Friday, June 26, 2015

It's FAIR time!

I'm off to the MLP Fair this weekend, and I'll be back next week with an update!  Ponies for all!
Every year the Pony Room explodes with Fair prep.  Then again with post-Fair new additions.
Elf

Friday, June 19, 2015

It's a Boy! - a Custom for a new nephew

A new nephew is on his way, so naturally a new custom pony had to be made.  He's been dropped off with the parents to live with the similar custom ponies of his older brother and sister.  He should be along just around MLP Fair time.
Elf

Friday, June 12, 2015

We're getting the band back together: Jem and the Holograms

Seeing that Jem is (finally) enjoying a bit of a revival, and seeing that many pony collectors are also Jem fans, I thought I'd make a set of Blind Bag custom Holograms.
Everyone has had their hair, eyes, and symbols repainted.  Kimber has also had a full body repaint, and Jem's necklace and shoes have been repainted in sparkling pink.  She's also wearing her trademarked pink star earrings.
Jem with microphone symbol
Kimber with keyboard
Aja with guitar
Shana with drums
Elf

Friday, June 5, 2015

Oreo




 Some time ago I was asked to do another re-hair of a doll from a repeat customer.  This time the project was a memorial for her pet dog who had passed away.

 

The project was a dual-colour rehair on the existing doll.  We're both quite happy with the results, and I'll have another couple of projects coming up for the same customizer soon.

Elf

Friday, May 29, 2015

MGR Sunbeam and Twilight

I had so much fun with the Collector Pony Merry Go Round set of customs that I decided to do another set.  This time, my base ponies were my favourite G1 set: the Year 2 Unicorns and Pegasi.

Let's finish with Sunbeam and Twilight.  Both were McDonald's Happy Meal G3 ponies when they started out.  The sculpting on their hair and blankets was all done in Apoxie Sculpt.  They were fully repainted and sealed, and jewels were added to give them some sparkle.  Because the original ponies already had sparkle in their glitter symbols, portions of these have shimmery metallic paint for added sparkle.
And here's the whole set together.
Elf

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Anime North 2015

I'm returning to Anime North this year to talk about Ponies, Customs, and collecting in general.  If you're at the convention, I hope you'll stop in and see some of my panels.  Here's my schedule for the convention:

The Co-Creative Process Friday at (8:00 pm) in Ottawa (International Plaza). Working as part of a creative team to meet your deadlines without ending up dead! (with the lovely and talented Marie Bilodeau).
 
My Little Pony Customs Saturday at (12:00 pm) in Ottawa (International Plaza). Learn tips and tricks to make your own OC, from award-winning MLP artist, Elfpony.
 
Collecting: When is Enough Too Much? Saturday at (2:00 pm) in Ottawa (International Plaza). A frank discussion about managing a collection, including budgeting, defending your collection, and letting go (with the equally lovely and talented Marie Bilodeau).
 
From Firefly to Friendship is Magic Saturday at (5:00 pm) in Halton (International Plaza). There's 30+ years of MLP out there! Learn about what lead up to FIM.
 
Help! I've run out of space! Saturday at (11:00 pm) in Ottawa (International Plaza). Let's talk about curating, displaying, and enjoying a collection (with the still lovely and talented Marie Bilodeau).
 
Care and Feeding of your MLP Collection Sunday at (3:00 pm) in Ottawa (International Plaza). Learn to recognize and prevent damage to your MLP from a collector with 600 vintage and modern MLP.
 
Hope to see you there!
 
 Elf

Friday, May 15, 2015

MGR Firefly and Medley

I had so much fun with the Collector Pony Merry Go Round set of customs that I decided to do another set.  This time, my base ponies were my favourite G1 set: the Year 2 Unicorns and Pegasi.

Let's continue with Firefly and Medley.  Both were McDonald's Happy Meal G3 ponies when they started out.  The sculpting on their hair and blankets was all done in Apoxie Sculpt.  They were fully repainted and sealed, and jewels were added to give them some sparkle.  Because the original ponies already had sparkle in their glitter symbols, portions of these have shimmery metallic paint for added sparkle.
Elf