Sunday, January 13, 2013

Closing of Sid's Painting Service

    What's Happening Now?

   Effective immediately, Sid's Painting Service will no longer take commissions at this time. I am reluctant to do this, because I had a wonderful time painting other people's models.  It has been an awesome journey for me here at Trollbloodscrum, but there are some circumstances that prevent me continuing to provide service. I had many hopes for this venture, and to see it go far, but at this moment I am at a crossroads. School is keeping me busy, and every year the work load increases; Along with it, so does the stress. This is the primary reason why I chose to close Sid's Painting Service.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Sid's Shenanigans - Motivators and Habits of a Painter

  The other night, I just sat a my computer trying to think of ideas to write for Shenanigans today. I was drawing a blank for most of the night. It seemed like none of my ideas were really good. I got a little frustrated and just put my ear buds in, and listened to Metallica. This song here actually:

  Then I began to write down whatever came to mind, and then it suddenly hit me! Before I listened to Metallica, I didn't have anything to motivate me. I literally sat in a perfectly quiet apartment, and I couldn't focus on anything. However, as soon as I put in those noise makers, I began to feel a lot more comfortable and was able to write stuff down.

  What really motivates people to paint? For me it changes with the day, and what sort of mood I am in. First , example was already given. Music is a real motivator for me to get going on a painting project. I can't stand to have a quiet room. I need some background noise, or something going on.

  Along that theme of having background noise, I also like to have a movie or a TV show going. I grew up on Robotech. I love the show still, and I do watch it from time to time. I just started watching it again recently, and since I have seen it many times, I was able to get a lot of painting done. There is a noticeable difference in my ability to stay focused on a project between when I am watching/listening to something or in a dead quiet room.

  I really enjoy painting, but I do need that little something to keep me going, so I can get my models done.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Sid's Return to School...and Shenanigans!

  This week I will be back to school again, and that means I will be on a more routine schedule.  Also, I will be very busy with school work and painting time will dwindle. Even though I am very excited to be back in school and to be closer to getting my degree done, but I love to paint and I still have a lot to do with my current project.

  Speaking of my currently project, I am in the home stretch! I just finished some scouts, Skaldi, Sons of Bragg, and a couple of casters. I will try to get those pics up soon, and tonight I just don't have the energy to post pics and create links. I just want to write tonight, and share some thoughts that I have had.

  I was reading the PP painting forums, and found a little golden nugget of wisdom. I credit this find to Legendaryrat.