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About Traditional Art / Hobbyist Dave Garbe36/Male/Canada Recent Activity
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Punk Turtle by NPlusPlus Punk Turtle :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 2 Blood Moon Eclipse by NPlusPlus Blood Moon Eclipse :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 0 Frankenstein Bust by NPlusPlus Frankenstein Bust :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Count Vlagorescu's Midnight Court: Display Board by NPlusPlus Count Vlagorescu's Midnight Court: Display Board :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 0 Core Couriers - Protectorate Starfighter by NPlusPlus Core Couriers - Protectorate Starfighter :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 2 0 Mordheim Pit Fighters by NPlusPlus Mordheim Pit Fighters :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Hordeblood Troll Blademaster by NPlusPlus Hordeblood Troll Blademaster :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0 Boba Fett Miniature by NPlusPlus Boba Fett Miniature :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 4 0 Olim Adventurers - Rogue by NPlusPlus Olim Adventurers - Rogue :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0 Adventurer's of Olim - Gunslinger Paladin by NPlusPlus Adventurer's of Olim - Gunslinger Paladin :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 1 5 Adventurers - Dwarven Cleric by NPlusPlus Adventurers - Dwarven Cleric :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 0 0 Anthropomorphic Flying Lizard by NPlusPlus Anthropomorphic Flying Lizard :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0 Dragon Mistress by NPlusPlus Dragon Mistress :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 4 0 Age of Sigmar Knight by NPlusPlus Age of Sigmar Knight :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 11 0 Hordebloods Ogre-Sorcerer by NPlusPlus Hordebloods Ogre-Sorcerer :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 2 0 Hordeblood Felcaller Shaman by NPlusPlus Hordeblood Felcaller Shaman :iconnplusplus:NPlusPlus 3 0

Random Favourites

Eldar versus Tau by warp-zero Eldar versus Tau :iconwarp-zero:warp-zero 1,061 229 Nurgle Dreadnought by Tiwyll Nurgle Dreadnought :icontiwyll:Tiwyll 48 15 Grey Knights by Hokunin Grey Knights :iconhokunin:Hokunin 686 85 Into The Overgrown by AlynSpiller Into The Overgrown :iconalynspiller:AlynSpiller 4,087 143 Threesome by PhilipMatthews Threesome :iconphilipmatthews:PhilipMatthews 1,790 243 Seasonscape by alexiuss Seasonscape :iconalexiuss:alexiuss 75,861 8,466 40k v starwars by hattonslayden 40k v starwars :iconhattonslayden:hattonslayden 300 180 Stealth Tau by Bou87 Stealth Tau :iconbou87:Bou87 86 26 38. Abandoned - Alien by Tiwyll 38. Abandoned - Alien :icontiwyll:Tiwyll 12 23 Slaanesh by nooblar Slaanesh :iconnooblar:nooblar 279 36 Jango Fett : The Bounty Hunter by Kreatworks Jango Fett : The Bounty Hunter :iconkreatworks:Kreatworks 33 3 alaitoc farseer babe by kunkka alaitoc farseer babe :iconkunkka:kunkka 1,877 109 Alaitoc Farseer by kunkka Alaitoc Farseer :iconkunkka:kunkka 807 39


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I posted this on Facebook, and thought to post it here too.

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"I want to share this for all the new artists out there who might get discouraged by the amazing artwork other miniature artists are posting.

It takes a lot of time, patience and practice to get where we are. Keep at the hobbies you're passionate about. Don't give up. In time, you can be putting out masterclass works too. Only you choose how much time you put into a project. If YOU're happy with how your miniatures look with a quick base coat and wash, then that's all that matters!

My Mountain King was a 5 month on/off project because I wanted to put that amount of effort in to it. When I paint minis for my Dungeons and Dragons group, I don't put near the same amount of effort as when I work on my Hordebloods.

The below photo shows an Eldar Guardian I painted back in the early/mid 90's. That's almost 20 years ago.

If you're having fun, then you're winning at the hobby side.

The last thing I'd ever want, from someone looking at one of my creations, is for them to become discouraged by their own skills. I want you to be inspired by my art and push forward on the unending path that is our hobby. In the meantime, what you're creating today is still art and is a representation of who you are."

  • Watching: Shameless
  • Drinking: Water


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Dave Garbe
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
I'm an CTO, Artist and Educator. More details on the miniatures I've posted in my gallery can be found on my website, where I write tutorials to help others learn the skills I've developed over the years.

Current Residence: Kitchener, ON
Favourite style of art: Painting, Modding, Sculpting, Airbrushing, Terrain Building

I have a hobby blog dedicated to tutorials that show techniques ranging from beginner to advanced.


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DaOldHorse Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Thanks a lot for the watch.
mhaeve Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Hey thanks for all the comments man! They're really nice :) Keep up the good work, your models are aaaawesome :3
Solav Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
D'ankz fer d'e fav!
Pintoro Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Thanks! ^^
AzraelSkyle Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
Are you into the Dark Eldar? and if so What do you think of the New Models?
NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
New models look shiny, but it's not my thing. My view on changing armies is do something that plays different. DE's play too similar to Eldar.
AzraelSkyle Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
its ok I just like Lelith Hesperex model and her background
AzraelSkyle Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
wow i was checking out your minatures for 40k NICE! your wraithguard are my favourite so far
NPlusPlus Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I'm actually in the process of breaking my own rules and painting them some more before I varnish them - lots of shading. I'll post an update when they're complete.
AzraelSkyle Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
I tried varnishing my eldrad (bad move) so every time i play him he shines in battle. plus I have my biel tan 10 wraithguard to paint and the new Dark Eldar coming out soon in november!
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