I spent Sunday playing with a few other model projects, so Rastus got a day off. Today I plan to experiment; I have just started tentatively playing with pastel & charcoal for dappling on some minis, & that has rewarded me with some fantastic results! Now I want to see if it will work on a Trad. I have a few pastel chalks & charcoals laying around, but certainly not any sort of a rainbow, so I am not even sure I will have the right shades. But we shall see! ;)
Now I would like to introduce my friend Kim Prosek of MT; a pastel model horse artist, who sells her creations on eBay from time to time. I really love her work & own one of her pieces! He has, in his yet short show career, become a MEPSA International Reserve Champion for me at the last Champ show!
Kim is also of the non-facebook crowd, so I offered to share my blog with her to showcase her NaMoPaiMo progress as well! Her victom, er, subject, is an 'Albus' sculpted by Maggie Bennett, which she plans to be a bay.
Without further ado, here is Kim:
NaMoPaiMo Update Week 1
I thought I would give a weekly update on the "progress" of Albus. Needless to say, it has been one step forward, two steps back (or maybe 3 or 4). I had him primed and ready to go for this weekend after much fighting with static. It has been cold and extremely dry here in Montana, so every hair and fiber managed to find its way onto him.
In the meantime, I've been working on another MM. Maggie Bennett's micro 'Ground Effects'. While I was basing Albus, I got Effects basecoat done on Saturday too. Sunday, while Albus was off to his spa day *ehem*, I got Effects markings drawn in and a good chunk of the color filled in. While she isn't my NaMoPaiMo entry (I wish she was!), I'm extremely happy with her so far. She still has a long way to go but I'm looking forward to it. I'm hoping some of Effects good looks will rub off on Albus!
Stay tuned for updates on Rastus & Albus! Happy painting all!