Monday, March 23, 2015

Santa's elves?

Do Santa's elves ride horses during the summer months?

I could not get the impression of Christmas out of my mind as I was painting these :-)

OK, off to the Crystal Brush...

Stepping into the Parallax...

We have returned from Adepticon!  For the moment, at least.  Only minimal unpacking of the studio for now, but I wanted to post some images of a very fun miniature that I was glad to paint.

This is from Parallax Miniatures, and it is a subject matter that I have wanted to paint for years.  I had thought about sculpting a race of cat/human hybrid characters for a long time, but someone has done it for me!  Yay!

The moment I saw the miniature, I had this kind of scene in mind.  Obviously, the new bark and branch basing style figured prominently.

Here's a link to their facebook page:

Many thanks to Mr. Justin and his fantastic snow products.  And yes, I finally used his crushed glass/water effects method as it was intended . :-)

I wanted to see if I could match the Army Painter snow covered tufts, and the only way I could see to do that was to use the Secret Weapon method.  I sprinkled 'regular' snow flock powder on top of the mixture before it dried, with really amazing results.

Thanks again to Mr. Justin, and to Parallax Miniatures!!!