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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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Rozo-Banana Aug 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
download image?
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candyponi 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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:iconamandkyo-su:
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 Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
nah i think they're perfect! i like more subtle noses.
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Evabadeva Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist
so whos this gonna be?
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:iconamandkyo-su:
It's no one. I just used a random pony from my stash to make this tutorial.
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Evabadeva Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist
oh right :D
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The-Erin-show Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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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:iconamandkyo-su:
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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