Painting for who?

Hey there ladies and gentlemen,

in the past couple of days i thought a lot about my motivation in miniature painting and why i do certain things the qay i do.

And holy crap, when i thought about these things in detail it was surprising that my main motivation in miniature painting was exactly what Jarhead from describes as the "dark side of painting".

I painted not for myself but more fore CMON ratings, fame/acknowledgment in forums and so on. But this is not happy painting at all. Sure, people from german or polish and of course you blog readers give me really nice advices, how to do things better. And i appreciate this very much!

But from now on i will focus more on painting what i like and HOW i like. As an example (which i will give you photos in the future) i wanted to have some parts on my Nurgle Dreads Base in True Metallic Paint. But i didn´t do it for quite a time because i thought "other people would not mix NMM and TMM in one Project". But now i think: Hell yeah, but it will look really good, so let´s do it! Because i will like it.

There are a lot of nice things to come.. A TMM test-miniature is nearly finished and i hope to post it here to the end of the week.

Thanks to all of you guys fore supports and nice words! Especially to Zaphod Beeblebrox who made me think about this questions with his awesome point of view about such things just as the Massive Voodoo Crew ;)

thx a million!

2 Responses to Painting for who?

  1. Corvus says:

    "I paint what I like, when I like it" has been my motto after climbing out of a deep motivational slump that made me almost quit the hobby a few years ago. I think it's a similar story to yours: painting for competitions (which I lost), and doing commissions made me lose the fun in the hobby. Just do your own thing, and enjoy it. And if you enjoy it, and take your time to experiment, then your work will automatically get better. Oh and one tip: don't attach to much value to CMON ratings...

    take care!


  2. Yeeeaaahhhhaaawwwrrrrr!!! Ough! Ough! Chest Drums!!

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