In an effort to do that and to push myself to a new level as a painter, I have begun to experiment with free-hand painting onto my figures.
This is a 25mm Strumpet from Hasslefree Miniatures. I've begun to do some free-hand scroll work on her skirt.
I've run the scroll work in a slope along the sides and down to the hem.
And I've run some down the side slit of the skirt. There are several problems with what I've done. The lines are not "clean" enough, which shows lack of brush control. Further, the work looks "flat" because I have not put any highlights or low lights into the scrolls to give them depth.
This gent is from Foundry Miniatures. He's 25mm and is from the Victoriana Country Folk collection. I'm trying to free-hand a plaid pattern onto his waistcoat, but I'm missing something. I've attempted to give it depth, but it is "off" somehow. I've looked at it so much I've lost perspective. If any of you have any ideas on how to improve this, please feel free to give me some ideas.
My comments may be moderated on and off throughout the day as I've had some problems with a pernicious troll. I will not discuss the troll in the comment section of my post. Let's focus on the mini's and let the troll fester.