So it’s been awhile since I’ve updated. I do have exciting news to make up for that though. I have decided to go back to school. That’s right! Starting last June I started studying graphic design at Minneapolis Community and Technical college. Currently I am taking two classes and working full time which keeps me plenty … Continue reading Iron Painter Round 3 – Annnnd Out
The theme of this round was “Better Off (Un)Dead” I came to this idea was first inspired by poetry, and I wrote these lyrics to a non-existent song: Better Off Undead (Than Living Without You) I never thought that my world could be so changed, so vivid, so vibrant Then you came along and bit … Continue reading Iron Painter Round 2
It’s been awhile! Truth be told, I took a short break from minipainting to learn some other new skills in graphic design. And… because I am lazy. But to get back into the swing of things I have entered the Wyrd’s Iron Painter 2016 which is a multi stage competition where we have 2 weeks to … Continue reading Iron Painter 2016 – Here we go!
Merry Christmas eve! I’ve been chipping away at a couple of pieces. I painted up this elf archer as a commission for a good friend of mine. It’s still a bit of a work in progress, especially the base, but I’ll be posting the final pictures soon. I’m also busy painting the Guild’s Judgement Death … Continue reading An Elf for Christmas
It’s been a busy month. And man, it’s been tough feeling motivated as the days have gotten so short. But I have finished “Pigtails” and one of the Viktorias from the Hired Swords crew box. I can’t just paint one miniature at a time so I worked on them simultaneously. I’ve been getting a lot of … Continue reading Viktoria and Pigtails
I created this piece for Wyrd’s Rotten Harvest Contest. The concept for those you aren’t as familiar with Malifaux is that Hungering Darkness aka “Huggy” puts on a Jakob Lynch (his master) costume and goes Trick or Treating. I sketched an adorable outline on a post-it note with highlighters, and then set about creating the … Continue reading Huggy Goes Trick or Treating
I wish I was the one going to Australia. But this fox mini is on it’s way! At the end of August. I signed up for a mini exchange event in /r/minipainting. I was paired up with a person from Australia. We exchanged details on what we expected and wanted, and then had a little more than a … Continue reading All Aboard to Australia!
My husband, Nathan, crafted his own decks of Malifaux 2E scheme and strategy cards. Wyrd sells a set of high quality and shiny cards, and there’s a couple of user-made versions out there… But since he had the books it seemed silly to buy them (plus he couldn’t find them), and he wasn’t a fan of the other versions. … Continue reading Malifaux Scheme and Strategy Cards
I finished painting up Jacob Lynch the other day. The highlighting turned out pretty cool on the skeleghost, and I’ve gotten a lot of praise on my base. I’m most proud of Lynch’s black suit, despite that it is the least dynamic part of the model. I managed to highlight in a way which makes … Continue reading Jacob Lynch, you handsome devil
I’ve seen lots of tutorials for making stone and tile bases using different materials from cardboard, to shale, to thin foam or actual rocks. But for me the easiest has been to draw my patterns into Milliput (green stuff or clay would also work) on the base. For those who haven’t used it, Milliput is a … Continue reading Stone Path and Tile Bases