New Sketch Style Gallery added

I’ve added a new gallery of the sketch style models I painted last year. When I started this revolution in the way I paint gaming miniatures I could not have hoped for such great success with the method. Thanks so much to my clients and supporters. I will be offering many opportunities for you to learn this great method for painting. Check out our Events Page for more information on upcoming workshops!

Painted by Matt DiPietro

Sketchbook 2016 added to the gallery page

Contrast Miniature’s first year marked the start of many explorations into methods of painting. I found that I liked the concept of sketching on miniatures and used some form of sketching in all my work going forward. So I thought it would be fun to share a collection of all my sketches for the year. Here they are… some are in black and white others in unadulterated color. Still others are gestural sculptures.

I hope you will enjoy this year’s sketchbook!

Happy Holidays

I hope all of you are having a wonderful holiday season with family and friends. I’ll be spending the last days of 2016 updating the website and preparing for a new and exciting year. To all my customers, friends, followers, and fellow travelers I want to say thank you for making Contrast Miniatures first year a success. I wish you all find peace, love, and connection in your lives.

All the best until next year,
Matt DiPietro

10 Thunders Crane Clan Warband

Recently I had the pleasure to paint a Malifaux warband on commission. I knew these Monks would look great in the Sketch Style. With efficient paintjobs I was able to spend some time adding freehand Tattoos to some of the special characters. I Really like this little warband! It was a blast to paint and it will look great on the battlefield!



Learning to Sketch: an Overview


Ever wonder what is the meaning of the term “sketching” in art and in miniatures? What utility does sketching serve the artist? What are some examples of sketching in various mediums? And what are some methods for applying the sketching concept to miniatures in particular? These are the questions I will seek to answer in this article, the first in a series on the wonderful art of sketching.