This was an entry in the
Fifth Annual Female Miniature Painting Challenge. I submitted her
as part of the Club Challenge Category at the last minute on behalf of the
Alberta Miniature Painters.
The sculpt is rather nice
and very clean. The pose is unusually calm and eye-catching. The
scaly or feathered cloak is not something I was very keen on though. I
seriously considered grinding or cutting the thing off at first. But
that'd be too much work. :p
I thought maybe something
that looked iridescent that could be scales or feathers on the cloak might
work. Much like either a fish or peacock respectively. There was
some red at one point, but that looked a little too psychedelic, so I kept
it in the violet to yellows spectrum. To counter the wild cloak colors
I kept the girl and her inner cloak neutral and simple.
not happy with the figure as a challenge piece, though it certainly was
a challenge to do. Nor was I happy with my work on her, though I can't
see having done it any differently.
Imagine my absolute shock when she not
only placed, but got
FIRST in her category! Wow!