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Derpy Hooves: Pony 100 by xofox Derpy Hooves: Pony 100 by xofox
Well here she is guys, pony number 100, a walnut Derpy Hooves figurine inspired by, if not exactly based on Lauren Faust's classic sketch. I wanted her to show the same lordosis, although I exaggerated it somewhat, with the dangling front feet and trailing hind legs. The whole pose has been adapted for woodwork and because my ponies tend away from the cartoony, but you should be able to spot the resemblance.

I've got to say, I like this piece. I've done three pieces in the past three weeks that have all been, for me, possible favorites. Chrysalis is one, and a Vinyl Scratch which I've decided not to upload until later, since my gallery was pretty packed this week in any case, and this one. I really do like how she turned out.Her hind legs could do with a touch-up And I would have liked just a little more time to work on the back, but on the whole she's what I wanted.
It'll sound weird, I know, but I really like the belly on this one. The long curvature of the body brings it into focus, and I had fun working on it; I rarely bother very much with bellies on most ponies. The front hooves were also buckets of fun, and I like how the cutie mark looks when done in silver leaf rather than gray paint. Mostly, though the fun was in doing such a different pose, that curve really was interesting and fun.
The stand, on the other hand, is a knock up job, and it shows. I had tested out several different ways of mounting this figurine, but, unfortunately, most brought the support poles to the attention. When I finally decided to do it this way I was already ridiculously low on time, so I had to use the only pieces on hand of appropriate size, which, unfortunately were wet with dew (as in yes, I was starting the stand at just-before-dawn this morning). The wet wood splintered and fuzzed under the tools, and I only had time to give it a once over with a sander, so it's still a bit fuzzy in many places.
Well, guys, these first 100 ponies have ben absolutely fantastic! I'm looking forward to the rest of the ponies on my list, plus some other fun projects I have planned! 100 ponies in 359 days. Not too shabby, even if I have to say it myself. And now, guys, I've been awake for over 26 hours straight finishing Luna and Derpy, and I've dozed off and jerked awake several times while typing this, so I'm going to go upload their WIP and expanded galleries at My Little Woodcraft and take a nap before my sister's ballet recital. The giveaway contest is officially closed, but if you hop over to my journal and enter in the next couple of hours while I'm asleep I'll probably not care. ;) Winners will be picked this evening and I'll announce winners tomorrow.
You guys have a fantastic Saturday, and thank you, everyone, for 100 ponies!

Want to see more of Derpy? Feel free to check out her work in progress gallery and her expanded finished piece over at My Little Woodcraft. :D

Derpy Hooves and My Little Pony belong to Hasbro.
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TB2374 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Artist
y is she brown
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xofox Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Although there are grayer woods out there than walnut, it's a wood that I'm comfortable with, especially for Derpys. And it is less intensely brown than many other choices, so I usually use it as a neutral color.
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TB2374 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Professional Artist
oh ok
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rainbowdash406 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
wow!
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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kitsunehoruri Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
I absolutely love this pose.
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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Punkyponyface Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D'AWW!
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
:iconsomuchpony1::iconsomuchpony2::iconsomuchpony3:
:iconsomuchpony4::iconsomuchpony5::iconsomuchpony6:
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xofox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I hear that!
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Wait0wat Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I'M SO F@CKING SCARED!!!
this
is
not
a
joke!
carry
on
reading!
or
you
will
die,
even
if
you
only
looked
at
the
word
warning!


ONCE
THERE
WAS
A
LITTLE
GIRL
CALLED
CLARISSA,
SHE
WAS
10
YEARS
OLD
AND
SHE
LIVED
IN
A
MENTAL
HOSPITAL,
BEACUSE
SHE
KILLED
HER
MUM
AND
DAD.








SHE
GOT
SO
BAD
SHE
STARTED
TO
KILL
ALL
THE
STAFF
IN
THE
HOSPITAL
SO
THE
GOVERMENT
DECIDED
THAT
THE
BEST
IDEA
WAS
TO
GET
RID
OF
HER
SO
THEY
SET
UP
A
SPECIAL
ROOM
TO
KILL
HER,
AS
HUMANE
AS
POSSIBLE
BUT
IT
WENT
RONG
THE
MACHINE
THEY
WERE
USEING
WENT
WRONG.








AND
SHE
WAS
SAT
THERE
IN
AGONY
FOR
HOURS
UNTILL
SHE
FINALLY
DIED.








NOW
EVERY
WEEK
ON
THE
DAY
OF
HER
DEATH
SHE
RETURNS
TO THE
PERSON
THAT
READS
THIS
LETTER,
ON
A
MONDAY
NIGHT
AT
12:00
SHE
KREEPS
INTO
YOUR
ROOM
AND
KILLS
YOU,
BUT
SLOWLY
AND
PAINFULLY
SLOWLY
CUTTING
DIFFRENT
PARTS
OF
UR
BODY
THEN
WATCHES
YOU
BLEED
TO
DEATH
IF
YOU
DONT
SEND
THIS
TO
20
PEOPLE
BY
MIDNIGHT
SHELL
BE
COMEING
TO KILL
YOU!
SEND
IT
SO
SHE
HAS
ANOTHER
LOAD
OF
PEOPLE
TO
GET
AND
FORGETS
ABOUT
YOU
DONT
BELVE ME
HEY?

EXAMPLE
1:
JENNY
DIDNT BELIVE THIS AND DELETED IT WITHOUT EVEN READING THE WHOLE THING! A FEW DAYS LATER ON THE MONDAY NIGHT SHE WAS WOKEN UP BYE LOUDE FOOTSTEPS AND HEAVY BREETHING THERE WAS CLARISSA STANDING THERE WITH A HUGE KNIFE AND WELL JENNY IS HISTORY NOW.









EXAMPLE
2:
TOM
ONLY SENT IT TO 5 PEOPLE CUZ HE THOUGHT HED BE SAFE AND IT WAS PROBLY JUST A JOKE BUT OH HOW RONG WAS HE! HE DIED THE NEXT NIGHT ON MONDAY AND ILL TELL YA NOW IT WASNT PRETTY(JUST CUZ HE SENT FIVE HE DIDNT COMPLETE THE TASK)

EXAMPLE
3:
JOEANNA
SENT IT TO 19 PEOPLE SHE THOUGHT IT WAS CLOSE ENOUGH AND WOULD DO BUT SHE WAS WRONG SHE DIED THAT NIGHT ON A MONDAY AND ONCE AGAIN IT WASNT
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KittehEatsMario Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
that is amazing. Simply amazing.
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xofox Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks. :D
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Richelieu88 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
Wow, great idea!
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esiewertjr Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats, Mikey. You've come a long way and it certainly shows. I can't wait to see your future projects. Although, ya gotta make sure you don't get lax now that you made 100! Your the Psych guy so you know more than I do. But, isn't there some sort of like, sluggish comfort after makin' a big goal like this? Make sure you keep mixin' it up so you don't fall into a rut! God bless, keep bein' awesome, and thanks for all the work you've done for everyone!
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably; jeez it seems like it's been an eternity since I last opened a psych book. :(
I'll do my best to mix things up, I'm planning some non-pony soon.
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esiewertjr Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All I know is that whenever I reach a goal but can still continue to improve it's very easy for me to get comfortable where I'm at. Not to say that you don't deserve a celebratory rest though! =P It's just that everything you've made is so charming and well made that I'd hate to see all this skill and talent diminish.

I have to say, I do love what you did with this Derpy <3. Her pose is so unique and well done, especially when comparing it to the source material. I'd love to see this turned into like, a small lamp or something xD. I also really like the material used on the cutie mark. This is indeed an excellent 100th pony 6u9.
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arkindal Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
This is incredibly epicly awesome Xofox.
I think for Derpy the best option is to actually color her eyes tho, carving (is that the right word?) doesn't make her justice.
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Pink--Champagne Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
This calls for that famous Beatles song, "Derpy in the Sky with Muffins."
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Fundz64 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seriously? wow!
really seriously?? really wow!!
just. . . .
... wow!
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MoonsongLunaris Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
WANT.
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LittleSnowyOwl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconreallylikehermaneplz::iconsaysplz: I really like her mane...and pose...and....<3
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks; I'm glad you like her. :)
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ThePurpleHamster Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
she looks good. and i like the exaggerated legs. i think it looks great with the why shes holding her head.
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks; glad you like her. :)
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Faehl Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I really really love how she turned out. There's a fun and playful grace to her. The throat, belly and haunches are all so nicely rounded into the curve of the body, it's very fluid to follow and works in bringing out a cartoon form. You did a great job on the dangling legs and I think the fuzzy texture turned out pretty well in serving a storm cloud. It also helps her smooth texture stand out. I think she's very deserving of the 100th piece. Wonderfully done! :)
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like her :hug:
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Austinl95 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my god... this is one of the greatest sculptures I've ever seen...
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, well thank you, I'm sure. :)
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HiMyNameIsNickel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love this too! Excited to find out who won the giveaway and feeling fairly good about my chances since you have two statues of my favorite pony up for grabs, haha. Really awesome, great job!
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Emopinataj Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconsweetiebelleloveplz: :iconsaysplz: I REALLY LIKE HER MANE!!!
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you know; I'm going to take that literally, because this particular mane was incredible difficult to insert due to body shape :D
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Emopinataj Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really meant it. it just so happens that sweetie belle said the same thing.
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Rattlesire Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Jesus christ Mikey, and I'm sorry for using the Lord's name in vain but SERIOUSLY.

Give me ALL OF THESE.
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Thanks!
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Mommakip Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
omg she's precious. ;_; <3
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thank you. :)
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Mommakip Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, thank /you/ for gracing my eyes with this adorable widdle babby. <3
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150Mewtwo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
awesome!!!!!!!!!!
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :D
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1Vladislav Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This work is currently one of the best =) cool =) I like it =)
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you; she was a bunch of fun to work on!
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1Vladislav Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope you will continue to delight us with new works =)
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye-aye cap'n!
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1Vladislav Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
=)
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Saffella Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow this is great piece of work! :)
Love it! :love:
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xofox Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much :)
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Saffella Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
welcome :)
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fireworkthepony Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i want it badly
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