Wednesday, January 30, 2008
This is a commission that I worked on all last month, whew, I'm glad he's finished! Cassie Thomas did some nice minor custom work to his forelock and lip, I think it really added to his charm. I really wanted to show a slide show of this model's creation, but I haven't figured out how to make a slide show yet. When I do I'll post it here. More pictures will be on my website soon.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
I have been looking for this book for a couple of years. I had it when I was a child, and read it over and over. It was one of those books that made a huge impression on me, getting me interested in horses and art at the same time.
It's filled with beautiful illustrations for each story, and to this day I still think about El Cid and Babieca, and Baron Munchausen's adventures, and Caligula's horse.
I very foolishly gave away or got rid of almost all my horse books once I reached adolescence, and when I came to my senses in my 30s, I kicked myself ever since for letting go of those childhood memories.
I had a hard time finding this book because I couldn't remember the name of it. I knew it had something to do with famous horses or legendary horses, and followed a false trail for several months of a similarly named book, but I finally found this one on alibris and it's finally in my hands again. I can't wait to read it!