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Florabella - 2007
Custom Modified Pony
NOT Affiliated with Hasbro
Design & Custom by Aikarin

Florabella started out as just a collection of random sketches.  Whenever I had a free moment, I'd pick up the pigment marker & started doodling. ^_^  

Originally, I didn't plan on tinting the flowers & leaves...I wanted to leave the pony black & white.  Later, I decided to go for a tri-colored florescent color scheme.



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Florabella's hair contains 6 stripes of the same width.  They are bordered by very thin black stripes.  I used replacement nylon hair in neon yellow, pink and green .  I love the way this stuff looks...the colors are vibrant & beautiful in real life.  The camera just doesn't do it justice!  Her tail contains the same colors.


Florabella's eyes are pink, yellow, and orange.  They are very bright and edged in black.  Lashes were a pain to paint, but overall, I like how they turned out.  The eye were given a thick layer of glossy varnish, so they are very shiny indeed!

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Florabella's distinctive feet markings are completely unique.  Each one was drawn completely freehand with a fine tipped pigment marker.  Then, they were tinted with florescent paints!  After that dried, a matte varnish top coat was applied.  This technique could use some refinement...while brushing the varnish on, some of the black outlines started to fade.  I had to redraw a few of them.

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Here's her non-display side.  She doesn't have a symbol on her rump here.  Notice how the designs are all around her legs.  It's tough to paint/draw on the inner parts!

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Florabella's symbol is only on the display side.  I wasn't planning on placing a symbol here, but there were traces of pink left over from the old symbol!  I really like her symbol, though.  It's a cluster of flowers in yellow, pink and pale orange. 

 


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She's one of my all time favorite customs.  I love her vibrant colors. ^_^

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Finally, one last picture.

Florabella is a CUSTOM PONY, not affiliated with Hasbro, and this design will not be repeated.
She is signed and dated under one hoof.

 

And a few pics before completion:

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