It has been exceptionally quiet on here for which I can only apologise for. A lot has happened over the past few months, including the purchase of a house, looking for a new yard for my horse Felix as the yard is closing... (and I got engaged...!) and because of the winter months, I have not been able to paint in my studio at all, as it is currently outside. However, when we move this Spring, we will have a dedicated hobby room for all sorts of stuff, including my painting and sculpting area!
Which brings me to show you the castings of Xavier, which came to me a couple of weeks back. I took some photos and here they are. He looks absolutely incredible in resin. He came out way better than I originally thought.
I was thinking I could paint one of my copies up for promotional purposes, but I have a feeling all 15 horses in this batch are all claimed for! I will have to order another 15 at some point as he has proven rather popular. I know there are other, more insanely talented artists out there than me that sell out over 100 copies of their models in one evening, but for me this is still a hug achievement and I really want to thank everyone that has pre-ordered one.
It isn't too late to pre-order one (although it may take a few weeks before you see your copy as I don't have any left from this batch) simply send £15 through to firstname.lastname@example.org via paypal (if you could add a note or mark it as a payment for Xavier it would make it easier for me!) and you can have one of these little lovely lads.
If you take a look at my other sculptures on the sculptures page of this website, you can really see where I have improved as well. From musculature and bone, to the flesh and wrinkles, my sculptures have become more alive with each one. I do have a long way to go though, as well as plenty of learning (I discover new muscles on horses every time, as well as techniques with my tools).
Wrinkles! I actully love this shot. It gives you perspective and how accurate he is not just from the sides, but from every other angle!
And a group shot of the first few I had cleaned. It always has to be done!
And here is a size comparison against a Breyer Stablemate, just to give you all an idea of size.
Thank you for letting me share. I hope you like him as much as I do. I am so happy with how far I have come with my artwork in this hobby, and I can't wait to continue to learn more and share my journey with you!