Get to know our Painters – Interview with Julia
This is another post from the series of articles in which you will have opportunity to get to know our Team.
Today we want to show interview with Julia, one of our Commission Painters! Without further ado we’re going straight into the interview!
What excites you the most about painting models?
I especially enjoy painting models inspired by my favorite movies and TV shows, like ‘Game of Thrones’. I’m impressed by the stories and personalities of the characters, and painting them allows me to appreciate their beauty and style more. I also like creating fantasy models, which offer me a lot of freedom and creativity. I love playing with colors, combining them in unconventional ways, and bringing them to life. Some of my models look like creatures from Lovecraft’s nightmares, but it only adds to their charm.
What was your biggest surprise related to painting miniatures?
It’s amazing how you can create such works of art with just a brush. I keep discovering new ways to bring them to life, combining colors in unexpected and surprising combinations. Up close, it might look strange, but from a distance, I see harmony and consistency. Painting miniatures can be not just a hobby, but also a form of art and self-expression.
Do you have any cool tips for beginners in model painting?
One of the most important aspects of painting miniatures is to have fun and enjoy your creativity. Just learning a few simple techniques, such as dry brushing, washing, or edge highlighting, can help you accentuate details and add depth to colors. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different palettes, contrasts, and effects. If you don’t like something, you can always fix or change it.
Do you have any hobby painting goals for this year?
One of my current goals is to improve the quality of my brushwork, aiming for even smoother and more harmonious color transitions. Another is learning to paint different materials, like metal or crystal, in a way that captures their shine and texture. Finally, I want to expand my color palette and experiment with new color combinations that will delight and surprise.