Fantasy terrain stuff

Here is something for fantasy gaming – resin walls from Ristuls Extraordinary Market that I bought some time ago. They’re part of their Old Stone Wall Terrain set. IMHO the walls could be a little higher, but overall they’re OK. Painted fast and easy way: base + wash + drybrush, but the effect seems enough for the stuff that is just a background for your minis 🙂

I’m rather poor photographer, so here are pics on white background and in more “natural” surrounding (game mat).

WallsOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Walls

I also painted medieaval/fantasy shed made of resin (2 pieces – base with walls and roof). I don’t know the manufacturer – I bought it from second hand already primed. It had quite many air bubbles to fill, but once I did that, the painting was easy part. I used yellow and brown tones, suitable for wood and hay. After painting I put some static grass and various trash to make it look more natural.

Shed
Shed
Shed
Shed

The miniatures shown for scale are Red Box Games ones – they are closest to 28mm scale.

It was quite a fun painting something different than usual.

Urania, the muse

You may know Urania as a muse. The patron of astronomy according to ancient Greek mythology. And this was the way she was depicted as a miniature from Dark Sword Miniatures.

Painting her as a beautiful woman with astronomer’s instruments would be way too obvious and too easy, so with one general suggestion to “give the globe a baleful glow” I turned her into something like this:

Urania, the muse
Urania, the muse

She keeps her astronomer’s tools and star-covered surface of her dress reminds of the original concept but the glow of her globe reveals a totally different aspect of her nature…

Now here’s the original artwork. Don’t you think it would be too obvious to follow this direction? 😉

Urania, the original artwork
Urania, the original artwork

Princess Malya and Mr. Tomn

Here are the pictures of Soda Pop Miniatures’ Prince Malya model I’ve done few months ago.

Princess Mayla and Mr. Tomn
Princess Mayla and Mr. Tomn

I was asked to possibly stick to the climate of the original boxart. Fortunately the only demand was painting style not the colors as the original model was pink. Whole… I had a lot of fun painting this model, it was a nice change after painting a bucket of GW models.

Princess Mayla
Princess Mayla

The only thing that still bothers me is – what did this rabbit eat or smoke?

Mr. Tomn
Mr. Tomn

All photos:

Project: Studio

I’ve been thinking about moving to a separate studio, different than my home.

Used to my usual rhythm of work at home I was doubting that moving away could improve anything. But… I think that this kind of isolation actually helps. It helps to concentrate on work in the morning and in the afternoon. Now I can focus and keep working undisturbed, leaving the guys to play around in the kitchen uncensored.

Od roku dojrzewała we mnie myśl przeniesienia się do zewnętrznej pracowni.

Przyzwyczajona do domowego rytmu pracy nie bardzo chciałam wierzyć, że przeniesienie się zmieni cokolwiek na korzyść. Ale… myślę, że ta izolacja jednak pomaga. Pomaga skupić się w porze porannej i popołudniowej. Mogę teraz nieodrywana skupić się i posiedzieć dłużej, a panowie pobawić się bez cenzury w kuchni.

The beginnings are not easy for an esthete like me, because the conditions in my new studio are not as good as at home and I keep finding that I still haven’t moved some things with me (and I wonder how I managed to find room for all the stuff at my apartment).

Still no better cutlery but dealing with it ;-)
Still no better cutlery but dealing with it ;-)

Początki dla mnie estetki są trudne, bo warunki lokalu to nie to samo co domowe i ciągle okazuje się że czegoś jeszcze nie przeniosłam (bardzo mnie zastanawia jak ja to wszystko dotychczas mieściłam w mieszkaniu …)

I am giving myself 2 months to test the new setup, and I believe that after this time I will be accustomed to working in the new conditions, which will allow me to judge the new studio in normal everyday monotony.

Daję sobie 2 miesiące na testowanie, po tym czasie chyba mogę liczyć że praca w nowych warunkach mi spowszednieje i dowiem się jak sobie radzę z codzienną monotonią.

I hope you, fellow painters, will share your own remarks as far as furnishing such a studio goes. I would love to see your own studios, so maybe share some photos? Please suggest any tested setups which proved to be successful if you have any.

Liczę też że podzielicie się ze mną, koledzy malarze, własnymi spostrzeżeniami w temacie umeblowania pracowni. Marzy mi się zobaczyć Wasze pracownie, może podrzucicie mi zdjęcie? Napiszcie też jeśli macie sprawdzone ustawienia.

Studio setup #1
Studio setup #1

For now I put my table in the middle of one of the two rooms I have, still counting to have some brush-wielding guests here. 😀
Welcome!

Na chwilę obecną stół ustawiłam na środku jednego z dwóch pomieszczeń licząc na gości z pędzlami. 😀
Zapraszam!