When considering a color scheme for this figure, I wanted to do something that wasn't the typical elf dressed in green, yet, I wanted it to be something natural an outdoorsy looking. So, inspired by the beautiful Fall colors we've had around here lately, I decided to try an autumnal theme for her outfit.
Lastly, I decided I wanted to do some sort of camouflage on her cloak, so it would look like she could easily blend into an Autumn woods. I first went and randomly added small splotches to her cloak with GW "Blazing Orange", and then went back and added random tiny dots on or near the orange splotches with the Yellow I had used on the fletchings. When everything had dried, I gave the whole figure a wash with thinned Winsor Newton Peat brown Ink.
When this had had time to try I went back and added highlights to everything with the base colors, and on some of the more prominently raised areas with the base color with a little bit of the "Buttermilk" mixed in to lighten it further. I also painted her lips with GW "Tanned Flesh", and then added a little "Elf Flesh" to it to do highlights. After the figure had time to dry, I gave it a coat of Ceramcoat "Matte Varnish"; and when this was dry, I flocked the base. I wanted to carry the autumnal theme through to the base, so I glued some bits of old oregano I had to the base to represent fallen leaves, and actually painted a few of them orange, red, and yellow to look more Fall-like. I also added some bits of orange flocking to the base. A bit of old twine made some nice dried grass.
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