I haven't painted this skin tone often, and this has an awful lot of skin to practice on! The wings were just straight-up fun; I worked less on smooth blending as much as "do I like it?" I couldn't resist putting some garnets on her base. Otherwise I painted the base to be similar to a blueschist.
Dark Sword Minis, 2008 Elmore Demoness
  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS


  • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

    Thank you! She was very fun to paint! Next round will have more time spent on the base (I liked her enough I want to paint her again someday).

  • Kara Nash

    Really enjoy the colour palette on this one. Well done on the skin, next time you could go less harsh a highlight on the stomach and collarbone sections, female skin always looks better with smoother transitions of highlights.

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      I actually referred a lot to the model art on Dark Sword’s website for her, but instead of pale skin, I aimed for a Mediterranean tan. That’s how I landed on the conclusion of high contrast there. She has some harsh edges, like she’s sucking in her tummy a bit!

  • Bran

    La peinture est bien réalisée,  le support n’est pas extraordinaire et ne rend pas justice à votre travail

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      You are right about the base. In all honesty, she’s one of the first pieces I even used tufts on! Basing is definitely an aspect of the hobby I need to work on.

  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"


  • EntrevonPLUS

    Bonjour, merci de ne plus voter aussi systématiquement et sans nuances sur mes pièces, cela devient agaçant et pénible. Je me passerai volontiers de votre avis qui n’ai d’ailleurs jamais exprimé !
    Vous êtes la seule à traquer ainsi certains peintres sur ce site qui sont là pour passer un bon moment et non pour subir votre acharnement à détruire toutes leur motivation en essayant de progresser.
    Avec vous aucune chance de progresser, c’est le couperet systématique !
    Un mot gentil et motivant de temps en temps serait apprécié !!

    • Rhiana, "Cyradis"

      Excuse me, but my votes have been in accordance with the website’s voting scheme, and not meant with malice. You came here angry on a piece I did years ago, but all I did was vote fairly. No one is entitled to a gold and a bronze isn’t a mark of shame.

      Please stop bullying me.

  • Herman aka Glitterwolf


  • vincenzo gambinoPLUS

    nice work ! gold !!!