Saturday, December 10, 2016

Long Time, No Saddle

It's been a while! Since I put my books on pause, I've been working to get my other projects prepped and launched. I got married (whoooo!), and so in January my partner and I will officially be launching our joint business The Snazzy Bear to handle our photography and the human-sized things we make.

I'm going to keep Zafirica Studios strictly for miniatures now! I also started an Instagram page for Zafirica Studios, too (search zafiricastudios to find me!)

I have an old-timey Santa Fe style saddle set in the works; planning to keep it and show it on my Hazel once I get her fixed up and painted.

Here's some pictures of my tree-painting process! The idea is to have smooth, semi-translucent color like a real rawhide tree.


Grey automotive primer over the sanded resin.

Light base coats of acrylic paint.

Finally, a poured-on (and darker) coat to elaminate brushstrokes!

Now it's just a matter of waiting for it to dry and carefully removing it from the wire stand!