So I went to subway to load up some subs for the week (great way to save money vs hotel food, and to be a tad healthier) then proceeded to eat at carvers, with a gigantic concrete milkshake which was amazing.
Back to the con, i noticed people walking into the vendor hall, so I snuck in and had a peak around. Holy moly the bones booth!
It was then time to get into line. I was ended up next to Owen from miniwargaming (or was from miniwargaming? I don't know anymore), and Anthony from Pirate Monkey Painting. Both great guys! Also a Dark angels player, who I can't remember his name. Starting out really strong! I noticed someone I thought was James Wappel walking around, but he was in the VIG line and couldn't quite get to him. Oh ya, always pay for VIG access...they got so much ridiculous swag!
So here I am at the bar, hanging out with James, his wife, Larry (a forgeworld fiend), Dave Pauwels, Chris Borer, and possibly a few others I can't quite remember. To say it was an experience was an understatement. Talking about painting, inspirations, military history, and just shooting the breeze for hours. What a great evening.
Hands on with Weathering Pigments - Misterjustin
Tricks to True Metallics - Meg Maples
The Glazing Technique for Miniature Painting -Rhonda Bender
I honestly don't remember what I did after this class. I may have run into minature tim who is a fantastic painter, and a wonderful guy! He's also been on an excellent track towards gaming fitness and I wish him the best of luck in his endeavors! (It's really great when you meet someone that you blog a lot with, and keep running into each other!)
I also had some great chats with Miniwargamer Jay (including watching him film one of his bat reps in realtime!). All during this time I'm also constantly running into Brandon, who is painting like a crazy man (all of Jeff's Dragon Forge Bases!)
Liber Titanicus: Painting Lords of War - Dave Pauwels
Composition: Value, Space, Color - Matt DiPietro
Blood, Puss, Guts, and Gore - Michelle Blastenbrei
The Incredible James Wappel -Super Bonus
It should also be noted, that the area James is painting in is an "open painting" area setup specifically by the artists themselves, so that anyone could just hang out, paint, and exchange tips. Wow...just wow.
Intro to Display & Competitive Painting - Justin MCcoy
Object Source Lighting (OSL) - Victoria Lamb
Intro to Different Styles of Blending - Caleb Wissenback
I did learn something though...plan for these parties I couldn't make it past 2am, but the party went till 5am! And I still had one more class...