Monday, January 5, 2009

Update for the Week

I've been able to work on a few personal projects last week. This is the PAS I've been customizing. I had to dremel a lot of material off of it, but I think I'm finally starting to get the proportions right. The front legs were too far back, so I've moved them forward, and I made his croup a little flatter. The throatlatch needs to be filled out a little more. Of course this is still at a very early stage.

This model is giving me fits. I have been struggling with the ticking/roany pattern on it for a long time. This picture represents me re-doing it for a third time, and I already see a huge mistake I've made in the shoulder. Hopefully by next week he'll look a little better; I should be able to put several more hours into him by then.
I debated posting this picture because it's at such a mangled stage, but I do like showing how things progress. I'm really embarrassed that this piece was pretty far advanced, and now I've gone almost back to the beginning with it. I had moved the ear on this one, but then the eye looked off, and I started fiddling and, well, this is what happens ;-) I'm still fiddling with the position of the eye. 


Laura Dotson-Thomson said...

To me the eye in that picture almost looks too small. Maybe it's because of the roughness around it, but that might be what's throwing it off to you. Loving the PAS.

Braymere Custom Saddlery said...

Did you lengthen the PAS's front legs? He agree that he is looking much better proportionswise. I think the medallion looks better, too, even all roughed up!

Carol H. said...

Thanks for the input!

Laura, the eye looks too small to me, too. I know I squished it a little bit with all the moving. I've been trying to overlay the medallion over one of the photo references I'm using, and the photo's eye looks small to me compared to what I sculpted. I'll have to work on it some more.

Braymere, I actually shortened the rear legs first by cutting off some of the hooves. It made the whole thing tilt, so I had to cut the front legs to reposition them, but then they looked a little too long, too, so I shortened them, also.