I think that emotions are what moves us most and I want to learn how to express emotions in my paintjobs. Cold rage is a feeling, I know all to well. When the first heat has dissipated and that pressure of rage and malicious intent builds up right above the brow. It is a powerful but evil emotion. Easy to acquire, hard to get rid of.

(Spoiler - pathos laden mouthful coming up - read at your own peril!)

Every journey begins with a step. When I started painting miniatures for gaming a few years back, I never thought that the tedious duty of coloring in my little toy soldiers could yield so much fun. A year after that, I went out to take a class, a beginners workshop of a certain "Jarhead". When I arrived that weekend, I had a clear goal: How to learn to paint a passable army quickly. Instead, Jarhead, or Roman as I became to know him, tought us how to paint very few miniatures painfully slow to a standard I considered completely unachievable - at least for a clumsy old man like me.
But more important - he taught us how to look at things, and that opened a whole new world for me. It took a while to take root, but it awakened a desire to express more than just coloring things - and this bust is the result of the first step on that new journey.
  • Roman LappatPLUS

    I am really happy to see you travel on your journey as a painter and I am always happy to help :)

  • Steve Haydon (Forté)

    Fantastic. You really need to share the link for this around so people can see these photos.

    • Hansrainer Peitz

      Thank you Steve - share on Facebook? I felt like that would be fishing for compliments :( I posted some Fotos directly there but not the link to P&P.

    • Steve Haydon (Forté)

      Always add your PnP link as Facebook compresses photos. Think of this as your personal gallery.

  • Al 'Elektroschnitzel' Smith

    I like the purple parts, nice transition. The whole bust has a nice “pop” out. Well done, Hansreiner!

  • Jakob VillienPLUS

    Very nice!