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Rarity does the Make-Up by OtakuSquirrel Rarity does the Make-Up by OtakuSquirrel
Stop being impressed! The secret to this is to use a VERY small paintbrush. Here's Rarity holding the paintbrush and applying Scratch's make-up. The wigs aren't ready yet-- I've been rather lazy with those and haven't done anything with them yet.

If anyone is curious, I bought this paintbrush at my local hardware store. For less than two dollars... =D
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princessmolestia78 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
omg i need to start doing this~ rainbow dash
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BiohazardousDouglas Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm, have any tips on cutiemark painting ? like, being able to replicate them on both sides?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Best I can really suggest is taking a digital photo and doing a mirror image of it in a drawing program-- so you can see what it is that you're aiming for. Past that, I don't attempt to recreate factory applied cutie-marks because I'm not *that* good at painting them yet.
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crazymaxichan Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
what do you use to make the wigs and how do you remove the hair of the pony?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I sculpt the hair with sculpey, then make silicone molds and cast the copies in polyurethane resin.

I cut the hair off with an x-acto knife. Nothing fancy.
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crazymaxichan Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
simple enough..
do you reccomend using the sculptey as the hair if the creator would want to?
and do you like use a gloss to make the hair look "plastic"
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
There's no problem with using sculpey as the hair-- it's just a lot more fragile. So you have to be a lot more careful with it.
My manes and tails technically are plastic... (polyurethane resin = plastic) but yeah, using a gloss coat helps. =)
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crazymaxichan Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
okay thankyoou! this means alot
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c-beni Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
what do you do to remover her cutie mark? paint over it (and with what) or remove with some kind of rubbing alcohol or something of that sort??
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I dab some acetone onto a paper towel and just give it a quick wipe. It usually removes everything, but occasionally I have to give it a second go.
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c-beni Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thanks!
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MizuTakishima Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That...that doesn't even look like it was painted O_O IT LOOKS LIKE IT WAS ALWAYS THERE!

How...what...!?

You're awesome ; u ;
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks like that because I water down the acrylics just enough so that the pigments distribute evenly as the water evaporates... it gives it a very nice looking finish. I picked the trick up on the MLP Arena.
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MizuTakishima Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh I see! That's a very cool technique! * o * I'm guessing you have to avoid touching the pupils and the shiny parts while doing it?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yup. If you fudge the edge a bit, it's not too big a deal; I use my fingernail to edge the paint back to where I want it-- but the only reason that works is because I'm painting such a thin coat on such a tiny area. If I get too much paint on it and mess up, I have to wipe it all down and start over.
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MizuTakishima Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohh I see. Thanks for the explanation! <3
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kingfox66 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
nice
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Loucathwil Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
NEVER!!! it's takes a steady hand as well as a dinky brush to paint like that - I stay impressed good sir!

did you use an acetone nail varnish remover to get off the cutiemark?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I use straight acetone. I bought a cheap container at my local hardware store. =)
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Loucathwil Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aha! I see,Thank you for answering my question; I do find the nail varnish (even with acetone) a little weak.

;)
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Never actually tried it. Being a guy and quite single at the moment, I just haven't really had any lying around to experiment with. ;)
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Loucathwil Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ARGH...shouldve read the comment above...sorry, nevermind commenting on this

....still impressed
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Libberachi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Digital Artist
Just out of curiosity, how do you remove the original cutie marks?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Dab of Acetone on a paper towel-- then just a quick wipe. =)
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ScrwLoose Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
with so many elements of generosity, you may feel the need to have a madman sale >.>
this is normal and perfectly acceptable
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
But I have no product to sale! I need new molds and I'm out of resin... Again!
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CatWhitney Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Dem alternate pose ponies... *_*
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love my alt-pose ponies. I've gotten 4 alt-pose Raritys in all-- One is my custom Rarity, another will be my custom Scratch, a third will be left stock, and the 4th was sent to Sibsy as her Scratch. =)

I need a source for more alt-pose Raritys!!!
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CatWhitney Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, I really want one for my Scratch! But they're like $20 online... ugh!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=(
I hope they offer them individually at some point. I got two of mine when I imported a couple Star Swirls from Australia-- which is a bit odd, but it's the reason I actually have as many as I do.
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Lucid---Reverie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
the lines are still crazy smooth. even using a small brush, it's still impressive that the details look so precise.

a suggestion (take it or leave it, it's your trade!) is to use decal paper. it may save on time if you are hand-painting every pony you do. I saw a custom Celestia, and her eyes and cutie mark(s) were done with decal paper, then only lightly matte-finish varnished to improve blending.

But these are still really impressive. I'd be buying you out of house and home if I could.
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I gave my brother some decal paper, and he's supposed to be experimenting with it... but my printer is all jacked up and the color alignment wont stay good. It's fine for printing shipping labels and such, but it wouldn't be good at all for anything like eye and cutie-mark aps.
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Lucid---Reverie Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
okie dokie lokie. just going off of one custom I saw. You're the expert!
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ShinyStrawberry Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm never going to stop being imressed! :D
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fine fine... whatever. ;)
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Gazingcosplay Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
that is sooo cute!!!
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
=D I do try!
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KonwhaldAndDrowette Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
you're on the good way !
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KonwhaldAndDrowette Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
wonder how you fix the wig
must be hard to be precise using hooves, without magic... Rarity sur is talented

Thank for the tip for the paintbrushes =) i often have to use some for modelism, and if you know how much paintbrushes for modelists by "Game Workshop" costs...
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Uggg! Yeah, I worked at a hobby store as a kid. I know exactly how much Games Workshop charges-- about 5 times what they should... Granted, it's usually a slightly better product than you find in a hardware store, but I've never been able to keep a paintbrush nice long enough to justify spending that much on one. =P
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BlackWidower Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Writer
So, what kind of paint did you use?
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Applebarrel Acrylics. The magenta came in one of their value-packs. 32 colors for about $12.
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FKandFriends Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
What store? :3
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OtakuSquirrel Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The Hardware store? It's an Ace Hardware. This particular one is called Sebastopol Hardware and is down the street from me.
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FKandFriends Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, Akay!
Thanks! :D
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