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Grave Wraith - first mini I've painted in 24 years


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3 minutes ago, planetmut said:

I wear glasses but had to keep sliding them up and down my nose :-)

 

I normally only need reading glasses.

But for painting I use a headband with two magnifier slots.

I have 4 lenses and can combine those for the task at hand.

It saved me from giving up the hobby.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

I normally only need reading glasses.

But for painting I use a headband with two magnifier slots.

I have 4 lenses and can combine those for the task at hand.

It saved me from giving up the hobby.

 

 

I might have to look into getting one of those.

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24 minutes ago, Clearman said:

Welcome back.  This was a good peace to re-start with. 

Thanks! I thought he'd be fairly straightforward to paint with no really fiddly bits. I'm happy with how he turned out and thoroughly enjoying being back in the painting game.

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Great reintro to the addiction (I mean hobby....). I like how the purple adds red tones!  And clean painting on the sword.

 

I'll echo everyone else here and say get a visor. I can't paint without one - I tried a few cheap (`$10-20) ones until I found the one which works for me and it was love at first sight:rolleyes:

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If you have myopia, your natural near vision might be better.  Depends on your prescription.  This is why I don't use a visor, my near-vision is mutant level good and the optometrist says that it should remain so well into the future.  If you have milder myopia or your glasses are for a different reason, then a visor will help quite a lot. 

 

 

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Welcome back to painting!  I will echo everyone else and say get either reading glasses or the visor.  I use a magnifying table lamp and a visor most of the time.  Otherwise I can't see a blessed thing.  And your wraith looks quite fine for having been away from painting so long.

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8 minutes ago, Warlady said:

Welcome back to painting!  I will echo everyone else and say get either reading glasses or the visor.  I use a magnifying table lamp and a visor most of the time.  Otherwise I can't see a blessed thing.  And your wraith looks quite fine for having been away from painting so long. 

Thanks! I had fun painting him, although looking at the photo again I can see some spots where I didn't highlight enough or at all. But it's good practice for me.

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