It has been a while since I posted anything here. For shame! Not for lack of time or content, just because I got busy drawing stick men, painting miniatures and playing 40K that I neglected this place for a while.
I have not stopped painting, I have not stopped creating content either, I just fell off the wagon a bit. I returned to working as a full time teacher and that has had an impact on everything I do. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the job but it is sapping all my time and I am finding less and less time to enjoy everything else. This has to change. I want to be more than a teacher.
I am thinking of seriously picking up commission painting. I have improved so much in the last year that I feel this is now something I would be capable of doing. I would drop my hours to maybe 3 days a week and spend the others painting. If it doesn’t work out, so be it… but what if it does? I want to see the year I am in at school out – that would be fair on the kids in the class but after that; well, we shall see.
If this is to happen, this is what I need to do:
- Learn to airbrush.
- Overhaul this space so I can use it to showcase mini’s.
- Get some amazing pictures done.
- Keep practicing,
- Figure out price tiers.
- Research and see if this is something people want from me.
I have time to work this out. It is not going to be an immediate change. In the meantime, have a look at some of the things I have painted over the past while. This is not an inclusive list, but ones I am pleased with thus far.
By the way, there is a whole new version of Ahriman being painted up at the moment and he will get a post all to himself when he is done.
3 thoughts on “We’ve come a long way…”
Glad to see you back! Wishing you the best of luck for whats in store. I am sure there are lots of people willing to help you on tips for painting. I follow quite a few of them here on WP
Heeeyyy, what an awesome surprise to see you using this space again. Looking forward to more posts. I enjoy seeing your stuff on Twitter/Insta but I really like knowing what’s going on behind the pics. The process, thoughts of the artist and so on.
I haven’t seen some of these minis yet either so that was also cool. Also very interested to witness your journey into painting professionally, exciting!