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The fantastic miniature artist Daniel

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Tell readers about yourself

I’m Daniel! I’m a big gay swede who likes everything nerdy, fashion and the written word, and the smell of paint. 

Tell readers about what you do

I paint miniatures, make words on pages, make pen and paper games happen and annoy people I like, draw monsters and even take photographs wherever and whenever I can! Basically, if it’s fun, I do it. 

Tell readers about your online presence

Well, mostly right now I’m trying to grow my Instagram and Twitter “brands”. I’m told having a platform is important these days. And it’s led to some great friends. My main goal is to, kind of, be the nice-big-brother of the internet-weirdos. 

Pick one of your creations. Why this one?

Just the one?
Ahum. I think I would need to go with Shieldmaiden hero Brynhildr in that case. Because Bad Squiddo Games just have some absolutely wonderful sculpts of women in actual armour, and not like. . . Metal thong things of supreme discomfort and minimal protection. And also, it was a nice break to do something more realistic after a ton of fantasy.

Hand painted mini

Imagine the best version of yourself. Who is that?

Oh… same, but with a bit more money and a lot less flab. Preferably living somewhere with good fishing and even better art. 

If you could have a conversation with your younger self, what would you say?

It’s ok to be you. It’s ok to ask for help. It’s ok to come out. It’s going to be ok. Be honest with yourself, get the help you need and just be you

Off the top of your head, who would you give a shout out to on Twitter?

Besides all of them? Oof. 
@moonbeamelf@darthhaze2, @arcanedrag0n, @NickicMoon, @nevindar@Laeniel@papergabe for just a few really good people.

What’s rocking your world this month?

A healthy mix of Starbound, a pile of miniatures a friend gave me and for some reason, alpine downhill skiing on tv. Something about idiots (I don’t like heights) in tights throwing themselves off cliffs that is very interesting.

What would you like to tell Dragons Codex readers?

Hey. Stay you. And failure is nothing but a lesson you get to learn. Fail, try again and stay at it. You’ll get there. 

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