Monday, June 27, 2016

Bridal Party (6) Ryan and Sarah

We have two pairs of couples in our wedding so they were painted to match each other.  Ryan and Sarah were Married a three (?) years ago in a back yard ceremony that was one the best wedding I ever attended. There were no costumes but they did incorporate a viking theme in their wedding.  Sarah gave Ryan a sword Symbolizing his role as defender of the home, he gave her a key symbolizing that all he had was now hers.
It was therefor obvious that their figures should be Vikings.  Ryan's figure is from Artizan while Sarah's is one of Anne, Badd Squiddo,  fine Shield maidens.  I'm not entirely pleased with how that pink dress works but its probably simply that I wouldn't use that color on a dark age figure for my own use.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Bridal Party (5) William and Kevin

I did these for my brother and co-best man Kevin.  After some thought I settled on this Reaper gun slinger and having made him a cowboy it made sense to make his son William, our ring bearer, one of Reaper's wild west kids.  I like that the kid looks ready to back dad up if he needs it (hope that cut down shotgun doesn't knock him over) .  I'm pleased with how I was able to work the wedding colors onto the figure, ties and hat bands are great places to work in colors like teal and coral.
A part of me wishes, I had done Bilbo or Frodo for William but as he's only 4 he doesn't know those stories yet so he wouldn't get the joke.  All in all Its better he match dad and hopefully I don't get in trouble because the figure is holding a gun.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Bridal Party (3) Melissa

Brides Maid number three is Melissa, she's an old friend of Ariana and the mothe of three boys (one born since we started planning the wedding).  I didn't have anything specific in mind for her untill I though of the Pirate theme birthday party she hosted for her son.
This figure is from Brigade Games and seemed to fit Melissa's apearence and personality.  Clearly this lady pirate is about to restore order to her crazy crew of boys.

Bridal Party (4): Catherine

Flower Girl #2 is my Niece Cathrine.  She's a big fan of the Disney princesses (is there a 3 year old girl who isn't?) so Reaper's Cinderella figure was a slam dunk in her case.
I used some of the shading techniques I learned at the Huzzah! painting class to really make her dress pop.  I just couldn't do wedding colors this time I wanted it look like the Disney Princess.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Bridal Party (2): Katie


Next up is another Reaper piece The Wicked Witch of the (old) West.  Katie is Ariana's other Co-Maid of Honor and another of those sisters by choice she's so lucky to have. Blue and Purple are the main colors, gave her a pink/coral skirt and hat band 
 Katie is a huge Wizard of Oz fan. That made this choice one of the easist selections on the girls side. Katie is "Wicked" in the Massachustes sence, meaning Awsome, so its a great piece and I hope she likes it.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Bridal Party Minatures (1) Jackie and Ella

As mentioned previously I painted a minature for each member of our wedding party each was picked for a reason.  Our colors were Navy Blue, Coral and Teal. Today is the actual wedding day so Wish us luck as we start this new chapter.
First up is gunfighting western angle painted for the first of Ariana Co-Maids of Honor, Jackie.  I could call each of the women in our party "sisters" to Ariana but Jackie is special (they all are, lets say she's the eliete of the eliete) .  She's helped up us out a number of times over the last year as we been doing our planning.
The wedding colors come in in her navy, jean coral sirt and a teal head band.
Jackie's Daughter Ela is Ariana unofficial Niece.  Ella is a huge fan of Tinkerbell and the Disney farries so I decided to give her one of her own.
Colors are similar to those of Tinker Bell but I gave her butterfly type wings in our wedding colors. I did the base as a sparkling magical pond since I figured Ella might like that.  Both are Reaper minatures.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Gifts for my Groomsmen

When Looking around for gifts for my groomsmen I just didn't find anything I realy liked.  Actualy it would be more acurate to say I didn't see anything I liked that I trusted the quality of, when I give a gift I want to be sure its somethign the recipient will like and will be able to use for many years.
So a turned to my reenacting Collegue Dean Rantz of Rock Village Forge
He made these fine Bottle openers for me and then I had them engraveda at Lowell Makes by Castro of GiveWave Studios.
The Guys are alos geting a mason jar full of nips and each member of the wedding party is getting a minature I have painted personaly for them. Those will be scheduled for posting while I am out on my Honeymoon.