I had a model to paint
even if I accidentally dropped her and chipped her ear. In August I accidently knocked her over so she tumbled down my shelves in a series of loud thumps.
I'd gone out and bought supplies. I decided to paint her in oils to some sort of bay.
My Michaels had a 2 for 1 deal on oils. I read Jennifer Buxton's Jennifer Scott post about oils and decided to try them. I got the basic pallete of plastic pony colors plus a new set of brushes. I use Turpinoid for colored pencils so I didn't need to buy that.
The last needed supply was reference photos. I really wanted to do my Hazel justice, which meant I needed good reference photos. I have a binder of horse photos plus I have taken plenty but in the end I just dumped more photos onto my horse reference pinterest board. I pinned a rainbow of bays before deciding on a final shade.
And that's where my NaMoPaiMo ended. School work and getting sick ate away my free time. I didn't finish NaMoPaiMo nor even start it, but I gained so much knowledge from reading the tips on the board and on Jennifer's blog during the month of February. Learning is just as important as doing sometimes.