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4 minutes ago, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

A place, a show, a song?

 

Very frequently from other peoples work, I'm half-ashamed to say. Once I've seen a really good rendition of a figure I find it very hard to un-see it again.

 

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1 hour ago, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

A place, a show, a song?

 

It can be many things.

The most common sources for me getting ideas and resulting in me wanting to recreate a scene/character/ army

 

  • Reading a fantasy/scifi/ war story
  • Watching a movie
  • Seeing other people's work
  • Military History / Historical figures
  • Playing a video/PC Game
  • Seeing cool fantasy artwork
  • Nature when it comes to animals both alive or extinct
  • My own twisted mind
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On 6/10/2018 at 7:48 PM, Morihalda said:

June 11: What do you consider to be hidden gems in Reaper's catalog?

 

Thanks, Xiwo Xerase!

The gor-gor.

 

https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/rhino/sku-down/02891

 

On 6/11/2018 at 10:41 PM, Morihalda said:

June 12: Do you have a spirit animal or guardian? If you made one for fun, what would it look like?

 

There are all sorts of fun stories and types from different cultures! 

According to that website my spirit animal is a bee. I don't like being busy though. I feel more like a sloth. Maybe a hibernating bear. 

 

2 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

A place, a show, a song?

Other people's art, including make up artists and cosplayers. I get a lot of ideas looking at random stuff on the interwebs.

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3 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

A place, a show, a song?

 

My chief inspiration for mini painting is wargaming. I find it very hard to get into painting something unless I have a gaming purpose in mind.

Otherwise, I'm inspired to paint certain genres by TV shows, movies, comics and video games.

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Hidden Gem: 

 

Bakarathi Hunter

https://www.reapermini.com/OnlineStore/hunter/sku-down/02965#detail/02965_G

 

Insperation:

mostly from other peoples painted minis  - golden demon, CMON,  Reapercon award galleries ....

also from nature photography.  I am forever googling lizard patterns, pictures of burning coals, or turtles 

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7 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

A place, a show, a song?

 

Mostly from the sculptor/the figure itself. An interesting figure will get me interested in painting.

 

Once I've picked a figure, then I might use photos, or other miniatures, or whatever for references, but I don't consider that to be the same thing.

 

In a related note: Life is too short to paint figures you don't love. Don't wait "Until I'm good enough to do it justice". They'll make more figures; paint the good stuff now.

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7 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

A place, a show, a song?

 

These days, I very often start off with a color or two. After that, it's an unknowable blend of the influences that brought me to this point.

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10 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

In a related note: Life is too short to paint figures you don't love. Don't wait "Until I'm good enough to do it justice". They'll make more figures; paint the good stuff now.

Definitely great advice - it's why I'm doing the jump in feet first with Wyrmgear thing...  Well, that and I liked Wyrmgear, but still.  Only reason my Minotaur Demon Lord hasn't seen paint yet is I only have so much room on the table (funny how two dragons, half a dozen gnolls, a dozen Skaven, a few kitsunes, and your paints can quickly take over a table...)

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7 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

A place, a show, a song?

Sooo, something I saw on TV; saw in a movie; read about; saw in a museum. And of course, just hanging around here is a major source of inspiration.

 

When I watch MET Opera or theater on the big screen, I often find myself saying :"Oh, nice costume, I want to paint that design." Then promptly forget about it an hour later.

 

All in all no real place, but usually ends with me finding picture references on the Internet.

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On 6/7/2018 at 2:17 AM, Morihalda said:

June 7: Will you cross anything off your bucket list this year?

 

 

I don't know that I really have a bucket list, but it has been a long goal to be under 250 lb.  I'm now down 28 lb and will likely reach this goal before ReaperCon at the current rate of loss. ::D:

 

 

On 6/7/2018 at 11:56 PM, Morihalda said:

June 8: Are you in any clubs or organizations? Have you started any?

 

CIDM (Center for Information Development Management)

Curriculum Avisory Board Member for the Technical Communication Program and MN State University, Mankato

 

Founder of the SRA

I also started a small FB group: Mini Sculptors Critique and Help Group

 

 

On 6/8/2018 at 11:31 PM, Morihalda said:

June 9 and 10: What's your favorite way to treat yourself?

Are you thinking about doing that this weekend or soon?

 

Fishing.  No. :down:

 

 

7 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

Here, DeviantArt, Arkive, Internet searches, the World

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7 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

A place, a show, a song?

 

I draw inspiration from all sorts of unlikely sources...a walk through a hardware store can be a revelation.

The songs i hear playing through my head from my hearing days fine tune ideas...sort of.

Of late, I have been haunting Pinterest. They are a wonderful source of inspiration. 

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I get a lot of my inspiration from nature. Also a lot from fantasy artwork. Books. Youse guys. 

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8 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

A place, a show, a song?

 

Many many places...

 

1) The Mind of Matt Mercer (descriptions can be everything)

2) Instagram... so many great artists sharing so many things... ENABLERS... ALL of them

3) Books.  When I find something new in a book, especially a monster, I will frequently try to find a miniature...

4) Backstory. When a PC falls and I have to create a new backstory... I often spend as much time trying to find a mini as I do trying to write and keep concise the pages of material I am going to submit to the GM.

5) Dreams.  I still remember the first miniature dream I had (I have since had several).  I sketched it out and have most of the pieces, but I am going to have to seriously commit to even starting that piece, because I know I cannot technically do all that would be required to pull it off... and I haven't been working on those skills.  But still... a powerful dream...

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8 hours ago, Morihalda said:

June 13: Where do you find mini painting or general art inspiration?

 

A place, a show, a song?

ART BOOOOOOKS

Seriously. Guys like Wayne Reynolds and Paul Bonner are pretty obvious choices for mini inspiration (since a lot of minis are based on their work!), and I've leaned on Frazetta and Vallejo a bit (that's why I like painting barbarians). But there are seemingly infinite choices for inspiration when you get to general art.

My current favorite artists are Jeremy Mann and Nadezda, and I've just come across a talented artist named Mia Bergeron who is super inspiring (google image search all of these people!). They're all great figurative artists incorporating a very impressionistic feel into their work. I hope to get there some day!

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