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Bon Bon Custom by Amandkyo-Su Bon Bon Custom by Amandkyo-Su
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Bon Bon (who is now apparently called "Sweetie Drops" mlp.wikia.com/wiki/Sweetie_Dro… has the most delightful curls, I like this mane style.

My camera wasn't able to capture one major problem. The texture of the paint on Bon Bon's body is weird. It looks almost like the texture you'd find on certain types of tree bark. I made two separate Bon Bons and I tried two different brands of paint (Folk Art and Craft Smart) but I ended up with the same problem. I watered the painted down as much as I could but this texture kept appearing >.<

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:iconbunnykat8465:
bunnykat8465 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
From the old mlp, they had a character "Coconut Cream" and they brought her back as a limited edition in the little pony packets, she is cute actually... I would love to see her as a custom pony like this! c:>
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Ooo, I didn't know she was based on a previous gen. Next time I open up a custom pony suggestion journal, you can submit the idea :)
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:iconbunnykat8465:
bunnykat8465 Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Ok :3
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AikidoPony Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it! Her hair is just perfect :)
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Thank you :3
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:iconfluffikitten:
fluffikitten Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Shes soo cute! How much do you sell your ponies for?
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Thank you!

I just reopened commissions [link]
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:iconharuhifujioka910:
haruhifujioka910 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Bon Bon is one of my fav back round pony :)
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
She's sweet :3
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:iconharuhifujioka910:
haruhifujioka910 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep she is :) :iconbonbonplz:
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:icondinogal23:
dinogal23 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Oh, I love Bon Bon so so so much! This is too cute!
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Thanks :3
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Neeko48 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012   General Artist
Her curls are so perfect!
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Thank you!
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:iconchaomiles:
chaomiles Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh god, she looks so... smooth *w*
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Thanks :D The photos made her look better than she does XD
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Yeeeeeeah, brush strokes will do that. Lots and LOTS of very thin layers would probably help solve it, but tbh you probably aren't going to get the smoothest possible coat unless you spring for something like an airbrush. :/ sorry brosis
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I'd love an airbrush <3 First I have to buy one and learn how to use it XD I've seen some customs painted with airbrushes and the outcome is amazing.
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emeralddarkness Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
I know right? I want one too hhh
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
How adorable! :aww: To be frank, I still prefer 'Bon Bon' than 'Sweetie Drops' just to avoid confusion considering there's already 'Sweetie Belle'!
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thanks :3

You're right, we already have a "Sweetie" pony. "Bon Bon" has a nice ring to it too :D
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
No problem, and glad we agree! :D
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SkycatcherEquestria Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The painting troubleshooting here is very good to know (and this does look awesome - I still have a lot of practice to do before I could sculpt a mane like that, heh).

So with the acrylics, do you frequently water them down a bit and then apply several coats? I'd love any "best practice" sort of tips with acrylic pants on these molded figures, especially the 2" 'blind bag' ones. Have a look at my gallery to see the sort of work I like to do, if you *are* inclined to offer tips. =)

Thanks, and this looks sweet.
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
I'm not an expert at painting but my friends have given me a lot of tips :D I have no problem with sharing some info. Although, there is some information I can't pass on (I promised to keep it a secret).

Yep, I water down the paint a lot. It makes the finished product look smooth but since it's watered down, you have to paint a loottt more layers. Hmm, I'm not sure what else to say about painting.

I remember your blind bag Fluttershy. I love the hair! Good luck with future figures
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vulpinedesigns Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
D'aww....perfect little Bon-Bon! (Just a thought, do you wipe your ponies with turps/white spirit before painting? Sometimes finger grease can cause the effect you describe, as I found out the hard way!)
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Thank you~

Oh oh, I think I know what the problem is now. The ponies have a thin layer of oil on them because of the molds they use in factories. I should scrub the ponies harder before I paint them DX I'll have to wash my hands more to avoid that finger grease problem too. Thank you!
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GamingClubNetwork Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Must... have... for... Christmas!
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
:D
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:iconwhitehorsegirl:
WhiteHorseGirl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   General Artist
Wow, I just saw this. She looks beautiful! Can't wait to see her in person. Thanks again!
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thanks!

I hope she'll still look good in person ( ^_^; )
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job with the mane!
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thank you~
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Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup!
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Holyrainbow Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
COOL!
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thanks :3
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:iconruaniamh:
Ruaniamh Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
This custom looks amazing! You really did an amazing job :heart:

Sweetie Drops? D: She will forever be Bon Bon to me!
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thank you deary~

BonBon4Life!
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Mommakip Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Her mane and tail look FANTASTIC. Wow. Great work. :)

And as a fellow pony customizer I think I know what problem you're talking about with the textures... maybe try lightly sanding it a bit between coats of paint?
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thank you~!

I tried sanding but it didn't work out too well :/
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Discord-Drocsid Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
*dead*
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Oh no D:
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:icondiscord-drocsid:
Discord-Drocsid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
its so cute that i died
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Sorta bad, sorta "yay" XD
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:icondiscord-drocsid:
Discord-Drocsid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
heres something
would you be interested in playing my Ponymon game? [link]
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
I have a GBA flashcard. Can I put it directly on that and play?
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:icondiscord-drocsid:
Discord-Drocsid Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
well the download comes with a Gameboy emulator and a readme already
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Ooo~ That's convenient
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Nsomniotic Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
omg that happened on my bon bon too! But it didn't really happen on my Fluttershy...and I thought I was using the same color, but maybe I didn't.
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:iconamandkyo-su:
Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Oh no, you too?! Bon Bon is cursed!
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:iconepiclyawesomeprussia:
Aaah, she's so adorable~! <33

I'm still calling her 'Bon Bon' QuQ

Might I ask how much your customs usually are?
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