Posts tagged "Rainbow Dash"
Rainbow Dash Blues
Color is one of the things that drew me to MLP:FiM, and it’s one thing I love about working with wool felt. But it can be challenging to represent digitally-created ponies in a real world medium. Even the huge spectrum of colors that wool felt comes in fails sometimes.
Rainbow Dash’s light bright blue body color has been especially challenging to match. Until now, the best color match I had was a polyester craft felt that was flimsy compared to the other felt I use. I made do by using a double layer in critical places. I’ve just found a felt from a different supplier that has a brighter hue and a thicker texture. It’s the central piece in the spectrum of blue felts, and I think it’s the best match so far!
In the bottom picture, you can see how my Rainbow Dash design has evolved. The 1st example used an inferior image transfer for the cutie mark. The 2nd example shows a color combination I tried out and didn’t like. The 3rd pin is an example of the pin that I’ve sold in my shop. the 4th pin shows the new blue body color that I’m now using.
It’s a subtle difference, but I’m pleased to be able to offer a dashier Rainbow Dash pin in my Etsy shop, Pegasus Pins!
Pegasus Pins Sneak Peek!
Rainbow Dash’s flashback in “Games Ponies Play” was so adorable! I decided to bring her Cloudsdale pennant into the real world using my favorite medium, wool felt! I looked at real school spirit pennants for the construction. Perfect for tacking to your dorm room door!
It was so much fun, I made a pennant for the Crystal Empire as well. I drew the snowflake in Photoshop, then printed an outline onto T-shirt transfer material. I needed a nice fresh Exacto blade to cut out all those details!
These aren’t yet NOW AVAILABLE in my shop!!!! See my other felt designs inspired by ponies at Pegasus Pins.
All the Mane 6 pins I designed are now available in my Etsy shop! I’m loving how these colorful new designs brighten the place up.
Here’s a direct link to the new “Mane 6” Section of the shop: MANE 6
More Sneak Peeks at my Mane 6 pin designs!
I’ve been working on new techniques to incorporate all the colors from the Mane 6’s character design into a series of wool-felt pins. Each pin is made of at least five layers of felt in an array of rich colors. All the cutie marks are hand-painted and then heat-set, which smooths the brush-marks and makes the designs more durable.
To capture the manes of the Mane 6, I’ve used two new techniques. The Rarity, Twilight Sparkle, and Rainbow Dash pins have “intarsia” mane designs, in which 2 or more colors of felt are cut and joined in one layer. The Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy, and Applejack pins have hand-painted mane details that reflect the texture lines in their designs. I’ll announce when they go on sale in my Etsy shop.
Also, I’ve been taking some new (and better) photos of my previous Pegasus Pin designs. There are lots more in my Etsy shop!
Scootaloo is in my Etsy shop!
Thanks for your input on the Scootaloo design I posted about! I went for the more “show accurate” wing design, with two stubby little layers of feathers. This “blank flank” pin is smaller than the other pegasus pins, and includes a splash of Scootaloo’s raspberry mane color to set off her orange-on-orange color scheme. I think it looks great with the Rainbow Dash pin!
Here’s a little craft project I’ve been working on: Pegasus Pins!
My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic makes me happy. Fluttershy is best pony, with Rainbow Dash a close second, so I decided to show my love by making these felt pins with fluttery wings. Those brave ponies, the Wonderbolts, are represented here by Spitfire. I love playing with the wing designs, but I need to work on the best technique for tiny cutie marks!
Who should I render in felt next?