Sunday, October 31, 2010

My first mini...

As I mentioned before, the first miniature I painted was a Bretonnian Damsel on Foot (pictured below).

I tried out highlighting with watered down paint and dry-brushing on the hair.
This was done about three years ago. I want to revisit the highlighting, as it's a tad "blocky" and obviously I need to finish the base...

Friday, October 29, 2010

Palomino Pegasus

If I had to pick a favourite fantasy creature, it would have to be the pegasus! (So it's no coincidence that my Bretonnian army has a whole unit of them, but more about that later)

Here is a miniature I painted about a year ago. It's the first animal I've painted and I was experimenting with washes and dry brushing in an attempt to make the coat look "real".

I still need to base it though! The mane and tail have some silver detail, for an ethereal effect. Turned out alright for my first animal, I think :-)

Painting Princess - Origins

Hello, hello! Welcome to my blog :-)

What's with the title?

Do not be alarmed, it's not a tribute to the comic-but-girly Anne Hathaway/Julie Andrews flick ;-)

About three years ago, my fiance asked me if I wanted to learn how to paint miniatures. Not particularly excited at the prospect of painting a bunch of space orks, I told him I wanted to paint a princess... A few days later, he turned up with one!

Okay, so maybe she's not really a princess (she's actually a Bretonnian Damsel) but she became my introduction not only to painting but also diorama-making and wargaming.

Ever since, I've painted individual models here and there, as well as started a Bretonnian army, which is nowhere near complete but definitely fun to paint.

So stay tuned for army-painting progress, pics of my current projects and other bits and pieces!