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    Reapercon 2019 Class Reviews

    First time at ReaperCon this year and I had a fantastic time. I took quite a few classes and wanted to share my opinion on some of them. Beginner Freehand (Cocanour): I loved this class. The example was challenging and required me to really push my brush control skills. The result was great and I appreciated the feedback from our instructor. My only complaint is that I wish it had been a longer session as we ran out of time on some of the examples and I felt like we were on a roll. Painting Eyes (Schultz): Successfully painting eyes to a reasonable standard was one of my main goals in coming to ReaperCon. This was the class that did it. The instructor was both motivating and critical, pushing us to get to the level of detail required on such a small figure. Hands down this was my favourite class of the con. Advanced Skintones (Beckley): Another helpful class not only in the topic at hand (skin) but also in the levels of contrast needed to really make a miniature stand out. Again, this and other other classes where the instructor took the time to critique work on an individual level was very valuable. Total Metal!!! - A Complete NMM Bootcamp (Markon): A fun and informative class that took advantage of the four hour format to work through two complete examples. Painting Fur, Feathers, and Scales (Schubert) and Painting Freehand: Patterns and Symbols (Schubert): Largely demonstrative vs hands on, I still enjoyed being able to look over Derek's shoulder and watch him apply his techniques. My only regret is that most of the students in the freehand class were complete beginners so we went over a lot of the material I had already covered in the actual beginner class I took earlier. I took a few others and generally enjoyed each one, but these are the ones I felt worth mentioning. Hoping very much to make it back next year.