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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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:iconaskjoshtheoc:
AskJoshtheOC Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015
How would you make?attach the horns/Wings? Other than this, this is a nice guide. :D
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TacticalLuke23 Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
This is so useful, thank you so much for making this
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EnderHumanDude2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Can you make a mini tutorial on smoothing out the body? Thanks in advance
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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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:iconcarrie416:
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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:iconfrozenpyro71:
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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:iconcarrie416:
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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:iconcherrypopcommissions:
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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:iconcatzilerella:
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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Charlockle Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ah, I understand, thank you! :) Yeah, I forgot about All the different mane styles - you're right~ :3
And thank you for the advice - I never thought about using masking tape. :) That should be really helpful! :D
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95n Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
thank you so much, these are sooo helpful, especially the armature one.
the tutorial style is fun and easy to understand.
looking forward for the mane&tail sculpting and painting parts!
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UTERI Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would have made the eyes a bit lower and a tiny bit closer together myself, but all together very lovely and helpful! The head does seem like the hardest part of the sculpture > . < You seem to have it very nicely done though.
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chippedrose Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013

how do u make the hair and tail

 

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:iconraptecclawtooth:
RaptecClawtooth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sculpey can be attached to cardboard?
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:iconfrozenpyro71:
frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It can be. But for this one the metal armature extends beyond the legs and into the wooden base giving it its stability. See part 1 for a better explination.
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RaptecClawtooth Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for answer me :) (Smile) 
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TXCleverGirls Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Approximately, how much clay do you use per sculpture?
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:iconfrozenpyro71:
frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Usually about half a block of SuperSculpey but it varies hugely between projects.
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TXCleverGirls Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Your tutorials are very helpful.

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SpazSenpai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Can you do a tutorial on how you do manes and tails?
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:iconfrozenpyro71:
frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its in the works. Not sure when it will be yet, but hopefully soon.
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icantunloveyou Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have a tutorial on how to the mane/tail?
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:iconfrozenpyro71:
frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Not yet. Been working on a couple of projects so the tutorials have taken a backburner.
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KittenLollipop Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THESE TUTORIALS! The have helped me greatly
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Laila-the-cat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there something similar that i can use instead of polymer clay?
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frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There are many types of clay available. Each works in a different way and its all down to personal choice which you use. Th best thing todo is just try a fe different ones
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Laila-the-cat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks you for the answer because I live in wienna and yesterday I wanted to buy polymer clay,but there was nothing so i buyed something different,i dont know the name of it but it has a orange-brownish colour and has a limited time for using.When comes part 5?
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:iconfrozenpyro71:
frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
As soon as I can.
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liza-pozinenko Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013   Photographer
<font><font>Спасибо! Я буду ждать!</font></font>
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liza-pozinenko Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013   Photographer
When will the next part?
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:iconfrozenpyro71:
frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
...Soon. Ive got a couple of projects I really want to get done but the next part will be coming ASAP
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WillWorkForWaffles Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! just made it through the tutorials you have posted, going to try this out very soon!
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TangleskyAndCo Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Four really dumb questions.

1. Is that just a block of wood? 
2. Is there anything else I could use that is oven-friendly?
3. Is a normal cooking oven okay?
4. The instructions on my clay say cook for 15 minutes per 1/4 in of thickness. What does that mean?
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frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
1. Yes, just a lump of wood I had laying about
2. Sculpey and Fimo are the main two. Each come in lots of differant varients for differant uses. What you are looking for is a polymer clay.
3. Yep. Any household cooking oven will do just fine.
4. If there are parts of the sculpt that are 1/4" thick you bake it for 15 mins, if 1/2" for 30 mins, etc. The thicker the clay the longer it needs to be baked.
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Alumx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fav.me/d6fqhtk

I did this with help of this tutorial so far

Now I just need to know a right way to make wings :D
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frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm really glad you found these helpful. Your Trixie looks fantastic, I love the way you have done the face and the eyes.
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Alumx Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really looking forward for upcoming tutorial!
maybe I'll be able to craft something a bit more worthy xD

I got some struggle getting  everything smooth but still maintaining shape of a pony, its  much harder than it looks, like in your tutorial, not sure if its because of different material or just total lack of experience from my side ._.
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lonewolf040487 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
from experience i can tell you that this tutorial really works =)

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this was the end result that i managed to get
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Alumx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet!
Doing wings like that must require a lot of work
but the results look pretty awesome!
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schneelocke Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013
Wow, this is one great tutorial! I'm definitely saving all these in case I ever want to get into pony sculpting.

Very much looking forward to the next part, too! I'll have to +Watch you so I won't miss it. :)
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verulence Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's great so far! Great job!
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Jenna7777777 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice tutorial!
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batosan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
(Finally! Comments!) Oh yeah now I get to say....THANK YOU! All of your tutorials will help so much! I can't say "THANK YOU" enough! Your "Wing tutorial" gave me a start, Now this!!!!! It might take a while but the next one (pony sculpt) will be dedicated to you!
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uBrosis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Great! :)
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:iconbazsg:
BazSg Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for making these Tutorials! ^^/)
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Nazegoreng Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I look forward to this more than anything else on DA. Great tutorial! 
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