time for another review on a recently held
“This was going to be my second private coaching with Roman.
I had a great private coaching last year in May with Roman Link so I decided that it was again time to learn some more 😊
I wanted to learn more about painting TMM and skin. So I sent a picture of a “tru metal” album with a lot of Skin to Roman to guess the topic. Since the album was “fighting the world” Roman guessed I might want to learn more about Space Marines. After we had that cleared up, I decided to be more straight forward.
After I arrived, we chatted a bit about which of the minis I brought I’d paint. Both of us being Ilyad Miniature fans, we settled on a blister of their barbarians. We started out with the contrast ranges of reflective metals versus matt surfaces. My painting memory was a little rusty after a summer where I hardly touched a brush but spent my free time gardening and such.
The first day went fast as I was painting contrast ranges of shiny metal on various training items. I spent so much time painting those NMMs and TMMs I felt a bit like karate kid, learning through repetition. It worked 😊. At some point I noticed that I had forgotten to take pictures at all. I decided to take a few pics right away. When I couldn’t get any nice photos of my TMM pieces, I asked Roman if he could take some. He told me yes, but why would I want these photos? I didn’t know at first and noticed after a short moment I’d only need them to show off. My Sensei had taught me an important wisdom 😊.
On the morning of the second day we finally started painting the minis. Half the axe blade took me forever, but then I really got rolling and the rest of the metal on my barbarian was painted in no time. This was my next “Zen” moment, I got so much faster by painting neat from the start, training and understanding of what I wanted to accomplish. We spent the rest of the day with skin tones which were a lot of fun to paint.
I was again extremely happy with my private coaching.
Thank you Roman.”
|It does not make sense to just paint something.
Important is to understand it first …
|Training that knowledge …|
Christoph painted the more warmer skintoned Barbarian here
during his coaching and he learned a lot. I painted the other one for explanation purpose.
Not only in terms of metallics or non metallics or skintone, but for me as a teacher who knows his student since some years, the most imporant part was: Calm down! Paint with patience and joy, for you, not for social media or anything. For you! When this hit home and Christoph painted with patience I really was proud of him on the results he could achieve!
I want to thank you Christoph!
Not only for being a long time student of mine, but also for being a friend I can rely on in strange or difficult moments. Thank you!
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