Get to know our Painters – Interview with Paulina
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 Paulina to, our Commission Painter! Without further ado we’re going straight into the interview!
Do you remember your first figurine that you painted? What are your memories associated with it?
The first miniature I ever painted was a zombie from the board game Zombicide. I had previous experience with classic painting, but this was a completely different experience; it felt like I was participating in a workshop rather than doing work. At that time, I saw it more as three-dimensional coloring, and I definitely wasn’t as stressed about it as others might be when starting out.
Which of the painted figurines (that stood out to you) brought you the most joy during the painting/creative process and why?
With the number of projects I’ve had the chance to paint, the most satisfying for me was painting Darkest Dungeon. This game has a specific graphical style and the challenge was to transfer that onto the models. The end result exceeded my expectations. I also have a sentimental attachment to my cosmic-nebula style Harlequins and the overwhelming wave of positive comments they received on Instagram. Whenever I hit an art block, revisiting them lifts my spirits.
What are your favorite painting techniques, and how do they influence your artwork?
Washes, definitely! Using them to cover models in various colors can create a specific mood. This pairs wonderfully with my second favorite technique – glaze. I love smooth color transitions and clean, neat models.
If you could paint any model without time constraints, what would you choose?
It would definitely be a 3D print of a character from my favorite video game, for example, World of Warcraft.
Do you draw inspiration from specific artists? Whom do you follow on Instagram?
At the beginning of my work in the studio, I observed and learned from Marco Frisoni and Giraldez’s videos. They provide excellent introductions to the intricacies of miniature painting. Currently, I closely follow Craftworld Studio and KAHA Katarzyna Górska. Their work has a specific and coherent style. You can recognize their pieces among others by this style.