Blood Money (Custom Breyer Stablemate Warmblood)

Blood Money - Custom Breyer Stablemate Warmblood - Right
Blood Money

This little guy was in my tiny live show string along with Easy Does It and Stone Sister. He also went to Midwest Minis Live! in 2001, but I can’t find his show results– Most likely he didn’t win anything, most of my little guys were wildly outclassed.

It was my very first live show and I didn’t know what I was up against! *grin*

Blood was one of the last horses I used Prismacolor pencils on. I was using them in between the base coats for texture and on the final coat for detail work. While the colors did add some kick to the acrylics, I was having scale and blending problems. The pencil marks were just too large and didn’t have a smooth integration with the rest of the coat color.

I actually have a few WIP customs where I tried to color them in nothing but pencils. I’m still not sure if I want to finish them off, just to be stubborn, or photograph them and then start over.

Blood Money - Custom Breyer Stablemate Warmblood - Left
Blood Money

Blood Money was painting in 2001 and sold March 2004.

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!