Ironbound Defense from FeR Miniatures – quite characterful dwarf in 54mm scale. I really enjoyed painting it as the miniature is full of details but not overwhelmed with them.
Sophie the Magic Violin – 4th miniature from Legends of Signum that was recently painted by me. I have no idea how she manages to play the violin and brandish the sword at the same time 🙂
Here are all 4 miniatures from Legends of Signum. Each one is different, but thanks to their bases they all look coherent in a way. Or at least I hope so.
Many miniature painters don’t address the subject of inspiration or references, but in fact they are very important to their creative process. First, they help to imagine details, then it also helps to make progress.
How I process inspiration and references
For me this is the most important, because usually I mostly know what mood I want to achieve, I can feel the main colors, I’ve got the main picture – a leitmotiv. But to make the figure deeper, more believable, I look for more details. I sincerely encourage you to create your own reference base for your models.
Let me explain how I processed my inspiration for the Babayagha, the Black Mother model from Karol Rudyk Art.
Babayagha, the Black Mother
“A witch ought never to be frightened in the darkest forest… because she should be sure in her soul that the most terrifying thing in the forest was her.”
This is the leitmotiv that I had in my Pinterest folder with cool themes for future reference, and it was obviously the connection for me.
As you can see, my model is modified and has four hands instead of the original two. Ths idea came up during a conversation with my friend Benathai.
I checked where I would like to put light on model:
I completed selecting the colors…
…. and looking for details:
The most difficult part is painting the face. That is why I was looking at for pictures of actress or a public person. Especially if you are a beginner in painting faces, thanks to this you can find many shots of such a person and create a character study.
This time my inspiration was Emma Watson:
So now, having all the refrerence images collected, I could start painting and you know what I came up with. 😉
If you want to see some more pictures of my Babayagha, here they are:
I hope to have a chance to paint more of Karol’s models in future. 🙂
Alluna the Illuminati Assassin – my third miniature from Legends of Signum. This one is in really dynamic pose. I like painting red clothes although they may not be the best choice for an assassin 🙂