These two miniatures are Irri and Jhiqui, characters from George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” saga. Obviously my paintjobs are not representations of these characters.
I had only rough guidelines to follow when painting these models, regarding their skintones and the kind of fabric for their clothes. The decorations on their skins were my addition, just to make them a bit more interesting.
No, they’re not canon. 😉
Painting her as a beautiful woman with astronomer’s instruments would be way too obvious and too easy, so with one general suggestion to “give the globe a baleful glow” I turned her into something like this:
She keeps her astronomer’s tools and star-covered surface of her dress reminds of the original concept but the glow of her globe reveals a totally different aspect of her nature…
Now here’s the original artwork. Don’t you think it would be too obvious to follow this direction? 😉