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Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #7

Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #7

Blog - Le 21 novembre 2013

Day 7/Jour 7

UK text : Hi everybody ! Ok I’m quite in a hurry.
Yesterday we painted with Juan to a pretty late hour, and it was not the time for pics.
So just find 5 minutes before leaving to upload this picture.

I just need to make rust on the sign, finish the strikes, and glue it, and it’ll be FINISHED !
As I’ll probably not have Internet in Antibes, it’ll be the last post before next week. I guess.
So see you soon !

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Texte FR : Salut tout le monde ! Ok je suis grave à la bourre.
Hier on a finit super tard avec Juan, et il n’était plus l’heure pour des photos.
Là j’ai 5 minutes avant de partir pour la soirée afin de publier une petite photo.

Il me reste juste à faire la rouille et affiner les trainées sur le panneau et le coller, et ce sera FINI !
Comme je n’aurai sans doute plus Internet à Antibes, ce sera le dernier post avant la semaine prochaine je pense !
Donc à bientôt !

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Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #6

Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #6

Blog - Le 19 novembre 2013

Day 6/Jour 6 :

UK text : Ok… Today was a lazy day for painting as I was preparing my move for Toulouse tomorrow. And some other stuff with unconnected to miniatures.
So I start to prime here and there some filter and colors on the base, but all is now at a pretty early stage of work.
Normally, the base itself should be finished tomorrow, and I’ll have thursday to make the sign and the rest of the vegetation.

Tomorrow will be a busy day I guess !

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Texte FR : Ok… Aujourd’hui fut un jour plutôt faible en matière de figurine. J’ai été plus occupé à préparer mon départ pour Toulouse demain, ainsi que d’autres choses sans rapport avec le monde de la figurine.
J’ai juste commencé à sous-couché et faire quelques filtres colorés sur le socle. Tout est à un stade très peu avancé.
Normalement, demain, le socle devrait être fini, et jeudi servira à faire le panneau et le reste de la végétation.

Demain sera un jour bien rempli je pense !

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Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #5

Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #5

Blog - Le 18 novembre 2013

Day 5/Jour 5 :

UK text : Yeahhh. Yanet is finished. And now I have to start the base.
Woooops… I have to start and make the very detailed base I made, before friday. OK that is possible. Just need coffee and good friends. Good luck for me, I have both to keep my motivation !

Well tomorrow should see some pics of the base. Don’t know at what point it’ll be advance, it’ll a surprise for all of us :D !

See you tomorrow !

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Text FR : Yeahhhhh Yanet est fini. Et maintenant je m’attèle au décor.
Wooooops… J’ai encore le (foutu :D ) décor très détaillé à finir avant vendredi. Ok c’est possible. Il faut juste du café et de bons amis. J’ai de la chance d’avoir les deux pour garder la motivation !

Demain devrait voir des photos du socle. Je ne sais pas à quel point il sera avancé, ce sera une surprise pour chacun d’entre nous :D !

À demain !

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Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #3 & 4

Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #3 & 4

Blog - Le 17 novembre 2013

Day 3/Jour 3 :

UK text : Argggg yesterday was a so busy day… but not for painting ! I only manage to start painting near midnight, so… it’s was way too late for the third update.
I manage to paint a good part of the pants of Yanet and starting the black before going to bed… and it’s all !

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Text FR : Pffiioouuu. Hier fut une journée chargée… mais pas par rapport à la peinture ! J’ai pu me mettre à mon bureau uniquement aux alentours de minuit… il était dès lors bien tard pour la troisième mise à jour.
J’ai réussi à peindre une bonne partie du pantalon et commencé le noir sur Yanet avant d’aller au lit… mais c’est tout !

Day 4/ Jour 4 :

UK text : After a short night, I just had no mojo for painting before… 3pm ! So this is the pics of Yanet’s progress. I think I’ll have… again… to paint tonight lol !
I need to finish as soon as possible. Maximum tomorrow during the afternoon, just to start the base quiclky !

But I’m lucky… Ben and Raffa are “with me” to help me throught the painting  !

Ok… need to return to my desk… Yanet is cooling down… :D .

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Text FR :  Après une courte nuit, j’ai retrouvé le mojo pour la peinture… uniquement vers 15h ! Voici la photo de Yanet au moment où j’écris ces lignes. Je crois que je vais… encore… devoir peindre ce soir !
Je dois la finir cette nuit, ou demain dans l’après-midi. En fait, le plus tôt possible afin de commencer le socle.

Mais j’ai de la chance… Ben et Raffa “sont avec moi” pour m’aider dans ce rush final !

Allez… faut que je m’y remette… Yanet est déjà en train de refroidir :D .

 

Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #2

Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #2

Blog - Le 15 novembre 2013

Uk text :

Alright ! Don’t have much time before going to sport and return, after, to Yanet.
Brad is “finished”. I use “quote” because depending of the time left, I’ll probably improve a thing or two on the rifle and here or there.

But for today, I manage to paint the rifle, glue it, break for the 4th time the left foot, and take some quick picture.
For Yanet, primer is done, now I’ll have to use my airbrush for the clothes. Just to save the most time I can !

Raaaa time is running out :D !

Texte FR :

Ok ! Je vais faire vite avant de partir au sport, puis de revenir afin de continuer Yanet.
Brad est “fini”. J’use de guillemets car selon le temps qu’il me restera, je peaufinerai sans doute quelques petits trucs ici et là, comme le fusil.

Mais pour aujourd’hui, j’ai pu finir le fusil, le coller, casser le pied gauche pour la 4ème fois, et faire les photos.
Yanet est sous-couché, je n’ai plus qu’à sortir l’aéro pour les vêtements, histoire de gagner le plus de temps possible !

Raaaa le temps file trop vite :D !

 

Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #1

Brad & Yanet : Painting Buddha WIP #1

Blog - Le 14 novembre 2013

UK text :

As promised, this is the WIP, of Brad & Yanet from Painting Buddha Season 1.1.
The challenge will be to finish it before the Fimaje of Antibes… that occurs… next week-end !!!!!

To be perfectly honest, Brad will be finish today. I still have the face, the rifle, the staff, his bag, and some corrections to make.
But he is globaly well advanced.

The second challenge will be to make daily pics before the event. Yeah… with the little time remaining, taking pics and make a daily upload is not that easy. But… I’ll succeed lol.
Next pics tomorrow. Probably about Brad with all his colors :) !

Also, the idea of this scene, is that ours assassins come to a world that… well… have pretty changed, and were they really don’t belong anymore. Civilisation has ended, and is replaced by another one. Nature takes revenge on the urban world.. The title will be “Time always wins”… and… it’s not wrong after all !

See you tomorrow !

Texte FR :

Comme promis, voici le WIP de Brad et Yanet, issus de la saison 1.1 de Painting Buddha
Le challenge sera de finir le tout pour le Fimaje d’Antibes, qui a lieu… le week end prochain !!!!!!

Pour être tout à fait honnête, Brad sera fini aujourd’hui. Il me reste le visage, le fusil, le bâton, la sacoche, et quelques petites retouches.
Mais il est globalement bien avancé.

Le second challenge sera de faire une update journalière avant le concours. Et… avec le peu de temps qu’il reste, faire les photos et des posts quotidiens, ce n’est pas si facile. Mais, j’y parviendrai… lol.

L’idée de la saynète est, par ailleurs, que nos assassins arrivent sur un monde… qui a plutôt bien changé, et auquel ils n’appartiennent plus. La civilisation a disparue, et a été remplacée par une autre. La nature a pris sa revanche sur le monde urbain..
Le titre sera “Time always wins” (Le temps l’emporte toujours)… ce qui n’est pas si faux quand on y pense…

À demain ! Avec des photos de Brad et de toutes ses couleurs… normalement :D !

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Best of the Month : October 2013

Best of the Month : October 2013

Blog - Le 8 novembre 2013

UK text : This time, it’s not one, but two miniatures that I chose for this Best of.
In fact, both miniatures are painted by the same artist, and are both an interpretation on warm or cold colors aspect.

I love the two versions, equally. So impossible for me to chose one between the other. So congrats again to mister Emuse, (it’s not his first win in this blog’s category) for this very beatiful paintings.

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Texte FR : Cette fois-ci, ce n’est pas une mais deux figurines que  je choisis pour ce Best of.
En fait, les deux ont été peintes par le même artiste, et toutes deux sont une interprétation différente de teintes chaudes ou froides.

J’aime les deux versions, pareillement. Impossible pour moi d’en préférer l’une plus que l’autre.
Bref, félicitations encore une fois à Emuse (ce n’est pas sa première fois dans cette catégorie) pour ces très belles peintures.

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WIP to follow / WIP à suivre !

WIP to follow / WIP à suivre !

Blog - Le 23 octobre 2013

UK: Hi everybody ! A quick post about the next projects to do.

- First : the lizardmen skink priest. It’ll be in auction on Ebay right after the end of the painting. Pics of the process will be publish here, and I hope you’ll enjoy it !
- Second : I’ll probably go to the third edition of Fimaje, in Antibes (France) at the end of november. And… Painting Buddha Season 1.1 aka Brad and Janet will normally be a part of my display.
I’ll go in an opposite science-fiction direction for this ones, again, I’ll publish all the process here !

 

Stay tuned  :) .
Ps : wowww 3 posts in 3 days… and I have still the pics of my last commission to upload… what a rush :D !
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FR: Salut tout le monde ! Un message rapide concernant les prochains projets.

- Premièrement : le prêtre Skink des hommes-lézards. Il sera placé aux enchères sur Ebay à la fin de sa peinture, et je compte poster relativement régulièrement des photos de son avancement ici. J’espère que vous apprécierez !
- Deuzio : Je vais probablement me rendre à la troisième édition du Fimaje, à Antibes (France) à la fin du mois de novembre. Et… il y a des chances que Brad et Janet, issus des formidables DVD Painting Buddha saison 1.1 fassent partis de mon display.
Normalement, l’atmosphère sera à l’opposé du sujet SF de base, et cette fois aussi, je devrais publier des photos plus ou moins régulière du WIP par ici.

Alors restez attentifs :) !
Ps : Woww trois posts en trois jours… et j’ai encore les photos de ma dernière commande à uploader… :D !

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Volomir – Rafael Garcia Marin : Interview (UK)

Volomir – Rafael Garcia Marin : Interview (UK)

Blog - Le 22 octobre 2013

For those who don’t know him, Rafael Garcia Marin aka Volomir is a very well-known spanish painter. Owner of Volomir’s Blog, incredible painter and winner of multiples prizes in Open Contest and Golden Demon show, he also wrote some very interesting articles. In fact, Rafael is definitly an active member in the hobby community.

- Hello Rafael, first can you present yourself ? Like the way you discover the hobby.

Hi Julien! Thank you so much for inviting me over! It’s a great pleasure for me.

Let me present myself by saying: Hello! My name is Rafael García Marín. I am also known as Volomir in all the painting circles. I was born in 1985 so as of today I am 27 years old, and I’ve been painting for showcase since 2006. I started in the hobby way earlier, when I discovered Warhammer as a kid, and I instantly fell in love with those fantastic little miniatures. I just wanted to build armies and armies of them as an early teenager! But soon, social life and girls would take me from my beloved hobby (being a teenager, trying to be cool and playing with plastic toys was not compatible).

It wasn’t until college, when I started my degree in Engineering, that I was surrounded by huge nerds like me and by girls who weren’t scared of those little soldiers (or at least that’s what they said). I got lured by the hobby again and even played every now and then some Warhammer 40k with my friends from university. But my real interest was purely aesthetic. I wanted super cool painted armies and miniatures. It was then when I found the early Spanish Team, met Alfonso Giraldes, and decided to start painting for a greater purpose. It was 2006 and it was the true beginning of my life as I know it now.

- You are the creator of Volomir’s blog. How come the idea of creating it ?

I was working as an intern in university, and we did research and development on new technologies around the Internet. We were particularly interested in social networks and the blogosphere, and because of that, I thought that I should have a blog of mine, to be able to better understand the whole picture. Obviously, it had to be themed around my miniatures!

It started as a very simple gallery, in 2008. The blog still says on the main page “This is my little space in the internet. I will keep photos of my figures, things that catch my attention and other stupid things.” Nearly five years after, I am still true to that phrase, but the blog has grown to be something I never expected. I will happily see it turn 5 years old in October, I will celebrate greatly, and I have awesome future plans for my humble space in the web.

 

- How many people are following your website? Because as you probably know, he is very popular ! If I remember well, you were very well placed on the Wamp best internet website “survey”.

It is difficult to measure really, nowadays the blog itself isn’t the only way to create communication. With Facebook and without Google Reader, the blogosphere is changing. But as of natural visits, I count around 500 visitors per day on average.

You can’t imagine how happy this makes me! I am grateful for each and every one of them, and I try to correspond making tons of photos of my creations and trying to help in the learning process of as many painters as I can. I received the same help when I began and I like to give back! Community is one of the most important things that I found in this hobby.

- Have you any idea about the number of post that was written on it? Are you happy, or surprise by the success of your website ?

There are around 350 posts in the blog as of today. At first I posted very little, maybe once a week or less. In the first year, I counted around 25 posts. But as the site began to be followed more and more, I started writing more. The last three years I’ve written on average twice a week or so, around 85 posts per year. And it is growing! I was really surprised to see so many people follow it.

Now I work hard to maintain the interest, and it is sometimes difficult because sadly painting is not my job so I can’t dedicate as much time as I would like. I am very happy with the blog but I’m sure I can do even more things. Who knows what the future might bring!

- What is your future in terms of miniatures ? Any new project you start working on ? Even if you just finish a very big project with your stunning dragon ?

I have so many things I want to do that I don’t even know where to start! I think I’m going to spend some time relaxing on more units of elves because the army I’m building is turning out really nicely and I’m very excited to see the family grow. But I also want to do some more big projects, maybe a huge diorama with lots of minis.

I still want to explore the 360º view concept that I tried with the Last Stand of the Crimson Fists, or start with some other big monster, and I want to keep sculpting some more full scratch minis like the Kasrkin Sergeant I did in 54mm. But nothing is for sure right now!

 

- You recently take part into the Painting Bhudda DVD. How was your experience by taking part in such a big project ?

It was really awesome! The Painting Buddha crew are very good friends of mine and it was such a nice surprise when they offered me to be part of the project. I accepted without hesitation! Even so, I have to say that when I arrived in Berlin there were moments when I felt a little overwhelmed to paint so much in so little time.

I don’t normally paint full time so those 5 days of hardcore painting and the discomfort of the heavy lighting were a little tough in the beginning. But Michael, Ben and Mati are awesome friends, they made the recording an absolute delight and I had the best of times. I am only sad that I won’t be participating any more in the near future!

Other painters need to take over now!

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- Can you describe your way of thinking, about the hobby and your personal approach of it.

Painting and modelling are my passion. I get endless joy from this activity, from the people I have the chance to meet, and from the beauty of the art we create. I will keep on doing it because it makes me happy and I hope that this never ends. It is a very emotional activity: I paint a lot when I’m happy but I find it very hard to sit down and do stuff when I am unhappy.

I think I wouldn’t be able to commit to make a living on it because there’s times when I really don’t feel like painting. For me life is a rollercoaster we ride blindfolded and you never know if the next slope will go up or down. But when you feel the muse, it is unstoppable. Everything else does not matter, and you want to feel the vibe. Even during the process of creating a big project you ride that rollercoaster.

It takes a lot of courage to make it to the end, and I use contests to put deadlines to myself. It helps with the most difficult of tasks: considering the moment when a miniature is done.

Best of the Month : September 2013

Best of the Month : September 2013

Blog - Le 21 octobre 2013

UK Text : A little bit late : the Best of the Month for september.
I know that usually, I use pictures posted by their authors on Internet during the concerned month.
The incredible piece that follow have seen her finished pictures published on the first day of October.

But. Chris Clayton, as we are speaking of “Hush“, also start an incredible step by step in September, and blow the mind of the community by finishing this bust for the September Euromilitaire, were he won a deserved Gold medal.
The whole step by step is visible here. And really : go see it ! (Just be aware that it start from the end, so you’ll have to go some pages back to see the start.)
In my opinion, it should also have won the Euro Best of Show, but hé… this bust is already an Internet sucess, a Euro sucess, and a Sold Out miniature as all the copies have been sold !

So… Chris… well… congrats :D !

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Texte FR : Un tout petit peu en retard, le best of du mois de septembre.
Je sais qu’en général, j’utilise des photos de pièces finies publiées par leurs auteurs, pendant le mois en cours.
Or, la pièce qui suit a vu ses photos finales publiées début Octobre.

Oui… mais… Chris Clayton, puisque que l’on parle de “Hush“, a aussi commencé un formidable pas à pas en septembre, et à littéralement ébloui la communauté en finissant ce buste pour l’Euromilitaire de septembre. Où il obtint une médaille d’or plus que méritée.
Un pas à pas complet est donc visible ici. Allez le voir ! (Attention, il commence par la fin, il faut donc retourner quelques pages en arrière pour le voir du début).
Concernant mon opinion personnelle, je l’aurai bien vu prendre le Best of Show de l’Euromilitaire. Mais bon, ce buste est déjà un succès sur le net, un succès lors de l’Euro, et un succès commercial puisque tous les tirages qui le concerne sont déjà en rupture !

Donc.. euh… Chris… Félicitations ! Encore :D !

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