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in the works... [Apr. 30th, 2007|11:27 pm]
Aikarin
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Here are three little beasties I've been playing with. The first is an experimental G1 pony I tested with a paint marker and rub-on transfers. I wrote a brief product review here. Not as nice as actually painting, but it's an option for little kids or those who can't paint fine details. I suggest spraying the whole thing with a matte sealer once finished.

The middle one is a "more slender" merpony. Haven't figured out the colors yet, but I'm thinking of a green/bronze gradient with highlighted bronze hair. The tail looks a little strange from some angles, but okay from most. I still have to fix the area where the tail fin joins the rest of the tail.

The third pony is a goat. I had left-over clay and planned on making a Capricorn pony. However, I also have leftover fuzzy yarn...so I gave this goat-pony fuzzy feet. Still have some work to do on this one.

And the new desktop background for May has been posted. It features Violet Enchantress in a new higher-resolution format, which should still look nice even in a smaller screen size. Enjoy! ^_^
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From: nattykank
2007-05-01 12:41 pm (UTC)

Loving the fuzzy feets!

I love that you're not afraid of experimenting with different mediums & hairs!..In my mind that must mean that you have a massive pile of baits that you're not worried about dipping into for 'experimental' purposes. For the betterment of the pony customizing kind!

Looking forward to the end results! :o)

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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-05-31 05:46 am (UTC)

Re: Loving the fuzzy feets!

LOL, yes, I do have a lot of baits. I think the experimenting is driven by the fact that I'm easily bored. I love trying new stuff! ^_^
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From: biteymonster
2007-05-02 02:08 am (UTC)
Something I've wondered a lot about is how you get your base pony body to work on. Do you buy a pony with paint and hair and things already applied and disassemble/bleach it somehow? Or is there a way to purchase just blank 'canvas' ponies, as it were? I'm just really wanting to start in on this hobby, I have some ideas I can't wait to try out, and I'm looking for as many tips as I can find.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-05-31 05:47 am (UTC)
Thanks for writing. I have a bunch of tutorials here:
http://www.aikarin.com/mlp/customs/customtutorials.html

Yes, I do take pre-made ponies apart & remove the symbols. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: poxxie
2007-05-02 07:47 pm (UTC)
LOVE the goat! It's adorable. I'm a fan of the strange hybrid ponies, like the snow tiger pony that you made. I also love the my little pony friends - you know, the camel, the llama, etc - even though all my friends and my boyfriend are totally weirded out by them.
Beautiful work, as usual. I'd never expect anything less from you!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-05-31 05:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! ^_^ I finished the goat pony...she's located here:
http://www.aikarin.com/mlp/customs/2007/ls.html
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-05-31 05:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comment. ^_^
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From: (Anonymous)
2007-05-11 04:03 am (UTC)

excuse me ma'am

I was trying to send you an e-mail with a question, however it would not let me send it. I use yahoo, and it said something crazy about it is an improper mailing addy or something of that nature. would you perhaps know why this would be?
thank you for your time
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2007-05-31 05:52 am (UTC)

Re: excuse me ma'am

My e-mail is working. Are you sure you spelled it right?
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