Designing a Custom Pony
are some basic
guidelines for designing a custom pony. Remember, these are just
guidelines...don't let them hinder your creativity!
If you are ordering a custom pony from me,
you will need to specify your choice of design elements.
Please note: I will NOT make customs
based off Hasbro designs, like "baby" ones based off an existing
adult. Also, I am not making customs that use copyrighted logos or
names, unless you obtain permission from the owners.
Examples to guide you
|Body type & pose
gen Toola Roola
styles: Earthlings, Unicorns, Pegasi, Flutters, 3rd generation ponies
Harder to find poses: Sweetheart Sisters, Babies, Seaponies
Very hard to find: Big Brothers, Windy/Summerwings, Teeny Tiny ponies,
Also note: adult ponies take a lot longer to re-root.
Certain heads/bodies can be combined to make alicorns. Or horns can
be attached to heads. Any pony that needs a "transplant"
should be completely re-painted.
||For the most realistic
ponies, use the pony's natural color & leave it unpainted. Keep
in mind the symbol may stain the pony! In these cases, they will
need a full re-paint.
White, solid pastels, and neons are the
most typical colors. No original ponies were made in black, dark gray, or forest green.
Very few neutral color ponies existed, like Macau brown Snuzzle or regular
Options: swirled, metallic colors, pearly coats,
Butterflies Yellow with iridescent tinsel in the tail
|I prefer using real pony hair. The texture
of synthetic hair just isn't the same!
Other choices: Kanekalon hair & Saran
Options: tinsel (specify color), custom dyed, horizontally or vertically striped hair
Swirled heart design in
symbols are usually simple 1-2 color designs.
Options: Twice as Fancy designs, cheek symbols, glittery symbols
For commissioned customs: I prefer to work
from your sketch, but I can also design a symbol for you.
Orange & yellow
swirled with dot
is a corresponding shade to match or contrast with the pony's body color.
Options: eye symbols, twinkle eyes, eyeshadow
Iridescent hair clip
cloaks, pony wear, jewelry, hair clips, etc.
|Pony names are usually
descriptive. They are usually related to a pony's symbol or color.
A Word of Caution on Dyeing
All of my customs that need a color change are re-painted.
I don't dye pony bodies for the following reasons:
1. they tend to fade with time, usually unevenly
2. they can stain other ponies they come into contact with
3. it is difficult to dye them evenly to begin with
4. dye can seep into the pony's hair
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