For better or worse, I proudly present what you all have been (not) waiting for!!!! The start of my mini painting adventure!!! Not exactly a start, but it's been so long since I've painted one, we're gonna call it a start.
So, as you see I didn't name put anything in the title about the Demons comp. The reason being that I am still very undecided as to whether I will enter anything. It is possible that I will go to look and spend lots o money, but entering the comp depends on how much of an improvement I can make between now and then. From what I see so far?....... lol
Okay, a little info about what I have planned and such before I put you all to sleep. I am mainly doing this for 2 reasons:
1) To get feedback in the hopes of improving. Even just a little bit of improvement will be worth i think.
2) To (hopefully) keep myself motivated enough to start AND finish some minis.
My plan was to get around 10 or so Empire Halberdiers and paint them one at a time to sort of "track" my progress. That is still very much the plan(unless people see them and tell me not to bother with painting anymore lol!)
Then I thought, "Hey, maybe I could put some real effort into a mini and post it up as sort of a "starting point" type of thing" So I did. This thread may not be filled with pics of corrections and redo's and such at first. I will absolutely take any and all advice that I'm given, but the first lot of figs I will probably just apply what I've learned on the next mini. I will (try to) show progress of what and where I'm at though.
Darksword Miniatures Dark Elf Warrior. Worked on him from Thursday night up until now. I have to say, and I may not really have anything to compare it to, but he is really tiny to me and some of the folds in the cloth are next to impossible for me to pick out at my current skill level. I did however pick up some "real" brushes(the exact ones Crookedeye did a review on, so thanks for that!) and think they made a pretty big difference. So plus 1 vote of confidence!
Ok, well here he is. And yes, I was going for a somewhat Drizzt look That's that singular reason I bought this mini....... just don't expect too much. It's pretty rough overall. Some touch ups possibly needed. Base needs to be done. Boots look awful(as does most of it lol). They one area I am pretty happy with is the face. The eyes I did that way cuz all the Drow in D and D from what I remember, had solid black glassy type eyes so that's what I was going for. The highlight on his nose isn't the best but I think it looks ok. Probably should have picked a different color for the gem in he belt but oh well. I also gave NMM a shot, though I'm not sure about how it looks other than not good lol. I didn't worry too much about color choice overall. I figure I need to work on the technique of putting the paint on the mini before I worry about what color it is Just my thoughts anyways.
There was probably a lot more that I wanted to say before I started, but it's 1 in the morning, I'm tired, and can't think of anything else. Lucky for you
And another thing that I need to work on is the pics I'm used to photographing 1/35 scale tanks which is a cakewalk to these tiny things!
That's for now. My fingers hurt.
Here's a few (very crappy) pics of him:
Thanks for looking in on me gang!
As always, comments and crits are very welcome! (just try not to be too harsh )