Tuesday, July 9, 2013

How To Give Your Pony A Furry Coat

This is a how-to on giving your model a fuzzy texture.

How To Give Your Pony A Furry Coat

For this how-to you'll need a couple of things.

  • Modeling Paste 
  • Gesso
  • Sponge/ dabber tool
  • Paint Brushes (A hard brush, not a soft one)

First off you need a smooth model. It can have a mane.

Next, mix equal parts of the gesso and modeling paste.

This is a picture of the paint brush I used. It is a nice brush, so I didn't have to worry about hairs getting in it.

Using the sponge, dab some of the mixture on the horse's body.
(Sorry about the pic quality. Bad lighting)
Here comes the importance of having a picture of a horse's hair growth pattern.
Shoestring Stable has a great one. Here
Following your reference, run your paint brush through the mixture in the same direction of your reference.
I recommend doing your model in phases so you don't mess up on what you had already done.
Here's the end result of what you get. (The other horse refused to have a good picture of him taken)
Now you have a fuzzy pony! This is a really easy technique that brings really cool results on your model horse.