Setting a good scene can bring a lovely ambiance to your story. I bought these set pieces at a game shop in my town. I use them when I take my photos for the story portion of this blog. We also use them for important scenes at our table.
I painted the wooden sticks first. A simple dark brown was the first layer. The details start to show more as the painting progresses. The pieces are also pretty simple but the paint layering of details will help bring them to life.
I painted the stones holding the spit together. I used a dark grey for the stones and now all that is left is that succulent rabbit.
I used a skin tone to paint the rabbit. I went for the cooked look not a fresh kill look. I added a flesh wash to the rabbit to add a more realistic look to the miniature. I used a lighter brown to dry brush over the spit sticks and a lighter grey over the rocks to add depth.
I did the same thing for the log that I did for the sticks. I painted it in a darker brown and dry brushed a lighter brown to add texture and bring out the bark details on the miniature.
These small simple pieces can add such a realistic look to the setting and it looks even better when you add some small details that add a little extra brightness. I used fluorescent paints to paint the fire so that, when held under black light, it looks like real fire.
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