Fellow FTW Blogger, The Great Howling posed this question to me the other week actually and I thought it fitting to post here to see what everyone else thinks. With the 2010 North American Golden Demon just finished, it's an interesting question. The model seen above is Todd Swanson's Slayer Sword Winner.
So what constitutes a "pro-painted" model?
Is it defined by the techniques used?
How about the painter's actual profession?
Or does it only count if they make money doing it (they get paid like any other "pro" does)?
What qualities must the model possess to be considered pro-painted? Or better yet, are there qualities that immediately define something as being done by a pro? How about qualities that would immediately disqualify it?
I'm genuinely interested to hear what you all think. I met a bunch of you guys who entered the Golden Demon and who want to improve your painting just like I do. And I know there are tons of people who read and think they could never do it...
And for those who don't already know, the model at the top of the post is Slayer Sword winner for this year's 2010 Baltimore Games Day. It's an absolutely stunning model in real life. It simply comes alive in the cabinet.
Maybe it's as simple as that, it just needs to come alive before your eyes.