So I’ve been trying a new tack with my painting recently. Normally I have multiple personal projects which get a bit of work on them every now and again (I’m a busy commission painter, time for my own stuff happens very rarely).
I’ve talked to a lot of folks on Facebook regarding their preferred method of working, which, whilst interesting isn’t all that helpful because everyone is different and what works for you might not work for me.
There are many that subscribe to the multiple projects theory and good luck to them, but after trying that for many years it’s apparent that my best work happens when I only have the one project to concentrate on. So for personal hobby time, this is going to be the way forward for me, and the fruits of my labour have been seen already, I’ve just finished this Riff Beserker from the game Fallen Frontiers (By Scale75)
At the time of painting, I had an idea of what I wanted to achieve, namely the crystal shards protruding from his back (I guess they’re really supposed to be a scale-like growth but I’ve never been one to stick to the fluff). I think I’ve got it pretty close to the idea I had in my head. The base was built with a dried out branch cut at an angle, some small bark strips for the roots, bits of torn up cork, flock from Tiny Worlds, and some Army Painter flowers. The plinth itself is just a 50mm x 50mm wooden block from eBay.