Apollo Dancing

Apollo Dancing

I painted this guy after realizing that I was pretty short on palominos in my gallery. I love the flare of the Arabian mold and the color seemed like it would be a perfect match!

Unfortunately, he didn’t come out quite like I had him in my head– which is still a common theme for my customs. I know as I work on my painting skills I’ll get better, but it’s always frustrating to start with one vision and end with another.

The mane and tail are too yellow, and I think the coat color was a little too dark (although there are some pretty dark palominos out there). The pink hooves are also really bugging me, not sure where I pulled the reference for those from but they look wrong.

… And this is why artists hate looking over their old work, we always see things we could improve on! (Also one reason why I was so bad at declaring portrait horses ‘finished’ arg.) Apollo Dancing Apollo Dancing

Apollo Dancing

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Arabian (G2)
Color: Palomino Splash Overo
Gallery: Overo
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted in 200? and Sold 200?

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!