I’ve spent the last few weeks chipping away at Harald, an older Lucas Pina sculpt released by Heroes & Villains. While it’s not as polished or characterful as the pieces he’s creating now, it is a fun sculpt with a lot of personality.
I was using this model to push my command of NMM and hair, two near ubiquitous elements of mini painting that I, like nearly everyone else, could stand to improve.
I wanted the piece to be dark without necessarily straying too far into grim. I intended to explore a tight, desaturated palette without setting up any kind of scheme that would limit my exploration of those tertiary and neutral tones I love.
Even though I was trying to apply myself in developing knowledge and technique, this project was fairly laid back and emotionally uncomplicated.
Sometimes I feel like I’m supposed to burn with more passion as an artist, but I rely upon my time at the painting bench for well-being. I’d be lying if I said I want to suffer more for my creativity.
Let me know what you think of Harald.
Best wishes everyone for a safe, happy, and healthy New Year!