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Creativity => Customs => Topic started by: Kanthaka on June 19, 2021, 11:49:25 PM

Title: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Kanthaka on June 19, 2021, 11:49:25 PM
Hello there! I've been working my way up to doing customs again, and here are some of the victims results!

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G4 Fluttershy, made with... G4 Fluttershy?

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Mini Mimics made with a blind bag and one of the little figures that comes with Hershey's Kisses. I know her colors are kind of off model...

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I've just been calling this one Sunset. Let me know if you have any name suggestions!

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I promise I'll have something more exciting to share soon! Getting back into customizing after years away is proving a bit more challenging than I expected, but I'm so happy to be back on the Arena and posting customs again.

I've got more pictures up on my Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/vedarlingcrafts/) for any pony folks who hang out over there. Everyone but Fluttershy is up for sale over here (http://mlparena.com/index.php/topic,401229.0.html) if any of them call to you. Prices are on the low side since they're... you know, a bit flawed.
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 20, 2021, 01:18:19 AM
These are all lovely!!! The mini Mimics are so detailed!!!
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: tailrustedtealeaf on June 20, 2021, 01:24:16 AM
I love seeing G4 random figures customized, she looks so sweet! The Fluttershy is a favorite too, that hair shade is so perfect for her!
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 20, 2021, 02:21:13 AM
I love that Fluttershy! Her eyes are gorgeous and the hair is fab. The little mimics are cute!
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Kanthaka on June 20, 2021, 04:45:40 AM
Thank you for the kind comments, friends -- especially about the Mimics! I'm way more shaky and arthritic than I was the last time I was customizing, so detail work is a real challenge. :P
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Thrice on June 20, 2021, 05:21:49 AM
Love that ombré hair blend on the sunset pony! 🌅💕
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Griffin on June 20, 2021, 03:03:55 PM
They are all beautiful! The tiny Mimics are wonderfully detailed and I love the colours on Sunset, so pretty! Fluttershy has such lovely eyes, I think you captured her personality much better compared to the original toy!  :enthralled:
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Leave a Whisper on June 20, 2021, 03:08:07 PM
Fluttershy's lashes and hair are so lush.
The Mini Mimics are very well done.
Sunset is gorgeous! I love how you did the dye, and his hair blend is lovely.
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Heart Of Midnight on June 21, 2021, 12:12:56 AM
Wow, incredibly beautiful Sunset!  :cool: That name is just perfect for her.  :ohyeah:
(These names also came to my mind from the pony: Afterglow or The Evening Dusk.)
I wish I had that color of hair too!  :lovey:
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Pokeyonekenobie on June 21, 2021, 02:36:26 AM
These are lovely.  The first thing I thought when I saw your sunset pony was the Horsehead Nebula.  The colors remind me of it.
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Kanthaka on June 22, 2021, 07:24:38 PM
Thank you, thank you! I really like the name Afterglow; that's an awesome suggestion.
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: ChocolateStarfire on June 23, 2021, 12:59:46 AM
Sunset is by far my absolute favorite of the bunch, those colors! Wow!
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Kanthaka on June 29, 2021, 08:59:09 PM
I've got a couple more small projects to share, if you all don't mind!

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Mini Quackers. (I redid Mimic's eyes to match hers too!)

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Restored Baby Stockings. Not a technically a custom, but she did need to be rehaired and repainted! Her before picture is under the spoiler.

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Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: BlackCurtains on June 29, 2021, 09:13:33 PM
I love the eyes on Quackers! Poor baby Stockings, she looks so sad in the before pic. You restored her so well! I can't tell at all that she had a missing spot in her eye. Did you redo the whole eye?

Btw, it's okay for you to start a new thread for new customs :) They get more exposure that way!
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Kanthaka on June 29, 2021, 09:26:10 PM
Thank you! Yeah, I ended up repainting her pupils and irises entirely; that warm gray was really hard to match perfectly, so it was easier to just redo the entire thing.

And thank you for the reminder. I didn't want to clog the forum with tiny side projects, but it is nice to get more comments!
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Ponybookworm on June 30, 2021, 12:42:02 AM
Mini Quackers is delightful!!! And Baby Stockings looks so happy now
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: SunPony on June 30, 2021, 03:48:55 AM
Welcome back!
Those are all lovely.  The way you did Fluttershy's eye is gorgeous, and her hair is lovely.  I also really like those blindbag customs, so cute and incredibly detailed!
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Snapdragon on July 02, 2021, 07:25:13 AM
Wow Kanthaka, I'm so glad you're posting more ponies! I've always been a big fan of your art, and it's great to see you back at it! :heart: These new girls are adorable too! :heart: I'm glad you posted the 'before' photo of Baby Stockings, I originally thought 'oh, she must have flat ironed her hair and done a light touch-up!' Clicking that photo bowled me over! :faint:
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: Kanthaka on July 03, 2021, 12:16:37 AM
Thank you so much for the compliments and the warm welcome back!

I actually thought I had the wrong 'before' picture for a moment there too.  :blush: I have three Baby Stockings right now that all needed help to varying degrees, and I was sure I'd mixed them up until I realized I hadn't taken befores of the two that just needed little touch ups.
Title: Re: A Handful of Customs
Post by: sentimental on July 03, 2021, 02:41:29 AM
oh my goodness I love your detail work!
The eyes on your fluttershy especially, you managed such a lovely gradient on her!!
Gorgeous customs, wonderful job!! <3
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