Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Trying to get back on track...

I'm posting on Tuesday like I originally set out to do!

This past weekend, I went to our local con called Recruits con.  It a small con geared primarily toward gamers.  There used to be a painting competition years ago, but that eventually fell by the wayside.  There was a paint and take this year that I spent the bulk of my time at.  It was great to see lots of new painters (both young and old!) coming to the table.  I was able to peruse the vendors in about 15 minutes and spent most of my time gawking at the various tables.

Here is a shot of the whole gaming space:

While at the paint and take, I worked on trying to do some texturing.  The preliminary results are promising, but I have a ways to go yet.  The sleeves are quite far along, the lower dress, not so much.  Earlier in the week, I was able to do some freehand work on the head dress, which I was fairly pleased with.

I am hoping to continue the texturing on the bottom half of the dress and do a bit of basic freehand on the sleeve edges as well as the black scarf thingy.  I need to practice some NMM and this is a gentle way for me to do it, hehe.
This weekend is Euro Militaire, which is one of the premier European painting competitions.  Each year brings loads of stunningly painted miniatures and I always look forward to see what the best of the Europeans has to show.

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