I am so happy to get my studio (office) back online and to get back to painting. I've been trying to pair down my tools and rearrange things to give it a more open space. Here are some examples of what I have been working on. I need to neaten up the tartan on the first guy. I did the tartan on a whim but I think it turned out ok so far. The miniature is a stone giant from the Reaper Bones series that I picked up at ReaperCon 2016 but didn't start there. The same is true of the female giant also. I don't know why I decided to paint her purple but I really like the way its progressing. I'm starting to doubt the white hair but I can always go dark later.
Lastly is a Hill Giant from Reaper Bones also. Since Reaper is doing a 25th anniversary celebration, they are giving out a free limited edition miniature each month on qualifying orders. This has pretty much ensured that I will be ordering something from reaper every month for the next 9 months to get the special mini. When I am finished collecting and painting them I will post a picture (but there are 9 months to go so don't hold your breath). Anyway, that is a long way of saying that I picked up the hill giant as part of this month's order. It is essentially an experiment with airbrushing skin as a foundation to build on before adding details. I remember Aaron Lovejoy saying once that you can apply the colors to about 70% of what you need with blending. You have to add the highlights and shadows to the deepest parts of the model but it seems to be working out pretty well for a first attempt. Luckily I have a second Hill Giant to try out when this one is completed.