Live From the Workbench

Here we go again…

It’s been a whirlwind of a week on the art desk and I’ve got a whole passel of updates to update about! ๐Ÿ™‚

The first –and most obvious if you follow me on Facebook– is the resculpted G4 Stock Horse. I finished the sculpting (and lots and lots of prepping) and moved onto the painting… which is almost done. I’ve got a few tweaks to make to her tonight and then she should be headed off for a trip soon after.

I also made a secret project to ride along in the box with the portrait horse… I’ll post it here after it’s arrived. (Mwahaha!)

Two shakes of a mare’s tail from done! ๐Ÿ™‚

You can see a flaxen chestnut G4 Dungaree hanging out in the background of the workbench photo. That little gal is a result of leftover paint from the portrait horse– Instead of just leaving it to dry on the dish, I used it up on her! She’ll have minimal white, maybe just two legs and a blaze, and will be headed to Etsy once she’s complete.

I also had an order come in for three dark blue dot dolphins, but I didn’t have quite the right shade so I ended up making two sets for the buyer to chose from. I meant to get the photos done and up last night, but life has been a bit chaotic lately, so they’ll be going out tonight instead.

Which means the other set of dolphins will swim off to Etsy! (I really need to do a photo shoot, I have a lot of things that could be on Etsy and aren’t. :p)

Whoooo goes there?

Over last-last weekend, I sculpted a set of three owl Fat Animal Magnets, but the casts didn’t come out as well as I’d hoped. I painted up one of the round owls and gave it away as a gift, but the other two are going to take some serious prepping before I can paint them.

On that note… I’m probably going to make the move into pourable rubber casting as soon as the portrait horse is complete! So I’ll have some ‘learning the hard way’ tutorials on that as well as some (hopefully) better molds for the Fat Animals.

I’ve also done a little bit of work on the various TOOB ponies, but nothing worth mentioning. After the portrait horse, I think I’m going to need a fantasy break! ๐Ÿ™‚

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!

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