Welcome to this weeks Miniatures & Musings!
TIM’s Mid Week Miniature
Another post and another female figure, well it is Fembruary after all.
What I have tried to do in my own little way is to try to present the female figure in a small variety ways to meet the brief from Alex of the Leadballoony – “… I’m just looking for awesome portrayals of the feminine in miniature form, as part of an ongoing conversation about how women are presented within our hobby”.
First up we had the scantily clad “Shayda”, a dominant and intimidating female figure clearly designed to be sexy. Sex sells and rightly or wrongly so do these Hasslefree figures. “Rowena” by comparison was dressed from top to bottom with no flesh on show, very much the victorian style. Hard to believe that the glimpse of a female ankle 120 years or so ago was enough to give a young lad an erection. This post we have “Alyx”, another depiction entirely. Clearly not sexy unless you are paedophile, but with a disturbing attitude unless you consider armed school girls normal.
Doubtless there is much discussion to be had on these and other figures in terms of how they present females in the modelling world. Are they are acceptable or do they exploit? Well I’m not the sculptor, I only bought them. For my part there is a danger, as there is with too many things in my opinion, to look far to deeply and over analyse the subject. For my part I can only say that as a figure painter I purchased them because I liked them and thought they would be fun to paint. Oh, and because “Shayda” had a nice chest and reminded me of a girl I once dated. 😉
With over a week of February left there might be another female figure or two to follow. Meanwhile photo’s of “Alyx” below.
Well It Made Me Laugh …
For Wudugust, a Scotsman with a sense of humour …
This week TIM has been listening to …
“Gracelands” by Paul Simon. An album which was a huge hit when it was released and one I haven’t listened too for a long time. Still great and glad I dug it out. Mustn’t leave it so long next time. I like the whole album but this was the official single if I recall correctly. Nice bit of lip syncing by Chevy Chase.
This week TIM has been watching …
“The Outlaw Josey Wales” starring Clint Eastwood.
As I haven’t painted a cowboy figure in a little while I thought I ought to at least watch a Western film just to keep my brother happy. They don’t come much better than this one.
The next time your wife gets angry, drape a towel over her shoulders (like a cape) and say “Now you’re SUPER ANGRY”. Maybe she’ll laugh. Maybe you’ll die.
Until next time.