Female Goliath in Snow Theme
This miniature was for a friend’s campaign. He was providing painted miniatures for his players and wanted to surprise them. He sent me some photos of the color scheme he came up with using the Dwarven Forge color setup they released a while ago. It was icy themed with lots of greys, blues and purples.
I primed her with grey first, making sure to cover up all the areas that were hard to reach. She is crouching and pouncing at the same time so I knew it was going to be a bit difficult to paint those areas. With the posture it had this was definitely a challenging miniature to paint.
I started off with a very light, icy blue-white skin. I applied it in a few watered down layers to get the perfect, smooth consistency of skin. This part was pretty easy, it was the armor that was going to be a challenge to paint.
Next I painted her armor and weapons. The chest plate was white with brown lines to represent patterns in the weave. Her cloak was painted light blue to blend in with the snow, while the furry part was a dark purple with dark blue highlights on the ends of the fur.
This backshot shows the back of the cape. It was a vibrant blue. Her weapons were painted a basic brown wooden color. The shoes were also painted white with room for accents to be added later.
I painted the front of the loin cloth looking part of the armor in a light grey with dark grey dry brushing over it. Her belt is also painted brown. The axe head was painted black with metallic accents and a royal blue for the crystal at the end of the staff/wand.
I added metallic blue accents to the shoes, armor, and the crystal on the staff/wand. I also painted her face, with dark eyebrows, pink lips in contrast to the blue skin. Her eyes were also shadowed in the pictures so I added a shadow to her eyes to make them look even more brooding.
Back shot of the completed miniature. I made sure to paint all areas that were hard to get to but still visible: under the cape, under the armor where the legs begin. I even painted the scar on her head with a slightly darker blue grey than her skin.
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