Therefore, I must always decide how the horse’s head should look. Some horses that I create have a very stylized head, roughly a triangular shape with a pair of eyes. On other horses I put a lot of care in making such a lifelike head as possible.
What type of head I decide to make depends on how stylized the rest of the horse is. If the horse is so stylized that the body almost does not resemble a horse’s body, it is important to make a lifelike head to emphasize that this really is a horse.
For this horse, the Blue Volcano, I choose to do something in between. It will be a fairly stylized head, without either mouth or nostrils, but I will try to get a bit more of life in it. I think it in this way will make just enough contrast to the rest of the horse that I plan to do quite restrained and austere.