Portrait Horse: Billy


Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G2)
Color: Black
Gallery: Black
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted 200? and Sold 200?

This little guy was a portrait horse and may be the first portrait that I painted. Until I find my notes I can’t be sure, since the other contender, Spock, was also a resculpted black Saddlebred!

Amusingly those were the only portrait horses done on the saddlebred mold. The Paso Fino mold turned out to be the bulk of the bodies for portrait order, which is odd since I don’t think any of the actual horses were Pasos.

Billy’s just a simple black and he was one of the earlier customs so I’m not sure if I was shading the black or not at this point. I rarely do solid black horses since it’s so hard to work in enough shading to make them pop; hence the large number of black-bay/dark bay horses in the same gallery.I haven’t found the reference photos yet, but as soon as I do I’ll come back and update the post.


Martha Bechtel

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