Saturday 9 December 2023

It's been over a month since my last post.

"Well, why is that?" you might ask, and the simple answer is The Dreaded Painter's Block. It isn't that I've done no painting at all, it is just that I keep losing interest and leaving things half done.

However, I have found a way to actually complete a few things, by painting things that are simple and have very few stages from undercoating to completion and here are some of them;

Firstly, above are eight Skeleton Warriors.  I actually really like painting Skellies. They are a quick win, which is why I dug these out from a box of odds and ends and got working on them. I hoped that they would kickstart me into doing a few more things, and they have. Below are a few more quick wins, a giant snake and two small dinosaurs;

I'm working on the basis that one day I'll need a giant snake and a couple of small dinos.

I bought all the above from Bad Squiddo. Annie occasionally goes through her stock and sells off odds and ends that she no longer wants to keep in the catalogue as sale items. It is worth checking regularly to see what she has in her Bargain Bin. Remember though that once these things are gone, they probably won't be restocked.

I've got a few other things nearing completion, so they will be another post.


  1. Nice. I don't have painter's block, just butterfly syndrome...

  2. Oh yes, I think we all go there from time to time, doing something completely different works best for me

  3. Producing a few "easy wins", as you put it, is generally a good way to get over a block! It's a not just a confidence booster, it's a momentum builder. I feel like painting, as someone once said, is 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration. If you can just get yourself moving, it means a lot. I recently taught myself a speed painting method just for this reason, and as a result I finished a number of things have been sitting in my pile of shame for years ­čÖé