Sunday, 5 March 2017

NaMoPaiMo - Continues

While my NaMoPaiMo pony was drying and I was sitting in my chair I got inspired. So many cool ponies on my Facebook feed and helpful people all around really gives you creative impulse. He will be a portrait of my gelding, still along way to go but it's a start! 

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

NaMoPaiMo - I Did It!

She is done! She came out very differently then planned… some girls are so head strong. I still might go back and add some white markings but I’m calling her done.

Thank you so much everyone involved in NaMoPaiMo for inspiration, help and awesomeness. Not only did I get motivated to paint I also sculpted! Sometimes it really does take a village.

Friday, 24 February 2017

NaMoPaiMo - Continues

So after sanding back the old paint, we talked it over and came to the conclusion that liver chestnut would be alright. It’s a color I’ve never painted so fingers crossed it works out.

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

NaMoPaiMo - Struggles

She fought me on becoming a creamy buttery Buckskin every step of the way.

 The photo looks half alright but she was way more orange and muddy in person, not the color I wanted. So I tried to get her more golden but it was an epic fail... 

Now she is green and rough. I will be stripping her and start again... maybe try something new. I wonder if she would like to be liver chestnut?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

NaMoPaiMo - Progress

Airbrushing is how I get my base coat and basic shading. A few years ago I used cheap acrylic paints but have since found that I love using Tamiya acrylic paint. They are super pigmented and will coat the horse in one round. They dry very quickly, you can go back over areas that need it. I use isoprophyl alcohol 90% to thin them. They are super easy to thin and use, I doubt I will go back to using normal acrylics.

Here she is with some of the airbrushing started: 

Monday, 20 February 2017

NaMoPaiMo - Prep

Prepping! Prepping! Prepping everywhere! Man my first weeks of NaMoPaiMo where prepped full. My girl was full of small bits of epoxy, I don't know what happened... it's like she had fleas. I think I primed her like 4 times before I was happy. But a good prep job is a must! Always take your time and prep right.

Now my official entry said dark bay pinto but I do want to try a buckskin pinto. I did this because I'm probably going to mess up and cover it up by going darker lol go me with the confidence!


Most of you wonderful model horse people know it’s NaNoPaiMo, created by Jennifer of Braymere. If you didn’t know... where have you been, living under a rock! Anyway the goal is to paint one model during the month of February. I really need this, I need deadlines and inspiration. My facebook feed has been filled with amazing talented, helpful people. I’m enjoying the time so far.

Here is my pony, a Breyer Saddlebred gifted to me from my Blab Secret Santa. I have customized her to have smaller ears and a new forelock. Prepping for the win!