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happy easter! [Apr. 8th, 2007|09:15 pm]
Aikarin
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Happy Easter everybody! Hope all of you had your fill of Marshmallow Peeps and chocolate eggs!! ^_^


This here is the dark merpony that I finally got around to starting. Two part epoxy clay in black, dusted with some iridescent pigments. Hmmmm...I think the clay added too much bulk right near the join, although the layer of clay is pretty thin. It's hard to predict these things! I don't like the scales very much...I'm tempted to make another one just to experiment with that. She just doesn't appear very graceful.
End of the tail uses a technique similar to the one used on Baby Mosaic.

In other news, I thought I'd address the "butchering" of two customs in a Photoshop contest. Basically, someone took photos of Peach Sparkle and Nightscape, and incorporated these ponies in a factory scene getting processed for meat. I'm not going to post the link, since it is gruesome in nature.

I did NOT give them permission to use the photos. And I don't see this as a directed attack on my custom ponies. I believe they used them because the poses were clear and the resolution was high enough for their purposes. There is always a risk when you're posting art on-line...I'm quite aware of that, so I'm only mildly irritated.

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[User Picture]From: witchdollie
2007-04-09 09:04 am (UTC)
I would be mildly irritated enough to complain about it to the moderators of the contest and get that persons entry thrown out. But then I am a bitch like that.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-04-10 12:49 pm (UTC)

i agree

YeahVery bitch like.Hey!! Witchy bitchy!!!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-04-20 05:45 am (UTC)
LOL, the process in filing a complaint is tedious and I'm lazy like that. ^_~
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[User Picture]From: sunflaremlp
2007-04-09 11:11 am (UTC)
I would just ignore them and not take it to heart. I'm sure they were just searching for any decent My Little Pony reference which they could find to express their immaturity in such a piece. And that's all they are - immature. You're 10 times better than that Aikarin, so they're not worth your time. :)

As the creator of the original images you have a right to complain to the contests holder/the mods - they should be more than happy to remove that user's contest entry and to give them a stern warning. Whatever you decide to do we’ll continue to back you up.

And hope you had a great Easter too! :D
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-04-20 05:45 am (UTC)
Thanks for the support! Maybe I'll send those mods a message one of these days...
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[User Picture]From: usa_p
2007-04-09 02:32 pm (UTC)
I love the subtle iridescence. What kind of paint is that - meaning, is it a specific brand or is it something that you mixed up yourself?
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-04-20 05:47 am (UTC)
Thanks! It's not paint. It's actually powdered mica (like the stuff that makes eyeshadow shimmery). You can get it at any art supply store near the paints or sometimes with the rubber stamping supplies.
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[User Picture]From: missy_bug
2007-04-10 01:28 am (UTC)
Yah aikarin, I saw that picture and it made me mad as well... if you go to google images and type in *Horse Slaughter* It shows up... This photo has been around for a while though... Im so sorry aikarin
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-04-20 05:48 am (UTC)
Oooooh. Horse slaughter, huh? That is kinda creepy.
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-04-10 05:15 pm (UTC)
knowing the website that was created for you could probably get in contact with the people who run that site and tell them that these two ponies were your customs. I would explain to them my feelings about the subjut. Even though the contest is over, I'm sure action will be taken on the artist. The site dosn't like stuff like that but it is hard to control considering the subject of some of their contests (such as this contest and the master works contests). This is just a suggestion though.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-04-20 05:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for the message. Their website can't keep track of all the entries...the process is automated. If I write to them, they will probably just take down the picture.
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