Saturday, 16 January 2016

Dragon Rampant Ice Elves...meltdown!


I sat down this afternoon to paint the Mantic elves for Dragon Rampant. It was all going well until I started on the fiddly bits at which point I completely lost the plot. I don't know why but I am finding it very difficult to paint well these days and get increasingly frustrated with my clumsy brushwork. As a result, I decided to bin the lot and start again, which is a bit radical but made me feel a lot better!

I'm now going to re-think the project and use the GW Lord of the Rings plastic goblins and trolls that I have in a cardboard box somewhere instead. At least they can be painted up in a rough and ready fashion rather than having to pick out lots of detail, which is more and more of a problem due to my eyesight these days. In the meantime, I'll find something else to practice on so that I can kick my rusty painting habits.

9 comments:

  1. Sorry those figures didn't work out for you, the models looked OK, but I don't do much in 28mm (except one Frostgrave warband, and some old lead pile bits)

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  2. Are you using any type of jewelers visor when you paint? That and lots and lots of light will make a huge difference.

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  4. Sounds grim... but there's always a way where there's a will!

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  5. I have a magnifying lense thing but really should get a visor. Good idea!

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  6. Oh yes..you haven't seen the last of the Dragon Rampant project, once I work out what to do!

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  7. I must admit I'm finding painting more and more difficult. I have a golden period on Saturday morning when I can just let my eyes relax and focus on what I am doing - the problem comes when I have to get up too quickly to answer the door! I clearly need to have my eyes tested and embrace varifocals but struggling with the idea at the moment.

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  8. I'm on the verge of bifocals myself, but I can't stress enough how an opti-visor saved my eyes and my painting. They are around $45 USD, but are worth every penny. No "transition" issues like with a diopter lenses (which I tried several years ago and hated).

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