Today marks the end of the first ever National Model Paining Month. It has been beyond amazing to see so many artists, professional & novice, participate in painting a pony for February. I think no matter if you finish before midnight or continue into March, whether your pony turned out just as you dreamed, or fell short of your expectations, this has been a roaring success for all. I learned a lot from what others have been kind enough to share this month, & had a ton of fun watching the progression of so many horses. I completed my Rastus yesterday, & I promised to have better pictures for you today, so here they are. :)
...I have a little, sort of related, confession to make: I broke down & bought myself a Canon Rebel T6 last month. I absolutely had to have a new camera, there was no going on with my over-a-decade-old-&-seriously-senile Nikon point & shoot. I about went into a coma spending the money on it & the accessories, & have now spent over a month being too scared to touch it! But today I have overcome my fear & taken my first pictures with my new treasure! ....I'm in love!!! The pics were still taken after dark in my glowingly well lit workroom, but oh my!!! They are stunning!! There's no turning back now!!!!
To commemorate his completion, I put together a slideshow of him from raw AR to finished showpiece:
NaMoPaiMo Update Week 4
He got his multiple coats of sealer, along with having his eyes, nostrils, and hooves glossed on Saturday.
Thank you Jennifer for hosting the NaMoPiaMo! It was truly something special! ...I hope it didn't drive you too crazy! & congratulations to everyone who participated in NaMoPaiMo!
Go forth & paint ponies for the world!