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TUTORIAL PART 1: The Making of Mini Trixie by minnichi TUTORIAL PART 1: The Making of Mini Trixie by minnichi
PART 2: [link]

This is part of a commission I'm working on, but I thought I might as well do a tutorial while I'm at it! It's been a goal of mine for a longgg long time. Took forever!

I thought Trixie would make a good tutorial since this tackles both how I shape ponies and their extra accessories. Sorry if some of the instructions are vague! Feel free to ask me any questions if you're stuck.

If you want to try some of the same nifty tools I was using, I bought them all in a pack here: [link]

Trixie/Hat/Cloak = Fimo polymer clay, soft
Eyes/Stars = Acrylic paint, 20/0 brush
Gloss = Varathane polyurethane interior varnish, water-based.

My etsy: [link]

My Little Pony (c) Hasbro
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Magic-Dream-Pony Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very useful tutorial! My fave!
waterseasun3 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for this awesome tutorial.
elbuhocosturero Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many thanks for the tutorial, its fabulous
Araceku Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
blueangel06661 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh thank you thank you thank you!

I have a special somepony (who isn't really my somepony yet) That I want to give them something handmade for christmas. I've never done polymer work before but I thought a handmade polymer pony would be nice to give them rather than just buying something that required no thought or effort. I'm so pleased there's a tutorial for making a polymer pony! Oh thank you! Hopefully it turns out okay xD
skiingmusician Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Fyre-Medi Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
I am soo doing this! Thank you so much for the tutorial. :D Is the clay very messy to work with, I have three little ones I wanna teach to do it. 9-9 Daddies adorable little excuses to play well into my old age. XD
Toothymuffin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am attempting this, however I am currently broke so I am doing it with clean river clay not sure how it will turn out but I will give it a try
minnichi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think any clay will do as long as you connect pieces together well (blending edges). FIMO is actually pretty hard to blend without distorting everything since it's overly soft, so that's why I use that wedge-like tool. River clay might actually be a little easier if it's sturdy and retains shape well during sculpting, and you can just paint in the colors afterwards.
Just my guess, but best of luck to you! :D
Toothymuffin Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so far this clay is very soft getting things to stick together is not really that hard but keeping it wet and keeping the overall shape is what is a problem and I am covered in dog hair for some unknown reason, also I am not sure how I am going to get this to dry and keep it's shape oh well trial and error is the basis for most progress I guess.
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