And Other Things in the Studio
Everyone is going nuts over Breyer shrinking the popular Alborozo mold for the Stablemate line. As a fan of everything mini, I am 100% behind this trend, although maybe not so much for the unicorn approach.
But that's okay; I'm a customizer. Off with this horn!
The sign of a productive and creative day is always a messy studio. Think tornado messy. This weekend, that mess extended from my studio room and into the garage. With the addition of collaged references (gotta love copies of Arabian Horse Life and Arabian Horse Times) it certainly looks like I am taking over the garage where I airbrush.
Unfortunately for me though, the chaos didn't end with the messy studio. In spending eight hours using my first quality airbrush, I also was expensively reminded why better equipment is also more finicky to maintain. My ultra tiny 0.15mm nozzle clogged, causing the paint to push back into the brush and pop the bottle cap clear across the garage and into the half-finished wall. One hole in the wall later (we dug the cap out) and one ruined nozzle later, I'm surfing Amazon for a replacement. So my pro tip: don't airbrush eight hours straight without taking breaks to deep clean your micro nozzles.
Check out my Instagram for live updates and posts as I paint (@bluemountainstable)
Timelapse Video and Tutorial
Despite the chaos, I am managing to record photos, videos and timelapses for a blog tutorial, a companion YouTube tutorial, and an IGTV video. More on that soon!
Until next weekend...
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