Sunday, September 30, 2012

Studio Update

Well since the last time I posted, the thing call school started. *plays sad mournful music* Seeing that school is in full swing, model horsing has been put on the back burner. But since I completely changed around my inside art table today, I decided to let myself do some model horse stuff.

First I laminated all of my Certificates of Authenticity. 

Next came hacking up one of my classic models even though I do have plenty of in progress models. It's a very bad habit. 
He's going to be a proud mustang stallion. He still needs his feathers sculpted, but I like him!
Well that's all for now!

Saturday, September 8, 2012

The body lot

Over the last week, I've added a bunch of models to my body box. Well, actually they aren't in the body box. They're each separated so they don't touch. All of these models I have an exact copy in my collection, so I'm going to compare the two and decide who's going to get hacked and who's staying original finish.
 Rugged Painted Lark
 Not sure who this is, but he can't stand.
 All Glory

Monday, September 3, 2012

RIP Black--But Welcome New!

Do you remember this guy? Well he is no more. My kittens decided to push him off my shelf, causing his paint job to be ruined. His scratches cut pretty deep! You could see some of his original finish color!
Well, the horse no longer Black, is now a blue roan paint.
 I've never done the hair by hair detailing before, but it was alot of fun. It took forever but worked out. One of the few model horse customizing jobs I could do sitting in front of the TV without making a mess.
The ingredients I used were:
white charcoal pencil
white prismacolor pencil
gray pastel
matte finish spray
I used this picture alot to know how a horse's hair flows. After each layer I would spray the matte finish and tone down the white hair marks with gray pastels.
Here he is at the moment. His white markings are being blocked in, and his hooves and eyes need done, but I really like him! Once all of that's done, he will be haired.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Who Let the Dog Out

Today I got one model done or mostly done. I love my new airbrush! It has made painting so much faster and it always comes out smooth.
So my first completed model is the Indian Dog. He just needs to have his eyes finished. I did hand paint the white markings, but everything else was air brushed. The most important thing I've learned with the airbrush is making sure you have the right equipment. Always make sure you do and don't try to work around it. Get the right equipment first, and you don't have to worry about issues later!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

In With The New

So for a while, I've been trying to decide whether or not to buy an airbrush. Today I went to Acmores, packed with a 50% coupon. Thank you craft stores for 50% coupons! So after looking and looking and comparing the different airbrushes I finally settled with a Badger's Deluxe set model 200. It's a single action internal mix.

It came with a small air can, which will last for a tiny bit but I have an air compressor. Now I will research on how to use it.....