Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Another new face in the studio

If this guy from my last post is my muse, then this next figure must be my Studio Overlord.

It'll all be Nefertiti.. if you do it my way.

She's baaaaa-aaack. 

Also known as I have the best friends in the world who get my ridiculous facsination with this particular DamnYouAutoCorrect entry.  Ok maybe they don't get it, but they are willing to pick up a Nefertiti bust for my birthday to amuse me.  XD

So together they sit, my cute muse and my overloard, watching me as I sleep. 


Studio Muse!

Or maybe that should be Studio Cute? 

Say it with me, "D'AWWWWWW!!"

Is he not completely adorable?  I saw this guy a while ago on the Windstone website and I just had to find one for myself.  This is the Fennec Fox; there are three more pebbles foxes in the works and of course now I need one of each of those when they come out too.  Yesh.  Oh!  And he needs a name!  Ideas?  XD

Think of this post as your daily dose of random.  Also of me procrastinating putting epoxy on the jumper.

EDIT:  Cute bugger up there now has a name!  Shifu after the master karate red panda in Kung Fu Panda.  Love the name and the movies!  Thanks Susan B Young and Kismet Lodge!  Cookies for you!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Over thinking things

I do have ideas for posts and a few posts in the works, but I've been puzzling over the nameless jumper for the past few days.  He has all of his limbs attached again and I'm pleased with the basic form for the most part. 

Unlike all of the other photos I have of him, this is actually the correct angle to his body.

He is SUCH a booger to photograph!

My favorite angle, legs everywhere!

Now comes the part I've been waiting years to do, add some muscle and definition to him.  Make him look like a horse not just a body bin reject.  But I don't know where to start.  I've spent so much time essentially getting my armature correct(ish) that I don't want to ruin him.  It's not like I don't have enough reference photos, so I shouldn't be fretting this much.  I really need to just get over it, mix some epoxy and slap it on him. 

But not tonight.  It's bedtime.

edit: Ack!  I will get back to comments shortly too, I'm such a scatterbrain.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

10,000 and beyond!

Here's a random!  I just noticed I hit 10,000 pageviews!  How exciting! 


As thrilling as that is, we also need to celebrate Braymere's Blog!  Earlier today she hit a whopping 500,000 pageviews!  Now that is truely impressive!  I've been following her blog for a few years now and it has inspired me in so many ways, including the start of my own blog!  I'm sure most of you know of her and her fabulous blog, but go over again and congratulate her!  What a wonderful accomplishment Braymere, here's to another half a million pageviews for you!

I has a cookie...

And I'm sharing it with all of you!  Om nom nom!  Waaaaay back in November I made a random post with a photo of my burnt cookie.  Remember this?

Yup! Still crunchy!

There is a second part that goes on top of this slighty overcooked base. 

It's a pony!

He started out last year as my entry for the 2012/2013 NAN cookie contest, but quickly got too big for their requirements.  There is still a fair bit of work to do on this guy before final detailing.  Mostly in trying to make the neck, shoulders, barrel, and haunch look OK.  In other words, most of him.  And that other ear might be important too.  And to top it off he's a booger to photograph!  Yikes!

I've been using this photo of the Oldenburg stallion Royal Hit as referance.  He's just so handsome.


So!  That's my cookie!  With any luck I'll have him finished in a month or two.  And I am strongly considering casting him if people like him.  He's a goodly size at just over 4 inches.  : )

Monday, February 20, 2012

Doodle Time and Random Musings


What do you do when you want to draw but you have no paper?


Pick up a model pony!

Use multiple colors for added fun!

I love his concerned face in the bottom of the photo.

I'm not really sure what I was thinking there.

Yep, the still nameless jumper is back again.  One day he will be finished.  Maybe even this year.  Or not.

And I might even attach his legs correctly so I stop finding them on my floor.

Also, I know it's been a goodly time since I've updated here.  I debate if it would be better to have more frequent posts which will most likely be more random or if I should maintain my slightly less random but hopefully more quality postings.  Or maybe I'm deceiving myself and they are all totally random and I should just post more regardless.