Portrait Horse: Dandy

Portrait Horse: Dandy

While this gal wasn’t my first custom order on a traditional scale mold (that would be Subterfuge), she’s my first portrait horse that wasn’t a Stablemate! Dandy has been the hardest thing I’ve ever attempted to paint and it has been one of the most enjoyable learning experiences.

From a blind eye to the not-quite-shell-not-quite-grey hooves, Dandy offered me a chance to try out a lot of things I’d never touched before. I’m actually going to be going back and creating how-to posts out of all the detail work I did on her (hooves, eyes, etc.) so this post is more of a image spam than anything else.

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Third Times the Charm

Third Times the Charm

Make: Breyer
Scale: Traditional
Mold: Nursing Foal
Color: Bay Few Spot Blanket Appaloosa
Gallery: Realistic Appaloosa
Medium: Oils
Status: Painted 200? and Home Herd

This was technically the first horse I ever customized (if you don’t count the rocking horse I attempted to paint brown with varnish when I was five). She was a simple custom and still sports her Breyer logo, bad seams, and brown original finish coat underneath. (more…)

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