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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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somercet Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
Those are gorgeous proportions. I love what you did with the mane, tail and wings.
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LunaMoon1360 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i want!
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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nickolasZX Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
is shitf
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TheDerpyCause Featured By Owner 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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Hai-Ahan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
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 Featured By Owner 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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Hai-Ahan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
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 Featured By Owner 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:
Hai-Ahan Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Nope, not too beat up. Though the trees were rather tall (pine trees have really shallow roots, apparently). ^^
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Pyrobug0 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
That's so cool. I love the textures on the wings.
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :D
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Kinky-Harada Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
So much want. ;u; Derpy is best pony.
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D G;ad you like her.
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:iconkinky-harada:
Kinky-Harada Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I don't like her... I love her! xD <3
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GameKeeperX Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
You good Sir! Have outdone yourself!
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like her! :D
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Fairytale5353 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute!!!! me want! :D
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, thanks! I'm glad you like her. :)
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dddlicious Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is simply amazing. I especially love the detail on the feathers.
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you; I'm glad you like how they turned out. :D
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ci00rix Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Wowww that must have been lots of work!
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She did take a while, it's true, although I've had, and am having, longer projects. =P
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AgiStar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
I sent a text to my boyfriend that said "This guy carves ponies out of fu(king wood." And that's how I knew I needed to favorite this. Your skill is amazing. I do wonder how much detail you can get though.
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, well I'm glad you like it :D
As for detail, the answer is-more than this. Always more than this. ;P
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1Bluefur Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is... Incredible!
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like her :D
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rosehail Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW
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Flameabel Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing! I hope this sculpture lives forever! :D
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thanks! :)
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Flameabel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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dragonpixies Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is very nice! I don't think I could ever get into wood sculpture ^^; It looks so complicated!
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah, easy as baking a cake and half as complicated. It just takes a little longer. You should give it a go! :)
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dragonpixies Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've always wanted to try wire wrapping ^^
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah man, isn't that stuff so cool?! It just screams delicacy.
You must inform me if ever you try it!
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dragonpixies Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I shall!
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stefi-heartlilly Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! your sculpting really come a long way :D
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D Thanks, that's very nice of you to say!
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Keona Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not a fan of My Little Ponies but this is freaking amazing and want it in my house!
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, it means a lot from an unbiased party.
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Haylzy-HeartBroken Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
this pose is fantabulous!
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks I'm glad you like her. :D
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arkindal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Am I witnessing perfection here?
I think I am...
Mistakes are gettin way harder to spot after every woodwork you make Xofox.
You're trying to make me feel useless? :(
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bushwa!
Kind of you to say though, thank you. =P honestly, i could have changed up a lot of things here, starting with the orientation of the design on the grain of the wood, the shape of the top layer of hair and the face shape. But I have more fixed mane ponies coming up to practice on! :party:
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arkindal Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Well but when I said it's gettin harder to spot flaws I was honest, and even when I said I couldn't find one here!

Unrelated question, hope you don't mind, I wanted to make a Harry Potter style wand for my sister and I was wondering if I'm putting myself into something I can't handle, so the question is: Are wands somethng even a total noob can try? If so, which toold should I use? 'Cause I only have a knife :P
Sorry, those questions might sound incredibly silly for an expert, but keep in mind I know nothing about it :)
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, if you've only got one tool you couldn't choose better than a knife. But if you did manage to find someone with a lathe and ten minutes to show you how to turn a wand it'd go fifty times faster.
I have no doubt you could handle it either way. Provided they aren't too curly or outlandishly designed wands aren't too bad. I started off doing wands. :)
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arkindal Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Can I start doin something similar to your old wands posted here?
They seemed simple enough :)
And thanks for your reply^^
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xofox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't see why not, I did most of the early ones without a lathe. I used a dremel rotary tool, but I can't think of anything to stop a knife from working, other than time. :)
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arkindal Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Awesome :)
Thanks for being supportive :)
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amnal Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I love these wings! they are great!
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