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Celestia My Little Pony FiM Custom Sculpture WIP by Blackout-Comix Celestia My Little Pony FiM Custom Sculpture WIP by Blackout-Comix
Hello everyone. I hope you all had a great holiday. I’ve been exceptionally busy over the holidays and decided to not overcomplicate my life with sculpting, so I just decided to take some time off. I’m finally back now and I’ve begun painting the Celestia I was working on prior to the holiday.

I’ll be working on her in the next week and I’ll post pictures as soon as I can. Sorry for the wait, but I should be back sculpting again.

She stands about 10inches tall and is made from a combination of Super Sculpey and Fimo puppen clay. She has received a base coat and is ready for painting.

Celestia (C) Hasbro

Sculpture by :iconblackout-comix:
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ChilledFrost Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey how many pounds would a basic pony like RD be for Super sculpey? also do u have a link to how to do this? cus last time i tried sculpting my dragon he blew up in the oven :/
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Weight depends on size. How big are you wanting to make her?

If your dragon blew up, it was most likely too thick. Clay can only be about 1- 1.5 inches thick before it reacts poorly in the oven. If you have large pieces, try putting cores of another material in the center of the piece. I use tin foil for this. My celestia guide shows this in the head and mane/tail.

I do not have a tutorial for small ponies. Just my big Celestia. I may do a small pony tutorial some day.

The Celestia guide starts here: blackout-comix.deviantart.com/…

Most of the techniques I use are in it.

Hope that helps. :)
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ChilledFrost Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well i like the whole adding on and baking it in steps, im hoping to make on a little bigger than 5" maybe like from top of the head to her hoof it be like 7". Also if you have the time n are willing would be able to send me a kind of written set of directions like where to start and how to shape and all that, thats only if you want to and thankyou :)
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
I suppose I have some time to type something out.

Start by softening up your clay to make it easier to work with.

I use the same tools in my Celestia guide for everything.

The needles and my hands are the most important for shaping.

When I make my smaller ponies, I follow this quick guide:

1: form an oval.
2: cut butt cheeks and the inner thighs using an X-acto knife.
3: round out the butt cheeks and inner thighs using your hands.
4: make 4 curved pillars for the 4 legs. The front legs will be longer than the back.
5: attach the legs to the body by sticking them on.
6: bake the sculpt
7: fill in cracks with clay and cut away excess clay using your X-acto knife. If anything falls off, don't be afraid to use super glue and put clay over it.
8: Rebake
9: Sand away rough areas using 220 grit sandpaper.
10: Create Sphere, the size of their head, and bake it separately.
11: Sand the sphere and add a muzzle.
12: rebake
13: Drill a hole into the neck from above and into the bottom of the head.
14: Attach the head to the neck using a wire or toothpick inserted into the two drill holes.
15: Add soft clay around the connection to flesh out the neck and form the ponies jaw line.
16: Rebake and sand afterwards.
17: Drill a hole into the butt, at the top of the crack.
18: Use tin foil to sculpt a smaller version of the tail you want to make.
19: cover the tin foil tail in clay.
20: insert wire or a toothpick into the base of the tail and insert it into the hole in the butt you made.
21 Let the tail bake with the sculpt. This allows the tail to be free hanging, which helps it bake better.
22: After baking, sand the tail and cut any details you want into it.
23: if the cut you made is too rough, add clay to the cut and use a thin needle to tease the clay back out to smooth out the cut.
24: The mane is made using similar techniques and is made last.

Painting is done by diluting your paint down to the consistency of cream and using many coats until it covers completely. It takes patience, but your paint will be lumpy if you don't dilute it. Dilute with tap water.

Seal with Modge Podge or Liquid Laminate.

That's about it, hope it helps somewhat. :)
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Namma2 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK UUUUUUU :D sooo much!
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
You're welcome, but what did I do?
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Namma2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i'm making a sculpture and I was needing instructions. Thank u for giving them to me
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
No problem. Glad to help. :)
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Wandering-Heartbeat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How do you even do this sculpting business? I can draw, but sculpting and what whitedove does is all so complicated looking...
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Blackout-Comix Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Lots of trial and error. I've never had a sculpting class. I'm not an art student. I just practice.

Pick up a block of clay. Follow baking instructions and see where your creativity takes you. :D
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