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afraid of the dark? [Sep. 19th, 2005|10:46 pm]
Aikarin
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Well, I hope you're not afraid of the dark. ^_^ Presenting Skully, a Creepy n' Cute Halloween-themed custom pony. She was designed "on the fly"...there are no pre-customization sketches. I decided on the wild "punk" hair, to give her some attitude. ^_^

Click on Skully's icon to reach her webpage:
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Comments:
From: minchkin
2005-09-20 06:35 am (UTC)
I want to buy that pony... If I scrounge up the cash ^^
She's gorgeous!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-20 10:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Uh oh, someone just placed her on hold...the dark ponies are popular. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: serilyn
2005-09-20 06:58 am (UTC)
She turned out great! I saw the picture of her before she had hair and thought her hair might be black or something, but multicoloured punk hair with glow in the dark bits is just awesome! It matches up nicely with her glow in the dark symbols and goes well with her halloween theme too.

Her eyes look wonderful, I love the way you paint them, and all the little bits like her necklace and bracelet add even more personality to her.

Skully is one really fantastic Halloween pony.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-20 10:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comments. ^_^ I was thinking about long, straight hair in white/black/green, but that's so boring. And very few ponies have punk hair.
I love making accessories for ponies...it's a challenge to match them to the pony's design without "overdoing" it.
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[User Picture]From: 1lady_so_divine
2005-09-20 10:29 am (UTC)
Could you hold Aquarella for me? I'd like to buy that one.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-20 10:17 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm not going to have any customs left on my shelf. ^_~ Sure I'll place her on hold for you...please drop me an e-mail with your zip code & preferred payment method (Paypal/US money order).
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[User Picture]From: 1lady_so_divine
2005-09-23 07:41 pm (UTC)
Okay:)
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[User Picture]From: 1lady_so_divine
2005-09-23 07:42 pm (UTC)
what's your e-mail address?
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[User Picture]From: yodallama
2005-09-20 10:30 am (UTC)
Omg her hair!! Fucking awesome.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-20 10:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It's a real '80s look. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-20 10:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the kind comment. ^_^ I love that song & Blink 182.
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[User Picture]From: lunar_wolf
2005-09-20 01:15 pm (UTC)
*squeals* I LOVE it when you do punk pony hair, and it works so well with Skully!

And I didn't realize there were no pre-work sketches. Wow. Experience is the best teacher, yes? *grins*
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-20 10:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've only made a few ponies with punk hair...and I don't recall seeing anyone else doing this off the top of my head. Punk hair is pretty challenging & takes about twice as long as regular re-rooting.

It's definitely safer to sketch things out ahead of time, but I just felt "inspired". Yes, experience is definitely useful...I've made ponies with punk hair, glowing symbols, and sunburst eyes before. However, not all on the same pony until now! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: sparklypoof
2005-09-20 01:38 pm (UTC)
lordy.

once again, you've proven your amazing awesomeness!! skully is SOOOO COOL!!

wow!!

I can't stop staring at the pictures!! EEE!! fantastic! fantastic!!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-20 10:30 pm (UTC)
Mmmmm...glad to hear that you like my newest custom. ^_^ Thank you for the comments. I'm planning on making desktop backgrounds based on my customs for the next year (after I finish the zodiac series). So, you can look at the pictures even more. ^_~
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From: (Anonymous)
2005-09-20 02:46 pm (UTC)
i think she is super UBER pretty, she isn't creepy at all! ^_^ oh yeah, i like her hair too!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-20 10:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think she looks a little silly with the hair now...she's not scaring anybody. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: auradeva
2005-09-20 05:05 pm (UTC)
WOW! She's very cool! How did you get a pic of the glow in the dark hair? I couldn't get it to develope.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-20 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comment.

For the glowing pictures, I use the "night scene" feature on my digital camera and the auto timer (mine has a 10 second delay). The "night scene" feature has a really slow shutter speed. My other setttings: no flash and macro mode for close-ups. Focus the camera, expose the pony to really bright light, then quickly shut off the lights. Click the auto timer & step back. Don't touch the camera or the display, otherwise you'll get a blurry picture.

I still needed to take about 20 pics before I had ones that looked good. The thunderstorm last night didn't help! ^_~
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From: wogs
2005-09-20 10:23 pm (UTC)
That's it...one of these days, I'm going to have to buy one of your customs darnit!!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-20 10:43 pm (UTC)
LOL! Thanks. ^_^ All of the customs are currently on hold, but I am making more.
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[User Picture]From: berlinpathos
2005-09-21 01:15 am (UTC)
Adorable! I love everything about this custom! <3
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-23 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comment! I can't believe the number of people who liked her design. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: kirei_hikari
2005-09-23 03:04 am (UTC)
OMG! So cute! *been going through your gallery since we just got internet back* Like all your new creations. ^^
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2005-09-23 07:39 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I've only made a few creations recently...I've been quite busy with my job.
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