Tuesday, October 8, 2019

ICEE update

Here's the current state of my ICEE horse.
Her head and right ear were re-positioned on day one, and are now firmly re-attached. I sculpted wrinkles in the throatlatch area and did reconstructive work in all the places where her mane and forelock used to be.
I also moved her left fore foot. It's a small change, but it made a big impact. She's destined to be a performance horse, and I think this improves her gait quality. 
Today, I sprayed all the areas I've worked on with a light coat of primer. I know she isn't anywhere near ready to paint. This primer is a sculpting - rather than painting - aid. It allows me to see all the areas that still need work.
See those little flecks of grey on her neck? Those are low areas left over from the big mane removal. I couldn't see them earlier, but now that I've primed, they are abundantly obvious.

Here's the same area about half an hour later. I've sanded off the smaller dings and filled some of the larger ones. 
I also did some much needed work on her forehead. I have a feeling I'm going to be fussing with this area for a while!
 She's still got a ways to go, but I'm feeling pretty optimistic about this one.
Hopefully, the next time I share photos, she'll be sporting braids!

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