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  1. CMON Rising Sun

    New Mexico. Two days ago. If I got it here, then it should have been faster to anywhere else.
  2. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    I appreciate the advice. My problem is that I can find a reference to the anatomy, but changing the scale to mini size and painting the shadow/highlight where it does not exist on the sculpt of the mini is beyond me. I may actually have that book. I'll look.
  3. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    I certainly hope not.
  4. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    I was thinking about knees. There is some interesting anatomy around the knee. If represented well at mini scale, it really adds to the result. Even if the sculpture does not provide the contours of the anatomy, it can be represented in paint. The same goes for calves, thighs, forearms, wrists, upper arms, shoulders, backs, butts, necks ... well you get the idea. I just don't know how to do it. Maybe a basic anatomy for minis class. Hands-on. I can get endless anatomy information from books and the internet; I just haven't been able to transfer it to a mini.
  5. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    It just occurred to me that we probably will have classes in actual rooms and won't have the extraneous noise that plagued the last couple of ReaperCons. OTOH, I will miss the Mariscos 2000 restaurant. The best Mexican seafood ever. As much as I hate driving in Dallas, and I really, really hate driving in Dallas, I may have to go in to Mariscos.
  6. Space marine project

    This is spectacular. Keep us posted.
  7. Mother Nature Bust

    This is a great tutorial. Maybe the best ever.
  8. Cragheart

    I'd personally do more contrast on the skin, but I like it.
  9. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    To the OP. Hands. Feet. Arms. Legs. Butts. And such. There are always face and eyes and skin classes. I have taken and will continue to take them. But, thanks to a particularly good class last year, we were encouraged to put down the brush and mini and look at art. Lots of art. Intently. I noticed that a hand can become a whole complex project in itself. And that a really well done hand ups the level of the entire mini. Then I noted that feet can do the same. It seems to me that improvement in skin covered areas -- other than the face -- would help me quite a lot. It is more than just highlights and shadows; it is how you look at different parts of the body and how you can represent them in mini scale. I'd take those classes.
  10. What would YOU like to see taught next year

    Amen. Sold out in 20 minutes? How about less than 10 seconds. At the risk of stepping on virtual toes, I detect a note of classupsmanship. I have heard, to paraphrase, "I got so and so's class, and they are so great, and we are personal friends, and it is so hard to get, and it is the bestest ever there was, and people have told me how they envy me, and I took it last year, too." Have the same class offered twice or thrice would go a long way to addressing that phenomenon. Especially for folks who would really like to learn the technique from a respected artist. The issue, I think, is whether an instructor is going to sign up for teaching some of these incredibly popular classes. Some will and, I venture, some won't.
  11. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    No, thank you. Personal experience can be extremely painful. I'd rather learn from others'.
  12. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    That was a useful post, indeed.
  13. Reapercon 2018 Enthusiasm and Chatter

    In-n-Out satisfies the soul as well as the body.