I started painting when I was like 12-13 years old but just a few regiments of WHFB... I then started painting again 7-8 years ago when I became a dad (I'm 32 now) as it's a really nice relaxation process for me in the evening.
My aim has always been to paint armies rather than single mini's, but I've been considering trying to see what I could do if I spend the time on a single mini instead.
If I should pick an area where I would like to improve and has been wanting to for a long time it would be the metals... I think it got a lot better since I started painting layers of the washes rather than just soaking the area in it... but still...
|For a FIRST ATTEMPT at freehand....I think Vlad turned out alright ;P|
Something I would like to share though is that you might have noticed the desaturated/washed out colour levels of the photos from the WTC. I wanted specifically to include these next pictures for my readers sot hat you can see the colours with more clarity and really appreciate the finish:
He was also kind enough to include a few WIP pics giving a brief glimpse into his recent explorations and approach to teaching himself NMM!
I included some pictures of my try to do NMM coz I never really learned it and would be awesome with some guidelines as well - and it's me trying a new different style (for me) :)
I really like this NMM look - reminds me of the Rackham aesthetic - which is also the style of NMM that I enjoy painting!
What is next for Mikkel?
Apparently a Cryx army though he is still working out ideas in terms of theme and colour scheme. He says:
"I like colors that pop, but would also like a dark and terrifying feel to it...".
I know that I am definitely looking forward to seeing what he comes up with and wish him all the best with his future work!