Mix of custom models
These custom models where all varying degrees of kitbashes. One was a simple base sculpt, the others required green stuff work and a bit of a rummage in the bits box. A favorite here is the woman with flames. The model itself is a soft plastic model from a pathfinder range with little detail but with some blocky painting emphasising the detailing and the sculpted flame barrier on her base she really pops, especially with the exciting mix of flame and purple. A final touch was the ashen "flaming hot" coals she walks upon, which really sell the idea of her being flame impervient.
Otherworld produce high quality models for all sorts of roleplaying needs. This small commission was extremely exciting for i hadn't had any of their stuff in a long time and although the paint level required was simple the bold details are very fun to paint.
Large Dragons mix
These large dragon models are from a mix of manafacturers, some well known and some smaller companies. I enjoyed their superb detailing and insane sculpts and had a great time experimenting with paint techniques on the differing paint schemes such as the mottled wings of the ice dragon (first pictured).
NPC's and Monsters mix
This mix of NPC'S and monsters is a fun mix of soft plastic models from reaper, games workshop and even some printed models. The client wanted a basic style but with striking coloring. I particularly enjoy the alternative "easterlings" from games workshop, painted here in silver.
More monsters for the same client. This order consists of everything from werebears to flying bats (giant ones at that). There is even a giant genie (as in "in the bottle" type) which was perhaps my favorite of the lot with his gawdy and imposing turquoise cloth tones and his "flaming" sword.
One of my favorite orders of all time, a giant animal order. Animals are forgiving to paint but difficult to get "right". I think i did a good job on these. Many animal schemes are copied from google images or similar (and extensive) inspiration material provided by the client in this case. Models of note include the giant smilodon (that's sabre tooth to you and me) and the "pack bird", laden with adventuring gear. Simply delightful.
Painting terrain and scenery is a different kind of rush to painting models, painting models is particular and precise, painting terrain is more broad but has it's own quirks. In this instance the balance between color and weathering was paid attention to along with an interest in creating a cohesion across the entire commission so that they all complimented each other on the table.
Sometimes you just need that world ending monster, and this commission was full of them. I personally have always enjoyed the giant wyrm and this one was super fun to paint. I used basic methods but as the models are so large and the colors so mixed and exciting they really are something to behold.