This was a challenging miniature. I have been debating how to paint him for a long time since there is so much going on on the mini and I wanted the focus to be on Kroak. Your eye has to go to him as a first thing. that is why I decided to remove the top ornament from the miniature.

I don't know alot of Seraphon lore-wise, but as far as I know they're supposed to be spiritual beings who become corporeal only for limited periods of time. I tried to bing that back in the miniature by making Kroak himself pristine and very shiny, like he just became corporeal. While the throne is weathered and covered in moss to indicate it was abandoned in a forest in the times between appearances from Kroak.

I was heavily inspired by Roman Lappat with the moss on the throne and Cult of Paint helped alot with their hanging moss video. It was absolutely terrifying to put on the moss after painting everything, but it turned out just the way I imagined.

I could maybe have pushed the contrast a little bit more in some areas, but I really wanted all the focus on Kroak and keeping a lower contrast on the outer rings of the throne helped there again as well. Maybe you like it, maybe you don't, but it was a decision I deliberately made at least.

Let me know what you think :)
  • Eamon Connerty

    Very nice work! Love the color scheme and the basing! The moss, especially the hanging moss really takes it to the next level! Gold!

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thank you!
      That hanging moss was such a good one indeed! All credit to Cult of Paint and their video, it really helped make the throne more interesting to look at :D

  • Origalum

    I like it! Very clean painting, lots of details and juicy colors! Very good! Gold!

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thanks! Yeah the model has a very high amount of details and stuff going on. It was fun to use multiple saturated colors and still trying to make it work like a whole. I’m glad to hear it does :)

  • Angel C Villalba "KaspareK"

    Excelente trabajo!!!!

  • Alexander "Skrytnik" Loskutov

    Gold! I really like how you managed to attract the viewer’s attention to the figure by muffling the saturated base.

    • Miriam Kleijn

      Thank you! I always dread the basing since it’s not my strength, but it worked out in the end. I can at least say It’s decent enough, which is already an accomplisment ;) haha