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.
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
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.
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!
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.
Laila-the-catFeatured By OwnerAug 25, 2013Hobbyist 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?
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.
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 ._.
(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!