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The Scarhandpainting of War

Thus we may know that there are five essentials for miniatures painting:
He will paint who knows when to paint and when not to paint.
He will paint who knows how to handle both superior and inferior brushes.
He will paint whose paints are mixed on the same palette throughout entire project.
He will paint who, prepared himself, waits to take the project undercoated.
He will paint who has hobby capacity and is not interfered with by the customer.

If you know the miniature and know your paints, you need not fear the result of a hundred paint jobs.

Remember Fifty Shades of Scarhandpainting? Well, it was published an uncountable number of hobby hours and over a thousand painted miniatures ago. Yes – today is my dear Scarhandpainting.com’s second anniversary and guess what – I totally forgot to get myself a present. At least you guys remembered and prepared a fantastic surprise for me: over 220000 visits from more than 90000 different IP’s throughout the year. That literally doubled last year’s results. I’m very excited to see how popular this site is. For me this is the best reward for all the effort put into expanding Blog’s content. It is insane that so many people visit my humble site and for that I thank all of you. Cheers!

THE FIGHT CONTINUES

Last twelve months were like a constant extatic frenzy of painting new, awesome projects, meeting fantastic people from around the world and hobbying all night long! Must say that this way of life suits me well, creating a variety of means to express myself through hobby. It brings me joy to interact with great people and see how they implement my ideas into their own projects. Sharing projects with an audience keeps me hyped and motivated, while providing tips and advice through hobby related articles helps me focus and grow as a painter. That’s why I plan to continue on a quest to bring even more projects and articles to life.

YEAR OF CHALLENGES

Looking at all these pictures I can’t help myself but feel satisfied. I’ve painted an entire spectrum of crazy awesome stuff from among both games I love and games I haven’t even heard of before. Some of these have really challenged my skill to the limits, while others felt like visiting a good old friend. If this is how next twelve months would look like then count me in!

At this point I would like to thank all of my friendstomers, without whom this fantastic trip wouldn’t be possible. I appreciate your support, all the hobby chatter and trust you bestowed upon me.

Special thanks to Andreas, Thomas, Jek and Behemoth. I am honoured with your trust and friendship. You have my axe, my bow and my brush!

THE BEST OF

The number of articles grew exponentially since first anniversary. Below is a list of articles that you found most interresting throughout last twelve months (ordered at random).

TUTORIAL: PHOTOGRAPHIC SETUP

TUTORIAL: INFINITY DIY CONSOLE

TUTORIAL: PAINTING ‘INFINITY’ BLACK

TUTORIAL: PAINTING MARBLE

TUTORIAL: PAINTING NOMAD RED ARMOUR

TUTORIAL: INFINITY ‘DO IT YOURSELF’ GAMING TERRAIN

COLOUR RECIPES: FALLEN FRONTIERS RIFFS

TUTORIAL: PAINTING MICRO ART STUDIO CONCRETE WALLS

REVIEW: ARMY PAINTER TUFTS

COLOUR RECIPES: INFINITY USARF

REVIEW: CORAX WHITE SPRAY

PAINTING PHILOSOPHY part three EDGE OF TOMORROW

WITNESS ME!

With two sharp brushes in hands, chest wet from dripping paint and fierce warcry on my twisted lips I urge you to ‘Witness Me!’ as I face another year of insanely cool projects! What lays ahead cannot be described with simple words. Follow me and see for yourself!

Nazroth

Fifty Shades of Scarhandpainting

I drilled. Slowly, gentle at first, then harder, with more and more pressure. My movements became more firm when I grabbed the lower parts and drilled deep and hard. Upon a finale my hands were covered with a thin layer of sweat. I fealt the fastened beat of my heart, when I plucked the drill out of the hole. It was there – vast, shiny. I never had time to fully appreciate it. I grabed a hard metal pin and sticked it deep into the hole. Metal squealed under pressure but that only made me push even harder up to a rapid stop. I sat then, in silence, breathing erratically. The miniature stood before me, pinned to a scenic base. So delicate and yet unbroken. I wanted more. More of the purifying labour. My airbrush responded in appreciation – It twitched once in agreement…

It started a bit awkward, but what the hell. I’m currently drunk with excitement and happiness so I hope you’ll excuse me. Today it’s Party Time – Scarhandpainting.com’s first birthday!

Who would have thought that Scarhandpainting.com is already one year old!? For me it’s like if it came online just a month ago. One moment it was 17th of February 2016 with me copying old articles and estabilishing a new website, and now BAM! It’s a full year later with a tone of new content added to the site’s Blog and Gallery.  If not for the stathistics I wouldn’t believe it, but here I am, appreciating thousands of visitors and views. This seems unreal, especially in comparisson to my old blog at blogspot.com, which generated less than one fifth of the activity. I’m thrilled to see the popularity of Scarhandpainting.com. It means a lot to me. I see that all the work I put into writing articles is totally worth the effort.

STEPPING OVER THE EDGE

The concept of Scarhandpainting.com appeared in the late 2015th. I always wanted to start freelancing full time, but untill then I had an estabilished source of income and a trustworthy employer. Needless to say that I had this ‘sphere of comfort’ built around me and it grew as vast as to provide me with confidence to start my own project. I knew that success is not something laying around for everyone to pick at leaisure and without a good fight. Calculating risks and eventual gains, making plans, switching towns – it all took around two months, after which I decided to go all-in. I rent a huge server, registered the domain and purchased a professional theme. First steps almost made me regret the decission, cause I was an utter noob about such stuff. Still the site came to life one piece at a time while I uploaded previously prepared content and learned a thing or two about how things work in the site’s Dashboard…

PHILOSOPHY BEHIND SCARHANDPAINTING.COM

The idea behing Scarhandpainting.com was and still is to express myself. I love to paint miniatures and feel extatic each time a project is nearing the finish line. I know that there’s plenty of bussiness-like sites around the web, but I had something more friendly in mind. I wanted to let you into my thoughts and lifestyle a bit. Scarhandpainting.com is my home where I share not only the miniatures I’ve painted, but also some of the techniques and colour recipes that I use. Like many artists, I want to share my passion with all of you. This domain is a medium I chose for the purpose. For me Scarhandpainting.com is not a strict advertisement, but a way of life. Painting miniatures keeps me hyped, while writing articles helps me reset, calm down after each major project. Every comment I receive is precious while each awesome friendstomer that I meet thanks to the site is just a hidden bonus.

'USED TO' vs 'IS'

For you to understand how my life changed upon dedicating myself to Scarhandpainting it is important to get to know how things were before. So, here’s a quick look back. Just before Scarhandpainting.com hit the internet, I used to paint in a corner of a living room, surrounded by utter chaos, not having an Airbrush and working with a limited choice of colours and materials. Might be difficult to believe it, but that’s my old working space. Here’s where all of the early projects of 2016th came to being…

For most, a year is not much in terms of a lifetime. For me ‘today’ is a lightyear jump distant from how I used to work, how my workbench looked like, what equipment and materials I owned and how everything was organized by the time in 2016th. I still spend most of my time near a desk in the corner of a room, with a brush and a miniature in my hand, the fact did not changed a lot – but all the rest is just forced evolution step ahead of what it used to be… And upon that I recently got married, so you see… a lightyear jump.

YEAR OF THE BRUSH

The road throughout the year was very interresting. I was able to lay my hands on many sweet new releases, rare pieces, awesome scenery and miniatures I never ever knew existed. At many occassions I had an opportunity to paint on a much higher level than in the years before. During all that painting I met a bunch of great people, many of which are at least as passionate about hobby as I am. This led me to redevelopment of my preferable painting style and learning a lot, both in terms of painting and taking pictures. I also evolved many of my habits, got better acquainted with airbrushing and made peace with the fact that some projects are meant to be painted on a lower level than the others. The amount of experience I have earned is vast and the best proof of that is the series of Monthly Galleries. In the comming years I aim to further expand the variety of techniques at my disposal and become a better painter. I only hope you will stay with me to witness it…

Using this opportunity I would like to thank all of my friendstomers who accompanied me in this crazy, heroic journey. You all are very important to me and without you I wouldn’t be where I am today. For your support, for all the hours spent talking, for your friendship and trust with which you honor me – I thank YOU. This was a fantastic year and I hope we would still be a great team at the same time next year and the year after and the next, just until the end of the world!

Special thanks to Andreas and Markus. You guys were the reasons I decided to choose this glorious path of life.

THE BEST OF

Among almost eighty articles on Scarhandpainting.com there are those which viewers found the most interresting. As this is a 1st year anniversary, I have selected twelve articles that were viewed the most. If you don’t know some/any of these then here’s what makes Scarhandpainting.com worth reading today’s entire article.

TUTORIAL: DIY CANDLES

COLOUR RECIPES: INFINITY USARF

TUTORIAL: PAINTING MICRO ART STUDIO CONCRETE WALLS

REVIEW: HOBBYZONE ‘MODULAR WORKSHOP SYSTEM’

REVIEW: BRUSH CLASH TAMIYA vs CITADEL

TUTORIAL: REMOVING MOLD LINES

TUTORIAL: INFINITY DIY CONSOLE

“THE COLONY” SPECIAL PROJECT part one

TUTORIAL: PAINTING WHITE

TUTORIAL: PAINTING MARBLE

TUTORIAL: INFINITY ‘DO IT YOURSELF’ GAMING TERRAIN

TUTORIAL: PAINTING NOMAD RED ARMOUR

NEW CHAPTER BEGINS NOW...

Today a brand new chapter begins for Scarhandpainting.com. The website is still young but there is a strong community of viewers. I look forward to bringing yet more miniatures to life under the Scar_hand Painting logo and further evolving myself. I hope to produce more articles to keep all of you here. There should be many opportunities to do that, cause things that are currently awaiting paint job are just crazy awesome. Stay tuned…

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