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Up To My Armpits In Alligators

Snapjaw from Privateer Press, painted by Howard TaylerIn order to leave you with uninterrupted Schlock while I do back-to-back conventions, I’ve needed to work a little further ahead than usual. Tayler Corporation Headquarters has been a busy, busy place for a while now.

But that doesn’t mean I can’t take an evening off and paint an alligator. Anybody who says that pink and green don’t go well together hasn’t been using the right shades of pink and green.

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My paintjob isn’t as detailed as the studio’s, but my color choice kicks theirs right in their boring, olive-drab pants. And in truth, I can’t take all the credit. Drew Olds, my painting mentor and the Artisan-In-Chief over at Garden Ninja Painting Studios peered over my shoulder and suggested the pink wash that led to the belly colors I ended up using. Yes, he made the miniature much more difficult to paint by pointing out things I could do that were harder than what I wanted to do. Thanks, Drew.