In the words of Wendy Williams, "Can we talk?" lol
Ok, remember this model I was in the process of painting?
Well, it was supposed to be from this photo.
Well, it didn't turn out. I did her in pastels so when you use pastels you go from light to dark. It's the layering process. Well, I went too dark to begin with and I just couldn't balance out the colors to fit. I wanted the lighter chestnut horse with the snowflake spots that blended in and didn't stand out so stark white in contrast to the body color. What I had just wasn't going to be this horse, and I tried to get it lighter with washes and it was just not working. So I just accepted that it was going to be a darker version of this and worked on focusing my attention to the blacket pattern. The paint wasn't cooperating, I had thick areas of paint and I just was getting more and more frustrated with this model. Until I just got to a point I couldn't stand it anymore. So, I know it may be disappointing to my blogger followers, but I ........buffed the paint off as best I could , smoothed the surface, and reprimed her in white again. I know I know.... But I just had to. It's my OCD kicking in I think. I just would rather start over on another model and try again with this reference photo. I think maybe a standing model. A Lady Phase or a Stud Spider maybe.
So you may be wondering what did I do instead with this model then? Well, I found two new reference pictures and went absolutely nuts. I LOVE this horse now. I didn't take progress photos this time because I wasn't as sure of what I was going to wind up keeping so I didn't want people to watch and like the new model only to scrap it again like I did the other paintjob. But here are the two photos I went by this time.
And here is the progress of the model now. I'm close to completing her.