Post by Troll Forged on Feb 8, 2011 22:58:51 GMT -5
I like the obscure quality of your work. My biggest fear is that while it has a nice charm most mini collectors are going to complain it's to "old school" and not up the the quality of many other artists right now.
While I will agree it lacks some of the technical skill I do love many of your designs and as long as I can help support you I will. Things are tight right now for me as my day job has dropped out of the bottom but soon as I can get the cash to get the last batch you have here going I am and will.
I think you need to do 2 things to make this more marketable. 1) you need to practice a bit more on technical things like drapery and hands, etc. 2) find a way to make good replacements for hands, etc. while you learn to sculpt them. I can send you putty to play with and practice, just ask and it's there.
I think we have a long working friendship together and want to help you be able to do more like this but we need to market your work a bit more. I'd really like to hear from you, still have the number? Give me a yell.
Troll Forged Miniatures trollsforge.com/ "TBH the professionals out there still put their pants on one leg at a time. everyone is faking it, the very fact you're out there doing it makes you professional." Borak
Yeah, I have your number. Things just fell apart, so to speak. I haven't really done much sculpting for a bit. I did some stuff for friends but I don't expect to sell anything like minis for a while since I'm still quite rough and tend to do funkier kinds of designs that don't fit the universe so many others are working in.
My primary vision is still waiting precisely because I want to get better but even then I don't expect to cast them or sell them. Really, I only looked into casting after someone I sold a group of 5 to said that I should see about commercial production. Although I thought time off work would give me an opportunity to perfect hands, etc. I haven't done anything other than work around the house. Soon, I hope.
If I have time today from a run to town, I'll give you a call. We're starting to look at housing concerns (downsizing) and I may need to sell off a bunch of terrain and minis - first the group you have a part of. I'd include the whole batch. I think the rocket installations would be appealing to buyers as would a couple of the other things.