Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. During these troubling times in the world, I hope everyone is doing well. I have to admit to myself it’s given me a bit more time to do the things I like, especially hobby!

With that in mind, I present to you all the Lord of Blights from the Maggotkin of Nurgle. This is an online masterclass by Darren Latham which I’m sure everyone is familiar with. After almost 5 months following he’s tutorials I’ve finally finished this piece and it’s been a real joy painting it.

What was really beneficial about this masterclass was the the wealth of knowledge and different concepts that was conveyed in the different parts of the masterclass. Thinking about the colour composition of a miniature in terms of cool and warm tones whilst tying all the elements together and being distinctive is something that is surprisingly quite new to me. That’s because when i think about colour composition I always just pick the colours I like or colours I think will go well together and just do it.

Incorporating textures into the piece was also quite new to me but luckily there were three different elements to practice this on the model. It really does add to the story and background of the model but gives people something to look at and to search for, some things that people may not have noticed at first glance. I find that to be a real icing on the top of the cake when ever i view the models of various painters.

I think overall the most challenging element for me was the skin as it was the most time consuming, I had no doubt that I could do it. What I needed to really nurture was patience and persistence and remember that it’s all worth it at the end. The base was also inspired by Darren’s snow based theme but I wanted to take it further by eluding that this Lord of Blights is actually in the realm of life thus the stone with the Sylvaneth rune was placed on the base with some green tones marking the rune but also connecting the base to the model itself without it being too seamless.

In a nutshell it was a great learning experience and it really opened and broaden my perception of painting miniatures as I’m sure it was for the many painters that participated. As most of you may know, unfortunately, Darren’s youtube channel will be removed very soon on the 18th May if I’m correct. So I thoroughly encourage everyone to give it a good shot.

That’s all from me for the time being! Until next time take care everyone!

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