Miniature Monday – Bloodmane, Gnoll Warrior
This week’s monster is a RPG classic from the realms of Dungeons & Dragons: The Gnoll, a humaoid hyena. Let’s see what the furry fiends look like!
I didn’t manage to paint a mini this week, due to work and life and stuff. I already picked a color scheme, inspired by African Wild Dogs, but perhaps I can do it another day.
To make up for that, Dirk painted not one, but seven Gnolls! Here they are, in various states of completion:
Because there were so many gnoll minis in this Kickstarter, Dirk decided to do a “speed painting” to get color on as many minis as he could manage.This way he could also try out different color schemes to decide which one he would use for the leader, i.e. Bloodmane himself 🙂
He settled for beige fur and reddish brown spots, which looks good, but the true highlight in my eyes is the tartan (scottish kilt pattern) – he used red, greenish beige and yellow (like blood, rotting flesh and bone) because, well, gnolls are always hungry 😀
Now the other gnolls just have to wait until they too are honored with their clan’s colors 😉
For this week’s mini, Arjen chose dark and grim tones:
The gnoll looks dirty and ragged, with the blood spattered axe, like he’s seen many battles and dismembered many enemies- with the dark fur and the whitish mane, he even resebles a drow (red eyes!). Was that intentional? In any case, I like the interesting choice of colors!
David R. used a classic color scheme, beige with dark dots like a real hyaena:
I like how the browns work together, they give the mini a natural and realistic feeling. It really looks like an illustration from the monster manual :).
Good work with the shading of the mane!
That’s it for this week, sorry for my brief words I’ve had quite a day, fortunately the minis speak for themselves! If I forgot someone, or if you still have pics or painted gnolls lying around you want to see here, just tell me, in the comments or with the email below.
See you in the comments and hopefully next week when we go back to… dragons!
Want to participate in next week’s post? Email the pictures of your minis until 06/05/16 to
06/13/16 Cassiatta, female Dark Knight (Bones II Core Set)
06/20/16 Nakayama Hayato, Iconic Samurai (Bones II Core Set)
06/27/16 Basilisk (Bones II Core Set)
07/04/16 Rogan, Half Orc Rogue (Bones II Core Set)
07/11/16 Tiik Baron, Fish Humanoid Champion (Bones II Core Set)
07/18/16 Troll Slayer Sophie, Mascot Demon Lady (Bones II Core Set)
07/25/16 Ape Demon (Bones II Core Set)
08/01/16 Whispering Tyrant, Undead Villain in dramatic pose (Core Set)
after that… perhaps some classical or strange dungeon monsters? Or demons?
(Wishes? Ideas? Tell us via email or in the comments!)