Monday, April 06, 2015
Ten Years of Painting Agency!
What? It's the tenth anniversary of my first post here? How is this possible? That's positively ancient in internet years. To put it in perspective, in 2005 there was no Instagram, no Twitter, Facebook was for students only, and "Cool Mini or Not" was still my hobby website of choice. I'd never painted a 15mm figure in my life, and this was my first work posted:
There have definitely been some changes over the years: fewer trivial WIPs and "look what I bought" posts, more comments and followers (thanks, guys!). I got started painting smaller figures when I tried "Flames of War" WW2 models, and now I don't often paint 25/28 mm figures. The 15 mm sci-fi renaissance has provided endless material that suits my new interests and time constraints. On the downside, I think my technique has stagnated a fair bit from not being pushed, but I've also shifted my style to one which complements smaller sculpts.
Will I still be doing this in a few years? I don't know, life goes on. I certainly hope so, and right now I enjoy the synergy of painting/posting, and definitely appreciate all the feedback I get.