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Pony Plush Eye Tutorial by dollphinwing Pony Plush Eye Tutorial by dollphinwing
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This is a video explaining how I do the eyes on my pony plush. I also use this method for my other plushies that have detailed faces. So if you don't like iron on transfers, you can't paint well at all, and you're terrible at hand-embroidery, this is probably a good method for you!
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:iconvalurauta:
valurauta Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
This was extremely helpful. I happen to have same printer :)
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool, glad it helped!
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:iconder-commander:
Der-Commander Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist
If the color actually Waterproof case they need to be washed once ???
Unless you knew how to do that then?
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
When you iron it then you can wash it but I'd recommend hand wash only.
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:iconder-commander:
Der-Commander Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist
Ok thanks thats wery awsome^^

Many many thanks
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:iconlillywork:
Lillywork Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is this working with every printer? D:
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I've done this on 3 different inkjet printers so it works pretty well. Haven't tried a laser printer yet though.
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:iconlillywork:
Lillywork Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you think it will work with an old canon printer? xD
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Most likely. You'll have to try it out.
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:iconcutiemarkadventures:
cutiemarkadventures Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
hey, a silly question but what materials did you use for the plushies? it looks like felt but I can't be sure
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
For the plush itself it's a material called minky generally used for baby blankets. For the eyes when I print them it is felt.
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:iconcardi-ology:
CARDI-ology Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do you use a special printer for the eyes?
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
No, just an average printer from staples or another store.
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:iconcardi-ology:
CARDI-ology Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome -- thanks!
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:iconcutiemarkadventures:
cutiemarkadventures Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
oh ok then thx!
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:iconmdjthemuffin:
MDJTheMuffin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Super helpful and cool!
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:iconmyjamjar:
myjamjar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Maybe a silly question but what software do you use to scale and flip the eye vectors?
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I have photoshop cs5 but you could also use some other software, even ms paint should have those functions.
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:iconmyjamjar:
myjamjar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It does, but it doesn't like vector based art, it turns all the inner eye and around it black
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
ah ok, I think you can get this program called Gimp for free
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:iconmyjamjar:
myjamjar Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will have to look into that! thanks a bunch ^.^

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:iconkyokokrash:
kyokokrash Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
thanks for the tutorial will use this one day when I make a plushie :)
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Snufflesrocks24 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I am making my own pony and this will help out so much. :D Do you do the same with the cutie mark?
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Depends on the cutie mark, if it's complex I'll use this method. Otherwise I'll just draw or applique it
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Snufflesrocks24 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Ok. Thank you so much! :D
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:iconcrescentmoon96:
CrescentMoon96 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Question: I'm using DatNaro's eyes, but they won't seem to print small enough. What size do you use for them, or what program do you use to print them and size them?
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dollphinwing Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I use photoshop, but you can find other programs to re-size the eyes. When I first printed eyes, I printed out several different sizes and chose which one looked best. Then I saved them on my computer so that I always had a reference to re-size other pairs of eyes.
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CrescentMoon96 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That makes perfect sense. Thank you so much!
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:iconpieadao:
Pieadao Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uhhh, dolphinwing, if say, some pony could draw the eyes on the felt would you need to print it? Just wondering, I'm gonna try my hand at plushies. Even though I don't think my 13 year old brain could be good at it, I'm gonna try anyways. I try to always look on the bright side of everything. So, if it doesn't turn out well, I'm gonna keep trying, and someday I could be GREAT at it!
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dollphinwing Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You can draw the eyes yes and you won't have to print it. But if you do that I suggest something with a smoother surface. Felt can be difficult to draw on so you could try plain cotton. You could also do the eyes via applique (cut each color and then sew onto the head) but if you're just starting out drawing or painting the eyes would be a better option until you get better :)
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:iconpieadao:
Pieadao Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! That'll probably help alot! I still gotta buy the fabric though. Probably wont be a big deal.
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I recommend starting with scrap fabric if you can (maybe cut up some old clothes) that way you don't feel bad about spending money on your practice/prototypes
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:iconpieadao:
Pieadao Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That'll be useful! Now I just gotta cram the information into my head.
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:iconderpzalot:
Derpzalot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you do the same thing for the cutie mark? :D
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Generally yes, sometimes I draw/paint it on or applique depending what it looks like
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:iconderpzalot:
Derpzalot Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay
thanks so much!:hug:
I am going to try doing this with the eyes and cutie mark :D
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ImaFreakeh Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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ExtremeYaoiFanatic Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks SO much easier than trying to dab on acrylic paints! I might have to try out this method!
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:iconxelikathalx:
xElikathalx Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I tried this and Idk if I'm going something wrong but the black ink smears over the entire image leaving it unusable...
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dollphinwing Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sorry to hear that, perhaps it gets wrinkled or your printer is a bit different. When I do it with mine I do get a little black ink over the whole thing but it's very slight and can be rubbed off easily. I'm not sure what's wrong, sorry :(
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:iconxelikathalx:
xElikathalx Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
xD I have no idea, at first I thought the heads were just dirty but even after cleaning them it still didn't work. Actually it made it worse >.< I might just have to find a different method. But thanks for the reply!
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm not sure how well these work, I've never tried em before but there is something called Miracle Fabric Sheets which are actually meant to go through an inkjet printer. Either that or just have iron transfers
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:iconxelikathalx:
xElikathalx Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Awesome I will look into them! Thanks!
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:icononelilmermaid:
onelilmermaid Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this!
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:iconicylucario:
IcyLucario Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
...Lovely. I now have a printer jam. It worked the first time, though!
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's good haha, I had a jam one time but only once
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:iconicylucario:
IcyLucario Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
The first time it turned out amazing, though. [link]
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
That's great!
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FantasyTwilight Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I LOVE this tutorial! I was so worried about having to paint or use an iron transfer for my pony plushie. This helps a WHOLE lot! I forgot how resiliant a printer can be because my photography class in high school always experimented with different types of mediums to print on.
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:icondollphinwing:
dollphinwing Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Glad I could help :)
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