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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dervish Workshop Day 2...

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.

Today's schedule was all around how to do proper layering, eyes, and at the end some NMM just for kick..

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!

16 comments:

  1. Lovely pictures and pizza, keep it coming!

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  2. Some great looking figures, I think I'm send Fran off to one of these so he can learn to paint!

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    1. Good call.. then he can take Postie off your hands to do all the comms right? :)

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  3. Nice pics mate. At least you will have bought back some new techniques to work upon.

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    1. That I will indeed Brummie! Now to find a time/place and subject to apply it to though.. mmmm.. time to break out the rare stuff in the back of the mini closet!

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  4. Hehe the two of you look rather tired :)

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    1. Very much so! But it was worth it.. and looking forward to seeing MaGie's review of the workshop also!

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  5. The next time you sit down with another hoarde to paint, your head is going to melt.

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    1. Actually, truth be told.. I am looking forward to diving back into another large batch! Just to get back to something familiar! But with some breaks to do a few layers and while waiting for more inspiration to hit me I can paint up another 50 or so in TT quality ;)

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  6. Looks like you had wonderful weekned. Damn, i had to stop excusing these workshops are to far away from place where i am living(this was distant 3 hours of driving away)and give it a try, especialy after reading your report how useful experience it was! I envy you!;-)

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    1. It was indeed quite a nice weekend! Just writing up day 3 at the moment ( keep getting distracted! ). And yes.. 3 hrs is no excuse! Dervish was saying that I was the person who has travelled the furthest to attend one of his classes.. EVER! So that is something I guess? :)

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  7. Nice report Mr. Lee :)
    I immediately start to feel sentimental! It was a great weekend and it was really nice to meet you sir!

    And for your readers: Don't believe a word of what he says, I think the paint fumes got to him ;)

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    1. There is a chance it might have been the fumes.. cept we used water colors!!! :)

      Again, was good to meet you, and looking forward to seeing how your guy turns out once all finished!

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  8. holy.... the awesomeness level of those miniatures is more than i can handle. are you fully aware what you got yourself into mate? I like my scotch with 2 rocks and my friends sane you know :)

    your t-shirt rocks btw...

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  9. Fantastik works , perfects miniatures
    Congratulation

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