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Offline Silverflame

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Customs of book characters?
« on: June 06, 2018, 03:44:21 PM »
My favorite customs always seem to be the ones that come from books characters, but there aren't many of them that I've seen. It's hard, because whenever I want a commission, I always want to ask for favorite book characters but how do you ask for something that the artist has probably never read?  :shrug:

(I recently worked up the courage to get past that and ask for one anyway and I'm pretty psyched about it but STILL, it's an issue!)

ANYWAY I haven't been around in a long time...I'd love to see any cool book characters who have been given new life as ponies! Anyone have any to share?  :read:

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Re: Customs of book characters?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2018, 10:58:24 PM »
I've made a couple.

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Re: Customs of book characters?
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 03:00:13 AM »
I've done customs from tv shows, movies, and comics ...some of which have book versions (like Princess Bride)

https://roogna.deviantart.com/gallery/57260368/Character-Mashups

It doesn't hurt to ask, imo, maybe the artist has read it or may be willing to....but their vision of the character may be different than yours...so if there's not already a tv/movie/comic visual, a sketch or description of what you want can help
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Re: Customs of book characters?
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2018, 03:41:46 AM »
Oh, I just love those Dr. Seuss customs! Nice work!

I hosted a Literature and Lore custom swap last year. At the bottom of the original post, I created links to the results that you might find interesting.

http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,384646.0.html

The one I made for it was Anne of Green Gables. She was one of my favorites to make.

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Re: Customs of book characters?
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 12:47:25 PM »
Oh wow, thanks for sharing!! Those Dr. Seuss ponies are FABULOUS (I come from the birthplace of Dr. Deuss and have big appreciation for the man!), and OMG the Anne of Green Gables custom! *HEARTEYES*

Roogna, I definitely agree that it can't hurt to ask. One thing I always love about books is how differently readers may see a certain character. Typically though, the books I'm most in love with and want characters from aren't ones I expect people to be familiar with at all, so I try to pay particular attention to details I can provide an artist with. I'm going to try and be braver about asking in the future! I'm hoping to start a whole collection of these guys to keep my library company.  :)