Fluttershy would hold a butterfly net underneath Angel Bunny to prevent him from possibly being dropped into the pond. Friends of mine rightfully pointed out that it would be very unlikely for Fluttershy to tollerate any such teasing of Angel Bunny, no matter how much Angel might deserve it.
I had already completed the outlines for Discord but I let the board rest for several months before I thought of something better to include here.
We have seen Discord interact mostly with Fluttershy and to a lesser degree with Starlight, Twilight and Spike while we know very little about any interacting of him with other ponies. However, I could very well imagine for Fluttershy to encourage Discord to try to make some more friends among the ponies of Ponyville.
Among those Ponies I could very well see Derpy as a potential friend for Discord. She is probably not very judgemental but rather forgiving and accepting of Discord's being different. Moreover she might be a lot more curious and open minded rather than intimidated or annoyed by Discord's antics.
Discord on the other hand might end up liking a Pony who is a bit chaotic and (though unintentionally) has been the reason for some chaos. Discord might very well use his powers to practice some kindness on Derpy, especially if Fluttershy encouraged him to do so.
Here is an outlines only version of the above pyrography:
Practicing Kindness - outlines by Malte279 
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Bob Finnski glass
I engraved this glass as a little birthday present for BOB-FINNSKI :iconbob-finnski:.
While I don't drink coffee from a glass, it is a suitable content for the glass to let the engraving stand out a little more ;)
Here is another image of it with a different background:
Bob Finnski glass01 by Malte279 
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Rarity painted flacon
I painted the little flacon with the engraving of Rarity respectively her cutie mark which I made with tomorrow's Rarity Day 2018 of Equestria Daily in mind.
Here is the frontside of the flacon with Rarity.

On a personal note, if any of you have any Rarity related crafts I would very much appreciate if you submitted them to Equestria Daily for Rarity Day. Lately many of the submissions I made for the character days were never included because there are often too few crafts submitted by too few artists to justify the creation of a crafts themed page that day. I am grateful for any support to make a crafts page happen on the upcomming Rarity Day 2018.
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:iconlummh:
Lummh Featured By Owner 19 hours ago
Thanks for watching!
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Malte279 Featured By Owner 8 minutes ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for creating art that is a delight to watch :)
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Pencils23 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2018
thx for the llama!!Llama...an important part of life 
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OptimusV42 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU'VE BEEN HUGGED!
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

RULES:
1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!
Send This To All Your Friends, And Me If I Am 1.
If You Get 1 Back You Are Loved!
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GalaticX-Studios18 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
thanx for the llama ^^
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Malte279 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
And thank you very much for the watch, GW-Studios17 :)
I would have posted my thanks on your page, but saw that you want to keep your page clean of such short messages ;)
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GalaticX-Studios18 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
awww hehe its no problem ^^
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OptimusV42 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the Llama.
GIF My Little Pony - Wink 
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Malte279 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
And thanks for your kind comments :)
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OptimusV42 Featured By Owner May 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww… Chucks.
Twilight (Blush) Plz 
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