Tremble in your horseshoes, for The G&PT has arrived!
And so debuts the last piece of woodwork I will ever create.
I kid, I kid, happy April first. The G&PT is a piece for the one and only
of Travelling Pony Museum fame. She is also, by my oath, the last time I voluntarily do a complicated piece in maple. I have been working outside of my media praelatus
(let's hope I'm conjugating that correctly) which is to say walnut, for some time now, and I now remember why I like it. Oh maple is easy to work and does have a lovely grain, but it's so bleeding difficult to show the details. For instance, on my fixed tails for ponies like Derpy
I like to put notches and ridges in the tail as part of the shaping. And Trixie has these (even quite defined ones after I realized what was up); but even I can't spot them without trying. Or the mane texturing, or, jeebies, lots of stuff. Shoulda gone with walnut. Oh well.
Still, on the whole I'm willing to let this pony pass. Shaping the cloak and hair was fun, and her stance was a blast to design. (As one person I have been in conversation with about her said "Hadouken!") The hat...not so much, and it doesn't look great in any case. Honestly I think I might just be out of the habit of doing ponies. It's been awhile, but an astonishingly pony filled week of a sudden.
Want to see more? There is a WIP gallery
and a expanded gallery with details
The Great and Powerful Trixie and My Little Pony belong to Hasbro.