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  1. My resolution is to paint again.
  2. I am Jester. Jester I am. Did I say something funny?
  3. Jester

    Of COURSE you can be my friend :D

  4. E: You never fail to impress me. The pigments really seem to be the source of such coloring. Your explanation made 100% sense to me.
  5. Yah, I'm going to experiment with this free blog and go from there. It's "free" and not too hard. This way I can keep track of what I've done. Maybe I'll figure out how to add pages, and put up galleries of my old stuff...
  6. One, I really tried out a new method. I was for the longest time sold on my past method of painting, the total leveling up of the paint, etc. However when deciding to get back into painting, I looked at some other's painting methods and studied them. I've already got a solid foundation, but now I wanted to expand my knowledge and potential as a miniature painter. Pretty much it boiled down to the quality of paint and in what form of suspension, and PATIENCE. Anyone who knows me, and how fast I used to paint, knows I have little patience. However, now adding in the ability to shade with glazes/washes in a controlled manner will actually INCREASE my painting time, and on some minis will make it turn out better looking. I'm not completely sold on my new method as it doesn't work with all colors/paint types, but I'm getting there. As with anything you do: with understand comes acceptance, and with acceptance, comes action. I just had to want to understand it and apply it until I figured it out myself.
  7. Thanks, I wasn't sure at all how it would turn out. I added the purple trim on the scale-mail to try and balance the colors out overall. The orc was an attempt at Con painting, and it's not quite up to that level for me yet.
  8. I still hate my frakkin goram camera! Anyway, it's all eye candy. Getting my paints on something at times. Doesn't feel too bad to be painting again. The Orc Butcher is an old Rackham piece, the paladin is for eBay this week, the High-Elf hero is a conversion for my D&D gaming group character, and the Rogue is for another player in my group. I really like painting up minis for the people in my group. Of course, the DM is no dummy, he keeps them... I've started "blogging" occasionally over here, so you can follow stuff if you wish at http://jestersminiaturestudios.blogspot.com/ Thanks! See y'all soon!
  9. Actually, I just tried swapping the light bulb that I was using, and it made all the difference in the world. I did try a couple of different backgrounds, but who knew it was the damn bulb? Granted my camera was ok bacy in 2004, but it suxxors these days.
  10. I'll be there, but not involved in any miniature-related activities this year.
  11. Damn my frakkin' camera, I still can't get it to take shots of blues correctly. This really has more cool tones than is coming across. Oh well, enjoy the latest mini.
  12. I'm not happy with the ivory cloth... and in retrospect I wish I had gone with grey instead.
  13. I use hand rail that I cut up into 3" segments. I use sticky-tack to keep the minis on the wood pieces. Once a mini is ready for priming, it sits on that base until I'm done with it... from priming to painting to finish basing to dull coat application. :D
  14. Well, while so many were at RCon, I did manage to get SOMETHING done... Just a simple piece that is going into my growing eBay stock. I have three down, want to get a few more completed before throwing my hat into the waters... Still working on it... especially my photo set up, which isn't what it used to be. Just one light on a swing arm and holding the camera by hand. Anway... here's what is on the workbench now: Talk to you all later! @RobertCruse
  15. I have the urge from time to time to nibble pretty women on the neck, but that's more mid-life crisis stuff than being actually "undead".
  16. Thanks everyone. I've got four minis on the desk now: Lord Jester, the two Project Jester minis for Vince,and a Friar Stone figure. THEN I have to complete a long overdue piece of work called Viszeralyn... yah, THAT Viszeralyn!
  17. Yes, Derek. I'll post more figures. No guarantee on the numbers, but I have four on my work table now that are primed. Rob
  18. It's been way too long, and there's so many things wrong, but you have to start somewhere to move on. So I did. And then there's the whole camera thing, yadda yadda yadda... Anyway, I'll miss you all since I won't be at ReaperCon, but I will be at GenCon. Hopefully I'll run into some of you there. As I get new work done, I'll post it up. Gonna take some time to rebuild my painting skills/eye/palette. Take care all, Jester
  19. is so frakkin' old...

  20. Sorry, but my emails were not working right... try contacting me via [email protected]
  21. I haven't painted seriously in three years, and I thought since I wasn't able to go to GenCon, I would break out my old brushes and actually paint something... So there it is... And hopefully it will be three years before I paint again. I forgot how to do a lot in that time. Wow... it is like starting all over again.
  22. Jester

    2010 Sophie

    Well, since this is the first ReaperCon I'm going to miss, I'll have to order my few (3) online on Saturday.
  23. Ssshhh... *crawls back under rock*
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