I did my second stream on twitch today, which went rather well. I have changed the camera around so you can see what I am doing properly. I bodged it together using a spare lamp to hand the camera on and it worked. I also switched to using Streamlabs OBS which I found pretty easy. I even managed to set up a layout image which worked well. It still needs work but it was a step in the right direction. It will be a work in progress for some time I think.
Speaking of work in progress, I did manage to get Digby, the Night Lord Master of Possession finished off, which was an achievement. If nothing else, streaming makes hobby time vastly more productive.
Here he is in all his horrific glory:
The lightning looks OK. Not amazing. I think it needs to be a lot sharper and I feel I need some more practice at this before I tackle Sevatar. He will be started next week – yikes.
I do like the skin cloak he is wearing. I like how that turned out and think the blending of the colours works. I will be using that mix again,
Tomorrow, I plan to build the tech-priest. He is made of fine cast however so expect lots of ranting and moaning about how rubbish that material is to work with. I am undecided whether I am going to stream as yet, we shall see! I have enjoyed it so far, so it is quite likely I will.
Part of the Paint-a-thon on Saturday was streaming the event via Twitch. I have never done anything like that before. Mostly because I hate the sound of my own voice and always feel I come across as a moron. It was a lot more fun than I thought it would be and it got me thinking, ‘maybe I should make a channel of my own.’
So I did.
I have used a single camera today to film and stream my first painting session via Twitch. It was a lot of fun and I got a lot done as well. I managed to clean Sevatar in preparation for assembly. I also cleaned a Warp Smith too. I have base coated a Master of Possession as well. Have a WIP:
The stream went well and some available friends dropped in to say hello and chat while I painted away.
There are certainly areas for improvement:
1 – Move the camera so people can see what I am painting clearly.
2 – Ensure both cameras are working properly.
3 – Create a layout to show who I am while I am working on things, maybe include contact details.
4 – Remember to keep talking while concentrating on painting.
5 – Experiment with different times for the stream, as there are people all around the world who might be interested in what I am doing.
There are bound to be more things that will change as I work though, however I enjoyed the first stream and I shall certainly do more.
Here’s the link to the channel: twitch.tv/heretic_deb