|Slaanesh Chaos Chosen: work-in-progress on claws and colour scheme|
Admittedly though, not even I could have foreseen the miniature I would eventually use the hues on. Pantone officially describes the colours in question in the following way: Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace. So I'm pretty sure they didn't envision them being used to depict a servant of chaos.
|Pantone Color of the Year 2016 - Rose Quartz & Serenity|
|Slaanesh Chosen's colours run the gamut from Rose Quartz to somewhere in between to Serenity|
Another miniature, another first. Here, the Slaanesh Chosen's claws marked the first time I had ever used Vallejo Model Color metallic paints. In this instance, I used Vallejo Gunmetal Blue with Citadel Chainmail and Mithril Silver in varying ratios to achieve a kind of 'pastel metallic hues' for want of a better description. A thin wash of Citadel Asurmen Blue was also applied on parts of both claws.
|Sheen on the Slaanesh Chosen's claws were painted using Vallejo Model Color and Citadel metallic paints|
|Light blue bordering on violet was used to nudge the colour scheme towards Pantone's Color of the Year 2016|
A couple of shots below provide a sneak peak of the Slaanesh Chosen's front end but it's not the finished article yet. Not much remains to be done, yet enough that a complete reveal is still days away. What little that can be seen, however, shows a variety of surfaces from metal to cloth to bone.
|An inadvertent sneak peak of the Slaanesh Chosen's front end during a closeup shot of the claws|
|Violet blues of the loincloth completes the range of Pantone's Color of the Year 2016|
Awash in pastel hues, the existence of any creepiness factor whatsoever is debatable. That said, I'm hoping the dichotomy which exists between the sculpted details and the colour scheme would still instill a sense of unease in anyone who lays eyes on the Slaanesh Chaos Chosen.
|A closeup shot of the Slaanesh Chosen's back to show the piece's predominant colour scheme|
All this talk about Pantone's Color of the Year has gotten me all excited about this year's iteration too. But that's a story for another day as I finish painting last year's hues on this W40K miniature.