Thursday, December 17, 2015

Draconic Elves

Every so often, it's fun to see a few minis side by side.

In this case, a few recent Celtos figures.

While I wasn't trying to match any specific colors, I did gravitate towards a similar scheme for both the skin tones and the golds.

These were among a number of testing ground figures where I experimented with bright seafoam greens in my golds, along with purples and high intensity seinnas.

While the majority of the colors were somewhat muted (mostly mixed together to keep them toned down) I left a few colors of high saturation to pop and create centers of interest.

It was also part of a much broader experiment where I try out all my latest techniques on figures that are more than 10 years old.

Since I am painting so many brand new figures these days from emerging companies, going almost back to the beginning (or at least a significantly earlier period in the development of miniatures) is a great contrast!

I have learned a great deal, as I do in each experiment.

Stay tuned for much more, both the very new, and the less new. :-)


  1. That shoulder armor piece is hands down the best NMM gold I've seen, I guess, in ever. It's beautiful.

  2. I just had another jawdropping moment while staring at the miniatures. The freehand on the cloak and the NMM is wonderful. But I like the staff, and the little dragon in particular, a lot. Well done!

    1. Thanks! I was hoping that rendering that dragon in non NMM would work out! I think the last time I just made him gold...