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Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian writes:

Thanks Prophet –

I have no idea why everyone was calling her "Emily" and I blame the misspelling on my bad handwriting.

Wyatt



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Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian reports:

"The Curse" almost got us. My laptop, which has been failing, is degenerating rapidly, but that's one reason why I have multiple computers here...

I am happy to report that TMP's own Pyrogal took first place in the Speed Painting finals. She qualified in one of Saturday's competitions, and her results were judged best among eight painters.

Painting prizes

I didn't see which prize she chose, but among her choices were a large dragon, Blight Fang; a Pirates of the Dragonspine Sea set; and a pre-release, autographed Master Series "Betty Page Jungle Girl"-type miniature. All of the prizes, as well as the competition figures and paints, were donated by Reaper.

As for me, I was taking part in one of the many miniature-painting classes put on by PaintMinion and company throughout the weekend. The class I chose was entitled Skin - Friend or Foe, and was taught by Emily (also known as LeopardPixie on CMON). As the title implies, the class covered methods for painting skin on miniatures.

Painting clinic

The method demonstrated was based on using three shades of a basic color, and building highlights in increasingly lighter shades. I was familiar with the basic concept, although I prefer to use ink washes - which she absolutely decried, preferring to use a thinner wash of the darker base paint with just a touch of blue to create the shadows. The class was very instructional, and I think it should improve the results of my painting.

I will note, however, that the figure that I completed during my try at the speed-painting competition is the first figure that I've completed in about a year, so I suppose the real challenge will be in getting some time to put what I've learned into practice...

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