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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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Derpy Derpy by SnowFox102 Derpy Derpy by SnowFox102
Derpy trolls by posing on an unrelated collectable! It helped her balance. :P

Her head is too small, but I didn't notice until it was a bit late to fix, and she had an "accident" with some acid dye that caused her armature to rust, so I wasn't going to sell her anyway. So I decided to finish her as-is for the sake of showing that I can make poniez. :D

Fully poasable thanks to a wire armature (even her wings). Needle felted hand-dyed wool, with a polyester core to help posing ability. Her mane and tail are unfelted fiber, though in the future I'd like to use nylon, which is what the plastic figures use. About 3 1/2" tall (one and a half to two times as tall as the G4 figures), but I could make larger ones. I welcome pony commissions. :D
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MrPr1993 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
DERPEEEEE!!! :la:
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Chaparro1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's so beautiful! :iconiloveitplz:
And you got her Cuite mark right!
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Fluttershy turned out better, I just need to get her hair to behave. There are WIP shots in my scraps. :)
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Chaparro1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your gallery is so cool! :D
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CVDart1990 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great Job!
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brittklein13 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
cute
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shapiru Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It was exactky what I thing when I saw her "Wow you can make ponies too". :-)
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SnowyKestrel Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Wow, this looks great! The eyes and the wings are especially good. What kind of wire do you use for the armature? I'm a new needlefelter, and I have only used pipecleaners as an armature so far, lol.
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SnowFox102 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Some of my older ones have pipe cleaners, but what I did (and this includes Derpy) was make the shape with pipe cleaners and then wrap galvanized steel wire around it. I think there's a pic or two of a WIP figure that shows some of the armature, and you can see the wire wrapped around the pipe cleaners.

What I do now is a little different. I sketch what I want the armature to look like, and pin the sketch to a cork board. Then, usually starting with arms and legs, I place pins at points where the wire will bend, and use the pins like a wire jig to wrap the galvanized steel wire around and shape it. Then I twist a main body wire (usually includes the head, and tail if the figure has one)around the arm and leg wires to hold everything together. Last I add another strand of wire in the same way that I did with a pipe cleaner armature, to add strength. I could also twist two wires together ahead of time and skip the last step, I just haven't yet. I've only made two armatures with the jig method so far, so I'm still working on it. ;) Some time I'll take pics of the jig method, it's very simple to do but hard to explain. I'm too clumsy to work with the wire without the jig, it's too slippery. That's also why I used pipe cleaners.
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SnowyKestrel Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Oh wow, thanks for the detailed explanation! I would have never thought of the jig method; it sounds great! Where do you buy your wire?
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