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Mod - Zecora by The-DKid Mod - Zecora by The-DKid
Well, this was quite a bit more work paint wise then I was anticipating. I'm quite pleased with the sculpting despite her tail was a real pain in the ass and have learnt a lot from it. She required a lot more carving after the clay had hardened then Big Macintosh and Spitfire. Probably because she requires a more angular style with her Zebra hair. Lengthening her neck was surprisingly simple, so she has ended up taller then my Big Macintosh who next time I'll likely do the same to now I know.

I'm not so happy with the paint job but I can only improve as they say. I shall do some research into better paints and such. It was also a pain because I have lost my thinnest brush, so that didn't help at all.

Ah well, I'm glad I got her done~ One of my fave characters. X3

Zecora & MLP base (c) Hasbro & Lauren Faust
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:iconvaporeonfire:
VaporeonFire Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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mypetmoon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
I love Zecora but it is so hard to find a good Zecora, but this one is perfect!
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catzndogz145 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Zecora is very beautiful, I dont know what Rarity is talking about. Her stripes and jewelry are pretty exotic!
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Goldcoast456 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Do want.
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no-doves-fly-here Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
why would you waste obvious talent on MLP shit
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neocat81 Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
still amazed. and it's ok that it's not perfect. it shows your human
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UnicornButtCupcake Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
YAY! First Zecora I've had in my fave-raves for a reaaaaaallly long time!
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AcidVeins Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
whoa, amazing! Which pony did you use as base? 3
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She was one of the random ones? I can't remember the name but she was a white earth pony base. =3
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AcidVeins Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012   Traditional Artist
oh, just a normal earthpony? wow. :)
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:iconmhmania:
MHmania Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing. This looks like it would be an official!
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you =3
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:iconmhmania:
MHmania Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np looks amaing
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FlamingHammers1997 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
CAN I BUY IF FROM YOU? HOW MUCH?!!!!?!?!?!?!!?!
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This one is not for sale lol But I am open for commissions that are linked on the front page~
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DiamondMoon60 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS NEEDS TO BE MASSLY PRODUCED!
HASBRO, Y U NO HIRE THIS PERSON?
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VarietyChick Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Best Zecora custom I've ever seen! :D
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Sephirayne Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is brilliant. Turned out so well ;)
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you muchly!
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Sephirayne Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome hun ;)
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UnseenShadows Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work! How did you lengthen the neck? She looks amazing!
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you and what I did was cut off her head below the joint then just filled it in with milliput.
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TheMarquisOfDorks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Fantastic!
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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dracostarhome Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
OMG I love her!!! I wish I could have her for my very own ^_^
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you X3
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Nsomniotic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely amazing. I've been considering doing a Zecora for myself - I did a Nightmare Night Zecora for a friend, but my biggest problem is always the tails! I honestly think the paint job is amazing. I had a terrible job finding a good gold paint and I ended up hating how that particular part turned out. I'd love to know what you use to sculpt - though I'd understand if you just said trade secrets haha. Seriously though, this is absolutely amazing and I am insanely jealous. This is by far the best Zecora custom I've ever seen and the details are ridiculously perfect. Would it be weird if I do my own customs, but request one from you? And it came out so smooth! Teach me your ways!
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The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Tails are always the biggest problem I have on these ponies XD Mainly cuase they keep falling off. lol And I think you did a great job on nightmare night Zecora~ It's made me want to have ago at that version since she's awesome in that episode aswell.

The clay I used was Milliput standard which is an epoxy putty so it dries quickly and strong so I dont need to bake the ponies. It also sands well and I can carve into it if need be. Can also be smoothed effectively with your finger tip and just some water. =3

And thank you! If you are interested I have custom info on my profile page, if not then I hope the Milliput info will help you. =3
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Nsomniotic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yes, from what I've seen people put a stick of some sort where the brushable tail was and attach the clay? I've been using sculpy and that wasn't working for me though I've seen several people suggest milliput so I'm definitely going to give that a try! And I'm thinking about buying one of your Zecoras when I have a little money because I don't like keeping my own designs haha. I collect other peoples art and I prefer to give my stuff away. (otherwise I'll nitpick it and end up hating it! I'd rather it have a home that loves it) I really am impressed with your work and I can't wait to see which ones you do next. What are you thinking? I'm currently painting a pinkamena and wonderbolt dash.
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The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aah I cut the hair off to the shortest and stick wire in a similar shape to the tail in it's rear. XD Milliput is awesome because it's quite sticky to begin with so it attaches easier to the stubs of hair, the wire and the model itself.

Awesome, well I cant wait to create one for you in the future then~ ^^ And I understand about the nitpicking, I do that to myself a alot, since it's usually what happens when you just stare at something you've done, all flaws come out. D;

I'm currently working on a Derpy Hooves who just needs a little more paint and I'm wondering if I want to do Shadowbolt Dash (Nightmare Night costume rather) Or someone else. =o

I'd love to see how your Pinkamena and Wonderbolt comes out like~ X3
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Nsomniotic Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm definitely going to take your advice with miliput - sculpy was suggested to me and I've been working with it, but I feel like as soon as I fix one piece I destroyed another by holding it wrong and its so frustrating! Plus the tail issue. I have been taking advantage of the mane to hold on the clay though haha.

Definitely! Even now I'm not even finished with these two and I'm like AH! I HATE YOU!! Mostly because now that sandpaper has been suggested to me, I wish I already had some and could fix them! However, these will be my last two before I implement my new techniques. I couldn't miss the opportunity tonight to work on them. (I don't get a lot of free time - working two other part time jobs and I go to the gym for MMA a couple of times a week)

Well I did a Shadowbolt Dash, but my sister painted it and I just want to throw it out the window because it annoys me lol. I want to fix so many things! So I'm going to be making another one soon. I'm also making a new spitfire (those two were our first attempts before she went back to college and I took over fully lol) because I've been told that even though I like goggles on, goggles off is a better idea. I'd LOVE to see how your version turned out!! - Of Shadowbolt Dash lol

My friend has now also commissioned me to do these:

Gala Fluttershy, Mare Dowell, Beatnik Rarity, Luna, Another nightmare knight Zecora, and a Knightmare Knight guard.

So I have all those to do (only 3 are on a deadline - April/May) and then I wanted to do Spitfire, Soarin, Shadowbolt Dash, Scratch, normal Zecora, one of Celestia's guards & Gala Dash.

In otherwords -> I'm never going to have free time again! haha
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Snickers222 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh wow :O this is some fantastic work!!!!
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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Karmacutie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Wow, you make amazing MLPs!
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you X3
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Karmacutie Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012
No problem! ^^
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AisuRoma Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a very beautiful mod, excellent job!
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you~ ^^
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LOLMaxride Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Zecora's best pony, this is awesome :D
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The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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Richelieu88 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you =3
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felifan Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Really great job!
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:iconthe-dkid:
The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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felifan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You 're welcome^^
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shirokozu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
romg could i get this from you <3
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The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you and sorry she's not for sale~ However I am open to customs if you head to the link on my profile. =3
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shirokozu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
mmk ty ^^
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Awesomeadam76 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
Amazing! I love how youve done her!
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The-DKid Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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