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My Little Pony-Dragons: Derpy by HowManyDragons My Little Pony-Dragons: Derpy by HowManyDragons
Allll right! I think it's time for some more pony-dragons, so I'm going to kick things off with my very first background pony - Derpy! Given the manner in which I make my dragons, I couldn't really do the off-kilter eye thing, but I hope the somewhat discombobulated pose makes up for it. Her gray body is a custom mix of my own (turns out a little black goes a long way), and unlike most of my dragons, I decided to varnish her in satin glaze instead of gloss. I do prefer the glossy look in-person, but satin glaze certainly makes for nicer pictures! Derpy might have the easiest cutie mark aside from Rarity - translucent clay makes awesome bubbles.

Derpy has been sold, but you can still see additional photos at her Etsy listing.

Yes, pony-dragons are a thing:
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TheMangle1213 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015   Artist
MUFFINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Derpy Clapping Icon Derpy Clapping Pony Icon Derpy Clapping Icon Derpy Clapping Icon Derpy Clapping Icon Derpy Clapping Icon Derpy Clapping Icon Derpy Clapping Icon 
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
:D
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evemyart Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
YES!
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espeonjem Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
aww now i want to make one. YAY MUFFINS
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Hehe, you should give it a try! :)
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DRAGONCINDER Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
omg this is so cute
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
I'm glad you like her! :heart:
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shyangel13 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww!<3
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
:D
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shyangel13 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Derpy is cool
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derpywolfmuffins Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
one of my favorites!
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
I'm glad to hear it! :la:
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:iconfreilaclanbarin:
Freilaclanbarin Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
...that is one adorable dragon....
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
Aww, thank you! :heart:
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reoko9 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awwww so cuutee :DD
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Thank you! :giggle:
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dragoneye321 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Student Artist
<font><font>* Slams FISTS ON TABLE Making IT Crack * ........................ NVGHMHBVHXG WAAAAAAAANT IIIIIIIITLa la la la La la la la La la la la Derpy Emoticon Derpy Emoticon Derpy Emoticon Slam Fist Slam Fist Slam Fist :ARRRGH: :angry: </font></font>
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Muahaha! :evillaugh:
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IceToaster Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty cool did you make that out of clay or something?
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Yep, I use colored oven-bake polymer clay to make all my dragons. :)
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:iconicetoaster:
IceToaster Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that must take some talent to make those, im guessing youve been doing it a wile?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Yeah, I've been sculpting dragons off and on for about half my life at this point. xD
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IceToaster Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!! thats total dedication, im guessing that one of your most favorite things in life?
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
It's like drawing - it's an enjoyable hobby that I can't stay away from for very long. ^^
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IceToaster Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, im going to have to draw a dragon this week. I feel motivated to draw more now than before I talked to you thanks for the motivation. :)
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014
Any time, good luck! :happybounce:
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20080585 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Is Derpy a real pony?
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
Yes, the name is fan-given, but she's a background pony that shows up in a lot of the MLP:FiM episodes. Here's some more info if you're interested.
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DoctorSiggy Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
D'awww!~ it's so cute! ^w^
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f1reheart Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
/hits favorite button/

I just... I have to favorite this xD
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013
:B
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kikster19 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
needs more muffins XD
but really awesome job!! 
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
Haha, thanks. xP
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StarriannaFlare Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't remember her in the show, but this is cute! :D
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Thanks! She's one of the background ponies, so she doesn't have any speaking parts (except for a few lines in one episode), but I think she has a cameo appearance in just about every episode.
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StarriannaFlare Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I gotta watch it again and look for her now. XD
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
It's fun to look for her - keep a sharp eye out! ^^
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PanserPop Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
It's super cuteee!
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Hehe, glad you like her!
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rainbowdashlover32 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh Derpy!!!!! Shes so cute! 
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
:D
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victordragon747 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
:iconsoawesomedashplz: This is so awesome!! I love the combination of derpy hooves with a dragon, it's simply perfect! I like the pose you choosed for this work, is cute and fits very good!
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Aw, thanks! ^^
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:iconvictordragon747:
victordragon747 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
You're very welcome!!
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baneofEurope Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Derpy Looks so cute as a Dragon 
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Glad you think so! x3
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MusePony Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've improved so much in such a short time! Hope she goes to a good home, she looks great :) I'd start trying to be a bit more careful with fingerprints now though?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Thanks for the comment! TBH, I don't really see the fingerprints as a negative - they almost act as a signature, reinforcing the handmade nature of my work. Also, I think that they are more noticeable in my photos than when looking at the figurines IRL, as my camera likes to pick up every irregularity/speck of dust.

That being said, I realize that fingerprints show more prominently on some of my pieces than others. I think it's due to working with clay that's too soft, but that I was too impatient to leach to a stiffer consistency. Patience and foresight is something that I'm trying to work on! :)
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LittleFatDragons Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
she looks awesome - Derpy is the only pony I ever mashed up into a dragon but I wasn't happy with the result so she sits on my aptly named 'derp' shelf. :D
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
I remember seeing a picture of her in your gallery. ^^
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