Saturday, 10 February 2018

When you haven't painted for such a long time ...

... that you cannot remember where you put your brushes! . :-DDDD

Due to a huge translation job I've been working on since November 2017, I haven't been able to paint and update this blog for months.

There is light at the end of the tunnel though. Prepare yourselves for some just-for-fun minis next week! Maybe a test model for the angel diorama I posted or some colourful halflings.

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Xmas Project

Sorry for not having posted anything new for such a long time. I'm fully booked in my RL job until March 2018. So swamped with work and only a minimum of spare time to be creative.

Even though I'm working on a new diorama (see below), I'm going to enter this mini into the contest I mentioned in my last post, simply because I don't think my new Xmas project will be ready in time.

Here's my brandnew Xmas diorama though. Working title: "Fear not"
(As in Luke 2: 10-11: "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

The three minis are positioned in a way that they form a triangle, a symbol of the Holy Trinity in Christian art. And I tried to put into practice what I learned about the golden ratio at Roman Lappat's basing workshop two years ago.


As you can see on the pics, the background (which will be painted as skarry sky) is not flat. I hope this will add to it looking like an endless horizon (we'll see, I have never tried anything like this before).

As you can see here, the shepherd dropped his lantern in shock. :-)

To make it even more difficult, I'll try to add atmosphere colours to each and every colour I use - it's going to be a night scene with the main light coming from the angel.

In my mind's eye I can see the scene exactly how it should look like ... the question is: Will I be able to get it across with my painting skills?

How do like the concept so far? Any suggestions for improvement or additional ideas?

Friday, 3 November 2017

Datrolls Kingdom - X-mas contest

It's been a while since I last painted something for a painting contest. This is the next one I'm going to participate in:

Saturday, 2 September 2017

King / Queen of Colour - Results




Mine was 4th. Reasons according to the jury: 'The marble looks quite dirty from a tabletop distance of 0,80 - 1,00 metres.'

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

King/Queen of Colour - Pics of the remaining participants

These are the pics of the last three participants who entered their contributions.

What's your no. 1, 2 and 3 of all seven of them, and why?

King/Queen of Colour - Pics of several entries

As today is the deadline for the painting contest, several Bastiladons have already been submitted.


Stay tuned - I'm going to post pics of mine and another participant later today.

Which one is your favourite so far?

Thursday, 24 August 2017

King/Queen of Colour - First pics

Back from Stockholm and less than one week left for painting my entry for King/Queen of Colour, but I'm making good progress. The Bastiladon itself and the skinks are fully painted.

As several participants already shared pics of their entries (or parts of their entries), I'm able to post one here as well:

I'm working on the crystal platform now. Here's an older WIP pic I've already shared with another participant:

I wanted to come up with something else than the usual Gold or Silver. How do you like it so far?