Acolyte Again

This past weekend I dove into a familiar bust, Maxime Penaud’s Acolyte (Secret Workshop). I painted this model last Summer and liked it enough to get another copy. It was an interesting and inexpensive (though now sadly unavailable) mini for practice and experimentation.

This time around I was trying to work out some color ideas I’ve been chasing for months. I like it when the colors mix and pollute one another in the manner of an oil painting. I was trying to reproduce that magical luminous color that seems to emanate from within the prevailing hue.

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Priest of the Unspeakable

My weird cult priest is finished! Two weeks on this mini, equal parts difficulty and fun. I’m happy with the result, especially as I approached this as a learning project as much as a display model.

My goal was to balance intimate warm fire light with cold moonlight, with a touch of magic thrown in for fun.

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Celebrating Presidents’ Day

I have the day off, and it’s time to start my next project. Why not take this Presidents’ Day as an opportunity to paint something topically historical?

I’m looking forward to trying to strike a balance between historical and fantasy norms, realism and the portrait style of Washington’s era. Hopefully this will be a quick project to help me feel productive in these cold dark isolated weeks.

I hope Presidents’ Day finds you healthy and happy, wherever you are. Stay tuned for pics of my cultist project.

The Wanderer

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.

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