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!
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!
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!