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end of the year projects! [Dec. 30th, 2008|01:01 pm]
Aikarin
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Here's a Celtic sculpted pony I've been planning for a while. Design is modeled after a Celtic cross stone carving, minus the bottom part. Not sure if I should change her base color or leave her this way. I plan on adding a matching decorative piece to her forehead. Sculpted parts are two-part epoxy, done freehand, so not 100% "perfect", but definitely one-of-a-kind. The smaller areas (like the triquetra detailing) were rolled by hand and carefully applied to the soft clay.

The other pony is Winter's Dawn. I didn't like the way she was turning out, so I removed all of the paint and started over again. I'm really liking the contrast of the light flowers against the darker areas. Her design is based on a fancy kimono I saw on my trip to Japan.


This is a baity Secret Surprise pony. Her hair is made from air-dry clay. I used an extruder to add some texture. I got this stuff from a 100 yen shop in Tokyo. It's quite similar to the stuff I used for Shadow Watcher.


I don't dare use two-part epoxy in the extruder...it would be immensely hard to clean. Also, with the amount of clay required for this pony, it would be much too heavy.

Oh, I almost forgot:


Alba Luna got her moon and clouds! Next up: silver eyes, matte clear coat, re-rooting. She's really stunning in real life. Too bad the lighting conditions aren't too great today.
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[User Picture]From: clover_magic
2008-12-30 09:44 pm (UTC)
They're all gorgeous so far, Winter Dawn and Alba Luna especially! Can't wait to see them all finished. :3
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2009-01-03 09:39 am (UTC)
Thanks! I just posted pictures of Alba Luna. Winter's Dawn is progressing slowly. Painting the flowers is taking forever!
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[User Picture]From: kismets_kiss
2008-12-30 09:57 pm (UTC)
Looking fantastic! Cannot wait to see the finished product, too cool!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2009-01-03 09:39 am (UTC)
Thanks for the comment! ^_^
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From: (Anonymous)
2008-12-31 11:15 pm (UTC)

Share

WOW Fantastic work!!! You know you sparked a fun contest or idea. Like you said you were not sure if you wanted to change the base color or not of the pony, maybe you can do a poll for each step of the pony. Kind of fun to have your loyal fans or new comers see your process in full detail, or just be apart of the fun creation. Something fun to think about. I am very impressed with the moon.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2009-01-03 09:40 am (UTC)

Re: Share

Thank you! ^_^ What a fun idea...perhaps I should do that for one of my future customs. Be sure to get a LiveJournal account so you can play along. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: kashuarashi
2009-01-01 04:05 am (UTC)
Man...here is the main reason I need to get my focus back on LJ. I'm missed your work! *makes note to self to stalk these customs most diligently!*
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2009-01-03 09:45 am (UTC)
Thanks! Have you been customizing lately? I've been pretty busy with real life...ponies have sort of taken a back seat. Trying to be diligent about doing at least a little bit of customizing or pony website stuff daily.
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