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Hiya...newbie to the forums, but not to mini painting

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Welcome to the reaper version of world insanity (I swear there is someone form every continent on here as a active member)!  

I second all of the comments above and there are people here of all skill levels from those who are just on their first mini to professional painters and some real artist (who won't admit they can do great work ... Cash I am looking at you!).

 

 All of them.. even the pro's will help out and answer questions.   The Reaper team is just as good and also a little on the nutty side.  So dip in, explore all of the threads and enjoy. 

 

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Welcome to the forum friend. Remember to take good notes. Lol. So much information here it helps to have a place to keep things you want to review.

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Hey hey!  Nice minis, and also welcome.  Your faces are *terrific*, astounding brushwork there.  You should go for some more dramatic shading, it will really add to the look of some of these and it seems like you've got the painting chops to pull it off no problem.  

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Welcome back to the hobby, and welcome to the forums.  If I could offer one suggestions, it would be this....  Paint, post and have fun!

 

This has been a wonderful community here, and I have learned a ton about improving my skills as a painter.  I've even learned that I'm not the only one who dips their brushes in his/her coffee by accident... and just shrugs and continues on. 

Again, welcome, and we all look forward to seeing your works!

 

 

CAH

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Holy carp, this is the nicest welcome I've ever gotten on any forum ever. I have to admit, I was a bit scared to post here - after all, art of any kind is intensely personal and it's scary to put it out there in the world!

 

Thank you everyone for the kind words and advice. And also thanks for explaining the use of "n00b." I will call myself a newbie then. ;)

 

I don't have internet at my apartment (I'm broke) so I'll only be able to post here when I'm somewhere with wifi. Hopefully I'll have Internet here again in September.

 

Again, thank you all for the warm welcome. I'll definitely be around!

 

xo Taylor

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Welcome to the forums! I'm glad to see that you decided to return to the painting hobby; you do some very nice work.

Like everyone else has said, look around, get comfy, and have fun. If you have any questions, please don't be afraid to ask; everyone here is very friendly, and very happy to try to help out.

I look forward to seeing more of your work. ::):

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Welcome Taylor! Have fun painting and showing off your work. I'll ditto the others here. It's a great forum, with a lot of helpful tips and hints to up your skill level. :D

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I'm a bit late to the party but welcome to the forums!  I lurked on here for about a year or so before I was brave enough to start posting.  I haven't had a reason to regret it yet!  A great bunch of people around here!

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