More photos and some thoughts at my blog:
  • Jonatan Gil - ElinhirPLUS

    Fantastic scene.

  • Roman "Light_one" Gruba

    Very nice nmm and atmosphere!

  • François Lozach

    really awesome !! I love the atmosphere with limited color tones.. really well done

    • David Diamondstone

      Thanks François! I’m a big fan of Jen Haley and her limited palettes, and it’s had a big influence on my own works.

  • Lee Hebblethwaite (10 ball)

    Very nice

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  • Volker Stumpf

    That’s a cool mini!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Love the Dessert reflection everywhere! Great piece!

  • Jero Miniatures

    Nailed it! Love the NMM and the diferent shades of it. Cool work!

    • David Diamondstone

      Thanks Jero! I was very much inspired by the NMM on the boxart, by Bigchild.

  • Aleksandra Cvetanovski

    Amazing work. Really nice. :)

  • Antonio

    Incredible painting !!! Gold of course . That brand and what is the name of the miniature? It is commercial?

  • Antonio

    many thanks for reply, and forward the link to the web . I see that the conversion of the rider ‘s arm with binoculars.

  • David Diamondstone

    Thanks for the kind words all. So stoked to get a gold, and compliments from some of my painting heroes!
    I have a bunch more pictures on my website, as well as some thoughts about the process, at

  • Matt DiPietro

    Great Job this is awesome! lots of style and atmosphere.

  • Jason Zhou

    Really cool paintjob with great interpretation of atmosphere!

  • Peter "Baphomet" TothPLUS

    A real outstanding piece :) bookmarked for inspiration! Keep on going this way :)

  • Nicholas Fletcher

    Awesome work!

  • Ben Snyder (Demihuman)

    Great work David! This is one of those projects that really shows all the best aspects of mini painting; it’s beautiful, it tells an awesome story, and it really makes me want to interact with it. I feel like a lot of mini’s get categorized into either game pieces or display pieces, and obviously you aren’t going to do a ton of gaming with a piece that you put this much work into, but you could, and it would be awesome. It evokes everything I love about gaming. Love the sparse base.too.

    • David Diamondstone

      Thanks so much Ben! You’re right, other than the plinth and the too-delicate bit of roots, you could totally game with this mini, and even the plinth is the right shape and almost the right size. I tend to like simple bases, so many of my competition entries find themselves on gaming bases, including several in my Putty&Paint; gallery.

  • Antonio

    Last question! Resin, plastic or metal figure?

    • David Diamondstone

      It’s resin. Just go buy it already, you clearly want to. :P

  • Antonio

    Uff , just what I wanted , hehe. There is only buy it! Thank you very much!!

    • Antonio

      Uff , just what I wanted , hehe. There is only buy it! Thank you very much!!

  • mmasclans

    I really like this one! I remember when I painted mine for the box art, it is a great miniature from Pedro! hehe I like the scheme and the technique on the metals. Nice job! Gold!

    • David Diamondstone

      Thanks so much Marc! Your box-art is fabulous, that was one of the things which originally drew me to the miniature (especially getting to see it in person at the CoolMini booth at Gen Con). Your work has been a great inspiration to me, especially your excellent use of textures, and I was trying to do something similar with this mini.

  • Jérôme "Whispe" Labadie

    Pfiu, Awesome Oo!