Mold: Andalusian (G3)
Color: Liver Chestnut Minimal Splash Overo
Medium: Liquitex Artist Color Acrylics (Gesso, Brunt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, Raw Sienna, Venetian Rose, Light Portrait Pink), Sargent Art Earthtone Chalk Pastels
Status: Painted January 2012 and For Sale
Since I tend to name the Spanish breeds alone themes, I decided to go with a card genre this time around—hence the name. (His ‘bench name’ was Gambler, but I figured he deserved something a little more daring. *grin*)
Kings was another one of the bodies from the ‘started but never finished’ pile and one of the easier salvage jobs. He is a simple custom; his hooves are not carved (since they have sculpted frogs) and no changes have been made to the mold other than seam sanding and logo removal.
He started out with an acrylic undercoat and then layers pastels over that giving him red and yellow undertones. Kings is a little darker than the pictures show, but only a smidge.
He’s a minimal splash overo, with the high legs whites and the bald face, but doesn’t have any belly markings. His nose is pinked, although you can’t tell in the photos (I’ll see if I can’t get a less washed-out picture before I post him to Etsy tonight) and he has four color eyes.
Kings does have some prepping issues—which is the normal for most of the old models, so I’d hesitate saying he’s anything better than Photo Show Quality (PSQ). But each show and region is different, so make your own decision on if he makes the cut for Live Show Quality (LSQ).