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About Artisan Crafts / Professional Core Member Double J. BackstitchUnited States Group :iconmlpplushcraftinguild: MLPPlushcraftinGuild
 
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Get to Know Your Plushsmith!






Hi! Welcome to Double Backstitch Arts! You can just call me Backstitch if you like.

I make... things. Lots of things. Plushies, cosplays, props, swords, art, many sorts of things. Most of you are probably here about the plushies though. I do what I love, and I really love to create stuff.

And it turns out, people dig getting stuff made for them. So here we are! More info can be found in my FAQ below. Any unanswered questions? Note me! I really do love to hear from you, and can always take a moment for a friendly chat.

Have a gander at the things in my gallery and whatnot, and thanks for dropping by!



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Questions that have been Asked Frequently, and answers to them.






Q: HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE FOR YOUR PONES?
A: BAM fav.me/d8vvop8 That do anything for ya? ;D

Q: Just how big are your ponies?
A: Well my price list has the numbers, but this could help put things into perspective fav.me/daicj03

Q: Commissions, how do they work?
A: About a week or two before I open up, I post a journal saying when I'll be taking new plushies on. Then on that date and time, you send in a note and I pick four-ish jobs, and then I close until I'm done with those. That doesn't mean you have to wait until I'm open to ask about prices or details for a specific plush, those you can ask about any time.

Q: "So does "COMMISSIONS CLOSED" mean I have to ask extra nicely...?" "I want a lifesize pony. Here's $15. Or better yet, it's my friend's birthday, can you make one for free?" "How do you do that thing you do that makes you different from everyone else, i.e. your rumpybutts or 3D lashes? I want to do it too." "Can I have your patterns pretty please?" "Do you take dA points?" "Are you single? ;)"
A: No. Except for that last one. That one is yes.

Q: So... Favorite soda? Favorite music? Favorite show? Favorite movie? Favorite game? Favorite pony?
A: Dr. Pepper, most anything 80's and classic rock, either G1 Transformers or G4 MLP, Transformers: The Movie (1986), either Duke Dukem 3D or FallFancy Sev'n, and the Great and Powerful Trixie.

Q: Can I draw your OCs or draw my pony with him/her?
A: Generally yes. I'd appreciate being asked first, but for the mostpart I love seeing art of my ponies :3

Q: Ok... So do you do more than plushies?
A: Yup! I draw, I sculpt a little, I make cosplay parts (think wings, goggles, armor bits), I do a little of a lot. Curious if I'm the person to do what need be done? Don't be afraid to ask ^ ,^


Your question not here? It could be, if you ask enough! Note me anything you've got that's not covered here and I'll be glad to answer it.

Plush Artists That Rock!





A section otherwise known as, "If I'm not open, check out these artists!" I've had the pleasure of meeting a lot of great plush people during my time doing what I do. They're really nice, they're fantastic at what they do, and I've been helped out by most of these fine folk in one way or another over the years. I've been asked about what other plush making people are out there more than a few times while I've had commissions closed, and I'd like this list to stand as an answer to that question. This is by no means a complete list, and I'll be adding to it as time goes on.

adamlhumphreys:iconadamlhumphreys:
My fav: The Great and Laying Trixie! by adamlhumphreys
He's got a lot of plushing talent, and has on more than one occasion blinded me with science! Really, check out more of his work. It's fantastic.

ButtercupBabyPPG:iconbuttercupbabyppg:
My fav: Vinyl Scratch Plushie by ButtercupBabyPPG
She' makes 'em big and not too big, but she always makes them very fine. As one of my favorite plush artists, I can't say enough nice things about her work so go check it out for yourself! You won't be disappointed.

fireflytwinkletoes:iconfireflytwinkletoes:
My fav: Trixie and Trick Shot by fireflytwinkletoes
Just wow. Firefly is amazing, with great variety and unbridled talent. I almost don't feel worthy of mentioning her here, because you probably already know of her. If not, please go check her out!

hystree:iconhystree:
My fav: Princess Luna s1 plush by hystree
Hystree is a legend in my eyes. Her ponies were some of the work that most inspired me when I was starting, an example of the best of the best there was. I don't think she's open for commissions, but just go and look at her work. It's beautiful.

Nazegoreng:iconnazegoreng:
My fav: Princess Luna Custom Plush by Nazegoreng
This list wouldn't be complete without Nazegoreng. She's one of the plushers I've been closest to, and she's an undeniable talent with motivation and passion for her work that I always say I greatly admire. Give her very fine work a look, and be amazed!

Sophillia:iconsophillia:
My fav: Nightmare Rarity by Sophillia
She makes adorable ponies, she's multitalented, and you should go check out her work. I adore all of it, and her X3

WhiteHeather:iconwhiteheather:
My fav: Magic Duel Trixie Plushie by WhiteHeather
WhiteHeather is wonderful at what she does, and is one of those plush people who's been all nice to me from the start ^ ,^ Give her stuff a look, because it's as awesome as she is.

Would you pay around $40 for one of these? sta.sh/2ho88ui6li7 

37%
25 deviants said Mmmm, not that one no, but one of my ponies/ my favorite ponies sure.
29%
20 deviants said Probably not.
25%
17 deviants said I'll take twenty.
9%
6 deviants said Pshhhhaw. Beanies. Dude get back to work.
Do you like winning things? Me too! Do you ever win anything? I don't either! Is it fun to try to win something anyway? Depends on who you ask! Hi people, and welcome to the first (and potentially last if I don't remember next year) annual Christmas "I Never Win Anything" Contest. I recently passed 1500 watchers here on DeviantArt, 228 watchers on FurAffinity, 170 follows on Tumbly, 800 likes on Facebook, it's a month from Chrissms, I just made a beanie pattern, and any other excuse to do this. So what's the deal with the CINWAC? I'm glad I asked.

PRIZES (because talking first about what you can win catches your attention):

  • 1 Grand Prize of a Normal scale mare or stallion or anything in that size range you'd want sewn!
  • 3 First Prizes of drawings of anything the winners want because there's no way I can get people to pay me to draw!
  • 1 Wildcard Prize of a beanie to a random draw from the entries! Anyone could win unless the random number generator is rigged!

Isn't that pretty nifty? Now, how to win a fabbo prize. TH' RULES:

You MUST be watching, following, or have liked me where you post your submission to. Submissions can be linked to in the comment section of this post on DeviantArt, FurAffinity, and Facebook. Tumblr you can PM me a link, or... I really don't know how tumblr works. Someone explain tumblr to me please.

SHARE this contest post wherever it may be posted that you're submitting to.

Submissions to the contest can be of any format. Art, fanfiction, one guy once submitted an Australian rap track. So long as it's got some obvious effort to it, you're good.

DEADLINE is 2359 (11:59 PM) CST on December 24th, Christmas Eve. A winner will be announced on Monday the 26th. If you aren't watching/following/liked where you've submitted, and/or you haven't shared the contest post, then your submission will be disqualified so be sure to do the things.

As for the submission content, it has to be of or about my characters. My main two ponies, Backstitch and Promise are pretty much me. I'll be updating their refs soon, but really all that's changed is Promise has longer hair. Trick Shot is Backstitch's sweetheart, but he used to be Promise's special somepony too. Passion Sparks is Promise's marefriend now. Fireside is the silly over-the-top character with crazy backstory, and has both a male and female form. Male form is his natural form, and these days he's got a full beard (and potentially an eyepatch on his right eye). War Sketch is his over-the-top lover with her own wild story (her bandanna is purple now). If you want more art for references or further details on them as characters, let me know. I've got loooots of art and backstory for all these darlings.
Double Backstitch ref sheet by DoubleBackstitchArtsLatent Promise reference sheet by DoubleBackstitchArtsTrick Shot Reference Sheet by XNightMelodyPassion Sparks Ponysona Ref by Loves-To-DerpFirseside quick ref by DoubleBackstitchArtsFireSide M by DoubleBackstitchArtsFiresideBOSS by DoubleBackstitchArtsWar Sketch Full Reference-EDIT IN DESCRIPTION!! by Loves-To-Derp

How are submissions judged? Submissions will be judged based on how well they grasp the characters being portrayed, and then on effort put in. Something doesn't have to look the best to win. My last contest winner was an author who wrote the sweetest story that captured amazingly the special relationship between me and my dear friend who Trick Shot represents. Take some time to think out what you'll do, and how that would fit in with the characters and their personalities. If you need more info than I provide in a ref and description, hit me up and I'd be happy to talk about the little ponies running around in my head.

That's all I can think for now to say. If you've got questions, let me know.
  • Listening to: http://soundcloud.com/billybob11432/megadrawdickia
  • Drinking: Dr. Thunder

Commissioning D. Backstitch and You!





So you want to hire me to make your plush dreams come true? Fantastic~! I can make almost anything you could want plushed. Feel free to ask for any level of detail or additional accessories/outfits, because I do those too for a reasonable price. Tell me what you want, because what you want is what I want to make.

For ponies (my most common work) some things to think about are expression for the eyes and mouth, and possibly the pose as well. If you don't specify a pose, I'll default to normal standing, which is usually pretty poseable on its own. Other options are rump size, which I've got fans who like both "show accurate" that's simple and elegant, and then boosted which has some extra oomph. Manes can be done complex or simple, complex being multi-stranded 3D adaptations of characters' flat shapes and simple being the more single-piece show-accurate style. I do 3D eyelashes, which a lot of people like, but I can make the eye embroidery flat too. Recently I've started putting a layer of vinyl over the eye as well to give it a reflective glossy sheen, which also protects the embroidery. Again, some like it and some don't. It's completely your choice ^ ,^




Normal size commissions are CLOSED!
Large plush commissions are currently CLOSED!
Art commissions temporarily closed!


Note me if you have a price inquiry for a special job, otherwise general pricing can be found here!
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Normal size commissions:


Princess Luna for the patient and awesome :iconprinceofharmony:

Princesses Luna & Celestia for a 20% cooler :iconcutternut39:

Fireside for :iconloves-to-derp:

Cadenza Heartsong for :icondoctorsympony:


Biggerplushies list:


:iconlemonthecombustible: Double size Lucky Spark (OC)

:iconleveebreaker: Double size Pinkie Pie

:iconcinnamon-scroll: Double size Nevihta Tempest (OC)

Large as life list:


:iconacrinn45: lifesize Princess Luna

Night Flight: 3/4 scale Princess Luna

:iconstormcloakwizzard: lifesize Screwball

Madingo (furaffinity): lifesize Trixie

Assertive Fluttershy: lifesize Flutterbat

Kit Bash: lifesize Kit Bash (OC)

:icon64dernwobniar: lifesize Princess Ember

lifesize Ms. Harshwhinny

:iconseriousbacon: Lifesize Peridot

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Happy Birthday!
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Thanks :)
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Yw!
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Happy birthday, and I hope you had a wonderful day!
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Thank you! It was pretty alright ^ ,^
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Impressive. Thank you ;p
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Hehe, thank you XD
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