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A liberal interpretation of Queen Chrysalis by PrototypeSpaceMonkey A liberal interpretation of Queen Chrysalis by PrototypeSpaceMonkey
My first attempt at making a custom pony from scratch... but I kinda went to town. Sculpted mostly after the "pink celestia" design, but because of shrinkage due to drying and sanding it's no longer quite as true to scale as I had hoped.

She's made entirely out of generic modeling clay, except for the wings, which are made from garbage bags.

Edit: SOLD! Sold and gone.
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XxImmortalTechxX Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Student General Artist
How did you get her feet to have holes, yet still stand up like that? Impressive!
SoulStar11 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOWClapping Pony Icon - Queen Chrysalis 
HalcyonNoctem Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
May I ask what you use to sand? Everything looks wonderfully smooth/
That's mainly because I first sprayed it with lots and lots of primer, then sanded away any imperfections with 800 grain, then a layer of primer again. Then black paint. It's a bit excessive, but it sort of smooths itself out what with all the spraying.
HalcyonNoctem Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That is AWESOME! Love it.
I will remember that for my sculptures. Brilliant
SymphonyOfDissonance Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
Why does everyone love Queen Chrysalis so much?
SoulStar11 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CloverWyobraznia Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Student General Artist
The garbage bag idea is super smart! My first Chrysalis, I stuck lamination peices together and brushed a little green on the edges. They look good but they tend to bend towards eachother. Ive been looking for another way, without using resin, to make her wings. This is a brilant idea, and for your first pony sculpt... it looks really nice!
Sophie-The-Great13 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful...
Wow! That's awesome :D I especially like the pose ^^
Yeah, she does that pose a couple of times in the episode. I thought it looked especially badass.
Nice :D
batosan Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So incredibly smooth! Beautifully executed paint and sculpt!
DeadHeartMare Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wowee! I can't believe that was your 1st pony sculpt! You my dear, get a Llama for that! Just a little something I do for other sculptors that have taken on the daunting task of sculpting Chrysalis & succeeded! You should check mine out! Bravisimo honey!
bibliophile5000 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Awesome! This is one of the best customs I've seen. I can't believe that you made one this good on your first try, it's better than most others in my opinion! Keep up the good work!

Oh, and if you ever start commissioning these, you best believe I will be getting one! Peace!
Chromapod Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Beautiful work. The sculpt is very smooth and clean, and the paint work is very tidy. And it was incredibly clever to use plastic bags for her wings so that they were translucent and thin. She is probably the highest quality custom of Chrysalis that I've seen.
Jeaninamage Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
bluepaws21 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oh and sorry but how did you color/paint her? cuz it looks awesome!
Sprayed it with primer and matte black spraypaint, then taped off the green carapace with masking tape and sprayed with an airbrush. Airbrushed mane and tail seperately, then glued them on. For the eyes I cut seperate little templates from paper in the shape of the eyes, irisses and pupils and airbrused them on (in retrospect, that was a bit overcomplicated. It might have been easier to just do them by hand) Did do the eyelashes by hand with a brush, but they're black on a black background so you don't really see them :p Inside of the mouth and toungue with a small brush, then glued the teeth in with tweezers (the clay I used dries white anyway, so I didn't have to paint them, at least.)

And the wings are just from a transparant green garbage bag cut out in the shape of a wing. You can (and probably SHOULD) use completely clear or transparant blue instead. It more show-accurate. But I thought green looked more eviller. If it's too floppy and won't stay standing upright, just use (A LITTLE!) spray glue to glue two (or more, if necessary) layers of plastic bag together. (that's what I did) Once you have a good semi-rigid wing, scrunch the base of it together between your fingers and hold a cigarette lighter NEAR it (not to close or it'll be Rarity's butterfly wing incident all over) just enough that the crumpled up base melts into a droplet. Superglue droplet to carapace. ??? Profit.

And that's the ghetto way make a custom.
bluepaws21 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wow that is pretty awesome! i think i'm going to try to dye mine (boil water) since me and the bf are having troubles with paint and use my fantasy film for the wings. labor of love!
bluepaws21 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
freaking awesome!!!! omg how'd you do her wings from garbage bags?? i'm trying to make one myself but so far it's been pushed aside for other pony projects.
FirestormDangerDash Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Have all my want!
Doculean Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
DO want. She is wonderfully represented here!
Happytimeindustries Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
O_O my GOD this is the best custom of Chrysalis I've seen yet
mlpMaconMixx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Again, with the clay. For a first try, or for a 10,000th, you did an amazing job! I can't believe it's not butter. :D
frozenpyro71 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She looks like shes just about to eat someponys face off. Love the agressiveand dynamic pose. The sculpt is near flawless and the painting is top notch.
Oh, using garbage bags for the wings, stroke of genious!
Salpa Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
This is amazing.
Sassymewthree19 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
thats really cool, i love the pose and her expression. Really good job.
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