I painted Batman with a pink Rebuild Nepal logo last week together with my friend Lisa. The idea behind it was to have a photoshoot with Batman to raise awareness and money for charity. The logo on Batman would be clearly visible and make the photos very special.
The painting-part was an interesting project because I’m a very rare type of equestrian Instagrammer … I HAVE NEVER HAD AN INDIAN HORSE-PHOTOSHOOT BEFORE! Haha. Most people have at one point pained their horses with colorful stripes and symbols, I had not. But I’m a “I have never done that before, I’m sure I will figure it out”-person, so with good help from Lisa, we gave it a try. How did I a good result?
Help us rebuild Gyan Jyoti Primary School in Nepal. Please donate a dollar or two – everything helps!
Matilde da Vinci’s tips on using your horse as a canvas
- Ask a good and patient friend to help you (like Lisa, but she’s mine)
- Buy fingerpaint for kids. Paint that can be eaten by a kid can definitely be used on my horse’s coat
- Paint with a sponge paintbrush
- Use a stencil of the motive. Use thick paper and cut your pattern with a knife. Highly recommended if you are planning to make a motive with many details
I also used a spray paint for a finish because the stencil had so many small letters in it that is was rather difficult with a pencil only. Batman’s winter coat did not make it easier for us, haha! I do not recommend to do the same unless you find a type of spray paint that is made to be used on animals or humans.
Fingerpaint will wash off with some water and is very safe to use.
Here we go!
Find a color that is clearly visible on your horse. Batman is black, so I chose hot pink, a strong color.
Place your stencil on the horse. The less complicated pattern, the easier the job will be.
Do a color test before starting. Pink looked nice on Batman’s coat, so we went for it.