Thursday, 16 March 2017

The PROPAINTING challenge goblin


The other night, a couple of the WIPsters and friends gathered for a little video chat painting session with the silly idea to paint a model in a single session with the most horrible brush of their collection.


Painting a model in an hour and a half or so with a worn out brush while drinking and chatting with friends is an experience I actually recommend. ^^


Just take a look at the shape of the brush before and after, 98% of my painting time was actually used trying to make a point or an edge with the bristle.


So what did I gain from painting a model I didn't want to paint in the first place with stupid constraints ? Well a good evening with the most pleasant guys for once. Having such constraints also meant we had to think things differently. With a shitty brush, you have to get straight to the point and just can't afford blending or doing fancy work. If I was to paint with a normal brush the way I did with this one, I would save A LOT of time and would still get a very reasonable tabletop standard.
That's definitely something to keep in mind in case of ambitious projects in the future.
Those constraints have taught me some pretty useful shortcuts I'll put to good use (I I manage to remember them).

Just for fun, here's a pic with some recent model painted under very different circumstances... ^^


12 comments:

  1. Haha, you serious? Crazy genius!

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  2. Well, if you can paint this good with a reject brush then your doing better than alright :)

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    1. Goes to show there's always some place for the outcast. ^^

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  3. Really nice work with such a shitty brush! :)
    /Hans

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    1. I can blame any mistake on the brush ^^
      Cheers Hans.

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  4. Wow! That's like running an olympic race in fancy dress... and winning!

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    1. I'll try with my left hand next time ^^.

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  5. Sounded like an absolute hoot. :)

    Very nicely done considering the company and maybe the brush.

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    1. The company definitely helped bear the condition of the brush. ^^

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  6. That looks great despite the circumstances. I say the next challenge must involve tying your hands to your back. Take that! But then you will go ahead and paint another great piece anyway. I'm so jealous :)

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    1. Honetsly, I think we all expected terrible result but we all tried our best to have something decent and it paid !

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