If you want to try your hand at creating your own model horse, here a few tips to consider.
There are many places you can gather information and tips from to get started. Read tutorials, watch You Tube videos, attend model horse hobby workshops, take a modeling class, learn painting techniques.
After you sculpt your model you can get feedback on it by sending photographs to Model Horse blogs, hobby discussion boards, Facebook clubs and anywhere you can find horse enthusiasts willing to take a look at what you have. It’s not a good idea, however, to send photographs to a sculptor you don’t know.
Most people will be encouraging, but some may be rude in their critiques. Learn to shrug it off. Every artist since the time someone first dabbed paint on a cave wall has had to deal with critics. Be open to their feedback, because it is the best way for you to improve.
Consider taking a workshop in equine chiseling or workmanship. The International Museum of the Horse in Lexington, Kentucky, offers workshops on chiseling the equine. The American Academy of Equine Artists offers 2 and 5-day workshops to help new and experienced equine specialists alike. Even a neighborhood chiseling or figure drawing class at your nearby secondary school can enable you to accomplish your fantasy of creating your own special model, much the same as a Breyer.
Keep in mind that perfection comes with time, so don’t worry if your first attempts don’t come out quite right! Keep practicing. It’s the only way to improve. Who knows, maybe Breyer will feature your sculpture next in its line-up of models!