The second of two pieces for
Dream Cloud is going to be my last OC pony for a while. Her pose was modeled in general on Derpy: Post Haste
with some moderate adjustments to head and foreleg positioning. Dream Cloud is a sleep therapist by profession, hence the cutie mark, so my posing choices were flight or napping, and my napping designs are still primitive at best.
The actual character is a bright blue, so I tried out a lighter colored block of walnut than usual for my blue ponies. I have mixed feelings about the result. On one hand, it certainly fits the brightness of the character, but the wood contains an unusually large amount of yellow, which doesn't convey the true color very well. The mane and tail are, well, they're acceptable, given the difficulty of "cotton candy" style manes, but I'm still a bit disappointed by them. Oh well, my next pony (an ebony Luna) will be my first essay into carved wooden manes, so, depending on difficulty and results, we might start seeing some of that for the more outlandish manes.
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over at My Little Woodcraft.
Dream Cloud belongs to
My Little Pony belongs to Hasbro.