Thursday, February 18, 2010

RPG Painted Mini - Dark Elf

One of my favorite minis is a Drow (Dark Elf) mini, sculpted by Sandra Garrity. I particularly love the armor and shield. Here is the unpainted original, photo from Reaper Minis:

Here is mine, with and without mousepad background (Monet's Water Lilly Pond):

Note her little friend at her feet and the blood-stained blade.

Here’s a close-up of her shield, which I just love:

As usual, the paints and varnish are from Reaper and FolkArt.

My version of the Dark Elf rather differs from the "standard" in that mine has light skin. Apparently the "standard" is to have dark skin and white hair, but I just can't help but disagree. They live underground, and most beings and critters that live underground and/or in the dark end up with pale skin. Also, they are related to High Elves, and would, in my opinion, have the same hair color range. I've not actually played a Dark Elf, but my younger daughter has, and used this mini for that campaign. Fortunately, most of my minis can be carried over from the original D&D to Paizo's Pathfinder RPG, which is what we play now.


  1. Very pretty.

    I know absolutely nothing about D&D but my husband is making all kinds of appreciative noises over my shoulder. :)