colored pencil, ink and paint pen
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The final member of the terrestrial planets, I chose for the equine representative of the Roman god of war, whom the Greeks called Ares, the equally terrifying (at least to my mind) Shetland Pony. For while we may associate Mars with that fiery god, in reality the planet is a harsh, freezing desert, and needs a suitably indomitable avatar. In the series, this piece is unique in that it combines both gold and copper metallic ink.
With Mars, the Planet Horse series now contains every heliocentric satellite which astronomers call planets, but I have hopes of one day adapting Pluto—for old times’ sake. And if I do, perhaps Eris and Haumea will not be far behind…
Mars, along with Mercury, Venus, and Gaia (Earth) will be going to the Midwest Furfest art show in December, which was where the original Planet Horses made their debut in 2013.
The complete Fantastic Equine series can be found here:
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