Christmas Catch-Up

Well, now that Christmas is over, I can post some of the ponies I made as commissions. Top-secret stuff, you know!

I’ve heard that the Princesses were a big hit when the girls opened them, and that made me very happy. I enjoy making ponies, I get great satisfaction from finishing them, but it’s knowing that they’re loved that’s really the icing on the cupcake for me.

These two were commissioned by a mom for her daughter- the first is based on a character created by her daughter (reference picture is here– check out her other pictures, they’re all adorable!)

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The same lady also asked me to do Soarin (from the Friendship is Magic TV show), who is one of her daughter’s favourite characters. I ordered dark blue hair, but it didn’t get here on time, so I ended up sculpting it. I like how it looks, but if anyone else wants one like it, I’ll have to charge more! This picture was before paint touch-ups, so please forgive the patchiness on the hair.

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Then there was this D*sney-themed pony (shh… we fear them!) for a friend’s son, who is nuts about… Mockey Mowse and Ploodo… :/ Again, not quite finished- he DID get eye highlights before I let him go.

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I still haven’t heard what the reaction was to that one, but I’m pleased with how he turned out. Those symbols were tough!

I can’t remember if I’ve already shared Rudie or not, but she was another Christmas commission. I’m SO pleased with her symbol! Actually, I didn’t want to send her away, and I don’t even like that movie. She was a nice addition to our Christmas display until she had to go to PEI:

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So that’s why I didn’t finish a Christmas pony for myself this year. These guys were a lot of work, but definitely worth it. I got to take a few weeks off at Christmas, and now I’m back at it- I’ll post WIP pics of my current project next time. It’s for a swap, but my partner left the options so wide open that even if she sees this (which is HIGHLY doubtful!), she won’t know it’s hers. 🙂

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