I've got a couple more layers on Johann now. He still looks too orange, I can see this is going to be a difficult color that will need a lot of finessing. He's going to be more of a browny-gold with sort of chocolate darker areas. It's hard to describe. So I'm still in the process of toning him down.
I've been working on the roany patches of Oliver. I wanted to get some of the roan work established first, and then I will go back and tighten up some of the markings. I worked on Elsie's mane and tail but she still looks pretty much the same so I'm not showing her photo, I'll be setting her aside to dry for a bit and then will start roaning on her.
And here's the fleabit Sushi that I'm doing. I'm trying something a little different with her and doing the initial fleabites in oils. It looks really stark at this point but there will be a lot more layers and blending in later. I'm really enjoying the larger flea bites and the fact that they're different sizes and more random, it's so much faster than doing a roan where a lot of sections need to be pretty uniform.
And that's all for now! I doubt if I'll post anything next week, so Happy Holidays to all of you :-)
On this blog I plan to show my equine art creations as they progress, so you will get to view the entire process of a piece as it comes to life. I will also list items for sale and other news, as well as occasional product reviews and tips.
I hope we can all learn from this process and that you enjoy getting a little peek into my mind as I work. Comments and critiques on all these pieces are always welcome!