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I've only been at this a little over a month and am totally addicted! Went for the glowing eyes here and botched it -- Don't know how you expert painters paint son damn small!
Hey all, Taylor is the name, minis are the game. Well, they're FOR the games. Um. I mean. Uh.
I learned to paint minis when I was about 15-16 (I'm 27 now) and while I didn't paint for ALL of those years, I do have some that I'm proud of. *insert gratuitous spam of bragging*
I guess this is me introducing myself. Yo, I'm Taylor, I'm 27, and I don't believe there is such a thing as too many minis, too small a brush, or too much time spent painting!
Tossing this out there, unsure of the appropriate forum board to use. It's probably unimportant, but I'm wondering how to describe myself as a miniature painter. I started this hobby one year ago and since then my profile has described me as a painting newbie. I no longer think of myself as such having painted probably 25-30 figures since then, watched hours of YouTube tutorials, purchased and watched Jen Haley's DVD, posed questions on the forums and had them answered, learned how to prep, prime, base, drybrush, wash, and highlight. So, what level painter am I?
I thought about graduating to myself from newbie to novice based upon the one year, but rate of painting applies. The first six months I didn't paint at all, being petrified of making mistakes. It took me that long to make a few attempts and gradually I got more and more confident.
Should painting level be based on:
Number of years as a miniature painter.
Number of actual miniatures painted.
Mastery of certain painting skills (drybrushing, highlighting, etc).
Sheer awesomeness of finished results
In AD&D, 1E that I grew up playing, every level had a title. You graduated from title to title. Take the thief for example:
Level 1: Rogue
8: Magsman? WTH?
10: Master Thief
I wondered if it would be productive to create a universal system here for newcomers to use to describe themselves.
Level 1: Newbie
8: Work for commission
10: Bob Ross
Maybe that's too complex and there should only be five levels rather than ten. Anyway, I'm graduating myself from newbie to novice, but I no longer feel like a novice. I'm not sure I've earned the title of veteran, either, so I'm somewhere in between whatever that is. Thoughts?
Hi there everyone! Oakydeer here, and I'm a very very new to the world of tabletop RPGS. I'd always heard of the magical game dungeons and dragons but was always intimidated by it and didn't know when or how to start.
But a month ago, I decided to take the plunge and gather my friends for our first DnD session, with me as the DM. And... we all became obsessed. So now, here I am, completelly engrossed in the world of tabletop RPGs and eager to start sculpting and painting my own figures!
I'm open to any advice from any of you wonderful veterans regarding anything, be it painting and sculpting, to game tips, to a simple friendly hello. Let's be friends! :>
Today I will be beginning Golan. I'm picking him up sooner than I had intended in order to work on my lighting and shading, as I assume his larger features will better help me pick out what should be brighter. I'll also be working on my blending and glazing again, as the previous dwarf had some blending issues as well.
I've primed him with a grey primer, and now I'll begin the task of picking a color scheme. :) Any quick suggestions?
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