Friday, February 23, 2018

Last details

I am starting to get down to the details now! I might actually finish in time this year 😊

Second layer of acrylics on mane and tail.

Shaded the mane and tail and added the grey details, like around the mouth and the chestnuts that I almost forgot!

I even got started on the eyes!
I still have to finish his hooves, eyes and pinking, but these will be the last in progress pictures I will show of this guy! So next time you'll see him, he will be finished! 😊

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Markings

My horse will have high whites on his legs and a big white blaze. It will take several layers to get there but at least I've gotten started!

First layer of whites.

Second layer of whites. And blocked in tail because I got impatient 😊

7th layer of whites and I now consider them finished.
I am surprised at how good it looks with only seven layers and the whites are quite smooth so it definitely went faster than I thought!

Monday, February 19, 2018

Last layers of pastels!

I never thought I'd come to this stage but finally I've managed to finish the final layers of pastels on the body of my horse!

Layer 24: Shading. Dark brown pastels. 
Layer 25: Shading. Dark brown pastels.



Layer 26: Light brown/raw sienna pastels to blend the topline into the body colour and tame the grain.
I tried a tip I found on the NaMoPaiMo facebook page. I used a lighter colour on top of a darker colour to get rid of grain. It worked like a charm! I will absolutely use this on future models as well!

Layer 27: Yellow ochre pastels along the lightest areas and some muscles. Light brown/raw sienna pastels to blend the topline into the body colour and tame the grain.

Layer 28: Yellow ochre pastels along the lightest areas and some muscles. Dark brown pastels along the topline, light brown pastels to blend the topline into the body colour.

Layer 29: Dark brown pastels along the topline, light brown pastels to blend the topline into the body colour.
I am finally happy with the body colour and shading of my model so when the sealer is dry I will get to start on his white markings! 😊

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Is there no end to all these layers?!

I will definitely try to invest in some earth pigments, pigments or better pastels in the nearest future as I am starting to get fed up with all these layers! I've seen people who use better pastels/pigments have similar results to my current progress in pretty much half the layers...

Atleast I'm starting to think he is going in the right direction 😊

Layer 16: Brown pastels.
Layer 17: Brown pastels



Layer 18: Brown + dark brown pastels.

Layer 19: Shading. Brown + dark brown pastels.

Layer 20: Shading. Brown + dark brown pastels.

Layer 21: Shading. Brown + more dark brown pastels.

Layer 22: Shading. Brown + more dark brown pastels.

Layer 23:  Shading. Little amount of brown + more dark brown pastels.
There are still more layers needed but I hope I don't have to many left!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Even more layers

The downside to working with cheap pastels is that it'll take A LOT of layers to get you anywhere and progress is really, really slow.

Tenth layer: Pastels, terracotta. 
Eleventh layer: Pastels, terracotta.


 I've started to try and get my model out of the cheeto stage but it's not going too well at the moment.

Twelfth layer: Pastels, terracota + raw sienna
I've also had to fight quite a bit of grain during the later layers.

Thirteenth layer: Pastels, terracotta + raw sienna
He actually looks quite a bit better in the pictures than in person which is kind of frustrating...

Fourteenth layer: Pastels, terracotta + raw sienna + darker brown

Fifteenth layer: Pastels, terracotta + raw sienna + more darker brown
My goal is to have all the pastel work done by the end of next week in order to give me enough time to do the finishing details but from what it looks like at the moment, I have quite some way to go if I want to make that work.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Mustang mare

Yesterday a package with model horses arrived at our doorstep! Unfortunately, only two small things were for me. The other things in the box were things for my boyfriend's performance setup.

I am, however, very happy with my new addition:


This is Luna, a grulla mustang mare. She is from CollectA and I've been after this girl for a while. She's super cute and I plan to keep her OF.


The other thing in the box that were for me was a small package of apoxie as most of mine went into my NaMoPaiMo models tail.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Layers upon layers

I've done a few more layers on my NaMoPaiMo horse and this is his progress so far:

Fifth layer: Pastels, ochre with a small amount of terracotta.
Sixth layer: Pastels, ochre with a tad more terracotta than last layer.

Seventh layer: Pastels, terracotta

Eighth layer: Pastels, terracotta 

Ninth layer: Pastels, terracotta
I will be away during the weekend so he won't have much progress this weekend but at least finally he starts to go in the intended direction! 😊