Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Percheron Medallion

Here are a few pictures of a Percheron medallion that I've been working on. Sorry for that blurry one in the middle! I have been told that it looks more Warmblood-y than Percheron, which is okay for me, too. I would love to hear what you think about it, good or bad. I haven't started on the mane and forelock yet, obviously, and haven't decided what to do with the background, either. If you feel the need to post anonymously, please feel free. I do moderate my posts, but I will definitely read everything that is sent to me and give it consideration, whether I post the comment or not.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Semi-Rearing Mustang

Here's another progress shot of this guy. I have not tried a chestnut this red before, I'm not sure how I like it. This is going to be a really complicated paint job and I hope I can pull it off. The barrel under the belly will eventually be all white, but there's a hint of colored mottling/roaning (or whatever it's called on an appy!) that looks like it's underneath the white. He's going to take me a long time to do, I think.

Incidentally, if anyone reads this blog and wishes to comment, either with a critique or if you see a mistake, please feel free to do so! I'm certainly not an expert with color, anatomy, etc., and can use all the help I can get, so I'm always looking for someone to add their two cents.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Semi-Rearing Mustang

I just started this guy. He's going to have a large blanket, with some roany stuff around the edges, I'm not sure if that's considered semi-leopard or not. I'm working from a photo for reference. All I've done so far here is to airbrush the blanket and a base undercolor. Next I'll add more color, probably go back in with the white, and then start hand-detailing. Appaloosas are very challenging to paint!

I was looking through my body box, and right now I've got about 20 stablemate bodies, 8-9 traditional/Classic Breyer bodies (some of them are old, a few newer molds), and probably 8-9 resins. My goal is to get all of these things prepped and be working on them. I tell myself, "I'm not going to buy anything else until I finish up these bodies", but it never seems to work out that way...