I went away for four nights and five days, all by myself, and it was brilliant.
I don’t know about you but “getting away from it all” is like a much needed medicine for me.
My eldest daughter teased me and asked, “Are you going to find yourself?” Haha. Err not quite but I just needed to reset. I have quite the busy life so it was great to just stop. I watched movies, had day time naps, drank cider, played a bit of guitar and explored the beach. I also painted TWO MINIS for my WWII German Army themed Ork Army haha. So, obviously, I’ll show some pix of those but I’ll also share some of the snaps I took when I explored the beach.
First of all we have Kaptin GobSplitta and his little Squig sidekick. The sculpt is from Kromlech and I bloody love it. I made no changes and just painted him as is. Lot’s of cool little details.
It was the first time I’ve ever attempted bloodshot eyes and I don’t think I quite nailed it but it’s passable.
I really, really enjoy highlighting now.
So much character in Ork faces, I love it.
Next we have Sergeant Grittz.
His eyes are actually red but didn’t really show up in the photos.
Here they are together. I think the Kaptin is screaming “FIRE” and Sergeant Grittz is following that order and executing some insubordinate Grot. I need to base both of them.
As I’ve mentioned many times I don’t consider myself a photographer but I do thoroughly enjoy photography. I especially enjoy the hunt for the perfect angle and shot.
I approach photography from a miniatures point of view a lot of the time haha. You could say it’s a small minded approach haha.
In this first picture I imagined all these tiny shell creatures (approximately the size of my pinky fingernail) clustering around their small citadel in an effort to protect it from larger shell creatures.
The next shot I call “Valley of the damned” because all these purple clam-like shells were empty as though the squishy, slimy occupant had either left in a hurry or had been torn from their homes by hungry seagulls.
I like this next one a lot. I like the angle and I love the bright green seaweed.
The next shot, almost looks like it could be on the moon. I love the texture of the sandy rock.
The contrast in colours really stands out to me in the next photo and I love that water.
Speaking of water, I had to capture a crashing wave. It took about thirty shots to get just the right one.
Another citadel/castle type one with troops swarming around the base of it. Haha.
The Australian landscape is incredible.
This last one was taken by a quiet little pier and the place was so peaceful I just had to capture it.
In other news I recently acquired three new tattoos and here is one of them. A crow that, for me represents death and a reminder that life is short.
I hope you’ve all been well.
I’m going to spend the next little while catching up on all your lovely posts.