Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Doctor Who and the Long Wait

Sorry for the long wait between posts (more than a month), but I've been super busy.  My goal is to post once per calendar month at a minimum.  Anyway, I managed to find a few hours to paint another one of the FASA Doctor Who miniatures that are on my painting table.  This time it's the second doctor, Patrick Troughton.

I've got to say I'm pretty happy with this mini.  It was my first attempt at any kind of plaid.  I tend to avoid doing any freehand on miniatures so I was worried, but I think I'm ok with how it turned out.  I even added some low contrast stripes to his handkerchief, that are a little hard to see in the picture, but that I think look pretty decent.  His hands look a lot more boney than I might want but overall, I like this little guy.

Most of the things keeping me busy are probably not of interest to the readers of this blog, but one thing I spent a few hours doing was the painting of an orc shaman seen below, that I sent in as part of WOTC's D&D Art Test.  I didn't labor over making something that I thought was what they were looking for, as much as I just had fun making a sort of spot illustration/character study.  I thought I would share it here, just for the heck of it.

Unfortunately I'm still pretty busy with more serious art projects, and other less exciting things, but hopefully I'll get back to the pile of lead and post more here soon!


  1. Greetings, 1st time visitor here. Very nice job on the Doc. If I had a hat on, I'd take it off to you for the great plaid effect!

  2. Great job on Troughton, the face is crucial and you nailed it, perfect.

  3. How did I miss this? Oh right, real life :/ Anyway, NICE Doctor there, the sculpt deserved a good paint job and yours does not disappoint. the trousers alone are a great job... but the face really sells it!

    And, nice drawing too. You didn't overdo it by trying to make him bulky and overly beweaponed, as seems to be the fashion ever since GW's orcs became the new norm.

  4. Thank you! I just started working on Pertwee today so stay tuned. :)