Miniature Showcase

Lullaby the Astral Monk

This miniature was for a player at our table. He is playing a female Kenku in our current campaign. Her low self esteem has resulted in a large portion of her feathers falling off, leaving huge patches of bare skin throughout her body. She tries to cover them up by reattaching them with a sap she carries with her. Right now some of the party is trying to come up with solutions so she doesn’t have to glue feathers back on.

I painted the feathers first, using a dark grey with light brushes of white for the feathers. She wears bandages and baggy clothes to hide the affected areas. I painted her beak black with white feathers over the top. Her tail is white with a section of black feathering towards the bottom.

I painted the cape grey. Since she is a monk, she lives frugally and really only has the clothes on her back. Those clothes are modest and usually worn until they are rags. To give them a really dreary look I also added some brown wash to the cape. This makes it look dirtier and more worn.

Lullaby’s main clothes are green with some simple black bordering. Her belt is white with brown. Her bandages are a dirty brown to show how often she handles them to readjust and hide her molting. Her claws are black and her eyes are a bright blue.

We are trying to find a way to get her feather’s to grow back but in the meantime are hoping to make her a feather body suit so she doesn’t feel self conscious and cam more around more freely. In our story, the more she gets access to her astral abilities the more her inner self will heal and hopefully her feathers will start to grow back.

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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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