Despite my best intentions I am having trouble letting go of painting my Infinity miniatures to the best of my ability. I am doing it, but it hurts.
I watched the first have of Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring with my wife this evening. We’re re-watching the series in anticipation of The Hobbit. Watching Sir Ian McKellen’s performance makes me realize that he really understood his character.
Anywho, the point is that Bilbo’s reluctance to give up the ring reminded me of my reluctance to give up my dream of being “The Greatest Painter Ever.” Even though I wanted to paint the rest of my army quickly there was still a part of my brain that wanted everything to look great.
There is progress, though I haven’t had the energy to sit down for a long painting session. Yesterday I quickly painted the skin and today I painted the lighter red. Painting the basecoats on the whole miniature has really helped me. It’s like sketching a picture and then inking it afterwards. The grunt-work has been done and now it’s just time to play with colour and light.