Today is the first day of the NaMoPaiMo challenge! If you don't know what it is, you can check out the blog post of the creator, Jennifer Bray Buxton. Inspired by the NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), she came up with National Model Painting Month to help motivate herself and others to just get painting. That snowballed into a fun competition which now has nearly 300 participants, and this is it's FIRST YEAR! WOW!
So here we go. Everyone had to pick a victim, er I mean model, in which to work on. One that has only been prepped and not actually started, preferably. So I decided that I would work on one that has been sitting on my shelf for years, waiting for me to finally get around to it. It's for my own collection so I haven't had much of a push to actually get it done. Usually whatever I actually finish gets put up for sale to pay bills and I really wanted to keep him so Kipling sat, along with his buddy, Winter's Whimsy, just waiting. I will see if I can also manage to get Whimsy done this month or at least make some headway on her.
Morgen Kilbourn's trad scale Miniature horse, "Kipling".
Acrylics, pastels, pearl-ex, & colored pencils (possibly)
Dark bay tovero (Tobiano, splash, sabino, frame?... I'm not really sure what all this gal has going on but I LOVE it!)
Normally I would not post my reference pics since they do not belong to me, but since this is an educational thing, I am going to go ahead. If the owner of this horse would like me to remove them, I will. Also I remember I got these pics off a sales site, and if the owner would like to sell her I might be interested. *wink*
This is where this blog takes over. I will try to update every day that I work. I don't think I will actually be able to start painting until February 2nd, so check back!