Hi everyone! In this video, I will be showing
you how I made this custom Lyra Heartstrings. Her mane, tail and horn has been sculpted
with polymer clay and then painted using acrylic paints.
For this project, you’ll need a My Little Pony toy figure.
If you don’t have a Lyra pony, then you’ll have to paint your pony the correct color
and then paint on her eyes and cutie mark. I won’t be doing that in this video since
I’ll be using Lyra. You’ll also need oven-bake or air-dry clay,
paintbrushes, paint pots, paint sealer, super glue, and paints for her mane, tail,
and horn. I’ll be mixing these Apple Barrel paint
colors to get the exact shades that I’ll need.
Start by cutting off the pony’s mane and tail. Cut as close as you can to the head.
Ask an adult for help if you’re not old enough to use sharp tools.
Once your pony is ready, sculpt these shapes for the top part of her mane. It’s best
to use a reference picture while you’re sculpting.
Press the large piece onto the head and let the horn perforate the clay.
Then, cut off the excess clay to reveal more of the horn. Now, blend on the smaller pieces.
To make the back part of her mane, roll out three logs of clay. Make one end straight
and the other end pointed. And then attach them side-by-side.
Now, blend the top and back parts together and smooth out any rough edges.
If you think your pony’s horn is too short, then you can add a bit clay to the horn to
lengthen it. For her tail, start with this basic shape.
Then, blend on the smaller parts. Let’s start painting!
I’m going to
use this cyan color to paint parts of her
mane and tail. To get this color, I mixed Apple Barrel’s Key West color with a bit
of Cool Blue. Since the middle section of her tail is white,
I’m going to paint carefully by first outlining the area that needs to be painted blue. Now,
I’m going to paint between the lines. I’m going to do the same for this bottom
section. Switch to a wider tip brush when painting large areas.
It turned out really well. I didn’t get any cyan paint on the white part of her tail.
Now, let’s paint her mane! Part of her mane needs to remain white, so I’m going to use
the same outlining method that I used for her tail.
Try your best not to get any paint on her coat. Her horn will need to be painted the
same mint green color as her coat, so don’t forget to outline around the bottom.
After you’ve finished outlining, switch to a wider tip brush and paint inside the
line. I’m going to use this mint green color for
her horn. To get this color, mix Apple Barrel’s Key West color with a bit of white.
This is after 3 layers of each color. Now, glue on her tail using super glue. Hold
the tail in position for at least a minute. Once the glue has completely dried, brush
on a thin layer of paint sealer. This step is optional but it will protect the paint
from chips and fades. Alright, so this custom Lyra pony is now finished.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. Follow me on Instagram if you want to know
what pony I’ll be working on next. And if you want to watch my other pony tutorials,
then click on the images that are on the screen or visit my channel.
Thanks for watching!