Monday, January 28, 2019

Los Angeles Ram Jam!

Currently I'm sitting at the airport waiting on my delayed flight, fresh off a teaching session in sunny LA. Apparently it's a whole city of angels. It was truely unique experience and very happy to be travelling and sharing the ways of the brush. Here it's 80 degrees, at home it's 18 below. Glad I packed my vitamin C.

I spent time with a pair of great students at Mythical Games HQ. Our chosen areas of focus included, basing, sickly skin tones, battle damage, wetblending, and and really fun comparison of NMM and TMM. The subject matter was a trio of Skaven Stormfiends by games workshop. Our models all varied slightly but I feel it added to the lesson, allowing us to discuss different lighting situations on a variety of poses. Fun! 

Definitely not the best lighting but you get the picture, pun intended. 

A big thank you to Stephen and Erin :)

Monday, January 21, 2019

Finished! Mortarion, Primarch of the Death Guard

Mortarion, Primarch of the Death Guard. But I call him Buttermoth. This was my second time painting this model, which is always and interesting experience on such a large figure, spending that much time again on the same model. What did I like from the last one and what would I have done differently? I forgot but here are some pictures.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Rocks Are Never Gray!

That's a lie, but it's controversial statements like that which will get people's attention and this topic is extremely important. Hold on to you seat!

 I always have fun painting rocks, it seems simple saying that but stop judging me. Over the last few months I've been getting a lot of hiking in and I find observing the natural, real-life state of things is the best reference for painting. I'm always taking in my surroundings and asking myself, out loud, how would I paint this? Which is weird when strangers are around but it helps me remember. Everyone is different and so are rocks.

I even found the illusive rusty barrel with the perfect accent color in the wild.

So now you have an excuse to use any color you choose to paint stones, also, try some wetblending and get some variety in tone, some happy accidents :)

Monday, December 3, 2018

Finished! Nagash, Supreme Lord of the Undead.

This project was very intense at times, which probably explains the speedpainting projects I've turned my attention to in Nagash's wake. But always the time is worth it to see the end result. I'm very proud of this one, it's the first time I aimed for more of a monochromatic, atmospheric piece. By mixing a little blue into each color I was aiming to create more of a nighttime scene.

I'll follow this post up with some close ups, but for now enjoy the full body of Nagash.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Finished! Magore's Fiends, In Black

Painted a month ago alongside the traditionally colored scheme. Hard to say which version I like more. But I'll leave that up to the suits in Washington. Here be minis!

Monday, November 5, 2018

Finished! Da Headbangas

A personal project for my growing collection of shadespire warbands (2). Orks have always been my favorite and that will never change. I love barbarians but I love them with giant teeth and a variety of wild skintones even more.