The Pupil Becomes The Master…

Well, my wife’s skills as a painter were validated this weekend. After spending a few mere weeks learning the craft, she bravely submitted her creation for judging at the local HobbyTown Fall "National Model Contest"–and she took 1st place!
 
Even though teaching her what I know may have hurt her chances for the win, she pulled through and demonstrated a natural talent for painting. She has an eye for color, and–although it may not be visible in the images–she used two different shades of purple on the outfit, as well as used a dark green for the shadows. I wouldn’t have thought of that, but it worked brilliantly.
 
A little bit of quick background: I picked up several pairs of gaming miniatures from the discontinued "Nîn-Gonost" game line. That way, we could both work on the same figure at the same time. Well, she took it and ran with it. I ended up getting preoccupied with "Halo 3: ODST", but the lack of a good tutor didn’t even slow her down. She applied herself, did her best, and the win at the contest shows what she’s capable of in a very short amount of time.
 
I’m very proud–my wife is now a self-proclaimed "nerd". More images can be found here.
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