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Miniature Monthly – Learn How To Paint on Patreon

Miniature Monthly – Learn How To Paint on Patreon

Out of all the “sundry” geek hobbies we discuss at this site, tabletop miniatures might have one of the most challenging learning curves. Getting a feel for turn-based play and how tiny Ultramarines fit into it is one thing. Actually painting those Ultramarines, with all their minute details, is a whole different matter. Why, countless figures that would’ve/could’ve/should’ve looked majestic or fearsome have tragically been undercut by sloppy detailing. Indeed, nothing breaks an illusion more despairingly than smeared colors or a botched sculpt. Working on such a microscopic scale can seem like the sole purview of the super-humanly steady-handed.

Specificity is what we’re talking about here, and Patreon exists to offer specific content. Through the site, Aaron Lovejoy and Elizabeth Beckley have started Miniature Monthly to offer guidance for precision painting. The two artists assert that every neophyte can learn how to paint like a pro. And they’ve allied with Eldritch Studios and several other companies to offer in-depth video lessons, from 101-level introductions to master classes.

Lovejoy and Beckley will teach subscribers how to paint, airbrush, sculpt, build, and also convert models, with one-on-one private coaching even being offered via Skype for the high-end tiers of patronage. True to their promise in the pitch, the two are also reinvesting their Patreon salaries to put on monthly painting contests so subscribers will have actual cash incentives to do their homework. And the company sponsorships mean there will be plenty of exclusive previews and at-the-workshop features for upcoming releases. If you ever wanted to get better at coloring miniatures, then here’s the deepest dive into the paint can you’ll likely ever find.

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