My first commission: He-Man

As a miniature painter, there’s nothing quite as thrilling as getting your first commission. So when my friend asked me to paint him a He-Man miniature, I was both excited and a little nervous. He-Man is a beloved character from his childhood, so I knew that I had to do the miniature justice.

The miniature itself was a classic He-Man model, complete with He-Man mounted on his trusty Battle Cat, sword raised high in the air. It was a classic pose that perfectly captured the heroic spirit of the character. I carefully examined the miniature, looking for any imperfections or flaws that might detract from the final product. Once I was satisfied, I got to work.

As I worked on the miniature, I was particularly pleased with my progress on the skin tone. I had struggled with skin tones in the past, but with this miniature, everything seemed to click. I used a combination of paints to create a realistic skin tone, building up the layers carefully to give it depth and texture. It was a small victory, but it felt like a major accomplishment to me.

I also paid special attention to the details, making sure that the fur on Battle Cat looked realistic and that the sword had the right amount of shine. As I worked, I found myself getting more and more into the groove, completely absorbed in the painting process.

Once I had finished painting the miniature, I carefully packaged it up and delivered it to my friend, eager to see his reaction.

When my friend opened the package and saw the He-Man miniature, he was over the moon. He couldn’t stop gushing about how amazing it looked and how happy he was to have a piece of his childhood brought to life in miniature form. It was an incredible feeling to know that I had created something that meant so much to someone else.

This commission was a huge milestone for me as a miniature painter. It showed me that with practice and patience, I could overcome my struggles with skin tones and create something that I was truly proud of. I can’t wait to see what other challenges and victories await me in the future!