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MLP: Elements of Harmony Book by 16Shokushu MLP: Elements of Harmony Book by 16Shokushu
:bulletblue: I'm doing a Twilight Sparkle cosplay for a small local con in a couple of weeks and I needed a prop!

The book isn't completely finished but ehh I wanted to post pictures anyways haha. All I have left to do is paint the two clasp thingies on the back corners and it's done!

This was actually suuuuper easy to make, and took only a few hours.
I thrifted a book that was the thickness and size that I wanted (I couldn't bring myself to destroy one of my own books D': ) and covered it with imitation suede that I bought from Hobby Lobby. I used hot glue to attach the suede to the book and stretched it as I went, so it was taught and there were no wrinkles.
I used a vector reference of the book for the detailing but I added my own flair to it to make it a bit more ornate and purdy.
All of the gold detailing was painted on with acrylic craft paint and then I went through with Copic markers to add the shading and detailing on top of that. I also used the Copics to add false shadows, so the book didn't appear so flat.
Overall, it took about 6 hours from start to finish and I'm suuuuuuper happy with how it turned out. I'll probably hollow it out and turn it into a stash book at some point. xD
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:iconmeta-cell:
this would have been a great official guide book xD
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16Shokushu Feb 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I agree! :D
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nekohotaruchan Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing :3
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:iconjoshdeedeedee:
can you make other kinds of books via commission?
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:icon16shokushu:
16Shokushu Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Yep!
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:iconjoshdeedeedee:
your prices pend on what the commission is too right?
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16Shokushu Jan 22, 2014  Student General Artist
Yep, I base the price on the amount of detail and supplies I'll need.
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:iconjoshdeedeedee:
okay. I'll have to think on this then.
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:iconsiralex0014:
So Cool! So petty!
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