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A Friend for My OC (DONE)

StormMaeker

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After I got a bunch of those charity shop ponies I finally had a new Pinkie Pie to upgrade one I had that just hasn’t sat right with me. Also, I needed a tail for a new Pinkie who had theirs cut by the previous owner and I had been trying to come up with a friend for my OC Atmos for a while. However, it’s not been going smoothly.

As I was trying to open up Cadance for that new tail not too long ago, my mum decided to help try to open up Pinkie Pie but she did it wrong. This has been fixed since (I think, won’t know for sure until her head is on)
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As I had been trying to come up with a friend for Atmos anyway, I had been trying to do some drawings of what this friend may look like. The base is Pinkie so maybe something that my posca pens could easily sit with. As well as ordering a new tail for Cadance I had also got a few other colours to mess about with. Two of those were purple and red and I thought they’d look good together, so purple and red it was. Here are just a few sketches I had done out of quite a few others:
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The final was one I did during the making of the next part was painting the body. I had also made a few other references for the character like on my reference sheet for my OC. The eye colour hadn’t been decided until started painting. I tried to resist yellow eyes but it happened. I tried to also go off Cheerilee’s eye design too. The eyes are always so hard to get right neatly. It was a real pain like always, especially the eyelashes
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Since I didn’t want this new pony to be just like Pinkie Pie or my previous pink custom Lucky Lily, I went with a lighter pink. I did also test a lilac-y colour but it felt a bit much on that body. I had also thought about making her a bit spotty or putting some markings on her but I resisted also because I always want to make a custom that could seem to easily go into my pony collection without standing out too much.

When it came to the rehair, I was unsure how to go about it with the colours and my pony design. I didn’t want too much red but I didn’t want it to look sort of plain either. This is how far I’ve gotten and comparisons to Pinkie with body colour and Cheerilee with the eyes, also with Atmos because friends-to-be:
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At the moment with this new pony, I’m at a standstill. I’m not so sure how I want to progress with this pony and what to do about the hair. I also kind of want to restart half the rehair but we’ll see. It’s like you can’t seem to go wrong with pony rehair and it may look fine once completed but it just don’t sit right with me at the moment.

I’ll continue this pony when I figure out a way
 

StormMaeker

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Progress has been made, I found a way!

I had been holding back and avoiding doing anything too different to normal brushable ponies so this new pony doesn’t stand out from my collection but I decided to go ahead with it and not hold back. I pulled out half the purple hair to do a strip of red that’ll go down half way down one side of the head and give her some splotches. I did a drawing to loosely plan how to do the spots so I don’t mess up because my sealant is limited now, I’m running out. I did more than I expected…
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This is where my pony is at now. All I have to do is finish putting in the purple and wrap some string around her tail for an accessory then I’m done! She should be finished tomorrow :smile:
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I managed to finish my pony and now I love her. I managed to get the plug back together and in but through the day, it broke again
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I fixed it by putting a needle in the middle for stability and because I had some dental floss with me from doing her mane, I wrapped it around it to shape it and then used some silicone to coat it so it isn’t too hard inside the neck after I superglued it together… yeah, it was a really strange idea but it worked for a while. But instead I came up with something that worked so much better!
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It’s actually two cotton buds folded and the ends are in the head while a metal ball is in the middle. The top of the neck plug is actually inside too, it snapped off. My dad found two of those metal balls a couple of weeks ago and I had no idea what I was meant to do with them. Now I’ve did something with one and it’s surprisingly so good, she can turn her head now! I am going to make her a bandana or something for her neck though

Here is the finished pony:
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I did try to flatten her hair but since cutting it to the right length, she has been giving me some punk pony vibes so I think I’ll redesign her drawn version as a punk pony and update this thread when I have finished her bandanna or whatever neck piece I end up going for :rolleyespony:
 

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I managed to finish my pony and now I love her. I managed to get the plug back together and in but through the day, it broke again
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I fixed it by putting a needle in the middle for stability and because I had some dental floss with me from doing her mane, I wrapped it around it to shape it and then used some silicone to coat it so it isn’t too hard inside the neck after I superglued it together… yeah, it was a really strange idea but it worked for a while. But instead I came up with something that worked so much better!
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It’s actually two cotton buds folded and the ends are in the head while a metal ball is in the middle. The top of the neck plug is actually inside too, it snapped off. My dad found two of those metal balls a couple of weeks ago and I had no idea what I was meant to do with them. Now I’ve did something with one and it’s surprisingly so good, she can turn her head now! I am going to make her a bandana or something for her neck though

Here is the finished pony:
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I did try to flatten her hair but since cutting it to the right length, she has been giving me some punk pony vibes so I think I’ll redesign her drawn version as a punk pony and update this thread when I have finished her bandanna or whatever neck piece I end up going for :rolleyespony:
So adorable! I absolutely love red and purple together. That's a sweet pair of ponies ♥️
 

StormMaeker

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In the finishing post I said I’ll update when I give her something for her neck to cover how dodgy it can get, so I made her a little bandana. I did a redesign drawing so I can make a reference sheet for her like my OC for when/if I ever want to draw her and she is Atmos’ friend so why not. Still not got a name but here she is:
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I made two bandannas in case one came out better and also for a spare. The spare didn’t fit on Atmos properly but now they both look a little like they’re in the Red Rescue Team in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
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So, Atmos’ friend is now done completely :satisfied:
 

Tak

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In the finishing post I said I’ll update when I give her something for her neck to cover how dodgy it can get, so I made her a little bandana. I did a redesign drawing so I can make a reference sheet for her like my OC for when/if I ever want to draw her and she is Atmos’ friend so why not. Still not got a name but here she is:
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I made two bandannas in case one came out better and also for a spare. The spare didn’t fit on Atmos properly but now they both look a little like they’re in the Red Rescue Team in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
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So, Atmos’ friend is now done completely :satisfied:
They both turned out fantastic!
 
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