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Lyrabon Miniature Woodwork by xofox Lyrabon Miniature Woodwork by xofox
This figurine is part of a series of miniatures for charity, and you can buy it here. All proceeds will go to the Ummu Salama school in Iringa, Tanzania.

(You wouldn't ask why when you're as desperate as I.)
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages! I give you the Daily Mini!

Honestly I think that todays little piece might be one of the trickiest ones I've done in ages. Not only are these ponies the size of the mini Twilight from a few days ago (which is to say really freaking small. About 1 inch at their tallest/longest point or to put it another way, half again as small as my normal mini-figurines.) but they have weird poses that I couldn't get right, even when I tried them with big ponies a year ago. They have a face on view that doesn't allow for scroll cutting the face silhouette, and their tails are goofy. Anyway, it all amounted to me sitting their with my second smallest engraver carving out the entire bust by hand from a lump of wood for about an hour and a half per pony.
So, no, they aren't really beautifully crafted and I ended up trying to use impressions rather than actual features in a lot of places, but I'm still pretty pleased with how they turned out, between the size and complications, and (not least) my deadlines. In this piece, Lyras was done in maple, Bonbon was done in sycamore, and the bench was done in walnut.

You can see a full gallery with more details here, and don't forget to swing by my etsy shop if you want to grab this piece and donate to a good cause.

My Little Pony belongs to Hasbro.
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:iconthelastlonewolf:
thelastlonewolf Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool.
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heliodorh Featured By Owner May 11, 2013   Writer
Oh my gods, I laughed at Lyra she's so funny and adorbs and looks grumpy somehow haha.
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kalista-jones Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You can tell ^this^ person Is a Percy Jackson fan just by them saying "oh my gods"
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PrincessEbet Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah man...Lyra and Bon Bon. Almost one of my favorite ships, and no, there's no canon evidence whatsoever <3

I love this figure, and although Lyra's my favorite BG pony...Bon Bon came out way better in my opinion ^^; I personally wouldn't buy it, but I do sympathize that it's a tough pose(s) to carve. Though if I get the chance I'll certainly be looking through your deviations to see the big version.
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah; I need to work on that seated pose longer if I try again. It's not much better; I did it way back when I first started doing posed pieces :)
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PrincessEbet Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, alright. Such is life. The more I look at it, the more difficult it appears ^^; though it would be no understatement to say that I'm looking forward to if/when you try this again, just so I can see how it turns out with improvements~
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Elder-Abe Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Ha lyra and bon bon on a bench XD
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
=D
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uBrosis Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I can't help thinking Lyra looks like a grumpy old man xD

Looks great! :)
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, she does. I think I overslouched her. :P
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Kamalionify Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I approve xD !
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice. I like the slightly rough look.
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you like em.
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fatalerror328 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I loled at Lyra =)
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah; she could use a brush and touch up :XD:
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:iconcuchulin:
Cuchulin Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Not bad.
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's all I'm shooting for and more with the minis. We'll move on to actually good things when the time comes :D
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:iconcuchulin:
Cuchulin Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Your succeeding and I look forward to more minis.
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Ingtron Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is there no end to your awesomeness?! I love these minifigs, and would happily contribute if I had the funds. One day!
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw thanks :)
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SweepSheep Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
That's too cute! BonBon looks so cute. How did you color their manes? Just marker?
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Paints actually; glad you like 'em :D
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Netikras01 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Oh wow! You actually went for the bench scene. Looks really nice, the posses must have been really hard to carve. Great job.
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:iconxofox:
xofox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well it was definitely a lot of fun :D
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Netikras01 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
As long as you had fun that is all that matters.
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renegadecow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Next thing you know you'll be carving the figures out of match sticks themselves. Excellent work!
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Funny you say that...
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BeeTrue Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Artist
Oh my, that's small. Bon Bon turned out pretty well, from what I can see. It seemed Lyra was giving you a tricky time, eh? She must've been too enthusiastic about your hands XD But, considering how tiny she is and also the more complicated posing compared to the other minies, you did good ^_^

Dude, I'm am so going to try and sculpt a pony that's that height just to see how tricky it is. Planning to replicate one of your minies. Question is..which one...
Which one do you think I should try?
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lyra was definitely my tricky one. The body kind of disappeared when the legs were rotated, and the arms (like my old version) look very melted onto the torso. And so all is well in the world, because the day I can do a Lyra accurately at this size is the day pigs fly. =P

Ooh! Do a mini Derpy; I can't wait :D
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BeeTrue Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Artist
hehe. Okay :) I even know someone I could give it to. Unless I decide to keep her XD
well, sorry buddy, but you'll have to. Got a ton of stuff I need to do plus I've got exams til the 2nd. But she will get done. This I swear!
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Boy d I know that feeling Mid-April onward life just goes insane.
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BeeTrue Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student Artist
XD haha. Ah well. Exams will be over soon and then I can finish up some contest entries and then continue my test sculpting. Planning to try moving parts this year :)
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dancressman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Photographer
BonBon's face looks fantastic! Probably the best face on any of the miniatures so far, and the first one to capture the thin, rounded look really well.

Haha, a neat take on an iconic scene in the show. Great work!
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks; yeah, all my ponies need a good faceover I think. It's always been one of the places for improvement. =P
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dancressman Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Photographer
The face was really the only thing I hesitated on at first. But "Fat-faced Twilight" has been growing on me even more as of late; while only accurately proportioned from the side, the modified dimension makes it seem more like a wooden sculpture from the show, kind of like the head in Twi's library. Less of a scale model and more of an artistic representation, which I think is really cool now. So much so that if you end up doing a Rainbow Dash, I may just have to try to snatch it up for a friend!

BonBon looks great from the front, though. The change in style makes it look a good bit neater and more natural. I don't know how it would work for a standing pony, as the body would have to be thinner and more unstable in order to achieve it well, but it fits this position perfectly.
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ToThe-Moon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student
Wow, amazing job!
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Merci!
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Taiya001 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awwww so cute and oh so small
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They are pretty tiny :)
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Taiya001 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^
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KristianNacho4 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. :)
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KristianNacho4 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob.
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