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My Little Pony-dragons: Princess Luna by HowManyDragons My Little Pony-dragons: Princess Luna by HowManyDragons
Princess Luna is another one of my favorite characters, and I've been wanting to sculpt her for quite some time. Here she is, arm upraised, using her TRADITIONAL ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE. :giggle:

I had the idea of using translucent clay for the edges of her mane and tail, but I didn't realize the translucent becomes very nearly transparent when rolled out so thin! So the translucent bits were supposed to be tinted blue, but it's pretty much impossible to tell... Also, I wasn't sure how to go about making her 'shoes'. I ended up painting them on with pearly mica powder, but it's not really the right effect. I probably should have added them as another layer of clay - easier said than done, since dragons have little claws to worry about! I'll definitely have to try making another Luna sometime, because I am certain that I can do a better job the next time around. :]

Princess Luna has been sold.

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TheREALTwilightSpark Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh! Idea! 

You could have rolled out several super-thin sheets of translucent blue and wrapped her mane and tail in it! That would be awesome!
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harrypotterfan1880 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Luna is my favorite! She's so kawaii!
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Peiridae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow, she's beautiful! I love the glitter accents - they're just perfect. And your eyes are always so unique and fantastic. :D
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Thanks~ I use glass bugle beads for the eyes - they mimic my drawing style well. :3
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Peiridae Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, thanks for letting me know - that's really cool! :D
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That mane is just gorgeous! 
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
Thank you!
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! 
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Wandering-Heartbeat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Luna, my beautiful princess
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sonic8281 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist
Luna's hair looks nice.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Aw, thanks! ^^
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Sassygirl1001 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
Whoa, the wings are perfect!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Glad you like them! :)
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Dragongirl272 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is this sculpey?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Premo, actually. It's made by the same company, but it's a higher quality clay - much less brittle.
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fatalerror328 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oooh! nice one!
what did you use for translucent part?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Premo makes a translucent clay! I usually tint it with little bits of other colors of clay, but you can also use mica pigments and alcohol inks.
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Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very pretty... I love your pony dragons ^^
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Aww, thank you~ ^^
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Human-pon3 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! They never cease to amaze me ^^
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FurFlux Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cutesy
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
That's the way I roll. x3
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dj-nightfury Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg so beautiful ;w; u rly are amazing
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Aww, thank you. I'm glad you like her!
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dj-nightfury Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*squeees* im save up to get a comission from u
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Awesome! :D
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dj-nightfury Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;w;
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LittleFatDragons Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I need to try using mica powder, but haven't had much luck finding it so far...looks awesome!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
You should be able to find it at any Michaels - they keep it in the glitter section (yes, they usually have a small area dedicated to glitter :lol:). I bought mine with half off coupons.
It's fun to work with, but requires a bit of experimentation to pair the right mica powders with the right clay colors. I ended up making myself a few color swatches so that I'd have a reference to go back to - I've found it very helpful!
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LittleFatDragons Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I will have to look next time I'm there...of course I'm not going for awhile because I just went and stocked up on clay because it was $1 instead of $2.79, so I'm set for a good period of time(and when I go I tend to want to buy ALL THE THINGS!) I did just pick up some pearl ex pigments to try, I'll have to see how they look. I've heard they're awesome, but I've only ever used them on cardstock before.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Pearl Ex is the stuff I use. I love it! C:
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LittleFatDragons Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Ah-ha!! Our Michael's doesn't carry them, which is such a bummer because I'd been on the lookout. I Finally found a nice selection at a local art store here and used some for the first time last night. I like the effect, but I see what you mean on making different little combinations so you can see the results of how they look :D
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Zainx10 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
looks awesome!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Thanks! ^^
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superayaa Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is a wonderful sculpture I love her!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Aww, thank you! :D
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raggedygirl2002 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Awsome
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Ridleyman9000 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
lol that's funny! I was thinking of your dragon sculptures today and wondered what Luna would look like as a Dragon! XD


and poof! here she iS! and you did a great as usual. :D
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Ahaha, I totally read your mind! :iconditzydooplz:
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Ridleyman9000 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
LOL! XD
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LurriPidragon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Pretty! I actually love the translucent part of her mane. And the marbled blue part is awesome!
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Thanks! Premo's blue pearl is one of my favorite colors - I can't believe they discontinued making it. >_<
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LurriPidragon Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aw sadness. I was hoping to get some. Maybe other polymer clay brands have something similar?
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
I haven't really looked, since I'm still working through a 1-pound block of it that I got years ago. :XD:

Hm, a quick Google search indicates that it was a recent discontinuation, so online vendors are probably still carrying it. Better get some while you can! O:
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someguy987 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Nice.
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