This is a model I painted for the Seventh Visions in Color event. It was sculpted specifically for the event by Sandra Garrity and cast by Reaper. The figure will never be released for general sale in this form.
I had always missed out on previous VIC events due to bad timing, and I was determined to make a showing in this one. As it was, I was still five days late in submitting this figure to the event. At least I got it done in time for the Kubla-Con painting contest, which was nice because it gave me something to enter in the fantasy category (a genre I don't paint very often).
The figure that you see here has been removed from its original cast base and given an entirely new custom sculpted base. The paints are almost entirely Vallejo brand paints, and every figure I paint with them makes me love Vallejo more.
I am very happy with how the light beige and purple colors came out. The flesh is ok, but could have used a little more definition. I made the eye brows entirely too large and prominent, and I really wish I had shaded the bridge of the nose some.
The things I am not happy with include the trim on the boots. I was trying for a NMM gold effect, but have not done a NMM gold before, and totally failed here. It doesn't look bad, but doesn't look at all like what I was trying for, and does not contrast enough with the beige. Also, while the crystals look ok, I had wanted to do something more elaborate with them, but ran out of time. But to finish on a positive note, I am extremely please with the blue runes on the back of the cloak. They have a glow to them that came out very well and works nicely with the purple (some say surprisingly so). The effect is even better than any of the photos show.
In the end, I am actually very happy with this figure, even though there is still plenty of room for improvement, and there is a lot I wanted to do, but did not have time for. But next time...