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My Little Pony Large Coco Pommel by Perler-Pony My Little Pony Large Coco Pommel by Perler-Pony
Whoops, I forgot to change the camera settings and now I'm left with a tiny picture for deviant art. Ah well, these things happen and I've got too much more to do to redo the photo!

Coco Pommel is about 1 1/2 feet in height and length. She took about 5 hours to make and $15 in material. I'm actually selling her at the discount price of $50 on Etsy because well... I really need the money right now. I have a feeling people wouldn't bite at the fair price of ~$65. This perler is also a one of kind! Once she's sold I won't be making another. Why? Multiple reasons. I'm tired of having to renew listings only to have them expire, making a pattern for every big pony I make would take more time that I would need to charge for, and it's very hard to replicate big perler ponies without a pattern. I don't really like working with patterns anyways.

So yeah, first come first serve on this perler! Once she's gone she's gone forever!

Etsy Listing: www.etsy.com/listing/176280683…
Etsy Store: www.etsy.com/shop/ThePerlerPon…
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rphb Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I understand why you won't make another, it is really boring to make two of the same things
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And that too. Designing is most of the fun! I don't really get why some perler artists just copy pixel art even after they know the basics. Looking back and forth constantly to your computer isn't very fun.
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rphb Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
that's more or less what I do, but then again, I am not an artist.
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey now, with practice you could be. Why'd you delete most of your gallery?
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rphb Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
I don't know, depression, self doubt, plus the whole twilicorn thing hit me pretty hard, I honestly and truly  hate it, and now I don't really want to be associated too much with mlp.
I still want to finish my big project, for no other reason then to finish it, but when I do, this thing is properly going to be the biggest thing I will ever make in beads. seriously, what is 308 times 56 squared?

I still find it incredible that you can make money out of this, not just in bead mosaics, but in mlp themed bead mosaics.

how do you work, when you talk about making a template. I saw your pony avatar picture 56 x 80 pixels. That would be a moderate sized 14 x 21 cm plate. Nothing more needs to be done with it. I assume templates like that is what you start with.
I think I will have a hard time making something like that. For me, beads have always been more about copying, following a recipe, then it have been about creating
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Honestly, the few times I make templates I do the same thing I do with perlers. Get a few screenshots/vectors of the character I want to make along with pictures of other ponies with the same body type in more exciting positions and then pick and choose what I want to do with each picture. Sometimes I end up throwing out old pictures and using new ones in the middle of making a design.

For instance, with Coco I initially wanted to make her a filly and used filly body pictures, but as I was making the front bent leg I realized the proportions would be too weird and ended up making a much bigger adult pony than what I originally planned with new adult body pictures. I know I've told people to reference their sources, but honestly it seems a bit silly to reference multiple screenshots, and even vectors when they're traced directly from the show. So now I only reference when there's a single source, (for instance, if I had done an RD smug face from this season I would have only needed to source one of the many screenshots of it on the web).

As a result sometimes my larger ponies can end up being a way different size than planned, but I typically have enough room on my desk and supplies to handle it. Once I have the inspiration pictures/screenshots I go to town and try to make the pony curvy and show accurate. It's very easy to make ponies too angled and square looking with perlers, but after practice I got out of that bad habit. I rarely ever use pixel or perler works as inspiration any more, and that used to be my crutch during my first 6 months on DA. In the future I want to be able to use real photos and 3D objects as inspiration for 2D perlers. It's a process that takes time and practice.
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rphb Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
1st. I find it really wierd how you use the danish word for beads "perler" especially since you don't bend it right.
singular it is "perle" and "perlen" in definite, plural it is "perler" and "perlerne" in definite. if you want to refer to something as belonging to the beads you say "perlernes" because then the beads will always be in definite form. In english you just put on the word "the" in front, but in danish we add something in the end. I wouldn't normally say anything, I just find it weird that you use the word "perler" and just wanted to tell you how it is supposed to be bend. so in the future it is "perlernes", because "perlers" is just gibberishes.

2nd. You know I have a plan that I might want to do a bead mosaic of Van Gogh's De sterrennacht. I always loved that painting, but it will properly be harder then copying a poster.
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh, I say perler because that's the brand I use. I know perler is danish for beads.

And if you want to do a bead mosaic go for it, but try to make it smaller this time in case you start to hate in several board in. :P
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Milliemewz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty awesome!
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Perler-Pony Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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