Marike Reimer: How I Painted a Crystal Brush Award Winning Miniature

What is the process for painting miniatures competitively? Or, how do professional miniature painters, well, paint?

As with any artistic endeavor, every individual has a unique approach and style. The miniature painting hobby is awesome because it has an amazing community of artists, gamers, and teachers.

Whether you’re a tabletop gamer, e.g., wargames or board games, or simply love the hobby aspect of painting miniatures and models, we can all learn from engaging with one another. I’ve formed friendships that would not have happened if it weren’t for the miniature hobby aspect of tabletop gaming.

In this article, I share my discussion I had with Marike Reimer, an award-winning professional miniature painter, about her process in painting the “Kraken Princess”. The Kraken Princess won the Crystal Brush $10,000 Prize at Adepticon in 2014. To see more of Marike’s amazing work please visit her website at destroyerminis.com.

Marike Reimer has won numerous other miniature painting contests, and has worked for well-known miniature studios, including: Crocodile Games, Darksword Miniatures, Reaper Miniatures, and Freebooter.

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