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Finally finished painting something new - Howard Tayler
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Finally finished painting something new
I've picked up the figpainting thing again for the first time in months. It feels nice to have actually finished something. It feels even better to be happy with how it turned out (even if the pictures do reveal my haste and slop in a few spots...)

Stormclad, front left

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allandaros From: allandaros Date: June 29th, 2009 04:35 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow! Very pretty.
ccdesan From: ccdesan Date: June 29th, 2009 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)
Whoa - very nice. I like the satin effect - very nice detail work.
xander_opal From: xander_opal Date: June 29th, 2009 01:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Incredibly good detail work, I can't see any stray bits of paint. Good color scheme, too. I gained an appreciation for mini painting when I tried my hand at it a month ago-- kit-bashed a D&D mini to look more like the character I was playing.
It must be satisfying to have hordes of minions that you know are /yours/, and not just generic off-the-shelf!
zenkitty_714 From: zenkitty_714 Date: June 29th, 2009 04:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Excellent work!
ambassadorona From: ambassadorona Date: June 29th, 2009 07:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it looks way cool.
blue_duck From: blue_duck Date: June 29th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooooooh. Figs as in figurines, not fruits. :7
From: discarn8 Date: June 30th, 2009 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
*grin* Detail-painted figs-as-in-fruit? Hrmm... Hope you're using your non-toxic pigments!
anshackles From: anshackles Date: June 29th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice work as ever.
cathyr19355 From: cathyr19355 Date: June 30th, 2009 12:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I can't see the alleged "slop."

But on that subject, I'm reminded of a Readers' Digest article I read long ago. The thrust of the article was this; sometimes, it's worth doing something badly.

I didn't understand what the author could have meant at the time, but I think I understand it now. He didn't mean that it's not worth striving to do the best you can. He meant that sometimes it's worth doing an activity because you love it. Even if you're not good at it. Even if you could be really good at it if you took the time, but you can't take the time because you're fitting it in around too many other things.

Enjoy painting!

P.S. What the heck is the figure in your photo above supposed to be?
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