So glad to have her done! The tail was really easy, (Sketched out once, tested, and a success!) but the bangs proved to be an issue. Not so much because they're a complicated shape, but because I was having serious trouble deciding whether flat or 3d bangs would be best for her. In the end, I decided that these bangs looked good from 2 angles and didn't look bad from the front, as opposed to flat bangs which looked good from one angle, okay from the front, and kind of odd from the alternate side. More photos will be posted on my tumblr: [link]
She is closest in color to the top left photo.
Derpy is not for sale!
I'm trying to make some pony plushies at least after Christmas, I'm a beginner, so it will look nothing like this, but if you have any extra information on how to do plushies, I'd like it
I'm doing Pinkie, cuz her mane looks easy. Lol... I'm going to bring the mane in to show at school
Firstly I bid you luck in your plushing adventure!
1: I usually tell people about 20 hours, but that's assuming that everything goes smoothly and I have all the fabric on hand and I have already completed patterns for every part of the plush. Since that is NEVER the case, it's normally more like 30-35 hours, spaced out over a long period of time. I never have time to just sit down and work for a couple of days straight, so it always takes me forever to finish plushies. Sometimes as little
2: I definitely think patterning is difficult, but sewing curves together, like in Rainbow Dash's tail is the hardest part for me. It's frustrating to get through one stripe only to realize you have 11 more seams to go and even then it might not turn out right. I guess it's not more difficult than patterning, but it's more difficult to get motivated to do that part, for me at least.
3: I make all of my own patterns. :icondolphinfeather: does sell some patterns for a body pattern and all of the mane 6's hairstyles though. I would tell you how to make your own, but honestly it's all trial and error. Look at the shapes, draw something similar, test it, change it as needed, try again. Over and over until you get it right.
A straight-eyed Derpy plushy.
However, I do prefer a largely serious interpretation of her condition, including the conclusion that it is episodic, as we saw her focused on the muffins in Applebuck Season.