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  1. Morihalda

    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Oh man, I didn't say anything yesterday because I didn't know if I would happen for sure or not. But I got to see George Strait in concert last night! I haven't liked the last 10 years of country music, and with him retiring several years ago, I just figured I'd never be at a country concert. So that was a good surprise haha!
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Just out of curiosity, what foam do you use, and what do you use to seal it for painting (if you're painting)? I haven't done any cosplay in a couple years, so I've fallen out of the loop. Folks typically used wood glue, mod podge, gesso, or plastidip to seal. I don't want to use sticky stuff. It's humid here, so could potentially get resticky again, so I'll probably use plastidip.
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    Tom Clancy's The Division 2

    Hiya! My husband and I both play. We were mixed on Destiny 2, I'm not even going to talk about Anthem, but we're excited for TD2! Ubisoft - Morihalda Discord - Morihalda#8050 I.... don't know my husband's info. But you'll be able to add him when we're in a group.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Now I have One Jump Ahead from Aladdin stuck in my head!
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Thank you for that, @TheAuldGrump. I love animal stories, especially about the intelligent ones. Goodness, that's a huge storm system in North America. Stay safe!
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    77392 peryton -- a WIP by DKS

    Hmm. I never thought about a different way to pronounce peryton. How presumptuous of me! ;) A couple years ago, I made a list of birds with amazing plumage (with cats to match!) for my peryton parade. Yet another project I never got around to or forgot until my memory was jogged! I'm excited to see this one painted!
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    This pleases me so much.
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    Happy Birthday LordDave

    Happy birthday!!!
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    And I did exactly that again. But I learned a new thing! I first drew Kiara last year as having Portuguese descent (I love those wide cheek and jaw lines). I just learned that fighters from the Iberian peninsula had their own version of a giant sword - montante! Finally having a specific word to search brought up lots of results, down to proper montante specifications.
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    Man! I was all fired up to finally sit down and practice my sculpting with plain, normal people minis, and instead my brain was like, "you know what would be great? If we did this other, way more fun mini! Also by the way your husband needs a treasure chest for his pirate gold." Oh. I'm super glad my high energy side is back, even if just for a bit. I've missed it! It's just so hard to sit in the chair and practice unfun things!! I keep avoiding it! So I'm gonna go sculpt a cute girl with her greatsword and her tiny raven/panther gryphon. Just gotta figure out a pose. Greatswords are hard. The last time I tried to research proper greatsword techniques, I fell very fast down into YouTube watching longwsord sparring and reading up on renaissance fighting associations. Also now I want to stop by Joann this week and grab a tiny treasure chest to use as a base....
  11. I always get so happy when I see @Doug Sundseth share his amazing photos. Everyone's right - there are SO many good ones!!! It would be very hard to choose just a few favorites. I will say that the first one that sprang to mind was from a Valentine's Day event a few years ago. That mini has such a fearsome attitude and he completely turned it around!
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    My Journey into Lost-Wax Metal Casting

    That is much scarier than sculpting! I deeply crave an organized desk, and I put everything away when I'm done. But the next day comes, I start working, I look up from my art at one point and.... Mess?! How? I mean I know how, but.... How?! It's a losing battle, so I try for cleanliness at least once a week now.
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    Character Design Blue Caterpillar

    I love him!! I really enjoyed following this thread. I also learned a little bit - I was going to mention that the smoke coming out of his pipe felt like it was going at an odd angle but I didn't know how to fix it. Then I scrolled down and saw that you did! Learning little steps. :D
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    Randomness XV: 'tis a silly place.

    I was seriously missing my Dobies last night - it's been 10 years since I didn't get to say goodbye. So popping in here and seeing all these dog photos was comforting.
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    Character Design Blue Caterpillar

    You're a busy mom! Sounds like we need an Otterbox-styled laptop case for you haha!
  16. Several friends helpfully pointed out that before I started throwing wild ideas at Ma'al's base, I should probably practice them somewhere else first. That base is on my February list, so I gotta get practicing! Blightfang: - Completely covered giant base. - No integrated parts. I chopped 'em off. - Water with a "live" edge! - The first dragon I owned, blessed upon me by my first Box of Goodwill group, and a perfect fit for a Silversage dragon. Narthrax: - Plain, round, smaller base. - Rocks from his original base are staying. - Probably no water. - He's just plain cool. He's gonna be my Boelen's python! I used PVA glue to put the cork together, and hot glued everything to the bases. Thank you for your sacrifices, peanut butter and pickle lids! I fell in love with Paepercut's youtube channel after @Clearman mentioned it in my Ma'al thread. Y'all. That guy is SO COOL. The vast majority of the things I'll be doing here are from his videos. And if I don't think they are, they probably still are because I'm forgetful like that. Onward! Actually. Onward in a little bit. I gotta go check out the nearest store and see if they have distilled water for the next steps. Be right back!
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    Mori Tries Making Fancy Bases

    Quick update here. It's been a busy couple of weeks but I got some painting in. :) I'll put them here since I'm currently focusing on the base more. Probably as color accurate as it's going to get.
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    Happy Birthday Morihalda

  19. I bought a "Portable Photo Studio Box for Jewellery and Small Items" (Yes, "Jewellery.") that came with a few solid color backgrounds. A nice camera isn't an option right now, and I'm sure y'all have seen my complaints about my cheap phone. The lightbox is very flimsy, but it was only $10 and makes my photos at least mediocre now. I plan on making a couple backgrounds with scrap cloth from other projects or using matte scrapbook paper for fun scenes. I also need to paint a gray card to sit on the side to help with light balance. Thanks for reminding me, Cash. Doug Sundseth told me about that at ReaperCon last year and I keep forgetting to make one!
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    Happy Birthday Morihalda

    @Glitterwolf @TGP - Those are super cute!!!! Thank you, friends!! I appreciate and love you all. My love and I had pho and watched Kiki's Delivery Service last night, and today I had a "eat all the good food!" lunch date with my best friend! I'll spend some time tonight in Guild Wars 2, we have a game night planned with the guys this Friday, and I have two full days this week to make fun art things! It's looking like an excellent week.
  21. Huh. I've never painted any sci-fi stuff. I used to be big into Halo and Destiny (both are guns in space games), and I still play a ton of first person shooters. I'd be tempted to sculpt one of my Destiny 2 characters now if I didn't have other stuff to do. One had ridiculous purple hair too. :) Oooooh. Maybe just a quick bust..... I love busts. My friends can thank @CashWiley for my nonstop (and I mean that literally) complaining about lighting and face shape on humanoids. The environments are absolutely incredible. People? Nope. Except in cutscenes, many characters have a permanent duck face going on because the light hits the upper lip so weirdly. I really enjoy making bases now! I used to just leave the minis on their original bases because I was overwhelmed with all the other art stuff I wanted to do, but that needed to change with Ma'al. I recently started working on my own bases in this thread here. I'm pretty happy with how I make the actual bases and put the first couple layers on, but I need a lot more work on the vegetation. A 99% finished Narthrax base (I need to repaint the rim in black): Some water edge testing on Blightfang. Obviously the top test worked much better. :)
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    Happy Birthday Hogwing

    Happy birthday, Hogwing!!
  23. - I redid the armature twice on the minis. One of the poses is still "meh" to me, but I need to just get the putty on there. I'm on the "bulking up the minis with muscles" stage. - I made two practice bases and got quite a bit done on Ma'al's base, though there's still a long way to go! - My friend did come over and we had a paint day. He loved it and I'm super excited for him because he wants more paint days! March: - Finish sculpting February's two figures - Sculpt a mini for a friend! - Finish basing Ma'al. Art Weasel deterrents: Paint a few more Ma'al scales, do a bit more cross stitch. :)
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    Character Design Blue Caterpillar

    I'm not picky on my characters sitting/standing/running, as long as they have attributes that are similar to the race and class I want. I would still play him with the mushroom. If I were given a choice between two of the same character, the one sitting on the mushroom would feel more like a "show piece" over the one with a familiar/mount, and I'd be more likely to grab the latter as a game piece.
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    Getting to Know You, Feb 2019

    Yep. Haha. I'm a PC gamer. I'd love to find some cool mobile games, but most irritate me with their microtransactions. I also kinda forget I have a phone most days anyways. I was just fussing over not having any cool apps on my phone last night. I have Merlin, sky, and Plantnet for all my fun natural identification needs, but when I'm bored, I'd rather learn about something that's in my area without having to hunt it down first. Like a fact file. :D