Above and below: Layer 2. He may look like a Palomino, but he isn't. I'm saving his mane and tail for later.
Below: Layer 1.
Here, one glimpse of before prepping. Unseen: work on tendon-defining on the insides of two legs.
Here are a couple of shots of the now-famous priming, in the shed at night. I do love this stage -- so exciting!
My camera's card has unexpectedly refused to yield its pictures tonight, so you won't get to see the most controversial shot. Perhaps it's just as well. Orlik arrived without an anus, although the rest of his stallion equipment was quite respectable. He could eat and procreate but would be unable to digest or pass. I created the missing part from leather (what else are they made of??) and glued it in. Details!! Oh, the stories that come out of NaMoPaiMo...
Because you are patient readers, here is a reward for putting up with my sense of humour. Remember Brasenose and his computer-generated scratches? (They really were computer-generated, by the way: He literally fell over my Mac mini.) Yesterday and today he got considerably closer to being mended. At first I used alcohol-dissolved pastels; later I used direct pastelling. I'm reasonably happy with the results.
I have yet to determine the relationship between these two horses.