I know winter has come rolling down from the north, so what says springtime like daffodils and drafters? Well, a lot of things (probably), but that isn’t going to stop this little guy from bring his own ray of sunshine to your day!
I’m still posting the older magnets to the blog out of order (because reasons) so this is actually the second of the black sabino drafters that I painted. The first two painted magnets are still lost to time, but I’m hoping to find them again someday.
This little guy is more of a true black (with only a tiny hint of brown) and his color really pops against the yellow background. The yellow isn’t quite as dayglow as the photos, for some reason my digital camera loves that shade as much as it hates photographing purple.
He’s got a blue eye, a glossy finish, and with a 0.7 inch Neodymium magnet this handsome drafter is ready to hold up anything from corporate memos to a shopping list.
The original Clydesdale (drafter) horse head was sculpted by me and then used to create a silicone mold. I cast the magnet using a Plaster of Paris and wood glue mixture and additional layers of wood glue were used to help harden it before painting.
This little guy is Art and not Toy, so he will probably still be heading for the morgue if he hits the floor face-down. Unlike his smaller magnet cousins, he’s got too much mass to bounce gracefully.
Medium: Gesso, Apple Barrel Acrylics (20513 Bright Yellow, 20223 Pool Blue, 20504 Black, 20503 White), and Craftsmart (Coral).