Another week of sub-zero temps kept me from getting any miniature painting done. I did glue together a couple pieces of plastic I dug out of the trash to make awards for the upcoming Dog Bowl this week.
|Cap, beer thing, and skull trophy.|
|Foam turd in a cap upside down.|
I've since added some primer and paint to these trophies but the paint keeps flaking off and driving me crazy! Not sure if it is the temperature outside (where I prime in my garage) or the materials or a mix of both. Oh well... they don't have to look stellar. I just wanted to have something to give away that didn't cost me anything (because I have nothing to spend).
On the oil painting front I made some pretty big strides this week. My class last week was cancelled due to the bad weather but I came back and attacked the canvas on Monday when I got down to business on the face of my figure.
|I had a quick demo on how to better set up my palette.|
|This bit on the face is my instructor's work as a demo.|
|Blocked in the shades on the face.|
|Began adding some detail in the face and the tie.|
Still a long way to go on this painting but I had a much easier time with the paint after a short bit of instruction from my teacher. I found that my major challenge was too much thinning of the paint and I really started using a lot more paint on the canvas. Something I don't do much of when it comes to mini painting! I'm always thinning that down so much. Also I used a really big brush for this work which is not something I feel comfortable with yet but it was good practice.
Dog Bowl this weekend! I will be playing odd man out. While I had first intended to take Ogres I am letting a friend use them instead and will be bringing Khemri for their first tournament outing and first time on the Bloodbowl pitch with me Coach Randroid! Should be fun!!