Wednesday, March 5, 2008

And another custom Silver!

This one is a bit more drastic, although I would still consider her a "moderate" custom--I feel the word drastic is overused for CMs, and since there's still plenty of ol' Silver left in her she's just moderate! New head, neck, and barrel, and her hind end was resculpted too. I tried to keep the muscling and sculpting style similar to the original, and I think her new hindquarters still flow nicely with the sculpting style of her shoulders.

She is finished in acrylics and pure pigments; her mane and tail are mohair (multiple colors in both white and chestnut to give depth and variation).

She, too, will be for sale.

Monday, March 3, 2008

A completed custom

One down, who knows how many to go!

I may have said this before, but I'm finding I really enjoy customs. I love learning the process of adding mohair, which is something new to me, and I love the realism it can give. It's hard to be fooled by a model with a sculpted mane and tail into thinking you're looking at a photo of a real horse, but it's just about possible with the haired models. This guy, "Ekhlypse", is a customized Breyer Silver with an Abel head (Silver's original head is quite crooked!). Ekhlypse is so named because most of the work on him was completed during the week of the lunar eclipse, and his color reminds me of the darkened moon. Ekhlypse is/will be for sale, although I'm still not 100% sure on sales method yet.

Here are some of the other horses I'm working on now: another CM Silver to chestnut paint (just about done, I'm styling her hair now and she needs some details finished), a Depeche resin to dapple grey, a resculpted Salinero to fleabitten grey (just needs a few more tiny details), an Abel with his head raised and a tummy tuck (still needs work on his neck, will be a dapple grey), and a CM PS draft (will be a napping mare).