The Handmaidens of the Forest
Managed to finish the primary colors and majority of the shading for the Dryads. I also did some basic basing with some sand. The sand was still drying at the time the pic was taken. I'll add on the oregano leaves after the sand has dried.
I am quite enamoured with my Dryads at the moment. Finding a color scheme that i liked and able to paint was a huge factor. Above pic is of a group of 12 Dryads.
First rank of the Dryads below:
The brownish Dryad can represent the unit champion if i do field one.
Second rank of 6 Dryads in below pic:
They are ready to Skirmish!
All the Dryads were painted with GW paints.
First layer was a foundation paint called Knarloc Green.
After the foundation has dried I gave the ladies a Thraka Green wash. When dry, this was followed by a wash of Thraka Green+Badab Black (60/40 ratio).
I then mixed Knarloc Green with Gretchin Green (60/40) for the first layer on most raised areas of the model. This is followed by a layer of Gretchin Green.
Highlights follows next. I added Bleached Bone+Gretchin Green (70:30 ratio) and layered it on. This was followed by Gretchin Green+Bleached Bone again (30:70 ratio). The last layer of highlight was just adding a bit of Skull White to the previous mix.
For the eyes and inner mouth, i wanted to go for a bluish glow. I used Regal Blue for the base of the eye. Then a dot of Enchanted Blue on the eyes. This was followed by a highlight of Enchanted Blue+Skull White (20:80 ratio) dotted onto the centre of each eye.
Blast from the Past
Below are some pics of my Glade Guard archers. These guys are from the older range of Wood Elves minis from GW.
They were painted 5 or more years ago. Don't think i'll be re-painting them haha! I got 20 painted here and 5 more lying around.
The above mini is from Reaper Miniatures. Her name is Seoni. I plan to use her as my Spellweaver. She's an excellent mini. There is an excellently painted version of the mini on the Reaper website with tribal tattoos. I'm holding off painting her at the moment till some inspiration strikes :)
Hope everyone had a good Monday. All the best for the rest of the week!
Edit: Added Glade Guard Archers and Spellweaver