My portrait capturing this stallions personality and important steps in his domestication on one piece of paper.
I am pleased to announce I am now a casting affiliate of Seunta LLC. And they will be casting all my models from now on unless I return to self casting. They are an experianced company with a good reputation of quality and have experience, operating since 1997. Sherry has already proved to be very easy to deal with and I am grateful for the opportunity to work with this company.
Lady Eathelyn, Dadhikra and Argentina are currently cast at Seunta now for sale, refer to each of their ads in the for sale section.
Kakariki coloured by Elise Lett
Huntaway Kuri, coloured by Rachael Jenks.
First page, Kia Ora, colouring begun by Rachael Jenks
This is a basic tutorial on how I created a model horse saddle
First I began by making a wire half circle to create the pommel, measuring against an actual model to a size that looked right, then I bent the leftover ends of wire horizontally away from the loop, both in the same direction to create the bars (the parts in the above picture covered in super sculpey bakeable clay), cutting wires to a length that looked, right it is best to have reference from a real saddle tree to look at, google images has plenty. Then I roughly covered the area you can see above in super sculpey, bakeable clay. I then added another wire loop to create the seat back pressing it into the clay at about a 45° angle and adding a little extra clay to make sure it held.
Now is where a refernce photo really comes in handy, basically you want to fill in/copy all the areas just like the real saddle tree and add a saddle horn, the size and shape of the horn will depend on wether, you are making a barrel racing, roping or working saddle (mine is based on Greame Savill working saddle built on a Warren Wright saddle tree). It is important to make sure both sides are matching.
I next rolled out some clay, nice and thin and built in the base of the seat, usually this would be made out of metal but being a model I used clay to substitute, the front part nearest the pommel should have a nice arch to it to fit over the wither of your horse and flatten out towards the back of the seat but not be completely flat. Bake the clay, or if using epoxy clay leave to fully harden (epoxy sculptable clay would probably be a better option).
Originally my 2nd Sculpture, there were many aspects I became unhappy and found fault with so I removed and reset three of her legs and removed areas over her hips and shoulders along with her mane and forelock before resculpting. Large classic scale and now more performance friendly, garrocha pose mare. This action packed model is now jetting her way to the casters Seunta LLC where she will be available in a resin edition.
Hurry Up Boss, a lovely detailed graphite canine drawing with many hours of work into it, a good size at A3 plus frame, for sale framed and strung to hang, this piece placed Highly Commended in the Bundaberg Art Festival 2016 and completely by coincidence it was even completed on a leap day, what could make it any more special… it coul be yours for just $65AUD +postage or BUY NOW $115 postage incl
This beautiful acrylic painting is packed with details, one glance most certainly will not do it justice and it the perfect size to liven up a wall in an average size house, 61cmX30.5cmX1.5cm, this is a 100% original piece,there are no copies, it could be yours for the very reasonable price of $300AUD or BUY NOW $350 postage incl
My fourth sculpture, a classic scale Kaimanawa Heritage Horse Stallion. Self cast, solid cast , in Smooth-On, smooth cast series white resin, with galvanised wire reinforcing in legs and tail.
Currently two castings prepped and primed with Rust-Oleum 2X white primer to the best of my ability, Still have resins for sale, primed and prepped best I can for $140AUD each or prepping begun for $110AUD each can be hand painted in oils for extra cost, preference and lower commission cost will be offered for painting in correct Kaimanawa coat colours.
Three seconds castings, pitted surfaces, 14, 16 and 17 offered for $80AUD each
Damaged original super sculpey sculpture offered for $50AUD
All prices are plus postage and packaging and each one comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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This is Dadhikra, a little 2 month old Marwari colt. His name in sanskrit means, A divine horse who personifies the morning sun. He is my 3rd sculpture and has has has a couple of tweaks to his head to make him look more ‘foallike’ (2nd photo) and is now headed for Seunta LLC where he will be professionally cast and resin copies will be available.