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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ronin 1650.. Redux...

So here is a piece that I have been working on in different times over the past months.

The original WIP post was back in May when I was super pumped to get to work on it directly after the Duke of Bavaria.

Since I stopped working on it though I have had the chance to take it to a few classes with me and get some advice on how to improve it.

The first of a long string of advice was from Rafa "Volomir" and his class in Cambridge. Especially with his "challenge" to paint more in primary colors. Adding color to a piece without fear that it will ruin it, but also to just focus on the primaries and see what could happen.

It was not something that I took overnight though, but something that I began to slowly work into my painting style with each piece. Not always succeeding here, but at least moving forward. Forward to a different style, and one that would be playing a little bit more in the saturated colors instead of de-saturated colors that I was living.

But it was also advice from a good friend of mine that suggested that I age/dirty up the piece. And to make some marks on the staff to make it worn/used a bit further as well.

And the last updates and advice I received while attending Roman's Basing workshop in Augsburg over the summer. Although I was satisfied with the base, after attending his class and seeing all the aspects of moss.. I just had to add some to my base as well! And I think here, it again added some much needed color to an otherwise uncolorful basing!

I have to say that it is something that I am really grateful of. To have so many chances to go out and meet other artists and learn from them. But also o then have them help and influence my pieces and works in such positive ways!

Thinking on this.. and looking back on my roadtrip to where I am today for painting and how I got here.. I think another series of articles of looking back at the teachers that I have learned from, and what aspects of their painting style have influenced my painting of today is in order. At the very least it will be very reflective of how I am painting and where some of the techniques and styles have been adopted from.

Anyways.. this guy is also up on Putty&Paint at the moment. I hope he does better than the Crusader though! More photos below.. hope you enjoy!







6 comments:

  1. Great work and paint my friend .
    Cheers .

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  2. Those small touches and tweaks make it some much more captivating. Really nice work!

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    1. Thanks Zab. Glad the extra effort came through on it.

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    1. Thanks Fran! You should come to Euro Militaire as it shouldn't be too far from where you are ;)

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