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Colt Nose Mini-Tutorial by Amandkyo-Su Colt Nose Mini-Tutorial by Amandkyo-Su
Rion-Noire asked me about sculpting male pony's nose (check out his cute Dashie custom!)

This is just a quick explanation and one way to make a colt/male pony's nose. Since there isn't a lot of information provided here, feel free to ask questions. I know there are people out there who make the male pony's noses in a different way, this is my way of making it. You don't have to follow this exactly as it's shown. You can make the nose bigger or smaller or whatever you want.

1. Get a pony and a bit of clay
2. Shape the ball of clay so that it looks like a pill or Tic Tac
3. Squish the clay onto the pony's nose
4. Gently push some of the clay to the bridge the nose.
5. Do the same to the sides of the nose
6. Finally, smoothen the front of the nose
Not Shown: Work with the clay until all side of completely smooth and the clay seamlessly forms into the pony. You can use clay oil to do this (before the clay hardens) or sand the nose (after the clay hardens)


I took these pictures in a rush so there are a lot of things in the background. There's a Blossomforth in the back, in the process of becoming a Derpy. There's Soarin's tail and mane to the left. There's a bunch of paints and my working area (which is just an old calender I use so I don't have to scrub the clay and paint off my desk so often).

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SpontaniouslyCombust Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
download image?
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candyponi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you for actually making them correctly! i can't tell how many people i see sculpting the ENTIRE face down and they just look droopy :I
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
It's hard to capture the shape of the male noses XD Mine a little too small and still look like the mare noses.

Thank you :3
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candyponi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nah i think they're perfect! i like more subtle noses.
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Yay :3
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Evabadeva Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist
so whos this gonna be?
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
It's no one. I just used a random pony from my stash to make this tutorial.
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Evabadeva Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
oh right :D
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The-Erin-show Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What kind of clay do you use? I often wondered how people sculpt directly onto the pony figures and harden them without baking o.o
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
This is polymer clay and you have to bake it in order to harden it. Since you have to bake it at 275F, the ponies don't melt.

I believe some people use air dry clay but I don't know much about that process.
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The-Erin-show Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oooh. I use polymer too but I had no idea what the melting point for plastic was so I just assumed it would melt! Does the clay hold well to the plastic? (Sorry about all the questions>.<)
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I'm not sure what the exact melting point is for the pony toys but after baking a ton, I definitely know they are safe at that temperature.

Depends how you sculpt the clay onto the pony. Sometimes they pop off but generally, the clay stays on.

Don't worry, this isn't a lot of questions. I don't mind~
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The-Erin-show Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I want to make one so bad but have no idea where to start! Anybody I ask ignores me or gets snippy about me trying to take their business :( which is never the case but if your willing to answer a hand full of questions about the posses then I got em :P but if not I understand.
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Oh dear, I haven't met anyone who gets snippy about questions regrading customs. Although, I could see why some people don't want to give away all of their secret. I learned a lot from people giving me advice so I wanna pass on the advice (but I was told to never give away a few things)

If you have any questions, just go ahead and note me :D Try to ask specific questions, it makes things easier.
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luckygirl88 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student
YAY this helps. :3
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
:w00t:
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RoyalRoses Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Your always good at making pony figurines. :3
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
You're alive!

Thank you dear
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RoyalRoses Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I'm here. <3
Urh, its just life has a way to keep me busy from other things.
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Same DX School, friends, and awesome movies! I hope you're having fun and not slowly dying.
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RoyalRoses Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Trust me, I'll try not to...too!
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
No dying, ya hear?

My semester is over in a month. I'll be free!... for a few weeks. I wanna play in snow during my break. I miss snow.
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RoyalRoses Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I miss snow too!
I dont get so many braeks apparently.
School hates me. ; 3 ;
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Once you start paying for school, they'll want to see you less XD
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Rion-Noire Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Thanks very much for this! I'm sure lots of other people will get a great amount of help from this as well!
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Amandkyo-Su Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
No problem!

I hope it helps.
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