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He looks great as your first step back into the hobby!  Not as much rust in your paint machinery as you think!

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25 minutes ago, Citrine said:

He looks great as your first step back into the hobby!  Not as much rust in your paint machinery as you think!

You're very kind, thank you. Need to brush up with some more monsters before I even try painting characters. Might need new glasses, too. 

 

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No, no rust at all. The ice effect is spot on and I love the snow base (I am a sucker for Snow related everything these days..damn you Frostgrave!!) 

 

Keep painting and you'll put grease on them cogs and gears in no time.

 

PS: I am no photo guru but please please do not use your phone's flash when taking pictures. If possible under non-direct daylight and a steady place to fix it would work wonders, believe me.

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2 minutes ago, VolksFest said:

No, no rust at all. The ice effect is spot on and I love the snow base (I am a sucker for Snow related everything these days..damn you Frostgrave!!) 

 

Keep painting and you'll put grease on them cogs and gears in no time.

 

Thanks so much for the encouragement. Every time I look at it and compare it to some of the really fine work on these forums I still grumble at myself.  

 

But like they say, practice makes perfect (or at least better) so I continue to plug along.

 

 

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If every sculpting student compared himself/herself to Michelangelo's David, we wouldn't have sculpters today ^_^ 

 

I get that feeling of feeling very small and untalented very frequently but I have conditioned myself not to be discouraged but on the contrary, motivated to be "that better one day". I may not be as talented but I know I have improved vastly since I have started and more I paint, more I shall keep improving.. So, sky is the limit , eh :lol:

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We are our own worst critics!

 

This is a solid paintjob, well done!

 

 

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And I quote from the Maestro himself:

 

"The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark." 

Michelangelo
 

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2 hours ago, Paint Monk said:

You're very kind, thank you. Need to brush up with some more monsters before I even try painting characters. Might need new glasses, too.

 

::D:

 

No joke, I procrastinated forever getting my prescrip updated and when I finally did both my painting and speed improved drastically.  Turns out it really is easier when you can see what you're doing!

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On 11/8/2017 at 1:45 AM, NecroMancer said:

I think he looks great!  Welcome back to the hobby!

Thank you.  ::D:

 

As always, I am - Wally (AKA Paint Monk

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Welcome back! He looks good! I recommend marking a date on the bottom of his base so that you can keep track of your progress. ::D:

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3 hours ago, Cyradis said:

Welcome back! He looks good! I recommend marking a date on the bottom of his base so that you can keep track of your progress. ::D:

And a tip, use paint and a brush to write the date, its great freehand practice.  :B):

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On 11/8/2017 at 12:24 AM, VolksFest said:

No, no rust at all. The ice effect is spot on and I love the snow base (I am a sucker for Snow related everything these days..damn you Frostgrave!!) 

 

Keep painting and you'll put grease on them cogs and gears in no time.

 

PS: I am no photo guru but please please do not use your phone's flash when taking pictures. If possible under non-direct daylight and a steady place to fix it would work wonders, believe me.

 

Very much this. You did a lot of work creating a convincing ice/snow effect. We want to see it as faithfully as we can!

 

Even if you can't conveniently get natural sunlight for your photography, I would suggest getting a "daylight" bulb (or, better yet, two), and using them to illuminate the figure when you take the picture, instead of a camera flash. The we can all enjoy your work that much better!

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10 hours ago, klarg1 said:

Even if you can't conveniently get natural sunlight for your photography, I would suggest getting a "daylight" bulb (or, better yet, two), and using them to illuminate the figure when you take the picture, instead of a camera flash. The we can all enjoy your work that much better!

Years ago, I had a nice camera box setup for miniature picture taking. Alas, the box is long gone and my good digital camera is in storage at a different location currently. If anyone has suggestions on a cheap setup that would work better, I would be grateful

 

Thank you for your suggestion!

 

As always, I am - Wally (AKA Paint Monk

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