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weekend update [Jul. 16th, 2006|11:23 pm]
Aikarin
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The gargoyle pony is turning out nicely. She has two coats of "jazzed up" granite paint. I added a little bit of matte black acrylic, very fine silver and black glitter, and a smattering of coarser golden glitter. Wish I'd used a primer coat...the paint would stick better and I'd be less worried about yellow showing through! ^_^
She still needs some light gray splattering, to add some depth to the finish. And I need to figure out what to do with her eyes...you can barely see them!
The other pony is this year's Midsummer Winner - African Sunset. I ended up repainting almost the whole pony, while trying to get the gradient even on all the legs! Argh!! However, it does look better than just painting the top half. Her paint actually has a touch of pearlescent shine in it...I planned on matching the base pony's sparkling color. Her eyes are original, but I plan on doing a partial re-paint, so the rims/lashes will be black. She will also have yellow eyeshadow. Base pony is a Sunset Sweety.
I'm also working on another project - a G1 Love Melody pony with grafted wings from a Fairy Tail bird. She's currently drying...I'll post a pic soon. ^_^
In other news:
The other Midsummer Prizes were shipped Saturday. You guys should have them soon! ^_^
Commission status is still closed. I'm thinking I'll take one or two commissions after the first week of August. Some family members are visiting then and I also have a huge conference to attend for work!
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[User Picture]From: tabbyclaw
2006-07-17 06:58 am (UTC)
Some kind of foil on the gargoyle pony's eyes, for a semiprecious stone look?
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[User Picture]From: lunar_wolf
2006-07-17 07:20 am (UTC)
Different as day and night, those two. I really enjoy the gargoyle texture --I imagine it looks much better in real life, which is impressive since it looks awesome as is.

The gradation on the African pony is really smooth, as well.

Fairy Tail birds! I had one or two of those! XD Oh, nostalgia...
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[User Picture]From: yodallama
2006-07-17 07:21 am (UTC)
The African Sunset body looks GREAT! The gradient is beautiful! The gargoyl pony is looking snazzy too. For the eyes..maybe something sticking out more? Something looking like the Twinkle Eyes is what I'm thinking of...(I hate twinkle eyes, this might be a good use for them though!) so that you can see them better..but painted the same as the rest of the pony, of course.
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[User Picture]From: firebyrd
2006-07-17 05:40 pm (UTC)
I love the gargoyle!
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[User Picture]From: missy_bug
2006-07-17 06:39 pm (UTC)
IM IN LOVE WITH AFRICAN SUNSET!!! OMG OMG OMG!!! SHES BEAUTIFUL!!!!
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[User Picture]From: elvish_rose
2006-07-17 07:35 pm (UTC)
Eeee! African Sunset looks splendid so far!
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[User Picture]From: cherry_cupcakes
2006-07-17 07:57 pm (UTC)
I love the gargoyle! looks great so far ;)
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[User Picture]From: eriksdarkangel
2006-07-17 08:17 pm (UTC)
For gargoyle-pony's eyes, what would happen if you attached a peice of plastic with the bubble finish from your flutter wings and painted the eyes on that way? Would that work?
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[User Picture]From: kashuarashi
2006-07-19 03:52 pm (UTC)
I really love African Sunset. I was gleeful when she won and the blending you've done is amazing. Can't wait to see her finished!

Yet another thought for Gargoyle eyes: how would it work if you got different colours of stone paint and painted normal pony eyes out of that? I know they make lighter colours and with most brands you can find at least a turquoise.

Then again, with the texture of the paint, that might not work so well, hmm? Still, something to ponder. You've clearly worked with it more than I have. Heck, for all I know you've figured it out on your own by now. ^~
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[User Picture]From: starlitmoon20
2006-07-20 02:43 am (UTC)

hmmmm...

for the gargoyle pony, i'm not sure if you'd want to go with an aged look, but if u did, you could outline the crevices of the eyes in black to give it that aged/tarnished look. of course you'd have to go over the other crevices kindof like you did for the eyes. this idea could be more trouble than its worth, but its the first thing i thought of when you mentioned the problem with the definition of the eyes.
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From: bmrgirl
2006-07-20 04:59 pm (UTC)
Luvv african sunset. gargoyle pony looks fantastic. cant wait to see first pic of new G1 Love Melody pony.
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[User Picture]From: sailorangei
2006-07-20 11:58 pm (UTC)
I just stopped to tell you, I finally got to see Steve again and hold Flanker (and him ~_^). Flanker's awesome and Steve's really in love and thinks he needs a guy friend for company (we're looking into Cheif, Stebe likes white Ponies). There's an unforseen side effect, however, Flanker seems to think 4-Speed is his evil twin. @__@
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-07-24 06:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for all of the comments. I'm still deciding what to do with the gargoyle pony's eyes...lately, the weather's been too hot to stay home to paint ponies. ^_^
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