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Tutorial series part 4: The ears. by frozenpyro71 Tutorial series part 4: The ears. by frozenpyro71
Fourth part of my tutorial series for sculpting MLP:FIM ponies

Part 1: The armature. fav.me/d69b9n6
Part 2: Legs and body. fav.me/d69vldi
Part 3: The face. fav.me/d6drijt
Part 4: [You are here]

Any feedback for this would be most appreciated.
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UnicornCat Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!!
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Roura-4-Kurama Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
Love it thanks!
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Carrie416 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
This was really helpful. Just one question what is a good technique to make a horn?
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frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The best technique I've found is to roll a cone shape around a straight piece of wire (I use a paperclip). To get the spiral patten use a thin piece of wire and place it on the tip of the horn at an angle. Next, slowly roll the cone shape along the desk using the thin wire and with a little pressure, it will put a spiral grove into the horn.

This isn't the easiest method to describe and the 'wings and horn' tutorial is next on my list. I just haven't had time to get stuck into making it.
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Carrie416 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Thank you this was very helpful.Clapping Pony Icon - Princess Luna 
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cherrypopcommissions Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for sharing this with everyone. Just one question: should I make the mane, attach it to the model and bake them together or bake the body and stick on the mane separately  
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frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I usually make the body and head in one go before baking then add the mane/tail after.
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Catzilerella Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is all so very detailed and wonderful! 
Thank you for sharing. 
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Charlockle Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Could you do a mane tutorial please? These tutorials are very helpful and I'm sure you've had/got a lot of demand for them! My main issue it painting the underside of the mane without getting paint on the base, and visa-versa. :3
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frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My goal for these tutorials was to give a good guide to the bare bones of making ponies. They are hopefully more of a jumping off point than anything. Doing a mane tutorial would be a massive undertaking because there are a million different mane styles as opposed to two body types.
As to your painting troubles, I use a tonne of masking tape when painting some of my sculpts. It can be a real life saver when it comes to the tight corners.
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