I hope you die in a fire. A really hot one.
I've spent the last two hours saying to myself, "I think I'm done with this guy!" only to find another little detail that needs attention. . . and another. . . and another. . . and another. It's a wonderful looking model. . . but damn if it isn't a project unto itself.
Just had to get that off my chest.
Other random things that have been rolling around in my head while hopped up on diet Dew and painting all night last night. . .
I started painting again last year after not touching a mini for a good five or six years. During that hiatus I finished a tattooing apprenticeship and worked in a shop for a while. Now that I'm painting again I've noticed that I'm fixated on using black washes on everything and going for some pretty extreme shading. Now, I'm not talking about the quick and dirty "throw a black wash on everything and call it done" kind of deal. I'm actually going back and adding several color washes over the black, but I'm really trying to get that super dark lower tone on stuff. That's not really something I went for the last time I was painting minis. IT seems that my time tattooing has influenced my miniature painting. Dark outlines and grey shading are kind of standard fare for basic tattoo artwork and that seems to be what I'm trying to achieve with everything I've painted in the last year. It's kind of cool when things you've learned in one discipline bleed over into another. The jury is still out on whether this has actually improved my painting or not. . .
I'm not sold on GW's new dry brush paint. It seems to dry up and clump on the brush very quickly. I've actually been dipping my brush into water as I go to prevent this. . . how's that for counter intuitive? The white is pretty much the only one I've used. . . perhaps the other colors are a little better? I've been using GW's new paints for most of the Grey knights project and so far have been very pleased with them. Just about killed half a dozen pots so far. . . they must be doing alright!
Ok, breaks over. . . back to painting. I have a 1500 point army to finish for Saturday. Pics to come!