July 19, 2010

Frauline Braun

Fear not dear reader(s?), I have not abandoned my blog! It is that time of year again when it can be hard to sit at a desk, especially somewhere that is as chilly and wet the rest of the year as the Pacific North West can be. I've been off getting the garden planted, playing outside with my friends, running around with my wife, and riding my motorbike 3500 miles around the Rocky Mountains and NW part of the country. We have wonderful (if a bit tardy this year) summers up here, and they call a person to enjoy them with full enthusiasm.

Much though I love the sun and the outdoors I still miss making little things pretty with paint, so I have managed to fit in a little bit of work this last 2 weeks or so. Most recently, this evening I sat down and got going on an over due figure I'm painting for a forum figure swap. Not really my normal cup of tea, but thats sort of the point for a figure swap, so thats okay.

Figure: Ilsa Von X
Publisher/Game: Grind House Games / Incursion

I decided to not go with the predictable black boots, black corset, black gloves, black everything etc, and so far I'm really happy with the warm russet leather I've got going on, I think it works well with the drab fatigues I've done. I'm not sure the corset will work in that color though, and I think it might actually be better in black. Having the brown leather to offset some of the big black areas I reckon will actually allow the corset being black to not be to much. We'll see how I feel about it tomorrow. I'm certainly open to suggestions on that one. I'm not going to belabour it too much, I just want to do a decent job for the fellow in Australia who is waiting for it.

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