Sunday, 28 August 2011

And more backgrounds!!!

I don't know why I'm having such a hard time with this, I have taken literally hundreds of photos in various lights with various backgrounds.  I think I'm nervous about sending her to the U.S. and then deciding when looking at the photos with a fresh eye that I don't like them!  But I've got so many photos now, too many choices, I'm now totally confused which way to go argh!!!

I have narrowed it down to these three and swaying towards the middle one.  The grey is still too busy for me even when I blur it. I have also included the larger versions of all three so you can see the background a bit easier.  Anyone have any thoughts or preferences? I could do with some input from others to help sway me I think!

Friday, 26 August 2011


Trying some different backgrounds for Victrix but I just can't seem to find the right balance - getting frustrated! The lighter backgrounds seem to show her colour more correctly, she isn't as bright a bay as she appears in the blue/black background photos.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

She is finished!!!

I'm finally going to call this lady finished!  I'm going to enjoy her for a week or so, take some final photos of her for the auction and then I'm going to send her to my good friend in the U.S. ready for her auction in September!   I've decided to send her to the U.S. before the auction as 90% of the models I finish reside in the U.S. it's a pretty good bet that is where Victrix will live also :)  I have no name ideas for her so I guess her new owner will have that honour!

I hope you like how she turned out - any areas that appear coarse in the execution (such as the white hairs on her face or extreme shading are just due to the larger than life photos.  In person she really is super softly detailed and shaded and in my opinion she is nicer in person, the photos don't really do her justice unfortunately.

Also at auction right now is a commission slot opportunity with 100% of the proceeds being donated to cancer research.  This will be the last commission slot offered by me until the next benefit auction which will be held this time next year. So if you have been waiting for a commission slot, here is your chance! :)

If the link below doesn't work just go to and you will see a link to the auction from there.

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Lost without computers!

My computer died last weekend :(  What an awful week without it and then all the work to setup the new one!  All my programs were so old they were no longer compatible with Windows 7 so I also had to buy lots of new software including a new version of Paint Shop Pro and now I have to learn how to use it all over again!  I don't have a ws-ftp uploader yet though so I'm having to use my blog to store photos I want to share argh!  Does anyone have one or a link to one?

Anyway I think Victrix is finished!  Just her eyes to finalise and I'm considering adding more grey into her tail, what do you think?  Unlike Stormy the photos don't do her justice, she is much nicer in person, I'm really quite excited about her and really looking forward to her finding a new home and hearing what her 'Mom' thinks of her once they see her in person!  Auction coming in September!

Saturday, 6 August 2011

The devil is in the details....

Nearly there!  Some more refining and the eyes, hooves, chestnuts still to do....

Tayla's formal!

Tayla had her high school formal recently.  It almost feels like a miracle to me, to see her like this, a picture of health, looking so beautiful with her whole life ahead of her.  I feel so blessed and proud of the young lady she has grown into - so I'd like to share photos of my 'little girl', grown up :)