Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I know I've been AWOL from the blog the last few weeks, as you can see I've been busy working on Equus Max. I've worked up his roaning and now I'm going to focus on his head, legs and mane and tail before I go any further with the roaning. I need a break! I can't tell you how many days have gone by where I've worked for hours, only to think at the end of the day: "it looks the same!" He's finally starting to get somewhere now. I really made a mistake by not doing a scumbled lighter gray base before starting the roaning. I'm a slow learner and stubbornly seem to do the same wrong things several times before a new idea sinks in. I've done a little scumbling over the hairs here, but will need to do more.

In the photo above, I've photoshopped the ribbons and the frosty mane and tail. His ear tips have rubbed off so I'm touching that up, that's why his ears have white tips.

Here he is from the other side:
and here is a shot of his chest area:
You should be able to click the photos to enlarge them.

This week I was able to work on Elsie and a little bit on Oliver. After I work on Max in oils I will need to let him dry for a while, so I will get a chance to work on my other pieces. I'm looking forward to it! 


elf said...

:-0 He's looking sooo good! You answered my question, I want his ribbons to be blue and white.

Liz said...

Oh - my - goodness Carol I LOVE what you are doing, that chest shot? *faints* absolutely inspirational - keep going!!! Looking forward to seeing more photos!

Carol said...

Thank you :-)

Anonymous said...

He's really wonderful - I love blue roan. The chest shot looks like you could reach out and touch him.