Annnnnnd Day 2 ends somewhere after the midnight mark... not bad all thing considered actually.. Since the day is advertised to be on-going until you want to stop! Thankfully most were exhausted, and thus this was a good compromise.
I have to say that before coming to this workshop I thought I had an idea on how to do layering. I really did! I had a scheme, trick, or style that allowed me to do layering for the models that I had in such a way that worked for me.. Holy Crap Batman was I wrong! In today's session I felt like I was the kid that just joined the advanced science class, and everyone else were honor students!
The manner and way that Dervish was teaching the class and explaining was spot on. His technique is quite easy to understand, and straightforward. I am not saying anything bad about his technique cause it works, but man oh man is it a tough nut to crack. I seriously am feeling a bit out of my depth in this workshop, and honestly it is quite refreshing. I never had any notions that I was good at painting, and I know I don't know everything ( regardless of what Mrs Lee thinks when she calls me a Mr Know-it-all! ). But this class has opened my eyes to a few new things that I will be exploring a bit more later on.
Suffice it to say that the skin on my poor marauder lord is not doing so well at the moment. His cloak is suffering as well. But this is OK for a first attempt at a new technique, and I will just have to practice more in the meantime ( in between comms that don't require it of course! ).
As for NMM, I think I have the idea behind it down. Again will require a lot more practice, but the biggest difficulty? You guessed it, the layer aspect to make it happen! So again, an area that once I master this layer technique, I can move onto other items quite easily!
So where is my marauder lord that was talked about? Well, he is hiding cause well he is ashamed of what he looks like at the moment. I will post him later on, once I have a bit more chances to work on him. Or enough people ask for him early on to offer up comments on how to make it better ( which isn't hard to suggest.. many things can be improved to it! ).
In the meantime.. here is a collection of shots of the models put on display by others in the class..
A quick shot of the dinner group that I sat with.. a great gang of people who were nice enough to ask me a ton of questions about why I joined if I live in Turkey ( or Canada as some asked )..
The dinner shot once more.. so healthy here.. again.. don't tell Mrs Lee!!!!
And finally a quick shot of this annoying Blonde who kept sitting beside me all day.. she would continually add "That's what she said!" after some very strange sentences used by others throughout the day! How rude! :P
Actually this is none other than MaGie herself from MaGie Miniatures! And although she curses like a sailor while painting NMM, her work is quite the treat to see. Check her blog and see some of her pieces, some of which I had the chance to see in person ( and take photos of above ) while over here.
Yes she really is short.. or I am really tall.. either way.. that is it for today folks.. Until tomorrow where we tackle... FREEHAND!!!! Challenge has been laid down to beat Dervish's Tomb King banner ( the one above, and yes that is painted! Yikes! ). Let's see who is up for the challenge.. I know I sure am not!
Till tomorrow ( or rather later today! )..
Watch this space!