Hope you’ve all enjoyed a wonderful Christmas!
At long last! He’s finally FINALLY complete! ^o^ I’ve been waiting for this moment for an eternity (partially because I had to take a 2 month hiatus from sewing due to real life commitments :P)
I’m so proud to showcase the plushified version of my latest OC Fantasia (aka Lucid Tone)! 😀 Some of you might recall him as the winner of my plushie contest in June where contestants had to design an OC pony for me. He was designed by the incredibly talented & much respected Lanmana (thank you Lan!)
I must’ve started working on him back in August? I had him all sewn up ready and for airbrushing when, as usual, real life reared its annoying head and I was forced to take a plushing/sewing hiatus. That hiatus was later slightly prolonged by bioware gaming
addiction ^^” (good times! XD).
Ahem, aaaanyway… so one of the things I fell head over heels in love with was how simple, yet complex, his design was. His hair appeared largely a dusty blue at first glance, but on closer look, they scatter with the iridescence of a rainbow. And in line with rainbows, he emanates the theme of illusion – a unique talent which his passionate singing brings. It all fits together so subtlely yet perfectly.
I had to scratch my head hard on how to re-create that effect on a minky plush. I’d initially wondered about incorporating sheen organza; but after tossing a few ideas here and there, I settled on using my good ol’ friend – my iwata airbrush. We have a love/hate relationship, me and my airbrush x3
Just so you know, I used dusty blue minky for his entire hair and tail, so everything else you see was airbrushed on. It took many many airbrushing sessions (a large chunk of it was spent on air drying and cleaning >.<), but I’m actually really pleased with the end result (yes, I’ve intentionally exaggerated the subtle shades in his hair 😛 I couldn’t resist! I guess it’s just the moggymawee’s take on
everything his design)
His dreammaker was made with minky, beads and embroidery floss (mounted on a safety pin), and his black scarf (so stylish!) is completely removable ;).
Name: Lucid Tone
Talent: singing and illusion magic
Lucid was always passionate about singing, but it wasn’t until his passion activated his power that he earned his cutiemark. He could create complex and abstract illusions based on the mood of his songs. Having eventually gained attention for his unique abilities, Lucid slowly worked his way into becoming something of a singing sensation with his visually vibrant concerts, and his stage name became “Fantasia”.
That all changed when his agent signed him into an opera performance, where he played as a king during a time of conflict and despair. His passionate singing for such a theme caused shocking and tragic imagery to appear, scaring off the crowd and leaving Lucid deeply upset over it all. He decided to leave show business after that, and kept most of his singing to himself.
• he always looks as though he is daydreaming or dozing off
• his scarf is decorated with a dreamcatcher that his mother made for him
• he used to have a pet songbird that died of old age, and he attached some of its feathers onto his dreamcatcher to remember his pet by
• his illusion powers only work when he sings, he has yet to learn how to fully control them as they only come about subconsciously when he sings passionately
Fantasia design © Lanmana/Melissa Lee
*Materials: cuddle 3 minky by Shannon Fabrics, minky baby fabric
*Minky colours: dusty blue, snow white, french blue, mocha, caramel, black, mint
*Stuffing: premium polyester fiberfill, quilt batting, armature wire, craft foam and poly pellets in hooves
*Thread: gutermann polyester sew-all thread, madeira polyneon embroidery thread
*Eyes/Cutie marks: machine embroidered
*Size: Approx 21″ tall, 24″ long
*He has my signature embroidered into the bottom of his front left hoof
*Others: Beads & DMC cotton embroidery floss & safety pin for his dreammaker
Hope you guys like him! And that he was worth the wait! ^^
I don’t have any immediate plans for personal projects currently (maybe Dusk?), and I still have 1 commission spot left, so if anyone’s interest in commissioning me please fill in an application form here:
I’ll leave my commissions open until that spot is filled ^^
I’ll be working on a Twilight Sparkle commission in the meantime.
Thank you so much for reading and continuing to follow my work despite my hiatus and recent inactivity. Wishing you all a Happy New Year!