Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Marwari anyone?

It's finally starting to feel like spring around here, with that comes a much more challenging to-do list. Winter has it's drawbacks, but there is quite a bit more 'free' time to pursue other things like the pastel painting. That will have to be set aside for awhile while I try to figure out how to squeeze more time out of a day. Here's the last one, I will probably have prints made at some point:




Speaking of prints, all the current orders are shipping today! Yay! They turned out gorgeous, and are on heavy archival paper. Fine Print was very patient with me and all my beginner issues. This also means I now have prints on hand for quick shipment. To see what's available visit my Etsy shop. Since I am taking delivery of the prints and doing the shipping I decided to go ahead and sign and number each print, with the edition sizes being set at 200. 

On to other news, I am going to be releasing at least one more mini in the next few months, and possibly another in the fall. Minis work out better for me in several ways, so that is where my focus is going to be for awhile. There may be a shrinky of an older edition, too, but I have not yet decided. While shrinkies of older popular editions are well liked, people seem to LOVE new sculpts! Here is my current project, a Marwari, and I am totally open to comments as usual:



 

9 comments:

Rachel Mitchell said...

Very nice on both ,love the painting. I hope you do decide to do prints! I have loved all of them but this one speaks to me :) the Marwari is going to be awesome sm scale Marwari tack hmm sound like a interesting challenge :)

Sarah Rose said...

Thanks Rachel :).

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Samantha Cato said...

Love the idea of a mini Mawari!! He is looking good! And I really love the idea of a shrinky of WHATEVER! :)

Sarah Rose said...

Thanks Samantha :) Rachel, you're right, Marwari tack in this scale will be challenging. At first I thought the colorful netting on the festival horses was yarn, but on closer inspection it looks like beadwork.

Anonymous said...

Love the prints (the above especially!) and the idea of a Marwari mini! I'd love to see one done without the filled-up coronoid/temporal region and the "rotated" or droopy bug-eyes that so many of the finer show horses in the breed sport (from spending so much of their time with their heads tied down against their chests and simultaneously straining to still be able to see).

I realize it's "typical" of the breed because of the way they (or the show specimens within the breed) are treated, but to me it just spells strain caused by frequent abuse, much like the similarly distorted faces of long-rollkured dressage horses do.

Sarah Rose said...

That's really interesting, I had noticed that about their faces but didn't know that was why.

Suneet Ashburn said...

I spent a lot of time in India when I was a kid and we learned to ride on a wedding horse of Marwari type. They are angular and tall. Very lean. I saw one at the horse park and my sister and I laughed, it was the fattest Marawari horse we had ever seen. Will you be doing a traditional size Marwari? I will definitely add one to my small collection.

Creations By Mit said...

OMG! Love that hairy guy!!!!