I had wanted to try to paint a female elven archer up as a Night Elf from Blizzard Entertainment’s Warcraft III for a while. It took some searching to find one that I felt I could work with-one with enough exposed skin to practice a non-standard flesh tone. When I saw the green for this miniature on Reaper’s web site, I found what I was looking for. I painted her flesh tones first as I usually do – starting with a dark purple and slowly building up layers of highlighting. Once I was done, I was happy with the result, but unsure of exactly where to proceed from there.
Amiryth’s bow was painted to resemble my interpretation of a moon-bow. The bright silver highlights can be seen, but what the images don’t show is the bow’s glossy appearance. I coated it in a few layers of Future Floor Wax after the final Dullcoating so that it would shimmer in person. Unfortunately the effect is lost in the digital image.