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A Ponyful Weekend! [Mar. 26th, 2006|08:52 pm]
Aikarin
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Finished two projects: Sparkling Lemonade and Memento .


Below is a March commissioned project:

Birds of a Feather is almost complete. She just needs a Macaw Feather to denote her magnet hoof. This will be on the non-display side. ^_^

The other projects (April commissions) are also progressing nicely. ^_^

Banana Rama poses in front of my knitting project. ^_^ Her eyes were difficult to paint, but I'm happy with how they turned out. The banana symbol will need a few more layers of paint. I'm going to paint a faint tan colored shadow around it, to increase visibility. Her hair is going to be yellow and emerald green kanekalon in stripes.
That's Quinny on the right side. I just prepped her eyes for a partial re-paint. The pupils are going to get little snowflakes. ^_^

[not pictured]Still waiting on parts for Flanker, the Big Brother Pony.
Other things in the works: Midsummer 2006 Contest, pony clippings tutorial (how to recycle mane hair).

I'll be really busy with work this upcoming week, not to mention my new belly dancing class! ^_^ I also have plans the following weekend, so no pony updates then. Awwww...
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-27 05:48 am (UTC)

Memento and Birds of a Feather

EEK! OMG! They are all gorgeous! I can't wait to get Birds of a Feather!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-30 07:40 pm (UTC)

Re: Memento and Birds of a Feather

Thanks! ^_^
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[User Picture]From: yodallama
2006-03-27 05:54 am (UTC)
Sparkling Lemonade is gorgeous! She is so bright and happy, lol. And her eyes are gorgeous, I think that's my favorite part. I wish I could see Memento's eyes in person, because they look great in the picture! I still really love her hair as well ^_^
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[User Picture]From: yodallama
2006-03-27 05:55 am (UTC)
Oops, forgot to say that Birds of a Feather looks awesome too! Her hair is so pretty, and I marvel at your symbol skillz.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-30 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^ I love Sparkling Lemonade's vibrant yellow color...she makes me happy too. Memento is one of my favorite ponies too. ^_^
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From: sugarkane22
2006-03-27 12:58 pm (UTC)
they are all so beautiful! i really like birds of a feather's hair :o)
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-30 07:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^ The colors in Birds of a Feather's hair are very vibrant...I'm pleasantly surprised at how well they coordinate with her base color.
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[User Picture]From: drazzi
2006-03-27 01:03 pm (UTC)
Sparkling Lemonade is just beautiful! I love her, she just makes me smile by looking at her.

And Memento is just amazing. All that detailing and work - I'm just speechless at how much effort went into her and how good she looks.

I love the ringlets on both of them too. Do you just use curlers for that effect? - Also your ponies' manes are so thick, do you use thick plugs with them? - apologies for all the questions.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-30 07:51 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comments. ^_^
I don't mind the questions...I like using foam curlers (it's the safest way to go). With the Kanekalon, it has to be carefully straightened with a curling iron first. There is a fine line between getting the hair straight and melting it. I usually try to get the manes about the same thickness as a regular Hasbro pony's. These manes ended up a little thicker than usual. If it's too thick, the mane won't sit flat.
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[User Picture]From: violetstarshine
2006-03-27 02:52 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous! I really love BoaF's hair... I love how you put the dark blue as her forelock, instead of the other way around that is typical of Rainbow Ponies. ^^
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-30 07:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you! ^_^ The blue forelock was the idea of her designer. I think it looks nice too. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: cherry_cupcakes
2006-03-27 08:41 pm (UTC)
love love love!!! they are gorgeous!!!
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[User Picture]From: missy_bug
2006-03-28 12:15 am (UTC)

awww!

Aww! there so pretty! Banana Ramas eyes look like they were difficult to make.. By the way.. How do you make your symbols so flawless... my symbols tend to have brush strokes... i cant seem to get rid of them... Well thanks tons!

" Missy-Bug "
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-30 07:55 pm (UTC)

Re: awww!

Thanks for the comment. ^_^ Banana Rama's eyes took about 20 layers of paint...it was ridiculous!
It's hard to get the symbols completely without brush strokes...using more layers and waiting until the paint dries completely between layers will help. Also, use fresh paint and clean brushes. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-30 07:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comment. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: missy_bug
2006-03-27 10:30 pm (UTC)

ooohh how pretty!

Wow! there soooo pretty! I LOVE birds of a feather... They look amazinG! I love Banana Ramas eyes!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-30 07:55 pm (UTC)

Re: ooohh how pretty!

Thank you! These ponies are going to be hard to part with. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: eldareth
2006-03-28 02:28 am (UTC)
They're all beautiful! Birds of a Feather is my favorite of the group, but I'm biased toward anything with a parrot on it. Banana Rama's eyes are really cool, as others have said (what are you knitting?). I can't wait for the Midsummer Contest!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-30 07:57 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the comments. ^_^ Parrots are such beautiful animals.
I'm knitting a thin "drop stitch" scarf from the fuzzy green yarn. Actually, I might change the design a bit, to incorporate some lime green yarn that I just got. Ugh, I'm such a yarn addict!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-28 03:19 am (UTC)

QUINNY

I'm so excited for the Quinny pony. Now that I am observing your progress on work (momento...sparkling lemonade) I know that this pony is going to turn out great
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-30 07:59 pm (UTC)

Re: QUINNY

Thanks! Quinny is prepped and I'm painting her eyes right now. I think she will be a very cute pony. ^_^
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