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mmmmmm...happy st. patty's day! ^_^ [Mar. 17th, 2006|10:50 pm]
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Did you remember to wear green? I don't think I own an article of green clothing, but fortunately, I had a green scarf! It's very fuzzy and looks like I took a piece out of someone's lawn. ^_^

Lots of new customs are in the works. From left to right:
Sparkling Lemonade - this pony is one of my designs. She's a more complicated version of my original Lemonade. The lemonade in the symbol is covered with a thin layer of yellow glitter. I'm about halfway done with the symbols. Her eyes look zombified...I haven't painted the irises in yet. ^_^
Banana Rama - this pony is a commissioned work. Her symbol will be a half-peeled banana. She's prepped and ready to go. I'll be painting her eyes shortly.
Birds of a Feather - this is another commissioned project. Her symbol features two scarlet macaw birds. Her symbol is also about 50% complete...I blocked in the colors and painted a base for the circular backdrop. Next, I'll paint the background a slate blue and I'll probably give it a very slight texture. I could add maybe the barest hint of purple, to match her eyes. The eyes are a lovely plum shade that is "warm" and matches her body color.
Here is the concept sketch for Birds of a Feather that her designer sent in:

Oh and I can't forget Memento. Her hair is being curled and I'm designing her necklace. She's turning out very nicely. I think it will be hard to part with her.

There should be another update on either Sunday or Monday evening. I hope to spend some time this rainy weekend on ponies! ^_^

[User Picture]From: yodallama
2006-03-18 08:46 am (UTC)
Oooo I'm excited to see the finished ponies! Especially Banana Rama and Sparkling Lemonaid!

I love the colors in Memento's hair, it's a nice affect to have teh black with just little touches of color.
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-21 07:17 am (UTC)
Thanks! I like Memento's hair too...the burgundy & dark purple stripes are randomly distributed. ^_^
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From: yzzilizzy
2006-03-18 05:58 pm (UTC)
I love love love Sparkling Lemonade! And her blush is just perfect too^^
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-21 07:18 am (UTC)
Thank you! Her symbol is one of my original designs. ^_^ The blush is factory original...I'm glad I decided to leave that there.
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[User Picture]From: violetstarshine
2006-03-19 09:08 pm (UTC)
The symbol on Sparkling Lemonade is GORGEOUS!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-20 02:28 am (UTC)

Birds of a Feather

OMG! Her symbol is beautiful! I love Memento!
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-21 07:19 am (UTC)

Re: Birds of a Feather

Thank you for the comment. ^_^ I predict she will look even nicer with hair. ^_~
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From: babymerilnina
2006-03-20 03:20 am (UTC)

hasbro copyed your custom!!!!

oh lalala,hasbro copyed your silver heart pony.They mede a g3 heres a link to the site :http://www.hasbro.com/pl/page.viewproduct/product_id.17314/dn/mylittlepony/default.cfm
I own this pony she is a uniqe shade of ice bule with white and blue hair. she is a pegasus with wings dusted with SILVER glitter and a SILVER HEART on her magnet hoof.she has little silver hearts in her eyes.

I rest my case!

baby merilnina
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-21 07:31 am (UTC)

Re: hasbro copyed your custom!!!!

Wow, I actually have that pony and I never saw the connection. Now that you point it out, it does seem strange that the pony's name is "Silver Glow". Mine is still MIP, so I had no idea her hoof heart was silver.
They do have a lot in common: same pale blue base, pegasus with iridescent glitter coated wings, white and blue hair with tinsel, blue eyes. However, there are differences: Silver Glow's wing gradients and star-themed symbols. I wonder if Silverheart's designer knows about this and what she thinks.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-23 12:32 am (UTC)

Pony Farm

I like doing customs too. How do you make those boxes that you put the ponies in?
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-27 05:26 am (UTC)

Re: Pony Farm

From the customs FAQ:
How do you make custom G3 boxes? They look so real! Will you make me a custom box?
I edit a scan of the box using Adobe Photoshop. Then, I print it out on regular paper, cut it out, and glue it to the front of the boxes. It looks pretty good, but you can tell that it's not identical to the original. You might be able to print it on photo paper & use a higher quality scan for better results.
I've only edited one back panel & it took forever. So, I'm not offering custom box making services.
For my own customs, I offer a custom printed Front Panel only...this isn't too difficult to make.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-03-25 05:10 pm (UTC)


I wore green! I'm 75% Irish:)
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[User Picture]From: aikarin
2006-03-27 05:26 am (UTC)

Re: green!

Fantastic! I'm not Irish, but I love St. Patty's day. ^_^
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