Miniature Monday – Nazeera Bloodraven UPDATED
This week’s mini comes with her own pedestal – or is it a marble coffin? Good or bad, let’s see how our painters decided…!
(posting by Dirk)
As it seems, vampires are solitary creatures, since both of our own minis preferred to stay off the blog – or, in other words, neither Antonia nor I managed to paint Nazeera!
But since we planned to do it (and probably will next weekend, so keep your eyes open for an update of this article!) here are our color schemes (just add you imagination):
Antonia wasn’t too inspired by the mini (although she liked the dynamic pose of it) but since she expected to see a lot of reds and blacks on other minis (“Bloodraven” is kind of suggestive in this regard) she decided she would use untypical colors, i.e. blue, white and silver. That will definitely look different, and maybe not even, well, evil…!
UPDATE: Antonias take on Nazeera
Antonia: After two weeks of potential painting time, this is still kind of a WIP, but all parents out there will understand the inside joke I just made about “potential time for…”. Of course, there wasn’t, especially not last monday when our little one had his first official meltdown aka temper tantrum. Which deserved its name already although our son just turned 1,5 yrs. Well…. Anyway, I didn’t use as many light colors on the mini as I thought I would, dark blue just seemed much more dramatic, and the mother-of-pearl color on sword and pauldrons needs another soft wash, but it’s an iteresting direction, I guess!
I wasn’t sure if I’d use the mini for a vampire, or maybe something else entirely, and for now I settled with some sort of fantasy fighter or paladin. I’ll avoid too much black but might use even more red instead… and a hint of gold? Stay tuned on this!
Michael’s Nazeera follows a holy (or unholy?) path:
Michael wrote that he painted the mini as a paladin of a newly created god in one of his RPG campaigns – which alignment, if I may ask? I presumed something “good”, but maybe the bright silver is misleading…? The sword’s blade is supposed to be “something from the void”, so who knows?
The paintjob was simple, as he said (wash and drybrushed highlights), but I think it’s still very effective, giving a nice contrast to the whole mini. And I love how the highlights on her hair correspond with the robes color. Was that intentional?
Jim’s Nazeera is also alive instead of undead:
Jim said with a name like that he had to use black and red, and I love the result! The red is wonderfully bright, and the (dark silver?) drybrush brings out the detail well, which is very important, I think, when painting black armour or clothes. Jim wrote that the picture doesn’t show too well that he painted Nazeera as living, but I’d say the skin tone is fresh enough, isn’t it? Does it look pinker/”fleshier” in person?
I laughed when Jim described his Nazeera as “an evil human but not a vampire […] just a very, very, VERY bad girl [who] probably doesn’t think of herself that way, though.” I love the idea of detailing a miniature’s personality and motives, it makes the painting so much more interesting!
That’s it for this time, but as I said, we’ll hopefully update next weekend or so to show our painted minis as well! So if someone else wants to participate with a late entry, you have another week to paint! 😀
This week’s gallery:
(I added some of your suggestions already, I might shuffle them around a bit, but keep them coming! For some minis there are no pics in the onine shop yet so I’ll add them later.
As you can see I prepared a lot of date entries but am still looking for mini ideas. Post your suggestions if you like! The ‘Type of mini’ placeholder is just that, if you want something else tell us!)
07/23/18 Bones III Quinn, Iconic Investigator (B3 Core)
08/06/18 Catch-Up Monday – your pick from Bones 1 & 2 incl. extras. What about some demons (toad, wolf, slime…), a dragon or a giant?
08/20/18 Bones II Skeletons, as many as you like (like this or this or this one) Here you can find the Bones 2 Core Set picture, look for “Shambling Dead”. On reapermini.com you can search for “skeleton” and check the bones minis to find them. If you have other skeletons to paint just send us pics of those!
09/17/18 Unhooding woman/cleric (not yet available) (B3 Core)
10/01/18 Bones III Bregan, Valkyrie (B3 Core)
10/15/18 Bones II TBA
10/29/18 Bones III Hobageddon: Hobgoblin warriors (B3 Core)
11/12/18 Bones III Elven Blacksmith (B3 Core)
11/26/18 Bones II TBA
12/10/18 Bones III Animal/Monster TBA
12/24/18 Christmas break
12/31/18 New Year’s break
01/07/19 Bones III Humanoid TBA
01/21/19 Room for your suggestions!