Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Sport is dangerous

It’s been about two weeks since my last post, but this doesn’t mean I’ve stopped painting and/or modelling during this time for no reason. The truth is that last week I broke my fibula while playing soccer, and I’ve been very busy laying on bed and cursing my fate.

Despite this, I’ve managed to paint for short (quite short) periods of time, and I’ve made some progress with my dire avengers. One of them is already finished, I hope to show you a pic of him this very week. And I’ve made certain progress on my weathering techniques, I’ve made some tests with a plastic rod (from a Wave Serpent plastic kit) and I’m more than pleased with the results.

Apart from that, not too much to say. Oh, well, I’m really jealous of my fellow bloggers who keep on their good work with painting advices, battle reports, and that stuff. I hate you guys. But I admit that some of the articles I’ve read this week are pretty interesting, especially the FTW article on photography tricks (although I favour Photoshop over Picasa, but the methodology is quite the same).

Ow, I have to recover as soon as possible. I'm a dreadful patient. And I want to paint!


sovietspace said...

Okay, when I first saw these photos I genially thought you were posting pictures of large metal rods for some reason.

Thats some seriously good work - I'm looking forward to seeing it applied to a model!

SketchbookGaming said...

Same here, looks amazing... you'll have to post a step by step for sure.

sovietspace said...

''I genially thought...''

Well, I am polite but that’s a bit much. God bless the spell checker eh? Please read 'genially' as ‘genuinely’!

Scott said...

Yeah, I agree completely. That totally looks like a piece of Rusty metal.

Can we get a tutorial? Please?

Scott said...

Oh, and I hope your leg gets better. That totally sucks.

Juahn F'rann said...

Thanks guys. Nice to hear you liked this. I will prepare a short SbS in a few days if you want, but I've to admit that this great-looking effect is achieved by a really simple and careless technique that absolutely everybody can perform. Just give me time to take some pics.

CrusherJoe said...

OK, not a terribly creative comment but -- like others -- when I first saw the pictures I thought, "Hmm, OK, why is he posting pictures of rusty construction equipment parts?"...and then I read the post.

Seriously good work you've done there! Very, very impressive!