Here we have one of my worst-painted models. Granted, this is one of my early paint jobs. I had many less paints, didn’t yet know the magic of washes, and had only one brush – the Citadel Starter Brush. Looking at it, I don’t think I even primed this model before painting it. Add to all of this the fact that the model is a smaller-scale (20mm, I think) and the details, particularly the facial details, are not at all sharp and you get this hot mess. Needless to say, I’m not proud of this model. But my feed has caught up with my currently painted models, and I’ve never posted these ones anywhere (you can see why), so they might as well go up. Also, it’s good to see how far I’ve come in a few short years (and not really all that much practice, considering I didn’t paint for over a year at one point).
The idea with most of these Descent models was to match as closely as possible the color scheme of the character card artwork. Here’s her Character Card from Descent: Journeys in the Dark (1st Edition).
I REALLY shouldn’t be posting these, they’re particularly shameful… But we all must start somewhere, and it usually begins badly. And then we practice, we refine, and we improve. I hope that seeing how terrible at painting I once was (and despite massive improvement I still am, for the most part), it will inspire someone to keep at it even if they’re not satisfied with their current work. Seriously, this poor mage looks like she was viciously bashed in the face!