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Everything posted by CashWiley

  1. So I've been slacking on both updating here and on my blog. Here it feels odd because I don't really paint minis these days (though I want to!) and the blog kinda died when I switched hosting away from wordpress.com, my views basically dried up. I'm active on FB but I keep my friends list very tight (no offense to anyone intended), I should open up my image folders to the public, but I hesitate to do that on FB. Here's a link to my thread from last year: Anyway, I'll try to catch up a bit for year 3 (what!?!). Here's the YTD WIPs from oil portraiture class. Same model, same painting. Getting into some more advanced stuff with glazes, trying to add physical depth to the painting. At this point it's starting to get pretty luminous in some areas. The physical light on the painting can pass through some of the oil-heavy layers and pick up color from pigments along the way, hit the underlayers and shine or dull for the return journey. Cool stuff, I begin to understand the reason people say you can't appreciate an old master oil painting in a photo, you miss all the complex stuff the physical light does interacting with the layers. Each of these represents a 3 hour session, or about 2 hours of painting time. I've also narrowed my focus in drawing to portraiture, so I can bring up my skills for heads. Since I want to pursue figurative works, having solid portrait skills is going to be crucial, and it helps me stay focused in my studies and hopefully avoid lulls between studies. I'm taking Stan Prokopenko's portrait lessons as a premium member, but he makes most of these lessons free on his Proko youtube channel. I like to make study sheets while I watch the videos, and draw as many examples as I can. I picked up this amazing habit from Patrick Jones, it's really helpful for learning and later reference. Each sheet is 18x24 charcoal on newsprint. The final two lessons are charcoal portrait copies, where the reference photo is on one side of the screen and Stan draws on the other side, explaining his process as he draws. Here I've just about wrapped up the lay-in step. Charcoal on newsprint approx 11x14.
  2. Check here for my first year of drawing and painting, 2016: http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/66657-cashs-2016-art/ Onward with year two! First up is a sketchbook piece, 5.5x8.5 graphite. I'll probably keep posting stuff as digest, I dunno. Just winging it! And a study from the studio today, 18x24 charcoal on newsprint (my usual):
  3. Cash's 2018 Art

    I took a few step-by-steps for a couple of the features studies:
  4. Thanks! I kinda left off updating the thread and my blog, since it mostly seemed like I was talking to myself :D
  5. Zombicide: Invader - A Scifi game by CMoN

    They look much better in the concept art.
  6. I wish you had posted this a couple years ago before I had to learn it the long way :D Good stuff, though! I'm still using store-bought acrylic gesso on cheap canvas, but I will probably start using better surfaces and prep now that I've got a few paintings under my belt (more or less). I will probably avoid lead white for the ground, because I do portraits I like a glass smooth surface to work on and yeah, I'm not going to be sanding lead, either. I have a few decent brushes but finally ordered a few nice brushes from Rosemary.
  7. Zombicide: Invader - A Scifi game by CMoN

    Hokey pokey for sure. And I don't see soft edges as a good thing!
  8. Zombicide: Invader - A Scifi game by CMoN

    So they are making a new version of Sedition Wars with crappier sculpts.
  9. Kickstarter alert from LifeLock

    They also support Google Authenticator, which is nice. As far as card info, it's just an inevitability your card info is going to get lifted at some point. Being vigilant with your statements (I check mine weekly) and accounts is key, most major cards have great fraud protections. Only downside is having to memorize a new card number :D
  10. Kickstarter alert from LifeLock

    I suggest you also enable two-factor authentication and keep an eye on your activity log to verify it's just your devices accessing the service.
  11. Zombicide: Invader - A Scifi game by CMoN

    Buncha derned racists in here!
  12. Zombicide: Invader - A Scifi game by CMoN

    Agreed. I don't like .that sculpt at any level. Clearly a cash grab for the 40k crowd, without any of the style and character that usually makes their stuff good. I'm actually good with that, I could use the money to buy a painting or something :D
  13. Low Life Miniatures

    I'm pretty happy with this development. As I said on KS, not only do I want my stuff, I'm hopeful this line of minis will be available to the public at some point, completely unconnected to Mick.
  14. Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    Finally got my shipping despatch! Usually about ten days out from the UK, so hopefully I'll have some goodies for next weekend...
  15. Zombicide: Invader - A Scifi game by CMoN

    I mean, I really don't want to get any more Zombicide, as the closet is filling up and Green Horde went directly to the shelf...but I have a feeling we'll be looking at some amazing heroes in this one. I was just thinking when GH arrived "I hope they don't go scifi next time, so I can walk away happy" Dernit. Now I need to have a think on it.
  16. Kingdom Death: Monster 2

    It's a long wait for those of us who went nuts on the original KS :) I should really build some of those kits. I did build the Flower Knight because I love that sculpt so much. And as a reference for a piece of art I'm working on.
  17. Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    Just got my email, I had most, if not all, the stuff that was last in production so no surprise there. Also decided to catch up on some newer releases and added Bjornolf, Sigrid, and Halvan. Going to have to make time to paint a mini or two when they come in!
  18. Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    People have offered you alternatives (using facebook). Dameon wrote a KS update to address your question (because he couldn't log in here at the time and it spreads info better), and specifically mentions your concerns in it. He has been very open and honest at every step of the way and will do everything in his power to make things right, because that's how HF does business and always has. Just be patient and everything will be fine.
  19. Zombicide: Green Horde

    Maybe it got flipped, turned upside down.
  20. Hasslefree Miniatures kickstarter

    Dameon forgot his password to this forum lol: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hfminis/kev-white-does-matt-dixon-female-fantasy-miniature/posts/2121269 This should address questions raised here.
  21. Zombicide: Green Horde

    Yep, mine did weird things and I got the backerkit or whatever shipping notice a couple days after I got the box (which was itself delayed a few days). Logistics, man.
  22. Darkswords Masterworks G.R.R.Martin

    I'd love to see some more Tom Meier females from DSM!
  23. Zombicide: Green Horde

    Welp, I got in the wave 1 box today. Luckily it was delivered an hour before lunch and the rain mostly let up, since they left it sitting in front of the door without a bag. I was able to get it inside with just a slightly soggy box. I'm a bit more excited for the wave 2 stuff, especially the MD x-over pack :)
  24. Zombicide: Green Horde

    I've had to pay $5 to Fedex to get it delivered after 5pm so I can sign for it...and then the driver will call me and try to talk me out of it because it's inconvenient for him.