Forest Thrones, Part 12: Paint Jobs

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Well, I have painted all of the trees and drybrushed three of them. I know it’s hard to get an idea of size from photos, so I snapped some pictures with my Petite Ai, Sebastian, who is 28cm (11 inches) tall.

I intended these trees to be sized for MSDs, but I think they came out a little short, even with the additional height of the cushion. Oh well. They look pretty good anyway.

Okay, you’re right. They look damn good. I’m so close to being finished now.

Not much to say about this step. If I ever do something like this again, I’m going to tint the Sculptamold before I start. It took forever to fill in all the little holes and crevices.

Since I don’t have much to say about this step and I know you guys are expecting some witty repartee, I’ll leave you with a photo of my paint palette.

I use cheap, party-sized paper plates because, well, I’m cheap. And I don’t mean that in a sexy way. Besides, they’re waterproof, just the right size, and they come in packages of one gazillion. Unfortunately, they were out of plain white ones the day I bought these, so I still have a gazillion minus a dozen or so to use up.

I might have mentioned this before, but there are two kinds of artists in the world. The first kind of artist is the perfectionist. They’re the ones who never let a painting go because there’s still stuff they want to do to it. They’re the ones who alphabetize their painting supplies. The good ones never stop working until their art is amazing. They do fantastic, detailed work, but sometimes they lack creativity.

The other kind of artist is the dabbler. Everything the dabbler does is an experiment, and they never do the same thing twice. They tend to be laid back and have fun with their work, but they also tend to leave a trail of unfinished or failed projects behind them. They do wildly imaginative, innovative work, but sometimes they lack focus.

I have a theory that you can tell which kind of artist you are by your paint palette. Guess which one I am?

Index of Forest Thrones posts is here.


One thought on “Forest Thrones, Part 12: Paint Jobs

  1. nice job, sometimes the pallet depends on the media,
    oils = an old cookie sheet (it all peels off eventually!)
    watercolor/acrylic/pastels= the coated paper plates.
    though an old plain white glass or china dish works too and is reusable.

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