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Derpy in Walnut: Skipsy Doo by xofox Derpy in Walnut: Skipsy Doo by xofox
This walnut Derpy Hooves for :iconhurricanechiela: was my second attempt at a full sized mane, and, I've got to say, it came out better than I anticipated. I definitely changed up my mane making technique since Luna: Dark of Night, and I think it shows in the way the mane rests against her head and neck. I also don't really count Luna's tail as a real tail, since it, more or less, was a flat, cloudy shaped slab, so this was my first tail needing any degree of shaping and detailing. And that was amazing fun. Shaped tails are going to become a favorite of mine. :)

Her pose was loosely based on Derpy:100 which was in turn based on Faust's Derpy Hooves sketch from some time ago, but this figure lacks most of the lordosis that Derpy:100 displayed, and subsequently has a general upward and forward movement rather than a down and around look. Partially this was just to to freehanding the design and ending up with a different look, and partly this was to minimize the stand, which was pretty large in the previous iteration.

All in all I had a lot of fun with this piece, and she definitely has me enthusiastic about future fixed-mane ponies. I would like to change the general structure of her face, however, and a little more curve to her spine would have looked better. Still, it's on average a success in my book.

Want to see more of this Derpy, or the woodworking process? She has a quite expansive work in progress gallery where you can watch her come together and an expanded gallery where you can find multiple angle and detail pictures of her over at My Little Woodcraft.

Derpy Hooves and My Little Pony belong to Hasbro.
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:iconsomercet:
Those are gorgeous proportions. I love what you did with the mane, tail and wings.
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LunaMoon1360 Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i want!
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xofox Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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TheDerpyCause Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I don't care if she's made of solid wood, I still wanna hug her!!! zOMG I lovez it!
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:iconhai-ahan:
Hey, you've been busy. :) I was without power for more than a week, so it's kinda neat to see all the work you've been doing. I wanted to say I really like the movement and style in this piece; everything seems to flow well together. You can almost have a quality that is different than just using thread (maybe a bit fancier, too). ^^
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xofox Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You!
Hey; how are you? I've been praying for you this week; was Sandy pretty rough on your town, then?
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:iconhai-ahan:
Not as bad as some other places in NJ, but people still got flooded homes and some property damage. We just had a couple of fallen trees and got our house and church a bit beat up. And no power for 11 days. >.< But my family was safe and dry, so that was the most important thing. Thanks for asking!
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xofox Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh good! Hopefully not too beat up? Big trees?
And that is the most important thing. :)
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:iconhai-ahan:
Nope, not too beat up. Though the trees were rather tall (pine trees have really shallow roots, apparently). ^^
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