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New Releases in Figure Painting Issue 5

New Releases-the Prelude Now I am back with more new releases in miniature. I am   sorry for the wait since last time, I have simply had too much to catch up to since Monte san Savino, my preparations for that as well as the trip itself tom up most of my time and afterwards I really needed to focus on …

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Unmissable Art Issue 7

Unmissable Art – the PRELUDE If you’ve been keeping up with the posts on Figurementors, you’ll have seen THIS article from head honcho Jay about overcoming a lack of motivation, inspiration and general loss of your muse. It happens to us all, and one way I like to recharge and refill my fuel tank of inspiration is by looking through as much …

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My muse – How to handle your talent when it has gone missing!

WHERE HAS MY MUSE GONE? So recently I had lost my muse and I have spoken about losing my mojo, to which I think I mean, inspiration. I believe we’ve all been there in some way or another and the longer you’ve been doing ‘your art’ the more certainly you’ll have found yourself in a bit of a creative lull. …

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Unmissable art issue 6

Unmissable Art – the PRELUDE Most of the time when I’m putting together these ‘Unmissable Art’ articles, I have a rough idea of what I want to feature, usually through a saved folder on facebook where I can easily save the most awesome posts and artwork that I see, and bookmarks from visiting Putty & Paint, Artstation etc. However, sometimes things …

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Unmissable Art Issue 5

Unmissable Art – the PRELUDE ‘Eclectic’ is probably the best way to describe my taste in Unmissable Art, so again this week there’s a varied selection for you to peruse, I hope it provides inspiration and motivation for your next project! 1: Follover – Vague Sadan I had to do a spot of research on this stunning piece by a …

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Unmissable Art Issue 4

Unmissable Art – the PRELUDE Welcome back to another instalment of Unmissable Art! There’s been lots of work shown this week, so lets get right into it! 1: 40 Days dans le Désert B – Allan Diego Carrasco First up is this amazing creation from Allan Diego Carrasco.   It’s based on art from a book by Moebius entitled ‘40 Days …

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New Releases in Figure Painting Issue 4

New Releases-the Prelude Let’s see what new releases we have stumbled upon this week. There are definitely some goodies here, both as new releases and preorders! If you haven’t seen them, last week’s new releases are here.   First up we have two new releases from Ares Myhologic. There is Poseidon, a cool digital sculpt showing the Greek god of the …

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Unmissable Art Issue 3

Unmissable Art – the PRELUDE Well, this issue is a touch late, so I apologise if you’ve been eagerly anticipating this next installment of Unmissable Art! As you well know, this series highlights art in all forms, both new and old because there is always something to learn or draw inspiration from that we can use in our miniature painting. Recently I’ve …

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New Releases in Figure Painting Issue 3

New Releases-the PRELUDE Now it is, yet again time to take a look at what new releases in miniatures have caught our eyes here at Figurementors. Autumn have hit us and it is really time to get down to some lovely miniature making, now that the weather is cold and wet, what better time for interesting new releases in miniature? …

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Unmissable Art Issue 2

Unmissable Art – the PRELUDE Welcome to week 2 of Unmissable Art! I hope you enjoyed the first installment where we explored the world of anthropomorphic candles, mind blowing NMM and creepy skull temples! This week we take a look at some digital sculpts, miniatures and a model kit of something rather unusual. 1: The Song of Tiger and Dragon …

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New Releases in Figure Painting Issue 2

New Releases – the PRELUDE As the dust settles after Scale Model Challenge, it is time to take a look at a few new releases. Let’s see what new releases have caught our eye this week. Here are the new releases from last week. First up we have a Reaver Battle Titan from Games Workshop, for their Adeptus Titanicus game. This …

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Unmissable Art Issue 1

Unmissable Art – the PRELUDE As you may have seen from our New Releases post earlier in the week, here at Figurementors we’re always trying to give you the best content we can, so we now present Unmissable Art! So to accompany New Releases, each week we’ll be putting together a selection of inspirational and unmissable art from around the …

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New Releases in Figure Painting Issue 1

New Releases – the PRELUDE Welcome to our new feature, New Releases. Here we will take a look at those recent, new releases and preorders that have caught our eyes. This is by no means a review of the products, but we will share our opinions on the new and upcoming releases as well as links to where they can …

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Octopainting Show Report with Julien Reymond

OctoPainting – the PRELUDE “OctoPainting was a very pleasant moment of sharing, transmission, exchange, humour and love around our passion for the Hobby. Given the number of smiles and satisfied people, it seems to me that the goals we set for ourselves were achieved. Originally the painting contest that was held at OctoGônes was organised by the Fantask Team and was called …

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Massive Voodoo Workshop Experience

Massive Voodoo Private Coaching and Classes – the PRELUDE How to begin a write up about Massive Voodoo Private Coaching and Classes? Well GOOOOOOOOOD MORNING, FIGUREMENTORS! Hey, can you tell me, what’s your name? “My name is Richard Sharp.” Richard, what town are you stationed in? “I’m stationed in Augsburg, Germany at Massive Voodoo for a week.” Well, thank you, …

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FIGUREMENTORS TEAM – JULY Works In Progress (WIP)

JULY’S Works In Progress (WIP): The Prelude Works In Progress (WIP) seems a rather pointless term at the moment as nothing is getting finished in this heat! Wow, it’s been a while since we’ve posted one of these updates.  But that doesn’t mean we haven’t been up to a lot!  Since last time, we’ve judged and posted the results of …

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Brothers – A Golden Demon Winners Challenge

Golden Demon Winners Challenge – PRELUDE Last year, I was lucky enough to win a gold demon at Golden Demon Classic at Warhammer Fest with my Hell pit Abomination of all Hell Pit Abominations. In the summer, I went to the Golden Demon Winner’s Day at the GW headquarters in Nottingham, a yearly celebration of those, who won demons that year. …

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Painting Skeletons by Laurent Exposito

Painting Skeletons The purpose here is to get you painting skeletons to an intermediate level. It takes me approximately 4 hours per mini to achieve this result. Heres a pic of the final result : 1 – Preparation and little conversion As a start I glue the skeletons, except the arms holding the shields to make painting easier. For the bases …

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Painting Marble Effect for your Scenic Bases by Leonardo Archini

Painting a Marble Effect – A Madness I Tell You! Hi, my name is Leonardo Archini and when Jay asked if I would like to contribute a tutorial regarding my marble process I naturally jumped at the chance! When I was painting a little diorama, set inside an old laboratory, I had to choose what kind of floor it could …

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A few words on painting tattoos by Florian Tuffskull

PAINTING TATTOOS Tattoos can help to create additional interest upon your painted skin-tone, especially when you have a naked body or at least a large area of exposed skin, which could otherwise look a little boring. However, painting tattoos on your figures can be tricky, even more so in smaller scale, as it can look unrealistic quite easily. So here …

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Banshee Workshop – a lesson in Colour by Steve Bodycomb

Banshee Workshop – the PRELUDE Did you hear the one about the politician, the gangster and the prostitute? No? Well I guess you haven’t been privileged to attend an Alfonso “Banshee” Gilraldes Colour Theory Masterclass, a Banshee Workshop.. The three characters above are how he described the relationships between colours. The blue of authority, conformation, the yellow the gangster or …

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ArtQuest 2017 – the Results are In!

ArtQuest 2017 – the PRELUDE It feels like an absolute age ago that we rather foolishly decided to create our very own competition, ArtQuest 2017 and little did we know or conceive of the amount of work involved or indeed the number of “life issues” that will slow everything down. Since announcing the competition there has been spinal operations, births, …

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Painting Worn Leather by David Soper

C-Girl Akito – Painting worn leather – the PRELUDE It’s time to get Akito down off the shelf and back onto the painting table. So far I’ve painted Akito around other projects but from now I’ll stick with her until she’s done. This was always my plan although it’s a little later in the year than I’d anticipated; but I’ve …

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The Illustrated Historical Artist presents Narni Modellismo Show

Narni Modellismo Show – the PRELUDE Just recently the latest edition of this delightful show took place with some of the biggest historical figure painters competing for the ultimate prizes, Best of Show and Best of Historical. Our good friend Mauro Cozza was there to provide an insightful show report and background to the Narni Underground, a comprehensive set of …

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WHAT THE FIGUREMENTORS TEAM HAS BEEN DOING – DECEMBER

DECEMBER’S WORK IN PROGRESS: The Prelude We wanted to share with all of you the projects we’ve been working on to wrap up the year!  This will be the last Work in Progress post for 2017! Where has the time gone? THE FIGUREMENTORS TEAM has been busy as always.  The Illustrated Historical Artist has released it’s 2nd and 3rd issue, a special …

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Creating Android Alas by Pascal Rooze

Android Alas – the PRELUDE Some of the best painters out there will tell you to plan ahead when doing a big piece. Make sure to do your homework on background. Get some images that inspire and support your idea. Maybe even do some rough sketching on paper, or with Photoshop even. Work out your idea even before you get …

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The Illustrated Historical Artist does a Black Weekend Promo!

The Illustrated Historical Artist – the PRELUDE The Illustrated Historical Artist is now at Issue 3 and we also have a special souvenir issue of the World Expo held in Chicago. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and we are so grateful for this. It gives us the motivation and desire to keep going, trying to produce a historical painting …