With my taxes filed, and a nice return coming my way, I went out and bought myself a camera, so that I could take pictures of my work.
I also read everything I could find about taking pictures, and did everything I could to make my pictures as good as possible.
I haven\'t made myself a light tent, yet, so the pictures still aren\'t \'there\', but with what I was able to get, I think I did pretty well. This picture was taken with two overhead lamps with 40 watt soft light bulbs, the room\'s ambient lighting (also 40 watt bulbs), and the camera\'s fill flash, with a paper background behind it. I\'m not sure I chose the right colour for the background. I have two shades of blue, and one yellow available. This was just my first try at it.
The miniature is a Hordes warlock, Madrak, from Privateer Press. In the fluff text, he\'s described as an albino trollkin, so I went very pale blue with his skintones, and the highlights got a lot of white. I was trying to make the highlights more abrupt on his skin, so that they would show up, even from a distance.
The tartan was very difficult to do, and I\'m probably going to paint over it to try again, because my hand shook a few times while trying to do the thinner lines, and sort of ruined the end result.
The highlights in the brown don\'t show up very well in the picture, but there isn\'t a lot of visible brown in it, so for the moment, I\'m leaving it alone.
This was my first attempt at doing highlights in metallic gold, and they seem to show up properly in the picture, and I think I got them right.
I forgot to put his head and his axe-wielding arm next to him so that they could also be seen.
I know I have a lot to learn, still, about painting, and welcome advice and constructive criticism.
Thank you in advance.