Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Sunday, 28 October 2018

Banshee's painting and creation contest

First pics of one of my contributions for Banshee's painting and creation contest:



I'm going to enter two contributions, both of them in the creation category which is rather unusual for me. Normally I'd go for painting only. For both ideas I have painting wouldn't be sufficient though. So I decided to go for a new challenge: sculpting.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Warponies - almost done

 
Finally managed to add some darklining to the armoured war ponies.
Almost done now ...










Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Material Masterclass - Part II

After studying various materials, we went on painting some of their textures on paper and glazing them. Very helpful for me because *shame on me* I still hadn't mastered glazing at that point in time.

For those of you who still struggle with this technique as well: Try it on paper and you will quickly see whether there is, for example, too much water in your brush.






After all these exercises to understand how grisaille works, we finally started painting our own busts using this technique. Impressions:






Instead of using a brush, I even started painting the leather gloves with my fingers before adding more texture to it - that was fun!


Looked awful at first. At least, that's what I thought before we started adding colour to our busts by glazing them:



 



The results are amazing (don't you think so?) and I'm glad to be able to add yet another tool (or rather two if you also count glazing) to my 'painting toolbox' by attending this workshop and can only recommend you to do the same. Here's a link to this year's Massive Voodoo workshop roadmap in case this blogpost has inspired you to give it a try:

http://massivevoodoo.blogspot.com/2017/11/mv-workshop-roadmap-2018.html

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Material Masterclass - Part I

As I had mentioned in my previous post, I once again attended a workshop held by Roman Lappat / Jarhead.

This time it was all about analysing different materials and integrating their features into miniature painting by using the grisaille technique.


Five examples we studied:











Feel free to guess what it is and comment!




Thursday, 2 August 2018

Another wild mix of WIP pics from three different painters

A bust painted by DaTroll



Several projects built, sculpted and/or painted by Leonardo :-)







I added another coat of paint to these war ponies (my first attempt using Metallic Medium, not really visible on these cellphone pics, I'm sorry), still a lot of work to do though.




Last but not least I prepared two busts I had ordered for 
MY FIRST MASTERCLASS!!!



It will be a two-day in-depth seminar focusing on the analysis of a wide variety of materials (e.g. leather, metal, fur, hair, fabrics ...) to integrate their features into miniature painting by using the grisaille technique.

When I started painting, I would never have thought I'd attend a masterclass one day. Anyway, I'm so looking forward to getting yet another chance to improve my painting skills and meeting other painters. Report and pics of this event will follow asap!

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Results of last week-end's painters' meeting

No motivation to start painting?

Meeting with friends for a combination of painting, BBQ and watching the World Cup may be the answer you are looking for!

At this point, I could start posting a lot of pics showing grilled salmon, all kinds of German sausages, steaks, pineapple wrapped in bacon and peanut butter chicken ... I know you are reading this to take a look at painted miniatures though. :-)

Take a look at this wild mixture of WIP pics of a Greek goddess on a fabulous display base built and painted by Leonard, the tyranid army DaTroll from DaTrollsKingdom (https://www.datrollskingdom.de/ or http://dtk-bemalservice.blogspot.com/) is painting at the moment, and my wet blending attempts with some war ponies I bought from White Knight (http://whiteknightminiatureimperium.blogspot.com/search/label/Core%20cavalry%20greens) about three years ago.












When are you going to start painting (again)? Tell me about your ongoing or future projects in the comments!