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Geren and the Defender by scenceable Geren and the Defender by scenceable
Geren (black) and the Defender (white) are OOAK (one of a kind) Welsh Cob type D horse sculptures. They were each completely handmade using polymer clay over wire and tin foil.

These two took a really long time to do but I love how they turned out. They are pegged onto a base to balance, although the way the photo is it might be hard to tell which is base and which is ground. The base is a mix of tin foil, clay, fabric, moss, pebbles, and polymer glaze. Each horse has a rod embedded into one of their legs that allows them to attach to the base, and each of them are removable. The hardest part about making these was positioning the armature in the base so that the angles of the pegs corresponded to the right poses for the two horses.

Each horse is 5 inches from chest to bum, and the base itself is about 12 inches around. The horses are painted in acrylics. The Defender has blonde mohair and Geren has tibetan lamb fur for hair. Each has inset resin eyes; Geren's are deep blue and Defender's are grey.

They were a lot of fun to make. I enjoyed bringing them to the park to get photos as well. It seems even more that they're two boys out in the field frolicking =P

These were a commission so are not for sale :)

If you're interested in seeing work in progress photos and keeping up with new things I make, please check out my facebook page! It's here: [link]
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SBsStampAttack Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your equines are so delightful to look at. They are beautifully made and I am awestruck by your work. :heart:
CChorsey1 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely breathtaking. I have a lot of work to do if I want to be as near as good as you!Clap +fav 
scenceable Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks :)
CarpeDraco Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Beautiful work! I decided to pick this as my favorite, because I'm a fan of the Welsh Cob (D) horses, and someday hope to have one of my own. (I've owned and trained horses in the past, so I am impressed with your grasp of the equine anatomy and body language!) Very well done indeed! :w00t:
scenceable Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :) 
CarpeDraco Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
You're quite welcome! :w00t:
DoctorsPrettyBaby Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
You imagination is just as beautiful as your equine models. Please never stop making them.
scenceable Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :)
ParamoreMeansLove Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ima steal these from you >.> xD I am so jealous you can sculpt so well! I would LOVE to be able to sculpt my own model horses! Are these the size of Breyer Traditional Models?
scenceable Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! These guys are about 4 inches long each, so slightly smaller than classic. I haven't done many traditional sized ones, most of mine are classic or a bit smaller :)
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