I have begun enhancing the rocking horse by adding more details to the face : painting the teeth and nose and I will also be enhancing the eyes. I tried out the mane to see how it would look. I think the result will be stunning! :)
Gouging of the mane slot and carving of nostrils and then sanding of teeth was required before I could paint and try out the mane.
A close up before shot of the eye.
An 'after' shot of the painting done to the eye,nostril and teeth. I think it really brings the face to life! The holes in the head are from tacks which held the bridle on. I had to remove the bridle to work on the face. I will be making a removable bridle from real leather to replace the old bridle.