So I recently "discovered" flats. I'd seen numerous beautifully painted pieces over the years, even bought some thinking one day I'd give one a try.
I hesitated because honestly, the work I had seen was so incredibly great, I never thought I could do it.
Well, late last year I took the plunge - did the figure at left for a try.
I loved it.
While it is obviously very similar to painting a full figure, it's also different - very different - and different enough that it presents a whole new set of challenges - thus, it's also for me at least, incredibly interesting.
So after giving two pieces a whirl so to speak, I've taking a short break and working on a full round right now just to keep painting. On my bench though is a 54mm Flat of a General of the French Revolutionary Period. With that one I hope to incorporate all of Greg's advice So stay tuned!