I painted this miniature up for the "End of Year Painting Contest" being put on by the excellent folks over at Miniature Monthly and Dark Sword Miniatures, and, now that the entry deadline has essentially come, I felt I could now share her! I've wanted to do a black/white/red color scheme for a while now, and, while this miniature may not be the first to come to mind when one considers that palette, my hope is that the fun novelty of that paint scheme applied to this miniature will resonate with at least a few people.

Thanks for looking!
  • Neil Szabo AKA "Zab"


  • Herman aka Glitterwolf

    I love it!

  • Perfect Tommy

    An interesting piece to say the least. I find the grey color scheme with touches of red very appealing, and they convey an almost Sin City aesthetic. In addition to the well rendered figure, I particularly like the earth sky shield on the base. Great work!

    • Ian Markon (Kuro Cleanbrush)

      Thank you very much!  I was influenced mostly by some Gothic horror-style art in those colors, but I saw an interesting video on color use in movies (which mentioned the Sin City aesthetic).  Maybe I’ll have to try black and white with some other bright accents than red one day!

  • Al 'Elektroschnitzel' Smith

    Turned out great! Nice idea to add red to the B/W setting. Well done! I fortunately finished my ranger, too ;)

    • Ian Markon (Kuro Cleanbrush)

      Thanks!  I saw your ranger too and really enjoyed your interpretation of the mini!  :) I’m super excited to see the full gallery of entries tomorrow!

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"

    Gold because I absolutely live this

  • Chris "D.Vader" SuhrePLUS

    Very cool idea.

  • Kythera of AnevernPLUS

    This is a gorgeous piece!

    I have a Knight Models Batwoman I’ve been sitting on for a while, and your monochrome + red color scheme has finally given me some inspiration.

    Congrats on the win, and thanks for kicking-starting my muse! :D

    • Ian Markon (Kuro Cleanbrush)

      Thanks so much!  I really enjoyed painting in this color scheme, so I hope you have just as much fun when you try it out!  A Batwoman mini sounds perfect for this technique!