Tuesday, October 1, 2013
A Successful Failure
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."
I have crashed and burned in my efforts to finish the three minis intended for Otherworld's September painting challenge on time. Not the first time something like this has happened, nor will it be the last.
I'm not going to hang my head over it though. The minis are looking good and I'm enjoying myself. I call that success.
The two gorilla-bears are just about done while the owl-bear needs a fair amount of work:
Painting fur gives me trouble and I spent way too much time on it in this case. Painting faces seems to be something I'm pretty good at and I spent way too much time on it as I was having way too much fun. (Not to mention the hope that well executed faces might divert attention from large expanses of unremarkable fur.)
Without really meaning to, I drifted into jack-o-bear territory as the flesh-tones used come across as a bit orange. I steadfastly refused to complete the effect with glowing eyes and instead used actual gorilla eyes as my inspiration.