Hello painting people! I'm one of the 17,000 Reaper Bones backers and like many others, I signed up without ever having painted a mini before. (Honestly, I hadn't picked up a paintbrush for any reason since elementary school art class.)
In preparation for the oncoming storm of Bones, I picked up L2PK1 and the Bones unicorn about 3 weeks ago to get some practice. They turned out better than expected:
Yesterday, 2 more Bones arrived to hold me over until my package arrives. (Vampire+9!) That didn't quite go according to plan because one of them is already done. :P
I'm happy with how Lindir here turned out, but I'm looking to push a little farther. Any suggestions on how I could improve him? In trying to keep the details clean, I think he may be looking a little flat. I attempted to do some highlighting on his green tunic. I think his back ended up better than his front in that regard.
My next project is the little Bones dragon (I hear he's called Flit?) but as you can see, his left wing is malformed. I'm hoping to paint it to look like the scarred-over evidence of a past battle.
I'm excited to improve my skills and the forums look to be the place for the kind of guidance I need. Thanks for taking a look! (And my apologies for the photo quality, the minis are fairly washed out.)