|Nocturna Models Enchantmet, work-in-progress with the colour scheme for her clothing slowing taking shape|
|A neutral greyish/greenish brown was added to complement the soft colours|
|Soft colours were expanded to the rest of her clothing at strategic locations|
Addition of the greyish/greenish brown neutral colour served a two-fold purpose. Firstly, I felt that it added a bit of 'grit and determination' to balance out the largely pastel colours which are meant to portray the more feminine and soft side of Daenerys Targaryen, the character I am basing this paint job on. In my interpretation, the greyish/greenish brown hues symbolizes the barren and dry areas that Daenerys finds herself in while she is transitioning from a powerless pawn into the Khaleesi and a powerful leader in her own right. It's a dichotomy alluding to her strength as well as compassion.
|Light turquoise hues were applied on her head gear|
|Pinks hues were added to straps around both arms|
|Green hues expanded upwards to the neck and downward to the knees (not visible here)|
Meanwhile, I finally decided which soft pastel colours went where on the rest of her clothing - light turquoise on her headgear; more pink on the straps of both her arms; and green on the neck lace thingy as well as skull icons at the knees. Overall, both the green and neutral colours were spread to the top, middle and bottom portions of the miniature. Turquoise is found on top and middle portions while pink is on the middle and bottom portions. Clothing accessories remain unpainted for now.
|If required, additional contrast on her clothes will be added once the dragon and her skin have been painted|
|Light colours on her clothing ensures focus will inadvertently shift to the dragon and her skin/face|
|A range of acrylic paints used for the neutral colours|
Taken in isolation, the existing low contrast and light pastel colour scheme admittedly looks dull. But I am looking at things two to three steps ahead when the skin, dragon and clothing accessories have been painted. Hopefully by then, things will make more sense to the viewer. It's actually something I have learned the hard way. Early on in this hobby, I tended to over-correct myself in the initial stages of painting only to redo the original scheme once the other parts have been painted in. The way each colour is viewed changes when another is placed next to it - something to keep in mind as you paint. Well that's it for my first post of the year. And here's wishing you a very good year ahead!