It’s Tuesday, update day. Did okay at drawing last night and got a little more creative, but tried to do more of the longer poses. I wasn’t really happy with the model (no offense if you’re reading this!) but I tried my best to get some interesting stuff done. I also got a little creative and tried to push my style a little bit. Anyway, here’s the result from last night.
Monthly Archives: March 2012
Okay, it’s been quite some time since I’ve done an update on the miniature painting. That’s mostly because it’s been a while since I’ve done any painting. Time is my enemy.
However, I have got myself set up and ready to do some more painting. This is my workstation (on the dining table with a towel to protect the table).
Anyway, the end of the last session of painting saw a little bit of a disaster. As I was packing up, I dropped Brit Knee on the floor and her head fell off. I was devastated so I kept the head and vowed to fix her next time.
This session therefore started off with me glued her head back on. I had to file down her neck first to make the join better and to get rid of some of the paint. Then I glued it right back on there and gave it a lick of paint once the glue was dry. It turned out okay (except the photo is blurry)
Next person up for their skin to be painted was Thunder!
Next up to get skin was Blood Bath Binki. Not that you can normally see her skin for tattoos, but I’ll put them on after the skin.
And then the lucky last person to get skin is Captain Ratz!!
Now that all the skins are done (and yes they are a bit messy in parts, it’s time to go through and add the next level of detail. GREEN!!
So I’ve decided that since these miniatures will be used for the board game, I really need to differentiate between teams. Also each skater has to have a “position”. Therefore I have decided that all deviants will have green helmets – the pivot and jammer will have a black stripe or star. This is moving away from the realism a little, but it’s more important to ensure that they’re easy to see. Besides, someone may have given them all cool helmets as presents. Why not.
Anyway, I have started painting up some of the green bits. They will be highlighted later and therefore will be a little lighter in colour, but this is the base coat. I did helmet and wheels this round and then once I’ve painted the uniforms and skates, I’ll do the top bits as well (like laces and belts, etc). It’s important to get these in the right order – for example, it’s easy to clean up green by going over it with black, but harder to cover up black with green.
And that’s all for now. More after the next painting session which will hopefully be soon!
It’s Tuesday, but it’s been a while. I’ve been sick and busy and so on, but here’s what I’ve been doing over the last couple of weeks…
The next two are of an awesome lady tattooing at the Sydney Tattoo and Body Art Expo (Gemma Pallat). Two slightly different takes, and both would have been better if people hadn’t been standing in the way… but that happens at an expo…
The next couple of drawings is me trying to focus on faces. I’m getting happier with how bodies are coming along and enjoying the proportion, but I need to do a lot more work on faces. Here is some practice…
The next couple are back to bodies from drawing last night…
And now I think this may be one of, if not the, best drawings I have ever done. It’s a slightly different style, but sometimes it’s nice to move out of your comfort zone.
Wow, it seems like forever since I’ve posted drawing. Probably because it has been a long time. Unfortunately, I don’t have anything astoundingly awesome to make up for it. I have been drawing, but been too busy to take crappy photos and post them here. I’ll try to be more vigilant in future.
Anyway, a collection of recent drawings…