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Welcome to PonySculptors!

A place for pony sculptures, and the people who create/enjoy them!


All pony sculptors and appreciators are welcome to join. Any pony or character from the show that is sculpted or carved by hand can be shared here. If you're an aspiring pony sculptor or a how-it's-made fan, check out the WIP gallery!

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES



:bulletgreen: What we accept


We accept sculpted and carved figures featuring MLP:FiM characters. Figures can be any type and any material as long as they're crafted by hand.

:bulletyellow: Can I submit customs?


The figure must be original work - if it was made from a pre-existing pony base, such as a toy or 3D print, it will not be accepted into the gallery. (However, the original sculpt would be allowed if submitted by the creator.)

:bulletgreen: Can I submit WIPs?


Yes! Works in progress are accepted and encouraged - it's a great way to learn from each other's work!

:bulletgreen: What about OC's?


Original characters are welcome as long as they are inspired by or stylistically consistent with My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

:bulletorange: Anything else?


PonySculptors is open to pony fans of all ages. If your sculpture contains mature and/or graphic subject matter, we may choose not to display it in the gallery.

:bulletgreen: Where do I submit?


Submit directly to the folder that says--well, "SUBMIT"--and we'll take it from there.

:bulletorange::bulletorange::bulletorange: This group is intended for made-from-scratch ponies only. As much as we love them, customs and 3D printed works will not be accepted into the gallery.



Skype


Skype Pony by xoxoGabbyGums

Contact uBrosis or fatalerror328 on skype to join our skype chat! It's great for socializing and getting sculpting advice!



If you need help or have questions, feel free to contact us. Thanks for contributing!

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Hello all! I know what you're here for, so I won't dawdle, but before I announce the winners I'd like to express my extreme gratitude to you. Yes, you. Whether you have been in this group since 2013 or if you just pressed that little "join" button, you are the one that made PonySculptors what it is today- a beautiful, friendly place for sculptors to play in the wonderful world that is My Little Pony. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all. :heart:

Now, onto the main (or should I say "mane") event! The sculpture commissions will be drawn first, as per usual.

:iconcadmiumcrab: will be sculpting a masterpiece for....

:iconevaesis:!

:icondustysculptures: will be sculpting a very special pony for...

:iconfinalsight618:!

I will be making a pony for...

:iconreignbeaux-xiii:!

:iconubrosis:'s commissioner is...

:iconcrazygal17:!

:iconnachtana: will be sculpting for...

:iconalorpax:!

:iconstirfryarcade: will be sculpting for...

:iconrebornanimalz:!

:iconearthenpony: will be making something for...

:iconbenybing:!

And last but not least, :icongbjewelz:'s Scootaloo sculpture is going to...

:iconjudithchen:!

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Now, for the digital/traditional commissions!

:iconmapony240: will be drawing for...

:icongracyn:!

:iconbeetrue: will be drawing something special for...

:iconjenfazz:!

:iconfred7162: will be drawing for...

:iconthefirststarinthesky:!

:icongraffegruam:'s commissioner is..

:iconbenherrin:!

:iconlillycheese: will draw something for...

:icontristen124:!

I will happily create a watercolor piece for...

:iconsnoopy8009:!

Finally, :icontexasuberalles: will be drawing something for...

:iconidquid:!

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Up next is the slot for :iconsqueedorableplushies:'s Luna Chibi!

The winner is...

:iconponyprose:!

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At long last, we reach the end of our list of pools- the Winner's Choice! To reiterate, the winner may choose from a variety of options that will be listed next to the artist.

:iconsweetemii: will craft a sculpture, mini-plush, or 2 Dimensional art piece for...

:icondiscord120:!

:iconcottonpaws: will be making a sculpture or digital drawing for...

:iconfinalsight618:!

:iconbeastscribbles: offers a sculpture or traditional piece for...

:iconelfgift:!

:iconbeasert: will draw a digital piece or sculpt something for...

:iconred-breloom:!

:bulletblue::bulletblue::bulletblue:

And with that, our 2nd Anniversary comes to a close! I really can't thank everyone enough- especially the artists who donated their services, and especially :iconubrosis:, who not only drew all these winners but also compiled tons upon tons of data on PonySculptors and rendered it into graphs for everyone. Be sure to check out his gallery!

As always, the sculpture winners will be required to pay the shipping cost and every winner should receive an email from their artist within a few days or so. Remember to tip the blog-post-writer, too! =P

Thanks again, everyone, and I can't wait for our 3rd Anniversary! :heart:
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Petalierre Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Which type of clay do you guys think is best, especially for beginners?

Air dry polymer clay or polymer baking clay?

I know that with air dry polymer clay saves you the trouble of sanding and baking and gives your sculptor a more shiner and softer finish while baking clay gives you extra steps with baking and sanding, but it gives it a more authentic finish at the end.

But still, which do you guys think is better?
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EarthenPony Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
POlymer clay is the best. Air dry clay is kid's stuff which is super brittle, cracks over time, and is a pain to work with.

I recommend Super Sculpey.
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Petalierre Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, considering the smooth quality it gives to your figures I guess I will take advice from your suggestion, and besides whenever I look up what clay is best for stuff like this I always see 'Super Sculpey' or 'Sculpey' in the answers. I guess it's that good, eh?

Of course I have been thinking of another modeling clay brand called 'Das', will that be the same? Or is it not as good as the one you recommended?
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EarthenPony Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Don't use regular sculpey though, it cracks too often when you bake it. Super sculpey is much better.

Not sure about Das.
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TripleRainbowDash Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Personally, I prefer polymer clay because it gives you more time to work with the sculpture and refine it. Yes, you could always add water to air dry clay, but it doesn't seem to look as smooth. Additionally, you can't apply too much pressure to a sculpture made of air dry clay because it's so fragile and thin. 

In short, polymer clay is definitely better for beginners. Of course, though, that's just my opinion. :)
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Petalierre Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, now that you mention it, are there any more disadvantages when using polymer clay?
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TripleRainbowDash Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Polymer clay really is an essential tool for me- I've been thinking for a good ten minutes and I can't come up with any more disadvantages of it, sorry! :noes: I suppose it can be brittle, but only when it's either too thin (less than 1/4 an inch) or when it has been baked too much. 
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