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You've got a strong, recognizable style that is really nice, especially on these old sculpts. I love Olley's faces and you've done well bringing this one to life. The contrast between the browns is really great, and both have their own texture (something I've been chasing!).

 

As far as planning, see the 2014 plans thread to see how I plan ahead. The only plan I had for 2013 was to finish out the L2PKs. I do try to pick out a few vague goals like 'paint a Kingdom Death mini this year', but I don't sweat it much. I just go in a general direction and take any detours that appeal to me (I travel the same way!). Prepping up the djinn I'm going to paint, the Bad Boys Pageant came up and now I'm inspired to paint up Damien as a gunslinger, detours like that.

 

It's not the running total, especially if you're just painting for the sake of painting. It's about creating things you enjoy and taking time to enjoy the process. The only time I feel rushed is times like now when I'm trying to prep minis and have none ready to paint. So I'm trying to remedy that by learning to enjoy some of the prep steps and have a few backup models primed and ready to go (I did burn through 4 'backup' models in the last couple weeks...).

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Yeah, my goals are pretty general, want to paint some more AD&D Partha stuff, paint some Stonehaven figures (which I'm still wondering about gnome-ness, to paint them normal skin tones or using the old D&D description of wooden brown skin and white hair) and I've got some Elfquest figures I want to paint from Ral Partha as well. I've got a figure I've got to get done before March as a gift for a brother in law and then I'll just see where the inspiration takes me I guess...

 

and I know it's about the journey and the creative process, enjoy it fully, even though comes a moment with each and every figure when I just wish I was done....

 

But then eventually I do finish it and then it's on to the next one!

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Follow your bliss! Planning sounds way too much like work to me and I don't paint to have it be work. I say go with whatever inspires you. I personally have to have 6-8 minis going at a time so when I get tired of the elf wizard I can switch to the halfling thief or the ogre or the ... you get the idea.

 

The one area where most humanoid miniatures fail is in the faces and eyes, even if the rest of the mini is well done. You did an excellent job of bringing out the character and expression without overdoing it and making it look like makeup. I very much like the overall look and your color choice/palette. You also make certain techniques that I am not fond of (like NMM) look very good and make me question my reasoning.

 

Keep it up. Hope to see more.

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