Normally I donate custom model horses to model horse live shows, but this time around I figured a small herd of Fat Pony magnets might be more fun! 🙂
I’ve made donations for Big Orange Bash (Knoxville, TN) before and I’m more than happy to keep them hock deep in magnets or models. The show is a fund raiser for the Large Animal Clinic at the University of Tennessee’s College of Veterinary Medicine and if my silly little horses can help, how can I pass that up?
I went for a full fantasy herd this time around, in homage to my past donations, and tried to get as much variation as I could into the ranks. Part of this was because I was going to use the photos in the Etsy store, so two birds (err, 11 fat ponies) with one stone!
3rd Annual Jackson County 4-H and Open Model Show Donation
This handsome guy is a Breyer Stablemate G3 Mustang stallion painted into a clover-spotted green appaloosa with a white clover star on his forehead. He was a donation to the 3rd Annual Jackson County 4-H and Open Model Show to be held in October of this year (NAN qualification and website link pending). He was a sibling donation to the bay drafter I did for the M.O.M. Live Show donation, run by the same showholder.
Much like the bay drafter was my first attempt at dappling, this little guy was my first attempt at painting clovers! I naively thought that painting the 4-H clover logo would be a walk in the park, but I ended up revising the idea into a simpler clover shape.
I also had fun working clover shapes into the edges of the blanket, so he looks like someone dumped a bucket of snow on a cloverfield! 🙂 Continue reading →
Make: Breyer Scale: Mini Whinnie Mold: Walking Arabian Mare Color: Metallic Flaxen Blue-chestnut Doodle Blanket Appaloosa Gallery: Doodlepony Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Light Portrait Pink), FolkArt Acrylics (670 Metallic Blue Pearl), Unknown Acrylics (Dark Metallic Blue), Pigma Micron 02 black pen Status: Painted June 2012 and SOLD
This little gal is an inch tall… and she took forever to doodle! (Time well spent, but she’s certainly put me off of doing full-body doodles using the micron pens.) Continue reading →
Make: Breyer Scale: Stablemate Mold: Cantering Foal (G2) Color: Turquoise/Teal Blanket Appaloosa Gallery: Fantasy Appaloosa Medium: Gesso, Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Mars Black, Burnt Sienna, Turquoise Green, Bright Aqua Green) Status: Painted May 2012 and SOLD
This little gal would have been done back in February if I hadn’t managed to knock her off the back of the lightbox table and into hiding… *sighs* Continue reading →