Just when I thought I was done with the individual Best Customs Contest posts, another good one hits my inbox. Keep them coming, people. If you write it, I will probably post it! Thank you, Shana Bobbitt, for sharing the story behind your Theme class entry. I love the
dog horse. Good luck at BreyerFest!
My Retro-Classical Dog Horse
by Shana Bobbitt
This custom started out last August when I was thinking about what to paint for National Retro Vintage Month (NaReViMo). The previous year I had painted a Stablemate entirely in acrylics and really enjoyed the experience, exploring a new medium and working out what it was like to paint horses twenty years ago when we didn't have all the supplies we have now. Another feature of vintage customs is the made-up patterns that people would create on their pintos. I glanced over and saw my pound puppy Storm asleep at my feet and had the thought, hey his pattern could maybe work for a vintage custom feel. I didn't know if there had ever been a splash brindle horse. So that was my initial goal, to paint him for that month of retro-style customs.