Miniature Showcase

The Blue Dragon

I love the way blue Dragons are depicted in the official books and I wanted to recreate that as best as possible. I started with a vibrant blue to cover the majority of the miniature. My husband and Dungeon Master has always loved Dragons and I wanted to put in some extra to make this one look as realistic as possible.

Covering more of the body with a vibrant blue. Normally blue Dragons aren’t this vibrant but I was going to add some dry brushing over the color and wanted the blue to stay as vibrant as possible when muted by the dry brushing.

After covering the body in blue I went over it with a grey dry brush. It muted some of the blue but really let it shine through some of the untouched areas. This added a good depth of color and added a touch of realism to the dragon scales. The membranes between the blue were painted in grey to match the dry brushed scales. The underbelly, which you can see under the tail was also painted grey.

I also painted the horn on the head, grey and used the same color to add a bit of accent to the yellow eye. I added blue dotting to the membranous wings to match the mottling in official depicting for DnD. The underbelly was dry brushed with a bit of light yellow.

As with the blue scales, I dry brushed some grey over the blue mottling to fade them out a little and make them look like more of a part of the wing structure and look. With this much completed I wanted to finish mounting the miniature to make it easier to apply the last details before completion.

Before mounting, I did complete the basing on the bottom portion of the miniature. I used real, rocky sand because it is the terrain of blue Dragons and I wanted this to be extra special. I also added some tufts of desert brush to break up the terrain. I mounted the dragons on the base and started painting details like the black claws.

Mounting the miniature also made it easier to paint details like the mouth which I did in a bright red. I painted the teeth in a bone color to finish off the mouth and bring the miniature to life! The chin even has a bit of black for the protruding horns.

The blue Dragon was ultimately a pretty simple paint job but the little details are what truly brings it to life. In battle, it is a formidable looking foe and even other dragons shy away from meeting it on its own terrain. If you have any comments or ideas on how to improve the look please leave a comment below or find me on Twitter @DnDWifeStories and on Instagram @dndwife. I would love to hear from you!

Published by dndwife

My husband and I run a dungeons and dragons table together and I write about our crazy adventures both in and out of the story. My husband DM's and I am the table artist. I paint minis for everyone at the table and provide crafted gifts like dice boxes, bags, and artwork.

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