Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Paint 'Em Like You Sculpt 'Em

I was surfing through deviantArt the other day, when I should have been writing part III of the Auction HTML series. That's when I stumbled across this amazing miniature. (Picture posted with permission from the artist.)

You can see the whole thing, in it's high resolution glory here, on deviantArt. Is your jaw still resting in your lap? Yeah, I bet it is. And get this. The thing is just under six inches tall! With it's wings! Just wrap your mind around that fact for a moment. Then look at it again. This demon won a Daily Deviation, among other things. The glowing fire effect on the demon's wings was used with special pigments, and the artist describes how to use them on this great artist blog, Massive Voodoo.

Anyway, check out the Massive Voodoo article database, here. Painting articles galore. They may not be extremely helpful to you artists out there who repaint the nude vinyl dolls (well, except for the wet palette technique), but for those of us who make bases for our dolls, and/or sculpt our own dolls, these articles are like stumbling across chests full of platinum in our garage. Only without the estranged family members suddenly knocking on the door. There's a lot we doll makers can learn from the miniature painting people. I mean, how many times have you seen Ebay dolls that were well-sculpted, but painted horribly? I've seen a few!

Hope this resource helps, and happy Wednesday.

Oh, and I found the artist of this piece to be very humble, and quite likable. Seems like I've discovered a few artists like this in the past few weeks. It's always a pleasure to meet people like this. Especially since pride and elitism runs rampant in the OOAK doll community. Remember this, artists. No matter how good you are, there's always someone out there better than you ... as well as humbler than you, who is always quick to answer questions from newbie artists. Perhaps Raffaele himself can serve as an inspiration to you, alongside his masterpieces.

Sara unleashed


  1. Hey,

    thanks for this nice post :)
    Always glad when someone liked my works and maybe finds a little inspiration for some own projects!

    Keep on with your work!

    1. You are most welcome, sweetie. I love giving artists like you publicity.


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