Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
And honestly Equusketch i use the acrylics from Wal-Mart lol! The nearest "art store" is about 2 hours away and Wal-Mart's pretty much the only place i can find paint (small town he he).
I used to work alot in oils because i couldnt get the hang of blending acrylics either because they dry so fast.
However, the more layers you put on the slower they take to dry. Also, if you mess up you can always cover it & try again!
With this one, i had a base coat that was the "underlying" shade in the horse's color. It was pretty thin/watery paint so i had to put about 4 coats on (i keep a hairdryer on hand cuz i can get impatient lol).
Then i added another wet layer & started mixing in the darker & lighter shades where they were needed (dark on her forehead, light on her muzzle).
After that i put down the really light/white areas (lightened up my colors & added some water) and then the black spots came last.
I always do white markings last so that the darker colors dont mess it up ;)
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