The first season of Lauren Faust & Hasbro's show might be on hiatus, but like many other 'bronies' my fandom is not! Here is yet another entry in 'My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic' fanart.
Behold my third completed pony (and first Rainbow Dash):
Like the Leathercraft and Derpy ponies, Dash is hand sewn from suede, with merino wool hair. I used paint pens and markers for her eyes and cutie mark.
She can stand on her own, or sprawl on her stomach.
The illustration in the lower right corner was the reference picture I used. I believe it is a fanart drawing.
This project clocked in at about 50 hours. Her hair alone took about 4-5 hours. In the show, her hair clearly doesn't obey the rules of logic... At first, I sculpted the hair to look 'correct' from either side, but it didn't make sense.
From looking at the 'Sonic Rainboom' episode, I could tell her mane is supposed to be 'rooted' in a rainbow pattern, and the order of bang colors changes depending on which side is combed-over. So I made the hair match the reference photo, and hoped for the best!