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Happy Monday! [Feb. 20th, 2006|10:38 pm]
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This was a great long weekend. Got to sleep in and watch a lot of DIY Network. ^_^
Lots of new news on the pony front. Besides answering a gazillion e-mails, here's what I did:

I dyed the white nylon hair in three stripes: pale blue, light purple, and light rose pink. It looks pretty good. ^_^ This hair is a standard skein cut in half, so it measures about 8.5” folded (22cm for you metric types). It takes dye VERY well...this hair was soaked only about 2 or 3 minutes. Very similar to my previous experiments with real MLP hair, just as expected. ^_^

Shamrock Spring is complete. I didn't like the way she looked until after her hair was styled. I gave her hair a very slight curl. Her hair is made from Sea Nymph colored nylon hair sample. The one sample skein that I received is barely enough for one pony.

Click on Shamrock Spring’s icon for her page.

I’m currently working on the gradient painting tutorial. The pictures have been taken...just need to edit them and work on the text. In other news, I updated the Customs FAQ and added a new FAQ for sculpting. Happy customizing! ^_^

[User Picture]From: drazzi
2006-02-21 11:42 am (UTC)
22MM? I think you mean CM. 22MM isn't much at all =3

I adore your ponies, they're just beautiful! You make me want to take up pony customisation for a hobbey.

I love Shamrock Sping's eyes in particular. They just pop out so vibrantly.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-01 09:44 am (UTC)
LOL, you're absolutely right. 22mm would be some really short hair! ^_^ I corrected the entry.
Thanks for the comment on Shamrock Spring and my customs. If you need any help, just look around in my FAQ...I suggest starting with a small project. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: yodallama
2006-02-21 03:47 pm (UTC)
Oh the hair looks wonderful! I'm excited to get it! Looks really beautiful.

Shamrock Spring looks great too! Her eyes especially are really nice. And I'm looking forward to that gradient tutorial =)
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-01 09:50 am (UTC)
Thank you! Your custom is looking good too...can't wait to see the finished product.
Hmmm...I might have time to work on the gradient tutorial in the next few days. It's easier than you think. ^_^
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[User Picture]From: violetstarshine
2006-02-21 04:16 pm (UTC)
That's a GORGEOUS dye job! :D
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-26 11:42 pm (UTC)
OMG! I really wanna see Memento when she's done!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-01 09:51 am (UTC)
Thank you for the comment! It took a little bit of time, but I think it's largely due to the hair. It takes dye very well. ^_^
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