pae Posted March 10, 2006 Share Posted March 10, 2006 Don't get me wrong, I love the painted showcase on this site, and I wish there were more figures in it. Having said that, I've found that I end up inadvertently copying alot of the things that I see there. I'm not a very imaginitive guy, and have a heck of a time coming up with color schemes for figures. So let me relate something that happened to me last night. (Some things left blank so that I can kind of preserve some anonymity for the Reaper Con painting contest coming up). There I was painting [fill in the name of a nice mini by a great sculptor], and thinking that I had a great color scheme for it. But as I was getting further and further along, it started to look more and more familiar. I wondered why...then I started browsing the painted showcase. There [fill in pronoun for the mini] was -- a great paintjob by [fill in the name of a great painter], with a very similar color scheme. Now this is turning out to be a pretty nice paintjob, but if I enter it in the contest, I'm afraid that some judges will think that I'm just trying to copy [painter]'s work, when I'm really not. Oh well...at least I had a couple of backups in mind for this particular category, so maybe I'll be able to come up with something more original on those. Anyone else ever have this problem? Or am I alone here. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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