Wednesday, September 30, 2015

There's an "App" for that...

I thought you might like to see the 'regular' Apparition and War Priest alongside Chief Raven Spirit of the Warrior Nation.

You can see that all the same principles applied to both the smaller Apparition and the larger summoned monster.  I worked the effect from the inside out.

I also attempted to vary the colors a bit, with some parts being more of a reddish, or purple blue.  To contrast that, I also made an effort to get some teal green in there too.

The bigger Apparition had more of an angular sculpt, which made a big difference in my approach to shading it.

The smaller, more rounded Apparition could not have as many dark shades to it.

I am looking forward to seeing how these both play out in the game!

The two summoned beasts side by side...

The Energy of the Great Spirit resides within them, making them indestructible.

Chief Raven Spirit can call up to two of these Apparitions at one time, so it looks like I have to make another one!

Stay tuned to the eventual first fight of the Free Peoples!!


  1. The large creature surrounding the chief is incredible James. Really well done. I'm in awe of that piece. Just wow.

    1. Thanks! The circumstances around painting him were pretty crazy at GenCon. He was supposed to be washed and assembled already... I only had a few very basic tools. Someone even had to got buy green stuff for me!

    2. Testament to the wappel powers :).

    3. Hehe... it's how I also solidified my rep as the MacGuyver of mini painting in addition to the Bob Ross of mini painting :-)

  2. Wow I could have sworn that was CG art when I first saw it - exceptional talent! Coincidently I'm currently painting a few minis with a blue flame effect so I know how hard it is to achieve that effect. I'd love to see a tutorial on this from you some day :) great work James!

    1. Thanks for the kind words! I do have a number of OSL and glow effect tutorials on the blog. I also have a few painting videos on using the Fluorescent paints. :-)