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Pony Mane and Tail Tutorial by Voodoo-Tiki Pony Mane and Tail Tutorial by Voodoo-Tiki

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Here it is, at last - a 14 page book with instructions on designing your own patterns for soft sculpture pony manes and tails! This is the question I'm asked about most when it comes to pattern-making, so hopefully this will help beginners out quite a bit. It covers the basic shapes and techniques you'll need to recreate most mane shapes and includes a photo walkthrough guide to pattern draping. 

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NightDragon204 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
This is so helpful! I've always struggled with the mane and tail, them usually being the parts I spend the most time on or stress over the most, only for it to fall apart in the end. I only can use house hold materials for my plushes, seeing that as a fourteen year old I can not obtain money or a car to get the supplies needed. If I needed to weight the tail, (Which I usually need to do since they are always top heavy) And I didn't have a way to obtain the beans, how could I weight the tail?
Anyways, besides that I don't have any questions. This tutorial was so helpful.
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Queen-of-Flowers Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a wonderful, helpful tutorial, but I'm still confused about something... How do you sew a princess mane, with lots of waves in it? Every time I try one, I end up with weird, blocky turns, not nice, smooth waves.
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Haru2001 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What did you do for the eyes?
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behappy1990 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Wow, thank you this is really useful. (and helpful)
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AncientDragoness Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not one for sewing ponies, but damn if this isn't useful.
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Voodoo-Tiki Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
The basic principles can be used for a lot of things, I just happen to get asked about manes a lot :)
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AncientDragoness Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Point. :)
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ClaudusAles Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This helps so much!
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Meline134 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So you would make Rarity's mane curl using nothing but darts?
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Voodoo-Tiki Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Darts and stitching, yes. You can wire it, but I prefer a plush that doesn't have wires. 
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