|My money is on Speedy Gonzales!|
I've always thought about attending one of those contests at a GW store, but for some reason never thought about doing it by myself at home. Since I didn't have to leave the house, and have no issues with jumping on the latest bandwagon . . . Challenge Accepted!
|Psyke! So '80's.|
Also, I wanted to do a time-lapse video, so I could prove I only took an hour . . . and use that new function on my iPhone to see if it actually worked.
Here's the video:
And here's the finished product:
Things I'm happy about:
- Had time to paint the eye.
- The brass with silver highlights worked well, though I had originally hoped to paint it gold.
- Highlights on the purple bits and the pinkish face.
- Made a leopard skin shoulder pad, though the ink wash kind of covered it up.
- Using a hair dryer really saved time.
Things I wish I had done better:
- Prepared different color washes, instead of a just one heavy black ink wash.
- Had more brushes on hand, so I didn't spend so much time rinsing.
- Highlighted the cape, which looks downright dirty.
- Not painted the teeth (or tooth, perhaps), so he doesn't look like Snaggletooth.
- Painted the staff with some additional colors.
- Painted the purity seals. Totally missed those!
So, the one hour painting challenge turned out to be more challenging than I expected. I was rushed quite a bit at the end. That said, I think it helped sharpen my painting skills, exposed some weaknesses, and inspired me to set up a production line operation to finish up the 30 blood angels that still need attention. Sometimes, a hastily painted force is better than a half-painted one.
My only question is whether to touch up the mini, or leave it alone as "done"- thoughts appreciated.
Thanks for stopping by, I'd love to see your one hour efforts! And thanks to Magpie and Old Lead and Orlygg for the inspiration.