Golden Star is a custom order done on a Breyer Stablemate G3 Friesian stallion and this handsome fella is the other half of the custom order with Silverheart. He’s a golden extended blanket appaloosa with gold/silver/bronze striped hooves, amber eyes, and a diamond star on his forehead. His white markings have a painted layer of matte finish (which is more semi-gloss) over them to make them shine.
Like Silverheart, his paintjob was an adventure in learning metallics! The gold covers much better than silver did, but my various experiments in shading the gold didn’t pan out. I ended up using a very diluted bronze-gold mixture to bring some depth to the mane and some lightness from the silver and the Ceramcoat gold.
I had a lot of fun with this guy’s blanket– while it’s not as layered as the Sweet Onion Live Show Donation, it’s a much lacier pattern. It was fun to play with the transparency of the gold and light washes of guesso– the semi-gloss finish also helped add depth.
He’s got a bit of a lean in some of the photos, but that’s due to the art table, not the model.
Medium: Gesso, Liquitex Artist’s Color Acrylics (Gesso, Bright Gold, Metallic Bright Bronze, Iridescent Rich Bronze), FolkArt (662 Metallic Silver Sterling, 476 Asphaltum, 944 Nutmeg)Golden Star – Left Golden Star – Right Golden Star – Tummy Golden Star – Tummy Golden Star – Front Golden Star – Back