Monday, September 25, 2023

Mermaid: Spear

 I worked on the NMM on the spear head tonight. It's not great, and I might have continued to mess with it had my arm not started to complain. I might do a bit more, I might just move on. Not sure yet. Next will be highlights on the spear shaft and leather straps. Huh,,,the highlights are much less visible in these pictures. Yeah, might need to revisit that.

Sunday, September 24, 2023

Mermaid: Armor, other bits

 Today I did highlighting on the armor, and base coated remaining bits. I need to do some cleanup and smoothing on that armor. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Mermaid: Armor, Spear

 I actually started on the mermaid's armor and spear a few days ago, but didn't have a chance to get pictures right after and then forgot to do it later. Anyway, it's coming along.

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Mermaid: Skin shade & highlight

 I worked on the mermaid's skin tonight. I don't think I'll do much more with it.

Monday, September 11, 2023

Mermaid: Fins & Stripes

 Finished out the base colors for the tail and fins. I'm a little concerned that the purple might be too much in the stripes, but I'm going to go with it. It can't be worse than the last mermaid with the red tail.

Next I'm going to go back to shading and highlighting, starting with the skin and face.

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Mermaid: Stripes!

 Tonight I put stripes on the mermaid's tail, and started the purple part on a couple of her fins. I like it, but I'm still concerned it might end up too busy.

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Another Mermaid

 So, since last I posted here, I spent a bunch of time focusing on a commission piece that I can't show here, and I built a little model house. That I have pictures of that I'll put up here at some point.

I'm working on another commission, but I've also started another mermaid. I'm going to try to get them all finished; I think there's only one more after this one.

I'm also going to put stripes on her tail and add some purple to at least the fins, maybe also the stripes.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023


Finished the mermaid tonight. Definitely not my best work. Also doesn't photograph well; she's got quite a backwards  lean to her. But it's done, and I'm happy about that. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Mermaid: Scales, Fins

 I think I skipped pictures a couple times after working on her. I've finished the shading on her tail, and started on the highlights. Wow, this figure does not photograph well.

The highlights look much more highlight-y in person; I'm not sure what's going on with that. It looks a lot less saturated here, too. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Mermaid: Face, Hair, Scales

 Worked more on the mermaid. I've finished her face and hair, and started shading the scales. She's coming along OK.

Monday, May 15, 2023

Mermaid: Highlighting Skin

I got highlights on the mermaid's skin. It needs a little work still, but hopefully the face will be better once the hair is painted.

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Mermaid: Shading Skin

 Remember this one? Got back to it tonight. Did shading on her skin. It...needs work. I overdid it in some spots, and I was also trying a new paint, which was not cooperative. Not sure why it's so much harsher on the face than the rest of her.

Friday, May 5, 2023


Finished Ronso tonight. Finally! I started him back in January. It's been a long road. He's not my highest quality piece ever, but I like him. I finished off the base, and also decided that his head, horns, and braids, needed lighter highlights, so I did that too. I think it's most noticeable on the horns. There's some clean up I should do on his feet that I missed; I will try to remember to do that next time I paint.

His feet and body are different colors, I swear! The color distinction doesn't show up well in pictures. 

Going to go back to the merfolk after this, and I've got some commissions I need to do that I can't show here. 

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Ronso: Chest plate, base

 I got highlights on Ronso's breast plate, did the gems (simple black), and started on the base. Almost there.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Ronso: Greaves

Highlights on Ronso's greaves. NMM is always a little harrowing to do, because it doesn't really come together until it's done. It looks unconvincing until you get that last highlight on there, and then suddenly it's all fine, as if by magic.

Gotta finish the breastplate, then the gems, and then the base. Almost there!

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Ronso: Greaves, Breastplate

 I got a little work in on Ronso tonight, adding shading to the greaves and breast plate. He's almost done!

Monday, April 17, 2023

Ronso: Beads, straps

 I got highlights on the beads on Ronso's braids today, and also on the straps for his armor. Not a lot done, but I got a late start.

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Ronso: Horns, Beads

 More work on Ronso tonight. I highlighted his horns, and shaded the beads on his braids.

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Ronso: Braids. Building.

 I worked on Ronso's braids tonight, adding shading and highlighting. I also put a base coat for gold on the beads at the end of the braids.

I've also been working on another building. This is a prototype to check for scale and experiment with different ways to deal with some of the rest. It's meant to be a townhouse.

The bay window section needs to be wider and the space left of it smaller. I experimented with different materials and widths for the siding, and I've settled on 1/4" wide cardboard. Technically to be in scale it should be narrower. I tried some 1/8" strips, but it gets really hard to overlap correctly. 

If you're curious, the top row is popsicle sticks, plasticard under that, and then two widths of cardboard. I could also try coffee stirrers, which are thinner and narrower than popsicle sticks.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Spike Trap

 I started painting this thing...I don't even know. Two, three months ago? Anyway, I finished it up today.

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Ronso: Braids, Horns

 I base coated the braids and horns on Ronso. Braids first; the color choice was easy there. I had to think about the horns a bit. At first I was thinking about going with something more realistic, and then I remembered I was painting a psychic space cat, and realism isn't really a thing here.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Mermaid, Bust

 New projects! I started off another mermaid today. I wasn't feeling up to working on Ronso and wanted something simple, so...base coat!

I've also prepped a bust for painting, though I'm going to try to finish off Ronso before starting her.