Welcome to Northern Elfpony, a blog dedicated to showcasing my artwork. And as the majority of my artwork is lately done in the medium of custom ponies, that will be the subject of most of the posts. However, I'll also be talking about my collection, my other artwork, and various other projects that come up in my life.
Customizing involves taking an MLP and remaking it by repainting, dyeing, rehairing, sculpting, and otherwise altering the original toy into a new piece of art. There are a variety of techniques, materials, and visions involved in customizing -- probably a different one for every customizer out there. I'm always open for commissions, and if you're interested I've got information on that in my Commissions Page.
Because I've been customizing since 2001, I've got quite a backlog of customs to talk about before I get to the more recent work. I'm not going to post all of my earlier customs here, but you can see them on my DA page, if you're interested. Instead, I'm going to do a brief overview of my past customizing experiences, a retrospective if you will. When I catch up with the customs I'm working on currently, I'll probably begin to post each custom individually as they are finished. But we'll see when we get there.
Currently, I have somewhere between 400 and 500 Ponies in my collection. I collect G1s, G2s, G3s, Ponyville, playsets, Styling ponies, plushies, and customs by other artists. For the most part I've avoided collecting merchandise (not that you could tell by looking at my collection room) although lately I've developed an interest in that, too.
Every year since 2006 I've made the trip to the MLPFair at various locations in the US. The 2010 Fair is a little under a month away just now, so preparation (read: customizing like mad) is in full swing. I'll have several customs for sale there, as well as a few to enter in contests. Hopefully I'll see you there.