On a quiet wednesday night/evening/afternoon/morning (depending on time zones), a few guys gathered on a video chat to do what they do best : talking non sense. And painting.
The idea though was motivated by the will to paint like PROS. Exclusively with their worst brush.
Asslessman :Funnily enough, even though I knew I'd be using my worst brush and would only have an evening to finish it, I wanted to give it my best. I knew from the start I'd try and add freehands of a kind o win some points. The most irritating part was trying to keep a point so most of my time was actually spent twisting the brush to make a fine tip or trying to flatten it to do some edges... a frustrating process but fun.
Here's the annoying fella I had to spend all the time with :
BulldogLopez/He Of Three Names/Darrin Stephens:
YO! YO! YOOOOOOO!!!!!! On a frigid day in the Cured Earth that is Southwest Virginia, yours truly dusted off an old brush and rubbed some paint on a good ol' RTB01 Marine. I slapped a metal Cadian backback on him and a resin rifle from Maxine.
I had a pretty big brush to do the job so I settled on a mostly metallic scheme because I figured the pain would do most of the heavy lifting. I used washes and other weathering effect pretty liberally to conceal all the imperfections.
Look at that thing.... you could paint the side of a barn with it.
We painted for about an hour and a half and i'm pretty pleased with the end result. The freehand was done after very minimal goading from Mr. He-Of-No-Ass.
It was loads of fun.... also we were all naked from the waist down.
*Note from the redaction : Due to the outrageous amount and level of swearing, cursing and potential blasphemy, Rochie's words will not be rendered here.*
So when Asslessman told me about this crazy idea I knew I had to take part. I chose a chaos thug and my priming/basing/glueing brush.
|Look at this pitiful thing!|
|If is abs don't shred you, that hair will!|
My weapon off choice was an old Citadel Detail brush that had been cut off half way down the length of the bristles in order to get rid of some clogged up paint (i'm not very nice to my brushes). Who ever came up with this plan was either insane or genius but he will forever be known by the sobriquet of 'The Quitter!'
Squinting into the camera and straining to hear the mumblings of the other international nerds we bravely fought against out tools in order to try to produce miniatures of a quality of which we could be proud (although that may not have been the whole point of the exercise but as everybody else misunderstood the brief we were OK)
In between sucking our bellies in when spouses appeared on screen to berate us for our overly close relationships or to help with IT matters or cooing over babies and other assorted interested small people I actually managed to paint the couple of likely characters below.
Unlike some of the others I had no point at all on my brush so spent the 90 mins learning new ways to get detail from various edges and tufts. Still, they turned out pretty good.
And with a very naked Bababoo appearing on screen and the return of my own gorgeous spouse it was time to bid adieu to the The First Annual Pro Painter Burger Brush Cup. Hopefully it won't be a year till the next one.