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Epic MLP:FIM Customizing Tutorial Part 4 by liz-neko Epic MLP:FIM Customizing Tutorial Part 4 by liz-neko

Whew! I feel like I've been working on this one for forever! In my defense, though, it's rather hard to paint and take pictures at the same time... Also, I'm gonna send a shout out to my good friend over at ~orangecranestudios for letting me feature her OC in this thing. Brohoof!!

 

These are the vectors I used!

A Different Swap by the wonderful *Trotsworth

Rage Twilight Sparkle by the fabulous ~uxyd

And, as always Discord Approved by the lovely ~Ambris

Questions? Comments? Requests for other tutorials? You know what to do. Leave 'em below!

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KrazyKitty11 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Student General Artist
Theses are SO helpful :meow: they've been helping me make a pony for my friend's birthday, thank you SO much for these :D
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liz-neko Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I'm so glad! You are most welcome.
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FireSparkProduction Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Couldn't you use see-trough nail-polish to add a shine to the eyes and cutiemark?
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liz-neko Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Could you? Yeeeeeah, but I wouldn't recommend it for multiple reasons. Nail polish tends to be very brittle and will chip or crack easily. Pony bodies are a fairly soft plastic, and the combination of a brittle medium and a malleable surface means you would probably wind up doing a considerable amount of repair work. Also, clear nail polish usually yellows over time.

If I'm looking to add a shine to eyes or cutie marks, I usually brush on a tiny amount of glossy Modge Podge. Modge Podge is water-based so you don't have to worry about chipping and it is archival so yellowing is never an issue. And it's dirt cheap. Always a plus.

Hope that helps!
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Winter-Wondermare Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Erhm, excuse me. What is sealer and how do you use it? Thanks.
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liz-neko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Sealer is basically a clear top coat that is applied over the paint to protect it from damage, dirt, smudges, small children (maybe), and anything else horrible that might potentially happen to your little creation. Kinda like putting varnish on a piece of furniture. Depending on the type of sealer you use, it can either be applied with a brush or sponge, or it can be applied spray paint style. Two-three coats usually does the job.

If you choose a spray paint style, make sure the pony is situated in a way where the sealer won't congeal on the surface under said pony or that will wreck all your hard work. If you choose a brush on style, make sure that you clean your brush super thoroughly afterward or be prepared to buy a lot of brushes. If you use a sponge (like make-up sponges), just wave bye-bye to it afterward because rinsing the sealer out of those is near impossible.

Hope this helps!:happybounce: 

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Winter-Wondermare Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does. A lot! Thanks!
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liz-neko Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are most welcome! I don't know if you saw the tutorial part 3, but I chat a little about specific brands of sealers in there. Just, I dunno, if you wanna see me ramble some more. Or something. I'm good at that. Sweating a little... 
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ThePon3 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE HEADLESS HORSE!!
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liz-neko Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Muahahahaha!!!!!
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