Little Miss Margins (Custom Breyer Stablemate Thoroughbred)

The meeting is dragging on, people are trapped in a loop rehashing old topics and you… you’re stuck doodling in the margins. Or playing Angry Birds—but I think they’d sue me if I started slapping beaks on the horses.

This little gal first appeared here and has come a long way since. As you can see, I didn’t quite stick to the tovero pattern I had mapped out in Paint Shop, but I think she turned out nicely.

The Pigma pen turned out to be much more of a smudge-magnet than expected, so if I do another horse using one I think I’ll pick up a can of Workable Fixative. There’s a lot of touch-up work on this little gal and it was harder to match the blended basecoat than expected.

Speaking of basecoats– because I didn’t strip her before I painted over her, she’s not Live Show Quality by a long stretch. I think she might make a nice Photo Shower, even with the flaws, but it would depend on the competition. She’s still a great shelf piece either way!

Medium: Liquitex Artist Color (Gesso, Turquoise Green, Bright Aqua Green, Ivory Black), Pigma Micron 03 black pen
Status: Painted March 2012 and Sold July 2012


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!