Category Archives: 2 – Hue Askew Horses
Customised Model Horses
In order to test out new color combinations (or to make sure I have the colors right for a custom order) I use a basic horse template that I trace over and then paint over/in.
So of like a clothing or costume designers sketches, it’s meant as a very rough outline of what the final horse will look like– but it’s a lot easier to make sure the concept will work here and not on the model.
Over the years I’ve used a bunch of different outlines, but this time around I wanted to be able to use sketchbook paper since it wrinkles a lot less than the copier paper.
So I grabbed by trusty tiny sketchbook and started doodling! Continue reading
To help motivate myself this month to get back in the art trenches, I’m going to be posting a photo a day of the current workbench herd– even if I don’t get anything done!
I had a great time taking photos of the portrait horse as I was working on it and looking back at those it really helps to motivate me to do the same going forward. When you’re in the middle ugly stages, it’s easy to forget that all those layers will add up to something over time. (Plus it’s fun to watch a horse ‘grow’!)
Who knows, if this turns out well I might keep doing it for 2014!
I love the model horse hobby and all the wonderful folks that make tack, collect clinkies, paint horses, make props, collects OFs, sculpt resins, make how-to videos, collect customs, photoshow, liveshow, funshow… it is a massive ball of horsey-worsey fun! And possibly Doctor Who jokes. But mostly fun!
And so, I decided against my better judgement to do a Thanks Giving sale. And it’s happening today because I will be in a serious turkey coma in a few hours and probably won’t remember to post this on Black Friday.
You see that body box to the right? I have all of those bodies IN HAND. I have have them in hand for TWO YEARS. I want them out of hand!
So any color, any pattern is now 20% off and body costs are dropped to $2.00 regardless of the mold.
As the bodies get marked off, I will come back and update the photo with green check marks– like the stock horse who’s already spoken for. It’s first come, first served– but if you pick a horse that is already gone before I update the photo, I’ll do my best to get a new body in to fill the order.
Custom Listings will be created on Etsy later tomorrow for the bodies and I’m selling these slots as Prepaid. I still offer 100% refunds if you don’t like the way it turns out, I’m just trying to cover the last few business bills from this year. :p
UPDATE: Sale will continue until all horses are sold or we run out of November!
Scale: Mini Whinnies
Mold: Standing Quarter Horse Stallion
Color: Yellow-orange Dun Frame Overo
Gallery: Fantasy Overo
Medium: Liquitex Acrylics (Gesso, Cadmium Yellow Medium/Brilliant Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Brilliant Orange, Mars Black) Sargent Art Chalk Pastels (Oranges and Reds)
Painted/Sold: Painted October 2013 and For Sale
This little guy earned his name after a long drawn out battle to try and photograph him. I have a love-hate relationship with my camera when it comes to certain colors… and it looks like I’m going to have to add yellow to that list! Continue reading
Mold: Shetland Pony (G2)
Color: Chestnut Splash Overo
Gallery: Realistic Overo
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Neutral gray, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Oxide, Light Portrait Pink, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black), Sargent Art Earthtone Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted September 2013 and Sold
Just like his namesake, this little guy is on the move! Now that he’d had his last roll in the pastels and a splash of chrome to add some flair, Tumbleweed is ready to trot off to a new set of shelves. Continue reading
Scale: Mini Whinnie
Mold: Romping Foal
Color: Blue-green Overo
Gallery: Fantasy Overo
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Light Portrait Pink), FolkArt (720 Cobalt Blue), and Sargent Art Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted March 2013 and For Sale
No bigger than a penny, this little gal sports one heck of an attitude– a prefect match for one of the names dreamed up in my Facebook group! (After a couple hundred horses, I sometimes get stuck on naming these little guys. ;)) Continue reading
Make: Safari Ltd.
Mold: White Wolf #22029
Color: Metallic Purple (faux-Gray Wolf)
Gallery: Other Animals
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Dioxazine Purple), FolkArt (654 Metallic Amethyst, 411 Purple), Ceramcoat (Metallic 14k Gold)
Status: Painted 2013 and an honorary member of the Home Herd.
I had honorable intentions when I started painting this little guy, I really did… and then they fell prey to the lure of the shiny. Of course when you start with the idea of ‘I’m going to paint a purple wolf’ moving onto ‘I’m going to paint a purple SPARKLE wolf’ really isn’t that big of a step.
I still maintain he is awesome. *solemn nod* Continue reading
Ah Henry, my little mutt cob horse, how I love thee! Even if you aren’t technically a realistic color, I can’t bring myself to strip down and ‘fix’ such a handsome fella. Continue reading
The SparkleWulf is done and his debut post will be on Wednesday!
I had thought he was finished before this, but then I took him into work and noticed some flaws… and yes, my coworkers only think I am slightly silly for having a purple wolf. (They already put up with my multi-colored horse magnets, so I figure they’d become comfortably numb.)
The custom order it pretty darned near finished prepping, so I should be starting the body color this week. Just have to check on which photo was the closest to reality. *makes notes* Continue reading