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TOP TEN

SPRING 2007 CONTEST ENTRIES


Welcome to the Spring 2007 CustomPony.com's Custom Contest! All the entries in the contest were just wonderful and I can't be more pleased the huge turnout. Every artist really showed off their amazing and unique talent. I'd like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that entered. I feel very honored to be hosting the largest ever custom contest! There will be more contests in the near future, be sure to keep checking the main page.

As you can imagine, with 113 Entries, the 10 shown here are the best of the best. Huge congratulations to those in the winners! :-)


Welcome to the TOP TEN! The winners will be counted down every few days until the top honor is announced.

6/17: 9th & 8th placings have been announced!

6/26: 7th & 6th placings have been announced!

7/12: 5th & 4th placings have been announced!

7/17: 3rd place has been announced!

8/09: Winner and runner up have been announced. Huge congrats to everyone who placed and thanks to everyone that entered and watched :-) Don't forget- everyone that entered gets $2.00 off their next order. Thanks! -Amara

 

59) UNBRIDLED DREAMS ~ CHAMPION
Artist Alias/Name:
iloverodents / Joanna
Artist Age:
17
Website:
http://mlpmeadows.deviantart.com
Custom Base:
G1 Tex
Media(s) used:
Clay to make the pole and saddle, paints, wooden base, crystals for hair, Tiara hair from CustomPony.com
Additional information:
This pony is called Unbridled Dreams. He has 13 handpainted parrots on his saddle, and is a carousel pony.
Amara's thoughts:

"Joanna received a unanimous vote for 1st by all four of the judges! We all agreed that the intricately painted parrots were top-notch and she did a lovely job using color throughout to pull the whole pony together. Let alone- note the age of this amazing artist! Congrats! "

Joanna will receive $30.00 of store credit.

 

97) LITTLE LIZZY B - ~ Reserve-CHAMPION
Artist Alias/Name:
Poniesyeah
Artist Age:
NEVER!
Website:
*sob* I'm a tool without a site.
Custom Base:
G3 Coconut Cream?
Media(s) used:
Apoxie Sculpt, Random brand craft acrylics, Sculpty sealer
Additional information:
Little Lizzy B. here is the first of a three pony series based off my three most favorite serial killer stories. Elizabeth Bathory is recorded in history to be one of the first to dable in vampirism. She was a Hungarian ( I could be wrong here ) noble woman who was obsessed with keeping her youth and power. In a time when blood, particularly human blood, was such a powerful symbol, it was only natural that she come to the conclusion that bathing in a young and beautiful girls blood would retain her own beatuy. She lured innocent country peasants and towns girls to her castle under the guise of emplotment. She would then pic the most attractive girl and murder her, harvesting her blood. Eventually the towns people grew wise and would no longer send her their daughters. Elizabeth now have grown an enormous ego, thinking herself untouchable, made a fatal mistake and took the life of a young noble girl. Peasants was one thing but the nobility wouldn't stand for their own children being sacrificed. Bathory was promptly arrested, tried and beheaded.
Amara's thoughts:

The age/website comments made me laugh out loud, I had to post them ;-)

"I saw this beautiful little pony in person when I attended the MLP Fair in Memphis, TN this year. Let me tell you- the pictures are amazing but the real thing is jaw-droppingly beautiful! The details are beyond superb and nothing was overlooked when sculpting or painting. Wow! "

PoniesYeah will receive $25.00 of store credit.

 

21) WISTFUL WINTER ~ 3rd Place
Artist Alias/Name:
Woosie
Artist Age:
25
Website:
http://members.aol.com/brandiwst/woosiesponies.html
Custom Base:
G3 Twilerina
Media(s) used:
Apoxie Clay, acrylic paint, wooden plaque and stain for base. 
Additional information:
Down here in Texas we don't have a real winter so I've never seen real snow in person.  It's a dream of mine to one day get to travel somewhere just to play in some snow, lol.  I have a little obsession with winter so this pony just embodies my feelings of the winter season.  This is by far my favorite custom I've ever made and it was definitely the most labor intensive. 
Amara's thoughts:

"Woosie is one of my favorite customizers because she consitantly turns out beautiful work. The beautifully sculpted wings are one of her custom talents."

Woosie has received $20.00 of store credit.

 

34) QUEEN OF HEARTS ~ 4th Place
Artist Alias/Name:
Tealslippers / kelly
Artist Age:
---
Website:
http://users.eastlink.ca/~ponies
Custom Base:
Star Swirl
Media(s) used:
Acrylic Paint, Apoxie Sculpt
Additional information:
She's based on the playing card, Queen of Hearts - and that's her name too :)
Amara's thoughts:

"Queen of Hearts is an amazing custom! I love the wonderful sculpting and paint work. The little heart on the forhead was a nice touch."

Kelly will receive $10.00 of store credit.

 

87) YEAR OF THE DRAGON ~ 5th Place
Artist Alias/Name:
Firebyrd
Artist Age:
---
Website:
www.firebyrd.net
Custom Base:
G3 Spring Breeze
Media(s) used:
Acrylic paint, silky kanekalon hair
Additional information:
The Year of the Dragon Pony is a pony based off of the Chinese Zodiac.  Made from a Spring Breeze, he was given a Chinese dragon as a symbol on his flank and part of the way down one leg. A Chinese character for dragon was painted on his magnet hoof and his eyes were repainted red. He was rerooted in a custom blend of light blue and dark green silky kanekalon hair, matching the hair on the dragon in his symbol. The hair was not restricted to the usual two lines of plugs down the center of the head, though. Instead, he was given an elaborate mane resembling that of a Chinese dragon, along with a ridge of hair down his back, tufts on the back of his legs, and even long whiskers!
Amara's thoughts:

"This is definitely one of my favorites because it is so unique. I love the whiskers!"

Firebyrd will receive $10.00 of store credit.

 

10) Christina Lady Marmalade ~ 6th Place
Artist Alias/Name:
Sammytvr
Artist Age:
Samantha Robertson
Website:
www.samscustompony.co.uk
Custom Base:
G3 Sparkleworks
Media(s) used:
 
Additional information:
Sammy says: I love her!
 
Amara's thoughts:

"I think the best way to describe this pony is 'WOW!' - Everything on the pony was thought of from the jewels on her head to the pearls around her hoof. The eyes have to be some of the most amazing I have ever seen. Great work!"

Samantha will receive $10.00 of store credit.

 

29) NIGHTSKY ~ 7th Place
Artist Alias/Name:
funshinebear, barbaara / Sonja
Artist Age:
25
Website:
http://funshinebear.deviantart.com
Custom Base:
G3
Media(s) used:
acrylic paint, gems, fimo clay, kanekalon hair
Additional information:
I wanted to create a carousel pony with a day/night theme.
Amara's thoughts:

"This lovely design looks like it could have been a hasbro creation it's so well done (assuming hasbro was that creative!). I love that the curly hair repeats the softness of the clouds on the saddle. Beautiful pony."

Sonja will receive $10.00 of store credit.

 

18) TIAMAT ~ 8th Place
Artist Alias/Name:
Piper
Artist Age:
24
Website:
www.mylittlecustoms.com
Custom Base:
G3 Tropical Surprise
Media(s) used:
apoxie sculpt, wire and mesh
Additional information:
Tiamat the Dragon ~ Her horns have been made to look as if they are truly growing out of her head, her face has been reshaped, particularly along her jaw line, cheeks and eyes. Her chest and back also have been reshaped to give her a ridge.
Amara's thoughts:

"I don't think that this pony could have been more convincingly transformed into a dragon! The great paint job and amazing shading gives her a unique look and her dark eyes nearly make her come to life. Very well done. "

Piper will receive $10.00 of store credit.

 

77) JULE ~ 9th Place
Artist Alias/Name:
Dapper Dier, braveanimal
Artist Age:
31
Website:
www.piebaldpony.tk / www.braveanimal.deviantart.com
Custom Base:
G1 Lickety Split
Media(s) used:
hair, paint, Makins Clay, bells, wool, charms, a bit of leather string an sparklies for the eyes.
Additional information:
Inspiration was Christmas, or rather the pagan way of celebrating Christmas (Yule or Joel in dutch). She has bells and a horn to make noise and ward off the evil spirits. The colors are based on the darker nights and late autumn, hence also the naked tree symbol. She wears a reindeerskull mask as people tended to dress up as animals and resemble the Wild Hunt. The charms on the mask are leaves and on one side an acorn, on the other a eternal knot. I couldn't get all the detail on the photographs.. She has black surrounding her eyes and lower lip that do not show very well. Her creme markings go up her bum as well as up her neck/throat where they fade into dark brown. I will hopefully forget how many layer of paint are on this one.. And how shaky I was doing the eyes! The eyes have four different colors in, brown black, creme, yellow, white and bronze.. eh thats five haha! And I added a crystal shiny
Amara's thoughts:

"A very interesting and unique custom! The whole pony gives you something to look at - from her long curly locks to the intricate sculpting of her mask. A very well put together custom."

Braveanimal will receive $10.00 of store credit.

 

111) DULCE ANGEL ~ 10th Place
Artist Alias/Name:
Diana Vargas Sampieri
Artist Age:
24
Website:
blackangel-diana.deviantart.com
Custom Base:
G1 Bubbles
Media(s) used:
Apoxie Sculpt, Acrylics, Matte and Glossy Sealant
Additional information:
"Dulce Angel" (Sweet Angel) was inspired by a beautiful ceramic (porcelain?) figure that someone gave to my mom a long time ago. This little angel is so femenine, so delicate, so soft, it's the perfect look for a pony!!! I added the details and the little difference that the hair is handsculpted instead of rerooted, to give her an adornment appearance ^^
Amara's thoughts:

"Dulce Angel caught my eye because of her detailed sculpting work and beautiful coloring. You really can't see a flaw in this beautiful pony! Congrats to Diana for her 10th place honors."

Diana will receive $10.00 of store credit.