After making pony!Spike, I found myself wanting to take another crack at sculpting a pony figurine. I chose Zecora because I think she's great, and I don't have a base gray clay that matches her coat. I was planning to paint the entire sculpt, and Zecora definitely requires painting.
This project was a big experiment all around. I usually sculpt in colored clay, but I sculpted Zecora out of Super Sculpey, which is a kind of beige-y color, and I went for a more show-style body than with Spike. The gray base coat was an exciting foray into airbrushing, but the rest of her markings and jewelry were hand-painted. The painting took me a loooong time, and even though I tried to be careful, I made all sorts of mistakes - curse my shaky hands! Still, I think she turned out nicely, and at about three inches tall, totally adorable. I still like my dragon version of her better, but it was a fun experience and I might try making another pony sculpt sometime... hopefully of a character that has less finicky markings!
Zecora has been sold.