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Alicorn Twilight - Behold, behold! by Ghastlytastic Alicorn Twilight - Behold, behold! by Ghastlytastic
At long last! (Now with alternate backdrop!)

Alicorn Twilight Sparkle is finished. I tracked a lot of statistics and took many pictures as I went through the crafting process - I'm planning on creating a guide detailing how I came to the finished product here, for better or worse. I always found them entertaining and informative when I would stumble across them here, so at the very least I will do it for me, but I do hope that I can help others to jump the hurdles of my mistakes at least a little bit as well.

Some basic info:

Twilight stands about 5 inches tall, 5 inches long, with a 6 inch wingspan. She was made from Super Sculpey Firm with wire armature and tinfoil bulking, acrylics, and matte finish. This took 33 hours sculpting, 12 hours sanding, and 19 hours painting (fo' reals). It seems like an insane amount of time (it was and it felt it) but I tried really hard to do my best and not rush things, just to see how good I could get it.
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vanilla-button Oct 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I want it.... ;;
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:iconlucio1995:
Funny how in the episode, while doing that pose, she wasn't smiling.
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Ghastlytastic Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that was actually my reference for this piece. I wanted her to have her somber expression, but as this was commissioned for a friend's young daughter, I thought she'd much rather her look happy :iconpinkiepiesillyplz:
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Xtralife Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work benefited from that time! I love how the top of her mane hangs off her head and how the inner feathers of her wings are raised up; if you hadn't put in the effort it wouldn't have turned out so great.
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Ghastlytastic Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words!Giggle
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I don't like seeing Twilight as an alicorn,but this is a good sculpt.
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Ghastlytastic Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heheh, thanks :P
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