Hey y’all! I hope you’re doing well, wearing your mask, and getting your shots!!!
We’ve been doing pretty good down here. My friend is still having issues (which sucks), so I’m still covering her clinic (which is nice for both of us). I’m going tomorrow to look at 2 properties that have some promise for my new place, so that’s exciting!
On the mini front, I had an awesome one-on-one with Mike Cousins of Epic Duck Studios the other day! I really enjoyed it, we commiserated on our Tiny Overlords, and talked some painting. He agreed that the only way forward on the froghemoth is to just start lining on the green and go until it looks like comic style. We talked about how Captain America’s scales aren’t all drawn, just enough to give the impression of scales. It’s a lot, but not all of them.
So, looks like I’ll be lining until September. lol
I don’t remember what I posted last, and I can’t be bothered to look, so just look at more pictures of his greeniness! I did his eyes and more lining and gap filling.
Then I started on the lining. I’m working on different perspectives to make sure the lining works, but it’s definitely a WIP. I think I have enough lines on the face, but I’ve gotta work more on the back. What do y’all think?
I got his base made! And I seriously love it. Painting bases may be my new favorite thing. I did determine that I was going to have to do a lot of surgery on his feet to get him to stand on a flat surface though…
So he got a pedicure. Little soak in some keurig water, then he was nice a flat! But his tentacles kept scraping the counter, so I put him on a little round plinth. It’s really hard to see in the picture, but that actually makes me happy. 🙂 So he’s based and stable, and I’m going to become unstable painting lines.
I always try to be real with y’all, so I wanted to take a minute and say that painting is definitely not a linear thing. If you’re struggling with something you’ve done before but you can’t quite get it right this time, that’s okay. It definitely happens. After painting a few more bases, I got cocky and lazy and painted some terrible cobblestones. lol I’m going to post them just to show the reality of the suck. 🙂
The first picture is the froghemoth’s base. Which I seriously love. It was a new way that I hadn’t really tried yet, and I just love the way it turned out. The next one is the first bases that I painted on top, and the new ones that I painted a few days ago on the bottom. I love the colors and the style much more. I really felt like I was grok-ing it! Let’s do some more!
The third picture is the suck. lol. The ones on the left were done with patience and calm. Done with respect for the base. lol. The ones next to it are the abominations that happen when you just start drawing without thinking about what you’re doing. lol. So, lesson here is that you can make awesome bases and terrible bases. Just learn from the terrible ones and make more awesome ones!!!
That’s my excitement right now, y’all. As I draw more tiny lines I’ll get more pics. I’m gonna have to set up my bigger lightbox for him or find another backdrop, because he’s too big!
Let me know what y’all think!