This guy is kind of special. He came with a hand (a la Bigby’s Crushing Hand and its variants) and a monster head (a la Monster Summoning family of spells) that could be swapped in and out of the cloud above the archmage’s head. He comes from the Wizards box set.
This is Qesnef’s alter-ego halfling form. (See previous post.)
This guy was specifically designed for the D&D adventure “White Plume Mountain”. I’ve loved that adventure since I was a kid, so I had to have it. I’m pretty happy with how this turned out. I tried to make it look like art on the mini’s box. I’m especially happy with how the carpet turned out.
Here is Tuilin, from Reaper. My wife, daughter, and some folks on Facebook all chimed in on the color scheme. I started with the white dress and then started asking opinions about what to do with the trim, staff, gemstones, and the rest of the fiddly bits. My daughter specifically requested that yellow flowers be in the grass. Who am I to disappoint a 5-year old?
This is my biggest attempt at painting white clothing, which is difficult to pull off without it reading as gray, blue, or dirty. Also, this is my first attempt at black hair, which I’m happier with than the dress. The key is making the highlights tight enough to avoid making the hair read as gray, white, blue, or just splotchy. The blending of the shades in the dress folds is not as smooth as I’d like it. I didn’t have the patience to keep blending and blending.