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Mirror, Mirror of Erised by Lykaios-Avery Mirror, Mirror of Erised by Lykaios-Avery
This is basically a comparison photo. I decided to play around with a little bit of needle sculpting on Rainbow Dash's face last night. It's not very good because I did it on a whim at 5:00am yesterday, I didn't have any instructions and free-handed it, and I couldn't adjust the stuffing because the head was already sewn to the body. But I think it's okay looking considering that I totally winged it. They're just little modifications in the mouth, the nostrils, and the bridge of the nose. They're a bit clearer in the full-size image.

Now I need your help. Which do you think looks better? The needle-sculpted Rainbow Dash face, or the unaltered Daring Do face? This isn't a question of favourite character, but of technique. It people prefer the more contoured needle-sculpted face (Rainbow Dash's), I'll start doing that with all my ponies (though it'll probably look better and more symmetrical [especially around the mouth] as I practice more and hone my methods). But if people prefer the smoother, more continuous curves of the chin and nose (Daring Do's) then I'll just continue as I am. Go here to vote [link] ! 
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:iconponyfreak123:
PonyFreak123 Sep 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
DaringDash
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Nachtana Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Luckily for me you wrote the differences. Oherwhise,  i'll never got them. I was so focused on the eyes, i forgot the rest of the face. The differences are minimal and if i have the money ill buy both. Besides on this small difference the main purchase driver will be the pony chraracter. I'll do it that way.
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Vamphira Jul 4, 2013  Student Artist
awesome <3
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:iconzuckerschnuti:
daring do's face is better, the scnout looks cuter and softer <3
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:iconlordcj:
Aww, these are adorable! Are they completely custom?
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:iconlykaios-avery:
Lykaios-Avery Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!

And, yep, they're custom! Made the pattern, digitized the embroidery cut and sewed the ponies myself.
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:iconlordcj:
That's wonderful. Excellent work.
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:iconowlity:
Oh wow, these are both really nice! I like the pattern you used.
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kaiju-blue Jun 1, 2013  Student General Artist
i like rainbow's mouth a fair bit, but those sculpted nostrils are bothering me :s
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Lykaios-Avery Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Haha, they kind of bother me too. Didn't turn out quite as I hoped. I was kind of shooting for a hollowed out look. I'll probably be omitting the nose in the future.
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