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.