Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Lilliath

Hi all

managed to paint a miniature this week in between assignments.  When I made a recent purchase of some rather lovely miniatures for my daughter,s D&D campaign, I received an unexpected surprise in the form of a freebie.

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Sculpted by Kev White of Hasslefree Miniatures fame and billed as "Barbaric Liralith, a dark elf chick with her pet spider", she has been painted up in pale flesh tones, brilliantly I'll add by Inge Jensen and Jay Berezowsky on the website and she looks fantastic.  However I decided to go a different way, I decided to rebrand her as Lilliath and paint her up as a Drow Elf! 





Drow Elves are the dark cousins of the surface elves in the "Forgotten Realms" body of work currently supported by the "Wizards of the Coast" who purchased the D&D franchise as well as many others.  Drow represent the dark, sinister side of the faerie race of elves and live deep under the surface of Toril in the lightless tunnels of the "Underdark".  Worshipping the Spider Queen - Lloth, they have a reverence for the 8 legged beasts and live under a fierce matriachal society where the females are often stronger, certainly more powerful and definitely more evil than the males.

Using the drow then as my muse, I painted her up in deep blue/black skin tones which aren't really evident in my photos.  I also painted her eyes red to reflect her being underground with her infravision, but for some reason I grassed the base?!? i guess some habits are hard to break.....




hope you enjoy
dGG

30 comments:

  1. Great job on the Drow Andy, good choice of colour on the spider to contrast the dark skin

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  2. Excellent paint job on a fantastic mini - she's just like something straight out of a R.A. Salvatore novel!

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    1. Funnily enough she came out because I was reading a bit of Drizzt

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  3. I like her a lot. I've always preferred Dark Elves/Drow to normal elves.

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    1. I've always wanted to do a d/elf army for WFB but never got to it

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  4. Another great character Andy, well done Sir.

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  5. Did Lilliath loose her armor in a bet or something :)

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  6. This is a true matriarchal lady of the Underdark. An awesomely stunning example of feminine Drowship at its best.

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  7. Great drow, Andy. Love the contrast you've achieved with her pet spider too. Nice to see this D&D itch continues to need scratching :-)

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    1. Thanks Simon, more D&D on the table for those times when I need a study break

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  8. Lovely paintwork as always Andy, quite the little collection you have going there.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thanks Roger, truth be told I love Kev White's stuff and would gladly collect them all

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  9. Great gift and a great addition to your DnD collection, but grass ?

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    1. I know, I know ;-) I'm gonna have to rebase her at some point

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  10. OMG that could the Matron Mother of House Do'Urden herself. She positively screams out "I`m from Menzoberranzan and am proud of it." hahaha.

    I really like her.

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  11. Perfect idea to user her as a Drow and lovely paintjob as well! I do love the Drow some of my favourite tales are of Drittz, his friends and the takes involving his kin.

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