Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Boneyard the Death Knight and a Give Away

Although I did not post while I was in the grips of depression, I continued to paint. All together I painted seven figures, with five of them being for someone else. Several people have mentioned in recent comments that they miss seeing my work. So today, I'm posting one of the Stonehaven Gnomes I did.


This is Boneyard the Death Knight and is done in my typical style. The other figures I painted were done much differently. Rather than reflect the world as I would have it be, they reflected the world I live in. They are dark and they are grim. I will post those as filler during the Challenge.



Currently I am on course with my painting goals. My three figures for the Non Combatants themed entry are complete. I am doing them as a dio and work on the terrain has begun. The entry is Queen Guinevere riding a horse and her two heralds.

Was there something about a give away in the title? Yes, I believe there was. This give away is being done by my friend Dez from The Hollywood Spy. One winner will receive a $50.00 gift card from MovieTickets.com. This is an American based company and entrants must reside within the United States.

I will most likely be late in getting in this morning as we have an appointments and I cannot get The Hubby into the car by myself so I have to hire a handicap van to pick us up. All of which adds a great deal of fuss and time to the outing. He will likely be exhausted on our return and after I get him settled, I'll be in to comment.




77 comments:

  1. A great work, very nice paint and beautiful details bravo, I saw on facebook a figurine of you of a horse lady she is superb .
    Ave a good day
    Slainte!

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    1. Thank you Vincent. Gwen is now done and I'm satisfied with her. It's all down to the rest of the build and I think I'll hit the deadline.

      Slainte!

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  2. I really have missed seeing your work Anne, so thank you for the pictures today. It's funny the things I'm finding that help me feel better, if only for a few moments. This did. I really needed it right now, as I've been awake for two hours crying. I might even be calm enough to fall asleep for a bit now.

    Good luck with your day. I'm sure it will prove to be a busy one. I look forward to hearing from you later.

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    1. I know things have been absolutely hideous for you. One thing after another and another. Sometimes I wonder if all of us are cursed or is it that only cursed people blog?

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    2. No. I think its just us. I swear. There are some bloggers out there that must shit sunshine and rainbows. For real.

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    3. Let's find them and kill them, shall we?

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    4. I'm in. I got a new bow and I can sharpen my sword.

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    5. you two ladies are dangerous to society :PP

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    6. No, no. We are PROTECTING society!

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  3. It very nice to see your work again Anne, this is a fantastic figure well thought out and presented. This one has a fantastic base and it sets the figure off nicely.
    Regards
    Loki

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    1. I got to cut up little plastic skellies to make this. That was more fun that I thought it would be!

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  4. Stunning Anne. Keep up that chin mate.

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  5. Very nice, Anne. Your style and skill of painting is commendable.

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  6. Hola
    Que buena si me gustan
    Me alegra de que pongas otra vez< tus fotos me gustan
    Y mira para de lante nada de depresiones que son un mal
    UN SALUDO Y FELICES FIESTAS

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    1. Gracias,
      La depresiĆ³n es malo para el alma, pero bueno para la pintura!
      Slainte!

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  7. You have a definitive style. Really nice and delicate. Another mini master piece. I hope Hubby gets on OK and that neither of you is too exhausted on your return. Kind Regards Clint

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    1. Thank you Clint. I'll be ready to get back to the painting table, but the Hubby will probably conk out and sleep most of the day.

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  8. Nice work! Like the blue of his outfit.

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  9. Wow! Your works looking better then ever!

    I hope your day turns out well. And boy oh boy is it great to be reading your posts again! I've missed them.

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    1. It's wonderful to have you back. When your post popped up on my blogroll I was so happy. Are you back for good this time?

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    2. I'm back for a while this time. And if I do start posting regularly, it will not be daily or three times a week, but more likely once or twice ever two or three weeks!

      How's ever thing going for you?

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  10. It's good that you painted during a bout of depression. When I get depressed, it's hard to do anything. So I admire you and it adds a layer to the painting. Hopefully you continue to keep pace and reach your goals.

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    1. I can do creative things when I'm depressed, but things like cleaning the house, not so much. It's like climbing uphill against a strong wind.

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  11. If you mean Excellent style when you say typical then I agree fully

    Ian

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    1. I think a person could tell it was me who painted the others, but they are figures I never want to look at again. I'm now back to using my bright palettes and my happy little world figures!

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  12. Awesome job as with every other one. Hopefully things go well today. Oh yeah.....nice post

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    1. Then what are you? R wannabe? lol

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    2. Of course I do. I would like to be as famous as R. How does he do it, by doing absolutely nothing. He's my hero!

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  13. Very nicely done! Love the blending on the sword in particular!

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    1. Weapons have gotten so boring and I'm experimenting with different techniques on them now. I'm doing glowing swords with OSL now. And eventually I'll do a lightening sword.

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  14. It's a delightful lil' gnome, Annzie! And thanks for the lovely shout out!

    Can hubs walk, dear? Or is it getting worse? I hope everything goes well at his appointment!

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    1. He's getting a lot worse but he does accept that soon he will have to get a wheelchair. Fluid is building up in his lungs right now because he is in a reclined position most times, so we have to get that cleared else it may go into pneumonia.

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    2. sorry to hear that his condition is worsening.... it is something we knew would happen :(
      Just stay strong and try to use all the moments you have now with him the best way you can, dear.
      I'm guessing the trial thing went bad, so I won't ask you. The world is such a horrid place :(

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  15. I love this mini, Anne. The colors remain vibrant, as always. I really like how you did the skull that's nestled in the grass. That came out particularly detailed. Great job! I'm glad you were still able to immerse yourself in your paintings while feeling depressed.

    Best of luck today. I hope you are taking care of yourself too. My heart goes out to you and the Hubby.

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    1. I did have fun chopping the heads off of little skellies for that base and I enjoyed this figure. The others I did, were a dreadful chore and I hope never to paint figures like those again.

      I'm hanging in there and the Paint Challenge is a real boost for my morale.

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    2. Oh my gosh! The skulls weren't there already? That's awesome! Damn chickie, you're rockin' these things. I wouldn't be surprised if you placed in this challenge. You're that awesome!

      I'm glad the challenge has had you a bit distracted.

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    3. I make all my bases from scratch as it's too expensive to buy pre-made ones. Cutting up those skeliies was grand. Now I've got spare leg bones, arm bones and torsos to use elsewhere. God, what has happened to me!

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    4. I'll tell you what's happened - you found something you truly enjoy and have a natural talent for. I'm happy for you!

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  16. Excellent, what a wonderful foursome! Very nice blending on the blues and your basing is inspired. I really enjoy your work and I'm curious to see the next run with a change in style.

    I do hope the waves in your life smooth out a bit, Anne.

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    1. I've got the others photographed and they've been put in the post, but I haven't bothered to edit the photos. I'll put them up as I hit dead spots during the Challenge. There should be plenty of those!

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  17. I don't care much for the sculpt, but I like the paint job.

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    1. This sculpt was a bit "quirky" I didn't like the way the beard just cut off and those arm pads are a bit freaky.

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  18. Swords and gnomes and skulls. Rah!! I do love these fantasy figurines you find to paint. So much fun. :)

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    1. There's just about anything you can think of out there. So many things I want to buy, but I can't have it all.

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    1. Thank you Fran! I hope your finding time to spend at the table with work and all.

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  20. Beautiful work on all of those - your painting has not suffered during your trials; indeed its never looked finer. Best, Dean

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  21. Sorry about the depression. Great to hear though, that you are still painting.

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    1. I'm just weary of fighting is all.

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    2. I can understand that. But you stay strong. And lean on us, whenever needed.

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  22. What a delight to see your work again Anne, how I've missed it. No sign of Michaelitis here!

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    1. You saw my comment! Not yet there isn't, but I've two sci-fi figures that are singing a siren song in my ear right now. I'm being strict right now with myself because if I don't, I won't make deadlines on the themed entries.

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  23. Stunning as always. Nice to see more of your gnomes :-)

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    1. I have one more in this collection, but I based him wrong. I thought he had a bomb in his hand so I built a rubble pile. He turned out to be a Mad Scientist. Right now he's on my shelf of shame.

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  24. Really nice mini, Anne! It seems you have picked up non- metalic metal painting- a technique I haven't developed yet. I keep setting aside test figures to practice on, but then, I find a use for them! I really should try the technique out as the metallic paints are murder on my brushes!

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    1. My family has been praying for yours, we hope things get better and you find a more scenic, and temperate place as well! I'd say Michigan, but I haven't seen grass and warm temps for some time now!

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    2. This is my first attempt at NMM and I tried it after watching a tutorial on the Youtube. I've got a new technique for doing real metallics that's fast, easy and looks great. You have to use an old brush though as it will destroy a good one.

      Thank you for the prayers David, we certainly do need them. The weather here is wretched right now. We've had snow and ice every day since the first of the month.

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  25. I like your style. It's vibrant, reminds me of a warriors' Wonderland!

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  26. He is beautiful! I love the colours! I am surprised you posted, it is good staying creative - at least that's what people tell me. I just like to stay in bed and cry or sleep.

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  27. Another Fantastic Miniature Anne. Great job.

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  28. Lovely work there Anne! Really like the base work too. Nice to see you showing your models!

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  29. Hi Anne,

    it's delightful to read something from you again. It's always a pleasure to watch your great paintjobs and read your sensitive posts.

    Chin up!
    Stefan

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  30. Terrific gnome there, Anne, love your work!

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  31. awesome stuff Anne its really nice to see your work again.

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  32. Very nice, Anne. I do like your work.
    My best wishes for you and yours during this stressful time.

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  33. Lovely figure again! And I like how you use those bright colours! Great base to!

    Greetings
    Peter

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