If it wasn't for that whole pesky deadline thing, I could happily spend several months picking away at the designated driver dog. After all, the donut eating dog has been on my desk since the middle of September, and she still has a long way to go.Erin can't wait that long, however. She needs the designated driver to be ready for Breyer's Big Easy Bash next month, so I forced myself to call the sculpture done. I sprayed her with primer...
and allowed myself one final sculpt/prep session.
Then it's back in primer and on to paint!
I'd originally planned to paint her like Max Dalton, but then I dropped her and had to repair a leg. It occurred to me that this could happen again, and it would be much easier to fix her if she was mostly white. I think that was a good decision.
Plus, she looks pretty cute with spots!
After the base coat was sealed, I added shading with pastels.
I resealed her and moved on to the final details, including her paw pads...
And just like that--the designated driver dog is finished.
It took me nine days to complete this prop. Granted, I could have made two saddles in that time, but still... I'm pretty pleased with myself. She's not quite as perfect as I would have liked, but she's cute and, more importantly, she's done. Hurray!
Thanks for the fun challenge, Erin. I think I'll go back to tackmaking now, thank you very much!