Posts tagged wip
Posts tagged wip
WIP: Princess Luna, Part 2
Woo! Luna is starting to take shape. I’ve made other posable pieces before, but something about her long, thin legs makes her perfect for posing. You can see a little of the white base peeking through the hooves, which will be covered by her boot/gauntlet/horseshoes/thingies.
I had to mix four different shades of wool to get her coat color, which left the color more uneven and textured than I would have liked- It’s a bit like denim. The body is also kind of dark, because I didn’t account for the fact that all the reference pictures I was using were screenshot of night-time scenes, haha. Otherwise, I’m very happy with her so far.
Her body is also taller and leggier than it really should be, and her head is still a little small compared to the character’s model. Little more mature and regal-looking, I think.
Wings are the next thing to be added!
WIP: Princess Luna, Part 1.
I’ve always really liked seeing progress pics and info from other people, so maybe someone will find this interesting, haha. Currently working on another darn pony, a posable Princess Luna. This is the largest pony I’ve done so far, and the first posable one.
First pic shows some of the wire frame that makes a piece posable. When I make the skeleton, I twist the wire around itself so that I can thread wool between the two pieces of wire. Otherwise, the wool wouldn’t have anything to “grab” onto. Making a piece with a wire skeleton is a lot more tedious than solid wool, with the needle constantly hitting the wire. Everything (expect the finishing details) takes more than twice as long. I have found that the wire armature works best when the entire skeleton is one unbroken piece of wire.
I add wool to limbs by dragging through the two wires, and ‘wrapping’ the wool around the wire, layer after layer. In larger pieces like this one, I usually make the core of the body out of white synthetic wool, because I have more of it, and it’s a cheaper ‘filler’. In smaller pieces, I generally don’t bother with filler.
Second pic shows the completed core of the piece. All the finer details of the character are left out. The limbs and body are made intentionally thin at this point, because the colored layers of wool will add some bulk. When I start adding color, I do it in small puffy patches, never pulling or stretching the wool across the body.
Another felted pony, this girl is tiny. About 2 inches tall at the ears, she’s filly-sized compared to the other two I’ve done.
There’s a small metal loop sticking out of her back, so that she can be made into a keychain once finished.
Originally intended to be Applebloom (and yes, she’s lighter yellow than the pics make her look), now I’m debating if she should be a mini Fluttershy instead. Or even CarrotTop. Any thoughts?