To go along with this year’s BreyerFest theme, Horse of a Different Color, participants got to show off their colors and imaginations in our BreyerFest 2021 Coloring Contest! Guest judge Kathleen Moody had fun looking through all the creative entries. She loved to see such vivid imaginations and great technique used throughout all age groups! With over 400 entries total, judging this contest was no small feat. Read her comments below to see why they won!
For this contest, we had three age categories: 10 and under, 11-16, and 17 and older. Participants used physical artistic mediums including crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to create their unique entries. Entries could either be realistic or fantasy colors! Each of our three winners will receive a BreyerFest 2021 All-Access Ticket, which includes a Celebration Model of Danash's Northern Tempest and more!
The results are as follows:
Mila H., Manitoba, Canada
The colors are so bold and bright! I love the idea of using a watermelon theme to color this horse - then to add green leaves behind him and in such detail! Green and red are opposites on the color wheel, so when they are used together, they really pop! This picture is just so creative and unique - it truly portrays the "Horse of a Different Color" theme.
Cecilia H., WY
This entry really caught my eye. Again, the use of complementary colors (greens and blues against the burnt oranges) really made this piece stand out. It is very carefully constructed and composed, using a distinct background behind a nicely patterned Appy. The entrant has used highlights and shades beautifully - the shadows on the horse give him such a 3D feel. There are even highlights on the railing behind him! Very nicely done!
Hannah T., VA
This is just... WOW! Spot-on gorgeous. The bright colors against the dark background make this horse look metallic. There is a mood created here that is striking yet glorious. Love the choice of colors and the way they are laid on the horse as if it were just a reflection. Totally unique and very well done.
Anyone familiar with model horses has heard the name Kathleen Moody. The prolific artist has created many models for Breyer Horses. She is known for breaking the “three feet on the ground” rule in creating Huckleberry Bey, who is carefully balanced on only two legs using a minimal disc base. Moody collected as a child and that collection only grew as she got older and started sculpting. Trying to find a Moody horse? Look for wild action and lots of hair!
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