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    Science fiction, Doctor Who, Jim Henson, history, roleplaying games, fine art and art history, architecture, geology, paleontology, clothing and costume, random bits of whatever catches my fancy.

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  1. Pingo

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    For a moment I thought you meant my firstborn.
  2. Woohoo! I see a bunch of my donations in there. The "Barbary Pirate" is from Pontoonier Miniatures. They had a booth at Adepticon last year and I picked up a bunch of dwarf pirates (because dwarf pirates!!) but they did not have their company name on their handwritten receipt and I could not remember who they were. This year I made sure to note it down and picked up some male Middle Eastern characters, except it turned out I had a few duplicates. The Sabertooth Cerebus came like that. I was kind of disappointed to only have 33% of the heads, but I did get it on sale. I hope you can do something dire with it. I found the Games Workshop griffin head in a bin of bitz at a store and thought someone might have a use for it. The Steampunk Princess Bust ... I got it from the ill-fated Cool Mini Or Not sale last year. I didn't have the heart to paint it after so many people didn't get one, so I figured I'd send it along to someone who can give it the love it deserves. So yay! Enjoy!
  3. Pingo

    Happy Birthday Maredudd !

    A happy birthday to you!
  4. Pingo

    Happy Birthday Heisler!

    Happy birthday to you!
  5. Pingo

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Nah, that’s a root beer egg cream*, a lovely refreshing drink not to be confused with a root beer float. *contains neither egg nor cream, go figure
  6. Pingo

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Carbonation makes my tongue burn. I can’t recall the last time I drank soda. It may have been half root beer, half milk.
  7. Pingo

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    The Carthaginians made a highly regarded wine from raisins called “passum”. (Thanks to “Vampire: The Masquerade” — Well, no thanks to “Vampire: The Masquerade,” actually — I have learned an awful lot about ancient Carthage.)
  8. I worked up her skin tones, again using simple mixes of Titanium White with Burnt Sienna and Red Oxide, brightened up with a small amount of Quinacridone Magenta. She looks a little bit like she got into her mom's makeup. I figure I will tone down the pinkness as I go. Her eye was a series of accidents. I jammed a skin tone at it for the eyelid and the brow happened and I thought, "Huh" and left it. Then I just started to dab in the white (really a pearly grey mixed from Titanium White and Carbon Black) and it looked good as it was so I decided not to push my luck and left it. I've seen nice blonde versions of this figure. But since literally every other figure I was painting that day had black hair and I haven't yet seen a brunette version, I decided to go with that. This is the earliest layers. I've glazed the hair with a dark mix of Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue and laid in some preliminary highlights in the same mixed with a little Titanium White. And since I haven't shown a back view yet, here's her easing a pistol out of her purse. To build up highlights in hair, I lay in thin lights in a medium to light tone, then glaze over them with a mix of the hair color, then repeat, making the tones lighter and lighter. The hair color glazes were various mixes of Burnt Sienna and Ultramarine Blue, shading to this side or that of grey, brown or blue, and a bit also of Burnt Umber and Ultramarine Blue for extra depth.
  9. I'm working up some modern adventurers. I've always rather liked the sort of British modness of this figure. For Bones, I prime with some thinned-down Reaper Brown Liner, which both shows details and gives a paint-friendly surface for later layers to grip. All paints used (after the primer) are Golden Matte Fluid Acrylics. Color mixes are (usually) noted, but not exact ratios. Questions are welcomed and I will try to answer them. Critiques are appreciated. Usually I rough in the skin first. This is pretty rough. It's a simple mix of Titanium White and Burnt Sienna, with a bit of pink mixed from Titanium White and Red Oxide. I left the eye socket with the primer showing. This figure kind of wants to be colored 1960's-style, with very dramatic eye makeup and almost invisible lips, but I think I will try something different.
  10. Pingo

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I'm so sorry.
  11. Pingo

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I don’t care. They blew it. They blew it so bad they broke the internet. Photobucket scolded me for hotlinking (as if that were not what their site was for) and apparently sent me the same boilerplate attack they sent everyone, claiming my massive data usage was impairing them (I never got even close to a significant fraction of 1% of the storage space they kept telling me was mine, and almost none of my photos were hotlinked - most of the time, as on these forums, I linked people directly to Photobucket to see my nsfw minis). They then replaced my images with big nasty demands for money which they left up for most of a year, making them bigger and bigger. Last month I replaced their now-gargantuan link in my sig line (on another forum) with an explanation that Photobucket had destroyed all my images, but here was a link to my site if people would like to see my art. I’m keeping the anti-Photobucket sig line. They were just awful.
  12. Pingo

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Woo! A friend of mine just won the Asimov’s Science Fiction Readers’ Award for best novelette of 2017! Link to her story: http://www.asimovs.com/assets/1/6/BooksOfTheRisen_Sea_Palmer.pdf
  13. Pingo

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    I am caught up on Steven Universe. ... Is anyone else having trouble with forum pages loading? My browser seems a little slow and the “All Activity” page seems to take about 40 seconds to load ... possibly because it seems set to a full 24 hours, but I’m not sure.
  14. Pingo

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    There is a brief but memorable mention of Saskatchewan in the song “Movin’ Right Along” in the Muppet Movie.
  15. Pingo

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    This one is a detective story where the MC in trying to suss out a minor family mystery stumbles onto a major one and goes through an assortment of characters and witnesses to try to understand what happened. The actual PC is one of a small group of individuals behind the mystery and only shows up towards the end. I wrote some more standard character background that wound up being alluded to obliquely in this story.