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  1. CashWiley

    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    A world where TGP doesn't put big, bossy restrictions on stuff like that! :D
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Don't dwell on the negative stuff. It's always there to one degree or another. Don't listen to biased news sources and get off facebook. There is as much wonder and beauty in the world as there ever has been, and there is a great deal of interest in convincing you there isn't. I don't have to post something to make you smile, your life is full to bursting with it. If you look.
  3. Holy carp that's great stuff, Pingo! Good timing, as I just started my underpainting in burnt umber and titanium white this evening. At the risk of being cliche, I think the 1st painting could be framed as-is.
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    Cash's 2018 Art

    Sorry for lack of updates. Three classes into this semester (model was out the past two weeks). Oil on canvas, 16x20.
  5. 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.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Thanks, Mori! Your art is off to the left of the hobby desk, out of frame (along with one of Jess's prints). I've got to frame them soon and get them up on the wall, proper! Go get out those lights and be awesome! BASK IN IT! :D Anyway, the Internet is deceiving, as you know. I'd a really terrible room, gross carpet (I use throw rugs so my feet don't get mildewy) and an acoustic tile drop ceiling that's caving in from lack of support. That's why I was going to remodel it over the summer before I spent that money going to the ARA (worth it, heh). I'm trying to make it a more creative space but the floor and ceiling, plus the tight space, makes it tough. And if I want to work on different stuff, I need to move everything around first. Just for my graphite, charcoal and oils I have around five or six configurations depending on reference/subject (still life, video, books, flats, etc). Sucks some motivation out when I have to spend time rearranging everything, putting away the previous stuff and getting out the relevant stuff, just to switch to a different project. It does tend to keep me focused on one project, I guess. Until I stall like I have with my charcoal selfie.... But I love it in spite of all that. Nothing in the world is perfect, and the ability to have the space and time to create is a massive blessing in our lives.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    My current workspace usually centers on my drafting desk or easel. My hobby desk is out of frame to the left in the first pic. Not by much, it's a tiny space!
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    Algebra, sure. The way they taught math when I was a kid, I never really learned trig or calc. Stunted my science classes like crazy, so I dropped out of biochemistry when I got to college.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    When you finally make it to the detail phase of painting, to be specific. In general, I like painting minis but dislike every other part of the hobby (prep/prime/basing/painting bases...even base-coating is suspect imo). I've mentioned before, basing is why I ended up trying to learn to paint in 2d :D
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    Assassin's Creed Odyssey

    I've tried twice to get into the series and it just doesn't grab me. And I generally love open world games. Not sure why, things just never gel for me while playing and I immediately jump to something else. This made me risk averse to the series, which means I don't buy them on release and then forget about them by the time they're at a reasonable price.
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    I still own the first miniature I bought, my best guess is 1979ish (probably 4th or 5th grade). It was a Tom Meier elf for Partha. It's...see better days. At some point I want to paint the new cast from the KS... As far as rare minis, I have a few artist-cast or small run minis from a few people. My KD metal white speaker is fairly rare. I have some cool McVey minis from their unfortunately short run, some that never made it into production that I got as a prize for their only painting contest. Also I have a few non-commercial minis from KD:M in resin. Most valuable, not sure. Probably an older KD mini, the Scribe or something.
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    The 5 Word Story

    a rutabaga rumble of epic
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    The 5 Word Story

    club owner jumped to his feet
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    Getting to Know Each Other, October 2018

    I made a half-hearted effort at art when I was a kid, it fizzled out in high school. In January 2016 (a few months before I turned 46), I decided to give it another shot. It's...difficult. Also, it's why I haven't been painting minis in the last couple years. Here's my current work-in-progress on the easel, self-portrait in charcoal 18x24:
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    The 5 Word Story

    realized he's actually a warlock.
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    The 5 Word Story

    "Who, who, who, who?" Dogs
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    I mean, it was so difficult to portray in miniature (mostly due to my lack of basing skill) that I decided to learn how to paint classically in oils :D
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    The 5 Word Story

    get some ice cream. Oddly,
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    The 5 Word Story

    some fools who were thinking
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    I don't really decorate my home, didn't get that skill from my mom (who people beg to be an interior decorator). So most of what passes for decoration is stuff I've drawn or painted, hanging on the walls.
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    Trends with Kickstarter Exclusives

    I look at it from a bias of not having an LGS, though one did open recently in the next city over, though it's mostly MtGetc as usual. I enjoy Massive Darkness a lot, but if I had bought it at retail, I wouldn't have liked it much. Way too limited in content without the KS exclusives/bonus content. And I got burned by thinking I could wait until retail to get the add-ons, since at least one didn't make it to retail. I don't buy many games, but if I do, it's either on KS (for the exclusives, though I don't buy many because it's too much of a crapshoot to find the fun) or Amazon (playing the 'wait for a sane price before it goes out of print') or direct (Cave Evil is great!).
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    In Soviet Russia, a man named Rudolph and his wife Katarina were eating dinner. Katarina looked out the window and said, "Looks like it's beginning to snow, dear." Rudolph replied, "No, it looks like rain to me." Katarina sighed and told him, "Dear, it's clearly snow!" Rudolph stood up and said, "Rudolph the Red knows rain, dear!" From a 'big book of jokes' I had as a kid in the 70s. Don't know why that one particular joke always stuck with me.
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    Getting to Know You: Sept 2018

    There was a girl back in the band days, her name was Anita Little. I am not kidding.
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