Birth of a Doodle Horse

Doodle Pony-to-be

While working my way down through the body box this weekend I found another body that I couldn’t salvage, even as PSQ. (I seem to have quite a few of those, but I think it’s due to the tinted gesso I was experimenting with at the time.)

Anywho, since my Easy Off de-painting bucket was already full by the time I found him, I decided this little guy needed to be a doodle pony!

I laid down a shaded coat of teal (with darker teal points) and pondered my options. So far I’ve used permanent markers, acrylics, and paint pens to create the doodle patterns, but I was looking for something with finer control…

After a rummage through the art desk I decided on the black Sakura Pigma Micron art pens that I had. The designs here are in the 03 pen size, but I’m thinking of going back in with the 01 and 005 when it’s done and adding a bit more flare.

As you can see from the photoshopped gray areas, I’m aiming for a faux-tovero pattern on this little guy.

The chances that anyone will notice this without reading his post are pretty slim, but I figure a blog in-joke can’t hurt once in a while, eh? ๐Ÿ˜‰

Doodle ponies always take longer than expected, but I’m hoping to have him done in the next few days. The nice thing using pens is that I don’t have to be at the art desk to work on him!

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!