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  1. I've got a unicorn here I've been planning on trying to paint roan... (We'll see how that goes.) But sadly it's going to be a long time before I can do any more mini painting. I have too many other things on my plate just now.
  2. Okay... so I was painting this thing (not a mini, I paint mostly other stuff these days,) and I was using some of the Reaper inks with Golden brand flow improver to thin them down so that I could get a nice subtle wash effect without them flooding uncontrolably all over. On most of the piece this was working brilliantly, but on one little spot the stuff has gone sticky, and refuses to dry! I think the problem was I'd washed my brush and then used it still kinda too wet, so there's water in with the flow improver and ink. I left it overnight, but it's STILL sticky now, and I'm worried that it's not going to dry at all. This thing is almost done, and I've put hours and hours and hours into it! Other than being sticky, it looks absolutely perfect. I don't want to have to strip it! Any suggestions?
  3. Might I suggest, given that you're selling hand-crafted items, that you take a look at http://www.etsy.com ? It's designed to sell that kind of thing, and a lot of crafty people I know swear by it. (I haven't got an account there myself, given that my things sell perfectly well off of my web page, but thus far I've heard nothing but good reviews on it.)
  4. "www.bartertown.org could not be found. Please check the name and try again."
  5. There are some paralells, and things you learn doing one art form you can apply to the other, but if the two skills were the same thing, if they were that closely connected, my drawings would look like my 3-D work. And they kinda don't...
  6. Well, you might consider treating the greenstuff as fabric... which is to say, make a very, very thin sheet of it cut it in a hood pattern, and drape it over more naturally. If you use a bit of googling, you can find pictures of various sewing patterns on line. Just a thought. I do a lot of sewing, so that's how I'd go about it.
  7. I love the calico! (Though am I the only one who thinks that they really ought to have tails? I guess I'm too used to furries/anime catgirls with tails.)
  8. I don't know... I really like the idea, but I have a lot on my plate these days, so I don't know if I'd be able to participate. If one is able to sign up for this a day or two before, rather than ages in advance, then I can let you know then.
  9. *chuckles* Yeah. I'm definitely after something for display quality here. (I don't do anything else, really... I don't game!) Not that my painting skills are up to a really good display piece yet, but I'm getting there. Maybe I'll pick up a toob of horses just for practice.
  10. Uh... I think I know the things you mean. I'd have to go look in person, because I really don't trust them to be decent quality at all. They tend to be a little lumpy and to have casting errors in them. Not to mention that they're made from cheap rubbery stuff, not metal or resin. Thanks for the suggestion though.
  11. Thanks all for the suggestions! (And I can't believe I forgot about the unicorns and pegasi. Whoops!) The Breyer stablemates are one thing I looked at, but... maybe they just had lousy photos, none of them looked particularly well-made.
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