I recognise that I am nobody. My art is created to suit me, my hobby, life. In fact one of the most, ridiculous things I ever heard was, you need to take a break from the Hobby. A hobby is often the only legal self-medicating procedure this world has. And I partake with fervour, so does my new friend.
Well, I ask Michael Paul Smith to have a chat about what drives his hobby. And what do you know, we found Common Ground.
You can view more of Michaels work here at http://www.visitelginpark.com/
You will never know how thankful I am for the modellers that are in my periphery. I am literally surrounded by amazing artists who are quite satisfied with their art, and less so with fame. To me, it is really humbling to see what the difference is between a wealthy modeller and one that scrapes by with only the tools he needs.
Like a cheapo camera and simple household lamps for "studio lighting"
Please enjoy while I interview my latest Patreon supporter, Chester Fesmire. And hey, if you are not a Patron that is ok, you can see the interview too.
We love to make miniature terrain
I found a stem armature that looked like a tree. But was a wee bit too big to be anything other than a willow tree.
A week later I am working on the honey do list and find that hot chilly pepper roots look just like branches of a tree.
Some paint, craft glue, and various ground cover junk. And I do mean junk, a tree is born.
Ok, not everything I do ends up in failure. Sometimes I stick with it till it works. Other times I run away screaming NOOO!!! We also see what happens when you try and lock the ol' lady out of the room.
I was requested by a modeler to share everything I know about signs. After they watched me mask my Son's name on his tablet. He was going on a trip and I wanted to make sure if some kid stole it (he is autistic and is a target), that kid (i hope it would be a kid, really) would have to hide his thieving butt to remove said signage.
No I messed up on a technique I saw somebody "talk about" before. I wanted to make sure I knew how to do it. I failed, it was hilarious. But I also shared a number of valid technique y'all might like. So check them out.
How I make my scenic dirt, that is capable of passing in any scale.