This little gal has been quite the learning curve so far. From epoxy that never hardened to bent legs, every time I thought I had her sorted out something new would pop-up.
I originally estimated a month for the whole sculpting and painting process on this one, which went out the window pretty quickly. I’d forgotten how quickly Murphy’s Law can derail a custom. :p
But now she’s almost there and it’s time to get some feedback from her owner-to-be!
NOTE: All of the photos here are enormous, so just click to see her several times life-sized.
Things I Know I Still Need to Fix
- Finish removing the braid/forelock—gotta love the fact I didn’t notice that until I was taking photos! *sighs*
- Refine front left hoof. This was the one that didn’t touch the ground and I needed to build up—I just need to define the cornet band a little better.
- Maybe a little tweak to the nose, make it less flared? More of a roman nose? Hmm. *pokes horse*
- Not sure if I should add feathering to the front of the hooves as well, doesn’t appear to be needed per the reference photos.
- Smooth basecoat! *grin* (The plain white horse was impossible to photograph, so I started adding a bit of black to the gesso.)
Things I Might Need to Fix
- Are the mane and tail fluffy enough?
- More/Less Feathering?
- Does the face look okay?
- etc.? 😀