My original test model was just too dark for my taste. It looked okay on a single dryad, but I wasn’t sure how to transition it into an entire army, and if I did a lot of detail would be lost in the shadows. I thought I would try out a lighter color scheme before I went with the dark bark and orange leaves.
While looking around for ideas, I came across a Facebook post from Titan Miniatures. I liked the look of the lighter bark and purple leaves. I thought I would try something similar, with light bark which transitioned to something darker on the ends of branches. For the leaves I wanted something a little more pink/purple rather than just purple. For that I found inspiration from a Turkadactyl!
For brighter colors that popped out more, I decided to try a white undercoat. This isn’t something I’ve ever done before. I’ve always leaned towards dark and broody!
After spraying it white, I painted the whole thing white! Because I was going to use shades to color the bark, I wanted to make sure the color was consistent.
All in all I like how it turned out. The two-toned bark should give me something to work with when I move on towards more complex models and the purple-pink leaves contrast with the bark better than the red and dark browns of the first model.
What do you think? Do you prefer spring or fall? Let me know in the comments!