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The Necromancer Lady

This fully primed miniature is the daughter of a powerful necromancer. She almost died and her father could only save her head. Her body has decayed and left her with nothing but bones kept together with magic. She is a powerful foe in her own right with access to her own bevy of necromantic spells.

I started off with the base black for her clothing and weapon. Her limbs are painted in bone white since she is about 90% skeleton. Her hair is a very light blonde. Foes always wonder if she knows that she is mainly skeleton and only her head is intact.

I used silver to outline some of the weapon blade and the pauldrons on her shoulders. This color scheme was based on the color mini generator from and I tried to replicate the palette as best as possible.

Next, I painted the leather on the scythe, around her waist, and on the book. I also painted on the skin on her face. The skull is also black as the base so I can dry brush the bone color over it.

Her eyes were painted yellow with a black pupil, and her lips are a medium grey. The skull was finished with the bone dry brush and was followed by the flames preceding it. Her eyebrows were also painted in the blonde color of her hair.

Front shot of the miniature. I added a grey drybrush to the black clothing to add depth. I added accents on the book strap the collar had a bit of brown on it for dimension. The flames on the skull are pretty cool.

Side shot shows a close up of the skull and flames, the book strapped to her side and robes. I also painted the cobblestone beneath her feet, grey with a black dry brush.

Back shot of the miniature. I added a little depth to the hair by using the flesh wash I have. It adds a bit of brown and shine to the blonde hair color, giving it a more realistic look.

Side shot of the other side. She has a blue sapphire ring on her hand that I enhanced with a bit of silver mixed with blue for a bit of a shimmering shine. I dry brushed a light coat of lighter brown to the leather of the scythe to add depth. I loved this paint job as I had to make sure to keep to the specifications on the color palette. It was a challenge and the commissioner was satisfied so win win!

Have any questions or comments? Message 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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