Sunday, 9 April 2017

Going Incobnito!

I realised a few weeks ago that I never actually showed the progress of my final NaMoPaiMo horse - Hamlet the hogged show cob!

I finally settled on a pattern...

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...and then totally forgot to update on his progress! XD

I went from primed to complete in only a couple of days - one of the benefits of black pintos is that you can get away without a lot of complicated shading!

WIP 'Hamlet' mini resin

I blocked out the markings in black acrylic, then added in some mapping. Shading was added with pastels and coloured pencils - those especially came in handy on the hooves.

WIP 'Hamlet' mini resin

I always make a point of dirtying up the feet a bit, as even with the best will in the world and a ton of cleaning products, no horse ever has absolutely perfectly white legs unless they're never allowed outside.

WIP 'Hamlet' mini resin

WIP 'Hamlet' mini resin

I started making him a tack set almost as soon as he was finished - the same night, if I remember correctly.

WIP 'Hamlet' mini resin

 I'm confident enough with the saddles but the bridles are something else entirely at that scale!

WIP 'Hamlet' mini resin

As a result I cheated hugely with the bridle as I absolutely loathe strapwork, so the buckles are only painted on and it's split at the crown so it all goes on/off in one piece. It isn't brilliant and in an ideal world I'd like to do it again but I'm not really ready to attempt it again so it'll have to do for now.

EA Incobnito - Traditional Show Cob gelding

I gave him a photoshoot the other day but the lighting was terrible and makes him look much 'colder' than he really is. The WIP pictures above are closest to his actual colour.

EA Incobnito - Traditional Show Cob gelding

EA Incobnito - Traditional Show Cob gelding

EA Incobnito - Traditional Show Cob gelding


 In preparation for his ridden career I'd been customising an old Britains rider off and on for a few months. He had a flat cap transformed into a helmet and had most of his inside leg removed and reshaped so he'd sit properly, as well as having his arms resculpted. He needs a skoosh of dullcote to take away the gloss but I think he'll do!

EA Incobnito - Traditional Show Cob gelding

EA Incobnito - Traditional Show Cob gelding

EA Incobnito - Traditional Show Cob gelding

EA Incobnito - Traditional Show Cob gelding

Because of my love of puns and cobs, I decided to name him 'EA Incobnito' as he went under the radar for a bit!

2 comments:

  1. Fantastic Work Christine!!! I love what you have accomplished and the tack and the rider are also Wonderful! What makes it the rider so good is that he sits soundly in the saddle and isn't floating above it so that end photos look like he is moving with the horse. Great shots and Outstanding results on "Incobnito"!

    elizabeth

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