|Dark Sword Miniatures Female Mage on Stairs [Completed]|
|Female Mage on Stairs was painted as a proxy for Princess Myrcella Baratheon|
|Colour scheme sought to convey this Game of Thrones character's sweet demeanour|
Because her eyes gave me so much trouble, I subsequently lost all appetite for my initial ambitious plans for her eyes. I had intended to paint in some greens as well as highlights on her eyes to make them 'pop'. Although my miniature painting skills were a bit rusty after a rather long period of not working on 'organic subjects', it didn't excuse the horrendous hack job I did on Myrcella's left eye. I suppose I had best leave the painting of colours and highlights of eyes in larger scale miniatures such as 54 mm, 70 mm or even 80 mm figurines until I have more experience under my belt.
|Myrcella's clothes are a combination of sweet pastel colours like peach, pink, light orange, and mint green|
|Myrcella's blonde hair has a yellower hue compared to the sandy stone base|
If you haven't been following the frequent work-in-progress posts on Myrcella, the latest bits that got painted were her wrist band (on her left wrist), hair and eyes. I also had to retouch the skin tone in and around her right eye socket due to the paint chipping from the said area.
|Back view of the Dark Sword Miniatures Female Mage on Stairs|
|Minty greens aren't visible here, and shows how an alternate colour scheme would've looked like|
Her hair colour was a bit to close in hue to the sand stone base with the former being yellower. In fact, if I wasn't trying to paint her as Princess Myrcella Baratheon I would most likely have painted the base in a light greyish colour for greater contrast. But based on the Game of Thrones books/series Myrcella was residing in Dorne hence the sandy colours for the stony steps architecture.
|Side view (left) of the Dark Sword Miniatures Female Mage on Stairs|
|'She had all of her mother's beauty, and none of her nature.' - Tyrion Lannister|
360 view of the Dark Sword Miniatures Female Mage on Stairs
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Bittersweet literally sums up how I feel about the paint job I've done for Princess Myrcella. Bitter on how I let impatience get the better of me and result in a hair pulling experience trying to correct a very bad rookie error. And sweet in that I loved how she turned out, especially the way the colour scheme manages to convey a sense of sweet innocence that is Myrcella's demeanour.
|This was how Myrcella looked like prior to the damage limitation I performed on her right eye|
While the 28-mm heroic scale Dark Sword Miniatures figurine is pretty small, it is well sculpted. The Female Mage on Stairs ticks off almost every item in a fantasy miniature painter's wishlist: gorgeous hair, prominent facial features, beautiful clothing, well proportioned figure, simple yet effective base, no assembly required apart from putting the figure onto the base, etc. It's no wonder Patrick Keith is one of my favourite miniature sculptors. This figurines is an example of his sculpting skills.
|Female Mage on Stairs compared to a 32-mm paperclip|
|Female Mage on Stairs compared to a five sens coin|
One of the reasons why the characters in George RR Martin's fantasy universe inspire so much of my miniature painting is the colour diversity involved. It's a nice counterbalance to projects from the Star Wars universe - the Galactic Empire can be monotonous with its black, grey, white and occasional browns and reds. Speaking of which I will likely start working on a short Star Wars project while I carefully plan the colour scheme for my next Game of Thrones character. I also want to draw again after a year of 'graphite-deprivation'. The usual case of so much to do but so little time - our most precious commodity. Oops, there goes another second! Thanks for spending it checking out my blog.