My resurgence into modern comics had me reminiscing about the comics I collected as a kid. At the top of that list was Detective Comics from the early 90s and my favorite artist at the time was Norm Breyfogle. His art was one of the biggest reasons I followed Batman and helped shape my view of the iconic character today. Norm Breyfogle passed away Monday but luckily his art and legacy survive.
I ran across something the other day that really got the hamster wheel turning and tangented off all over but eventually landed me on the topic painting styles in miniatures. I’ve studied art while in college and know a bit about the emergence of styles and schools of influence and so when I look at painting miniatures, I wonder what the prevailing styles and schools of thought are.
I still feel very new to the painting scene and so I might be missing a lot of cultural knowledge but I’m always surprised by the lack of diverse styles in the industry. Maybe they are too subtle for me to recognize but it seems to me like the art of painting minis is still in its infancy with painters focused more on trying nail down techniques and not develop an actual style.