I post some geeky things, but OMFG this one's gonna be geeky fer real. I'm playing around with painting my little figures again, so I've been looking at websites devoted to the hobby. Here's the good one's I've found:
TerraGenesis. Awesome terrain site, they have a forum now, which seems kind of dead. Maybe it's just the summer.
Doctor Faust's Painting Clinic. "For miniatures painters, by miniatures painters." It has a lot of nice tutorials. Hasn't been updated due to a World of Warcraft addiction. I know what he means.
Chest of Colors seems like an interesting place. Nice gallery, some ho-to's.
Hirst Arts Fantasy Architecture Inc. - "Build your own castles easily." Sells molds for casting your own bricks for building castles and the like. Crazy insane or insane crazy? It actually looks like fun, but knowing me I'd have to get some help actually casting the bricks. They also maintain a very nice Tips & Tricks Page for assembling & painting things with their blocks.
Orcsdrift makes nice looking castles and stuff.
The Foundry maintains the The Foundry Library, with many pages discussing how to paint their miniatures. Apparently there is a "style" of painting called "Foundry Style" based on how they paint, but I can't figure out how it's different.
Apparently, painting is easier using something called a wet palette. Fair enough, I think I have all the stuff I need to make this at home.
Electric Ocean has an illustrated guide: Electric Ocean > Electric Ocean > Mini Pics > Mini Painting Tools
You were warned.
Might want to do this some time, hint hint, if someone that loved me very much wanted to get me a, hint hint, PSP for x-mas or my birthday sometime, hint hint.
Don't ask, you don't want to know
Blackboard has a blog: Bblog: The Blackboard Weblog
It's funny the things you find out when you actually look through a vendor's website(s).
Fair enough I suppose.
Chris Coyne created a small language for design grammars. These grammars are sets of non-deterministic rules to produce images. The images are surprisingly beautiful, often from very simple grammars. Chris' program was a command line program for unix-like systems. We couldn't wait to play with creating our own images, but we wanted a full graphical environment for exploring them. Hence, Context Free, an environment for editing and rendering CFDG design grammars.
A compact photo-gallery css hack, pretty cool.
Ambient Design Ltd. gives away a free natural media painting type synthesis program called Art Rage.
The title Art Rage seems a bit silly without a few !!!! trailing it. Check out the gallery to get an idea of what the app does, if natural media painting synthesizer doesn't do it for you.