At that workshop I 'won' a fun couple of small pieces of scenery, that I instantly intended to use. It were a stone column and a iron gate. Easy to see where that would go!
I figured that your original Games Workshop sized model would just seem too big for these. Luckily I had a few Hasslefree models in my cabinet that could fit the bill just right. I picked this model, Kitty, as it was the most obvious to place in an modern urban setting.
I took a lot from the MV workshop. Not so much in techniques (although I was able to finetune what I already knew), but mostly in attitude. Here was a model that would not instantly be conneted to a painting competition, or was a commission for someone. This model was intended for HAPPY PAINTING!
This was the most profound conclusion I made: the year before I had not been putting much soul, heart and joy into my painting. Somewhere between the workshop and painting this Kitty, I have found that sense of fulfillment and pleasure for painting again. I was not bothered with pressure for competitions, deadlines, regulations, and so forth. This model was going to be as I envisioned it.
This I found out: if I am working towards a vision where my heart lies, I am eager, willing and definately able to go back into the model, and finetune the little details further. I take more time to get it just right, try out new things (like pigments), push myself to achieve better, and most of all: be happy about it! With your own heartfelt commitment, you are able to achieve far greater and more fulfilling results.
|After the first five minutes of wet-in-wet painting, MV style!|
|A quick combined shot for color references. Spot on, I guess.|