Trying out horse sculpture - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 33 Old 06-04-2011, 01:24 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 179
• Horses: 0
Trying out horse sculpture

Now that college is finally over I've finally gotten more free to work on some art projects. Lately, I've gotten into sculpting after a friend game me some clay. So far I've made a 6" clay horse, a 4" inch wax horse, and a finally a traditional scale horse out of super sculpey.

Here are some pictures of the sculpey horse that I'm working on; he's very much a work in progress so I could really use some critique. There's something about his neck and overall height/length ratio that I think might be off so I'd really appreciate any suggestions. I'll be posting some pictures of the other two soon, and hopefully some more in-progress pictures of this one as he progresses. :)

Last edited by Akuinnen24; 06-04-2011 at 01:27 AM. Reason: re-wording and fixing typos
Akuinnen24 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 33 Old 06-04-2011, 02:16 AM
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 4,648
• Horses: 6
The proportions seem pretty reasonable and lifelike, actually. Very nice.
bubba13 is offline  
post #3 of 33 Old 06-04-2011, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kent, England
Posts: 359
• Horses: 3
Wow, very nice :)

I'd have to agree, I don't see anything wrong with the proportion, but I'm the first to admit I don't have the best eye.

looking forward to updates, i think it's great so far. x

~The most important lesson my horse ever taught me is how much I have left to learn~
SkyeAngel is offline  
post #4 of 33 Old 06-04-2011, 09:50 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: At The End Of That Rainbow To Yer Left
Posts: 3,171
• Horses: 4
Sweet! I admire you people with the ability to do such thing.
I guess breyer is selling kits for stuff like this. I might try it to see how it goes

If you want a stable friendship, get a horse.
lildonkey8 is offline  
post #5 of 33 Old 06-04-2011, 10:27 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 4,355
• Horses: 2
Great job! It will be gorgeous! Clay work is the one thing i never got the hang of lol though i really really love the look of it

"If a horse fails to do something that is because he was not trained to do it. If a horse fails to do something properly that is because he was not trained properly."
lilruffian is offline  
post #6 of 33 Old 06-06-2011, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 179
• Horses: 0
Thanks everyone, I'm completely new to clay so it's definitely been a learning experience. :) I'm not even working from a specific reference picture so I hope I can find one to look at for muscles sometime soon. Well, I'm planning on working on it all day tomorrow so I can hopefully post some more updates in the next couple days.
Akuinnen24 is offline  
post #7 of 33 Old 06-06-2011, 08:14 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: United States (:
Posts: 4
• Horses: 0
Your new to clay? Woww, this is really really good! Better than anything I could do with years of practice!
Posted via Mobile Device
MaddyyMooo is offline  
post #8 of 33 Old 06-29-2011, 08:10 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 179
• Horses: 0
Here are a few more pictures of horse sculptures I've been working on. The medium is actually wax from cheese packaging, but it's pretty easy to work with, and it's free!

This was my first try at making a horse, he's about the size of a Breyer stablemate.

After taking some pictures, I decided to completely resculpt him into an Arabian. I wish I could have kept both but I'm much happier with the second try. I will be keeping this one the way it is, but I hope to make more eventually!

Akuinnen24 is offline  
post #9 of 33 Old 06-29-2011, 11:32 PM
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 41,045
• Horses: 2
So cute.! Hope he doesn't melt in the sun! Cheese wax, like from those little ones called Bonney Bells or something like that?
tinyliny is offline  
post #10 of 33 Old 06-29-2011, 11:56 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 883
• Horses: 2
Great work! Keep it up. I love seeing sculptures in progress.

Not all who wander are lost - J.R.R. Tolkien
Colorado Equine Massage Therapy
goldilockz is offline  

akuinnin24 , model horse , sculpey , sculpture

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sculpture Amba1027 Horse Artwork 20 07-06-2011 04:29 PM
Horse drawing and sculpture (: purplefrog55 Horse Artwork 10 04-01-2011 08:44 PM
Sculpture Progress scrapartoz Horse Artwork 6 08-21-2010 04:20 AM
"My Heart, Your Heart" - Horse Sculpture by Ron Hevener ChaseADream Horse Artwork 2 07-20-2010 06:50 AM
my 2nd sculpture. nothing to do with horses jwhisperj Horse Artwork 11 07-06-2009 01:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome