My name is Carlos Martinez, alias “Vardek”, and I am a miniature painter from Spain.
I have been painting miniatures since I was 14. Like many other fellow painters, I started in this hobby through a certain company’s tabletop games, painting and playing with friends for several years.
A bit later I had to put the hobby aside while I completed a career on software engineering, and I started to work as a developer. I didn’t enjoy that job, but hey it paid the bills!
One day, I decided to take a drastic change of direction in my life, because I needed to start again, I needed to do something that actually fulfilled me. What I actually loved to do was painting, drawing and playing guitar. I felt inspired by the beauty of art. The wonderful works of artists of all kinds lifted my soul, and I wanted to do the same for other people who might be in the same situation I was in. So I started a university degree in Fine Arts!
Fast forward, I am now painting miniatures professionally, learning and improving with every project, and I am thrilled to know what the future holds, and how far I’ll be able to reach.
Follow your dreams!