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Welcome to my site! Keep scrolling for an index of links to blog posts that might interest you.

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https://www.instagram.com/birdwithabrush/

 

Index to Key Blog Posts

Painting Contrast on Miniature Figures

More and Less Contrast Demonstrated on the Same Figure: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/09/27/compare-and-contrast/

Contrast versus Realism, and Why You Should Choose Contrast: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/10/01/contrast-versus-realism/

How to Paint with More Contrast Part I – Mindset: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/10/06/how-to-paint-contrast-mind-games/

How to Paint with More Contrast Part II: Visualizing Light and Methods of Paint Application: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/10/16/how-to-paint-contrast-hands-on/

Value Mapping (and Freehand Practice) on Sophie 2018: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/09/06/reapercon-2018-sophie-painting-process/

 

Miscellaneous Painting Topics

Painting Figures to Match Art – ReaperCon 2018 Sophie: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/08/22/painting-figures-to-match-art-reapercon-2018-sophie/

Painting Fur Patterns: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/07/30/painting-fur-patterns/

The Painting Process and Critique of Awarding Winning Figure Promenade: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/09/14/a-critique-filled-promenade/

Why You Should go to a Painting Convention or Show: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/08/09/some-prose-on-cons-conventions-and-shows/

ReaperCon General Information: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/08/15/reapercon-not-just-for-reapers/

 

Miscellaneous Topics

The Value of Painting with Friends: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/09/23/painting-with-friends/

Award Winning Figure Promenade: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/09/10/a-kudo-filled-promenade/

Art Challenges for Traditional Artists and Miniature Painters: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/10/07/inktober-should-i-keep-going/

Pictures of Archer the Heroic cat. First blog post! https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/07/25/my-blog-begins-with-archer/

 

Convention Onsite Reporting and Photos

ReaperCon 2018 MSP Open Contest Entries Sampling: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/09/04/reapercon-2018-msp-open-contest-diversity/

ReaperCon 2018 Contest and General Photo Galleries: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/09/19/reapercon-2018-photos-miniatures-people-and-more/

ReaperCon 2018 Day One: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/08/31/reapercon-2018-day-one/

ReaperCon 2018 Wednesday Pre-Show: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/08/30/reapercon-almost/

ReaperCon 2018 Vendors: https://birdwithabrush.com/2018/09/01/reapercon-2018-day-two-vendors/