I just finished up a wonderful bust from Artik Toys, sculpted by Patrick Masson. It’s a vampire based upon a painting by the great Paul Bonner. You can read some of Bonner’s thoughts on the composition of the painting (and, you know, see it) in an article he wrote for Muddy Colors.Continue reading “Nosferatu!”
I finished this incredibly expressive sculpt in two days, but produced one of my favorite, best, and best received pieces to date. I’ll tell you why he’s important to me.
I started an account on Putty & Paint back in January, filled with excitement, ambition, and a healthy dose of fear. The standards on the site are incredibly high, and I had no established identity in the mini painting hobby to fill my sails right off the bat.Continue reading “Angry Orc”
When I saw this bust from Lukáš Žaba I immediately wanted to paint it. The face of the miniature was so expressive and the volumes so interesting (especially the horns of his fool’s cap) that I knew it would be great fun to get a brush on him.
How he came to me is an interesting story.Continue reading “Sad Jester”
I finished this handsome knight a few weeks ago but held off posting him until I could get some decent pics. With some help from a friend and mentor, I’ve stepped up my photography game and now I’m eager to share him with you.Continue reading “Norman Warrior, Hastings (1066)”
Another quick and enjoyable bust, this one also by Romain Van den Bogaerts.Continue reading “Anyone Need a Hug?”
I’ve been very productive painting lately, finishing three miniatures since I posted WIP shots of the Norman warrior figure nine days ago. I’m eager to share them all with you, but I am really trying to level up my photography and I’d like to give you higher quality images to enjoy.
Anyway, you can see one of the figures here, hopefully looking a little better than usual.Continue reading “The Shaman Ate Something Weird”
I have been knocking out display models at quite a clip lately, and I have another to show you.
This is ‘The Wanderer’ from FeR Miniatures, sculpted by the incredibly talented Raffa Picca (of early Massive Voodoo fame). There are lots of little details on this bust, but also plenty of flat space to practice textures and effects.Continue reading “The Wanderer”
Painting Maulg was a serious investment of time & effort, taking well over a month, and my OSL experiment mini bust, which I called ‘What Have We Done?’, was short but intense. I wanted a little palette cleanser while I waited for some models to arrive, so I pulled out this dinosaur I’ve had for years.
I got him painted in three fun days.Continue reading “Rrrraaaaaawwwwwwrrrrrr!”
I finished a mini in a week. Gotta be some kind of record for me!
What a wonderful sculpt. I enjoyed every part of the process. Best of all, I jumped into the OSL effect with both feet and didn’t crash and, ahem, burn.Continue reading “Fear by Firelight”