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PostSubject: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:50 pm

Then you can hardly (not at all) mix the paints to the right shade of colour, then you are far to slow to catch up with the fast drying paint, then you have no idea how to draw roan, then you are the perfect candidate to do your first ever repaint and even chose a strawberry roan. Hey, Brain, we are amazing! Keep up the good job.

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:58 pm

Laughing Very unusual colour ...I love it cheers

Laughing Laughing Making a roan is surely not easy, - but this is a good start Wink

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Feb 11, 2013 6:55 am

Thank you, Susanne. It's mostly that the paint dried so fast I missed to make it smooth and thin. I'm also thinking of going back to smooth out the colours of the body, giving it more different hues, and fixing the hooves and muzzle. It looks awfully contrasting grey. I'm still happy with it for being my first repaint. Just need some fixing :)
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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:45 pm

I like it a lot. Great job. Very Happy I know some of even the most talented artists here on the forum have trouble with making roans, maybe some of them can give you some tips. Btw, what model is it? For some reason I can't remember... scratch
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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:15 pm

I find it a very cool repainting! Very Happy
I hope it is the starting of several repainting projects and you will see that with experience will help you making better and better.

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:33 pm

A nice repaint Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)): Sad(o)):

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:57 pm

Thank you, Saarloos. Well, I could very much like having some tips on how to make roans (and any other colour for the matter...). If someone sees this they are free to give me advise. Or I might as well go ask someone later.
It is the schleich quarter mare :)

Roger, thanks, I want to keep doing them but I don't have any more doublets right now except for the 13271 appaloosa (and a damaged non-dubblet wolf). It seems impossible for me to find any models on the local fleamarkets scratch

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Feb 11, 2013 5:38 pm

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When you get to the stage then you just ruin it more the more you work on it . That muzzle is terrible. Don't know if I like the legs either, but the overall body looks nicer :)

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:16 pm

Interesting coat! Nice job :)

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:12 am

Yes, body looks nicer and it has a beautiful color indeed! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:20 pm

she looks lovely, good job! Sad(o)):

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat May 18, 2013 4:02 pm

He's lovely. I've tried a strawberry roan once (was also my first repaint). Yours is much, much better Wink

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat May 18, 2013 4:21 pm

Looking good! I have a soft spot for roans, and this mold really suits that color.

Want to hear my super easy way (so easy it almost feels like cheating) of painting roans?
1) Paint the entire horse in the base color
2) Add layer after layer after layer after layer of thinned white paint (drybrush) or white pastels.
This adds depth and shading with very little effort, plus it's easy to fix any mistakes that happen along the way.

If you want to keep the muzzle and hooves from looking too grey, add a little burnt sienna (or other orangey-browny shade) to the paint. Afterwards you can shade the hooves with a few layers of very watery black.
Oh, and the white sock means the hoof should be tan rather than grey. :)

I'm sorry, I don't mean to be all naggy... you're doing really well, certainly better than my first efforts! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat May 18, 2013 4:28 pm

What a cool horse, and a fearless colour choice for a first repaint! Roans are tricky to do, though - I've never ever got one right. Tiny brushstrokes with different shades of the roany greys and of the chestnut base colour, applied slowly over each other, usually give a pretty nice variegated effect. Some people do these "hairs" by penciling over the base colour rather than by paint.
If doing individual, different-coloured brushstrokes or ticks feels like too much work (and it is a lot of work!), ground pastel chalk applied over the base paint in gradual layers gives some of the same multihued effect, too (but that needs to be sealed or lacquered in place).

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Jun 15, 2013 11:51 pm

i love him! i think you've done a great job with him, i love the colour! i'd love to have one of your customs in my collection. ^-^

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:59 pm

SyLoBe wrote:
Interesting coat! Nice job :)
Roger wrote:
Yes, body looks nicer and it has a beautiful color indeed! Very Happy
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she looks lovely, good job!  Sad(o)):
 Thank you all :)

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Looking good! I have a soft spot for roans, and this mold really suits that color.

Want to hear my super easy way (so easy it almost feels like cheating) of painting roans?
1) Paint the entire horse in the base color
2) Add layer after layer after layer after layer of thinned white paint (drybrush) or white pastels.
This adds depth and shading with very little effort, plus it's easy to fix any mistakes that happen along the way.

If you want to keep the muzzle and hooves from looking too grey, add a little burnt sienna (or other orangey-browny shade) to the paint. Afterwards you can shade the hooves with a few layers of very watery black.
Oh, and the white sock means the hoof should be tan rather than grey. :)

I'm sorry, I don't mean to be all naggy... you're doing really well, certainly better than my first efforts! Very Happy
 Yeah, I did it the other way around. Kind of. First I painted it all white, then I put on all the other colours. 
 I had some problems getting the colour of the hooves right, so I kind of gave up. Then a seven year old asked why the horses hooves where blue... Thank you very much for the tips, I will try fixing the hooves of this model :) And I know about the different hooves... but as I said, I kind of gave up. Bad excuse is bad. 
 Thank you, it feels better hearing that. 

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What a cool horse, and a fearless colour choice for a first repaint! Roans are tricky to do, though - I've never ever got one right. Tiny brushstrokes with different shades of the roany greys and of the chestnut base colour, applied slowly over each other, usually give a pretty nice variegated effect. Some people do these "hairs" by penciling over the base colour rather than by paint.
If doing individual, different-coloured brushstrokes or ticks feels like too much work (and it is a lot of work!), ground pastel chalk applied over the base paint in gradual layers gives some of the same multihued effect, too (but that needs to be sealed or lacquered in place).
 Thank you. I love roans, especially strawberry (red) and blueberry (black), so I really wanted to try painting one as I would like doing several of them. But I don't know if I have the patience to doing all the hairs one by one! Maybe I try it once to see how it looks :)
 I think I have never tried painting with chalk, maybe the name is different in Swedish. 

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i love him! i think you've done a great job with him, i love the colour! i'd love to have one of your customs in my collection. ^-^
 
Thanks, it is my first costume (seeing as I can't choose which one of my percherons are to be repainted... or if one of the icelandic's are to be repainted to) so I have no one for sale. Glad you like it tho :)
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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:05 pm

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:27 pm

Wow she looks great Sad(o)): cheers

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:30 pm

Really wonderful!!! Congratulations for performing such a great work! flower

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Jun 22, 2013 2:57 pm

wonderful! another great piece!

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:12 pm

She looks wonderful! cheers I love how accurate her coloring is, down to the yellowing of the feathers and mane.

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Jun 24, 2013 8:10 pm

Nice again cheerscheers

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:17 pm

Great repaint. She looks fantastic!

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:22 pm

Looking good! I, too, appreciate the addition of realistically yellowed hairs - it's a detail one too rarely sees attended to in model horse circles. The new paintwork makes the sculpt look ten times better than it ever did to me in its factory colouring.

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Aug 03, 2013 2:27 pm

arafan wrote:
Wow she looks great Sad(o)): cheers

Roger wrote:
Really wonderful!!! Congratulations for performing such a great work! flower

Pony wrote:
wonderful! another great piece!

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She looks wonderful! cheers I love how accurate her coloring is, down to the yellowing of the feathers and mane.

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Nice again cheerscheers

Saarlooswolfhound wrote:
Great repaint. She looks fantastic!

Thank you all, it is very nice to hear people like my work even if it is not as good as I wish it was :)

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Looking good! I, too, appreciate the addition of realistically yellowed hairs - it's a detail one too rarely sees attended to in model horse circles. The new paintwork makes the sculpt look ten times better than it ever did to me in its factory colouring.

And that is even better to hear! Thank you for telling me :)

I always tries to make it realistic and it looks wrong, at least in this kind of model, to keep it to white. It is very rare seeing that in real horses. Not to say I don't drool over the white Breyer horses... but still :)

By the way, do anybody have any tips how to paint a flowing two coloured mane, as seen in the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. I want to paint the old schleich brown icelandic horse in this colour, but I don't know how to work it with the all to windy mane.
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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Aug 04, 2013 5:12 pm

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By the way, do anybody have any tips how to paint a flowing two coloured mane, as seen in the [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. I want to paint the old schleich brown icelandic horse in this colour, but I don't know how to work it with the all to windy mane.

It's reasonably easy to do in oils (wet white on wet black or vice versa, plus off-colour highlights of course); they blend easily and without grain, and the longish drying time allows one to tinker with the hair detail to one's heart's content. The gradation of colour is also relatively easy to achieve in pastels, although there one needs to apply the black on white unless the while pastel is an earth pigment, which is strong enough to cover even black. With pastel dust, getting grain in the colour is a worry, and dry pastels don't much allow for the creation of hair details (although those can be added by pencil, for example, later on).

A third way to do it that I've tried is by simple acrylics; wet white on well-dried black is perhaps easiest, although once the white, too, has dried, one may of course go over with black too, for hair detail and shading. Acrylics tend to dry fairly quickly, though, and that can give one grief with the smooth blending in of the two colours. I'd go for oils as a safe option, but do experiment on the different mediums first to find out which seems the most suitable. Also, a fine brush for any wet-paint work (that is, not pastel dust) is rather a requirement if you're going for hair detail - and: when I say "black and white", I by no means mean just black and white paint. Very Happy Do use muted browns, greys and even ochre for sun-bleached hair ends - a horse's mane is pretty much always multicoloured.

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:14 am

cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers cheers 

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:57 am

Bad photos are bad. Hopefully getting new ones the day the camera stops being a bag full of fudge. But I think I start getting this stuff with painting my horses. I use acrylic by the way. With brushes... but I need smaller ones.
The palomino is my second ever try on doing a mane. The clay is terrible. And fragile.
Thank you very much by the way, Koni. But I actually asked how to paint a two-coloured mane the way long haired fjords mane is painted while in motion. I can not find any photos how the mane is then the horse is running.

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Nov 10, 2013 1:31 pm

Lovely repaints! I like the one on the Arabian. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:33 pm

Wow these are amazing! Very well done Applause 
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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:18 pm

Awesome repaints! You did a fantastic job there! Applause Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:35 pm

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I agree:!(o)): Applause Applause 

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:44 pm

GREAT repaints. drunken 

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Nov 10, 2013 7:03 pm

Very beautiful repaints again! Very Happy I love palominos and you did a great work. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Thu Nov 14, 2013 12:34 pm

Thank you everyone :)

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Lovely repaints! I like the one on the Arabian. Very Happy

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...the way long haired fjords mane is painted while in motion. I can not find any photos how the mane is then the horse is running.
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Yes, kind of like that. It's just that the old schleich icleandic have such a straight mane it is hard find a real horse where the mane is flying like it. But yes, very much like the picture you show here :)
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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Thu Nov 14, 2013 1:37 pm

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Yes, kind of like that. It's just that the old schleich icleandic have such a straight mane it is hard find a real horse where the mane is flying like it. But yes, very much like the picture you show here :)
Oh, I see what you mean. Maybe you can try adding a little clay for more dimension?

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Fri Jan 30, 2015 5:14 pm

Wanna see some more fugly attempts? Of course you will, what else are you in my thread for? Smile Not in any particular order.

This was supposed to be a black dun roan with badger face.
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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:26 pm

Very nice :)

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Jan 31, 2015 12:13 pm

Well done Very Happy I think the bay roan turned out great -especially as it was your first time using pastels sunny

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Jan 31, 2015 2:15 pm

Lovely horses! Smile Are you working in acrylics (other than the drafter)? I think what might help you is watering down the acrylics and applying really thin layers. Then the color isn't so stark, and I think you'll like them better. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Jan 31, 2015 4:05 pm

Gorgeous cheers I really like the Icelandic and Noriker. Absolutely great work on them all Shocked cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:40 pm

Thank you so much everyone. It feels so nice knowing people like them.

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Lovely horses! Smile Are you working in acrylics (other than the drafter)? I think what might help you is watering down the acrylics and applying really thin layers. Then the color isn't so stark, and I think you'll like them better. Wink

Yes, I use acrylics. I have tried watering them down, but as I only use a brush it is actually harder to get the paint even, so I learned to often use a thick layer to make it even and non-transparent. Watering it down also makes it harder to actually stick to the figurine and sometimes washes of and mushes paint.
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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:45 am

TheSpottedCat wrote:
Thank you so much everyone. It feels so nice knowing people like them.

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Lovely horses! Smile Are you working in acrylics (other than the drafter)? I think what might help you is watering down the acrylics and applying really thin layers. Then the color isn't so stark, and I think you'll like them better. Wink

Yes, I use acrylics. I have tried watering them down, but as I only use a brush it is actually harder to get the paint even, so I learned to often use a thick layer to make it even and non-transparent. Watering it down also makes it harder to actually stick to the figurine and sometimes washes of and mushes paint.

Actually I like just this style. It's easy to see many delicious color and tones but still the horses look amazing.. Your style is great drunken cheers

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:46 pm

JonasV wrote:
TheSpottedCat wrote:
Thank you so much everyone. It feels so nice knowing people like them.

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Lovely horses! Smile Are you working in acrylics (other than the drafter)? I think what might help you is watering down the acrylics and applying really thin layers. Then the color isn't so stark, and I think you'll like them better. Wink

Yes, I use acrylics. I have tried watering them down, but as I only use a brush it is actually harder to get the paint even, so I learned to often use a thick layer to make it even and non-transparent. Watering it down also makes it harder to actually stick to the figurine and sometimes washes of and mushes paint.

Actually I like just this style. It's easy to see many delicious color and tones but still the horses look amazing.. Your style is great drunken cheers

Aww, thank you Jonas.
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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:49 pm

This one actually looks a lot better in real life... and I did not in fact realize the braid thingies was red on the original colour either... I think I learned a lot from painting this one.
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This one turned out far to orange X/ and uneven... suddenly I knew nothing... might need to fix more with it. What do you think?
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I was inspired from this picture of a tobiano fjord. Apparently fjords had a much wider range of colours way back.
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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:33 pm

Wow, I love the palomino horse (or is it Haflinger?) wonderful! cheers Applause
Tobiano Fjord is also lovely, just may be the colour is a bit too bright, even for a bright chestnut. study

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Fri Jul 17, 2015 9:00 pm

Ana wrote:
Wow, I love the palomino horse (or is it Haflinger?) wonderful! cheers Applause
Tobiano Fjord is also lovely, just may be the colour is a bit too bright, even for a bright chestnut. study

Aw, thank you. It's supposed to be a silver bay, but it would probably work as a sooty palomino too.
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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Jan 09, 2016 3:30 pm

I would like to have some critique over this model. It's not done yet. It still have some details to be done, like some paint around it's private parts I forgot.
I also forgot taking photos of the belly, which I also have covered in clay.
I wanted to have a lot more tiny spots, like speckles, of white but the texture makes it hard or impossible to make them between the hairs. Any tips? Excuse the shininess. It was hard taking good photos of it all.
Does it look leopard complex enough? Or is the eye-white to much? I did not see much speckles around the eyes or mouth on the real horse I looked at for reference.

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:35 pm

He looks good! I would try blending the white into the body color a little more, especially on the thigh. The hooves should be grey, since they are on black legs. The leg with the white sock is good though. Look carefully at the reference, it might have stripes on the hooves too since it's an appy pattern. A little mottling should be alright, maybe find another similar reference?

Overall though you did a really nice job cheers

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PostSubject: Re: TSC's Customs (New: 22nd May)   Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:31 pm

He's beautiful cheers I personally think it's not easy to get this color look natural but I think you've done it really well. For the smallest hairs you were struggling with maybe try with a small stick like those that are meant for teeth Razz


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