Art

Artwork, sketches, wips, process descriptions, and discussions.

In Defense of Black Bases

  • #art
  • #minis
  • #tabletop-rpgs
  • #blog

Unpopular opinion time! I like black bases on miniatures. I like them.

Blender to Cura Scaling

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  • #software
  • #3d
  • #blender
  • #blog

A non-rant! Wow! I’ve been working on some 3d printing miniature sculpts for D&D using Blender, and since my slicer of choice is Cura, I decided to spend some time to really get to know the scaling between the two.

The Mysteries of Commission Pricing

  • #blog
  • #art

I mean that they’re mysteries to me, not that I know enough to reveal them for you.

How to Give Your Artist a Good Description for a Commission

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  • #self
  • #blog

I’ve read a fair few briefs in my time so far, and I’d like to give some advice.

Some Thoughts on Talent

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  • #self
  • #blog

I had a fantastic talk with NordicForge and Caconym on my Twitch art stream this morning that prompted some more detailed thinking.

Why Corel Painter Pisses Me Off

  • #software
  • #rant
  • #blog
  • #art

Spoiler Alert: I like it, but I don’t. It’s complicated. even 2018 is slow and stuttery on my machine, which runs Clip Studio Paint and Adobe Photoshop just fine Even just doing simple UI things take a long time Jitters and UI stutters drive me insane Various layer blending problems white edges around some transparent layers Why have “Default” and “normal” both?

Watching Myself on Loop

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  • #art

The weird experience of feeling comptetent for once Last week I finished a cool commission.

Antum Sketches 2

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  • #sketch
  • #antum

Second set of sketches for Antum. I had some actual reference images to work from this time to help me define the style.

Antum Sketches 3

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  • #sketch
  • #antum

Third set of tests for Antum, this time based on a bunch of stock photos.

Magical Girl Lineart

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  • #sketch
  • #wip
  • #weakness
  • #lineart

I’m not great at lineart. When I draw my sketches, there’s an expressiveness to them that I really like in the lineart, but those lines are never good enough to use in the finished piece.