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I've been remiss in not sharing some love with some very deserving artists. As has been my simple formula, I will be highlighting works from my Favorites that have not had as many favs as my most Favorited piece The Swan(335) since posting version III of this Journal Series. I hope this will bring some attention to some wonderful artists whose work deserves more attention. Without further ado, some cool art not many people have seen.

Cheers,
jim

Hostess of RedHood Hunting Park Party by fhelalr Brides Unleashed: The Penitent by seankylestudios I Wish I Was Special by MartinStranka Plague Lord by MEYERanek Medusa by Hocspy Demon Queen by DanieleValeriani siren by Nicole-Jimenez Jeanne D by Almacan Lesson04 Bug Environment small by DongjunLu Blood and Desire by perditionxroad Death squadron pilot by BennyKusnoto I Will Kill Your Monster by BenjaminHaley Flegias by scifo

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Alkonost doll by MarylinFill
Wip-spooky by zerojs Reawakened Angel by zerojs

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Sitting nude by artyandy
DandD Party Commission by uncannyknack Dragon Keeper by Lee99 Valkyrie Randgris by GoveRtZ The Little Egret. by KiraLisicka

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Silene 'Light' by dianahase
Lady Ayana by NavigatorCat workshop by Makingscalemodels evil laugh by JoelAmatGuell Star Queen Celeste Tier 3- Vainglory by Noxiihunter Harrian by serenity2200 Wald #72 by HeikoGerlicher Death by Zudartslee Sgt. Christiana DALE by LMorse Frozen Eternity by JoelBelessa Creacion  propia - Cobra -4 by rieraescultura-art Lost Soul by Aeon-Lux Queen of the Seas at Film Quest 2015 by ddorrity Nicole by krysdecker Cybernetic Girl by InfiniteCreations gold pearl (headpiece) by AgnieszkaOsipa The Binding by zerojs
Well, another year and a half has passed and it's time for me to head through my favorites for the past year and highlight a few that didn't get as much attention as they deserve. In the past, I have included pieces that received fewer favs than my most fav'd piece for the year; however, this year I was lucky enough to get a DD which sorta messes with my formula. So, I will use my second most fav'd piece (292 favorites) as the threshold ... every piece in this feature has received less than 292 favs and deserve some more attention. I hope I can help just a little with that.

Cheers,
jim

EXOTIQUE Revenge of the bride by wanhsienwei girl on horse 01 by OmrZrn The Two Towers Special Edition:  Boromir  Statue by GabrielxMarquez Assassins by MarioTeodosio Shipwreck by Chris-Lamprianidis Paradise Lost Clean by emaydani Fusion by luisbc Warrior by LilyT-Art Temptation of an Angel by JesusAConde Sleep by AnnetVoronaya Queen of blades by OliverHarbour Claymore by DaisukeDano La Falena Regina by L-E-N-T-E-S-C-U-R-A Elysium by PatiMakowska Ends of The Earth by borda Rogue Trader. Games Workshop under licence FFG. by Yogh-Art apothecary one by menton3 Galadriel Preview by Reine-Haru GreySkull by mangrasshopper Final Fantasy XII by pkking1288 Fate by andrekosslick

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Alice by Gray-Eel
The carnival of sins by ChekydotStudio ophelia by EternalFallacy Sexy legs... by melvynyeo Nymphal1da3x by KristinaToxicpanda Castle: Pyke by Pauperia Halcyon Space Jockey 1 by AOPaul Terada Devilman by FrAcTuRe75 Hyper Dream 2 by alexnegrea Elf Assassin by dianahase Wedding Dress Fashion 018 by Suuperx<da:thumb id="307002916"/> Angel -4- by BlackRoosje Old Growth by sculptin
As was the case in the past, my page doesn't get the biggest flow of traffic and this may not be a huge boon to any of these wonderful artists, but I thought I'd go through my Favorites and look for pieces that had fewer favs then my best in the last year which has received 395 and create a quick little Journal entry that would at least give them a little more exposure.

Cheers.
jim

The Dragon Knight by Pakoune :thumb198289128: Griffith 20130304 by Diewahne :thumb361081217: Agnes Queen of Faroe Islands II by MiriamJanus
The Hill by crilleb50 bring me back to life by GRAPHICSOUL Souseiji 0 by Ippotamus ghost warrior 1 by ramsesmelendeze :thumb340166616:

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Wind - 1 by AlfredParedes
Red by Maru-Light Tribal Portrait IX by Genevieve-Amelia an autumn sketch by Keid-89

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Memories Lost by hoangnguyen

D-A by Wintfox Suriyon Montho by TheRafa Altar/Organ by AlexRuizArt niharagi boyayanzi by alikasapoglu :thumb312485765:
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Sharp by TD-Design
Time, Part V by Foxfires Death of Nescience by medusainfurs Sunshine by miokillerwinx
Vesnik Raja-Sleeping Paradise by DusanMarkovic Archangel Skymour by maronski My Angel by djaledit Awakening by Bluoxyde And the end by Atabeyli
So, my page doesn't get the biggest flow of traffic and this may not be a huge boon to any of these wonderful artists, but I thought I'd go through my Favorites and look for pieces that had even fewer Favs than my best (a meager 347) and create a quick little Journal entry that would at least give them a little more exposure.

Cheers.
jim


Manequeen by Wytch1 Fey by AmandaTurnage aries by Peterio Dream Of A Maid IV by kemal-kamil-akca:thumb217759411:
The astronauts wife by Paintagram ...106... by MozolewskiMichal sky Lark in color by AvantFae Sugar Plum by JenaDellaGrottaglia

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Steam Fairy Winter by mooname

Salvation 02 by alienwurkz FF7 Cloud by Gold-copper Ruin by slaine69 Electro Overhaul by KnightFlyte96 Awakening by Autonoe
Mind Spring by Mizhak Marzenia by Mizhak sobsob by steelsuit

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Surprise by anson7
Monsterpedia - IMP by Sally-Jackson
Cecily by JoshHutchinson 11 by kemal-kamil-akca Blue Valentine Dreams by parablev Raspberry Cheesecake by kurimja
flower headpiece by Kimberleyelrebmik red snow by Pierrick Safe Inside Myself II by Anacorreal The curse tear by newbox10 Awakening by Bluoxyde
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I am new to the deviant scene and have been asked by a number of people, "Do you sculpt the pieces in your gallery? And if not, where do you get them?"

The simple answer, is no I do not sculpt them.

The larger scale pieces (1/8 (~225mm) - 1/4 (~450mm) scale) are sold as "kits" generally with 10-50 resin pieces. They must be assembled, and many times some simple sculpting is necessary to blend the pieces together. There are any number of small companies (many times run by the sculptor or a sculptor/caster pair). If you search for "garage kit" or "resin kit" outside of deviant, you will find many links to their online stores. If you find them interesting, please take one piece of warning before purchasing ... there are any number of companies that sell illegal copies of these kits ... they will purchase a popular kit and make molds from it and then sell the illegal copies. These are referred to as recasts and cause real harm to the original artists.

The smaller scale pieces (generally 28mm - 32mm) are gaming miniatures and are used in tabletop wargaming (e.g. Warhammer, Warhammer 40k) and fantasy roleplaying games (e.g. Dungeons & Dragons). These are cast in white metal and will sometimes come in multiple pieces to allow for the complex sculpts to be more easily cast. Again, there are many "boutique" (small, individually run) companies that produce these, but there are a few that have massive catalogs (e.g. Reaper miniatures, Games Workshop).

In all cases, the work you see on my site, was painted by me. I use acrylic paints thinned anywhere from a milky consistency all the way to a Cool-Aid like consistency and paint these pieces almost as if they were a three-dimensional piece of watercolor paper. I prime the miniatures white (which acts the way the paper does in watercolor) and slowly build up color with a series of glazes/washes. The brushes used are very similar to watercolor brushes ... in fact, they are miniature versions of watercolor brushes ... Windsor & Newton make a special line of their Series 7 watercolor brushes specifically for miniatures.

Many times, I will also add a small diorama base or include multiple figures into a scene for a full-blown diorama. This allows me to complete my version of the "story" around the character. These bases use any number of materials ... from pieces of other miniatures, small statuary, small pieces of greenery (even spices for ground cover), etc to flesh out the scene at this rather tiny scale.

I hope this helps in your understanding of what I (and others like me) do to create these tiny pieces of art.

Thanks for all your kind words ... also, I do take commissions and I do sell my work.
jim :tux:
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