In 2012, I painted “03106: Alidee, Bandit” (sculptor: Bob Ridolfi) nicknaming her in my head “The Mustard Thief,” because the main color was Reaper MSP HD Mustard Yellow. She was probably one of the first 10 minis I painted. I probably tried to use a thinned down wash of some sort on the yellow. Her armor is likely Oiled Leather with Black Wash over it. Tarnished Steel for the sword and that was basically it for color. (I think the sleeves might have been Pale Saffron).
In June 2020, Jimmy the Brush’s Twitch stream is having a “Paint it Again” challenge. https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/jimmythebrushcc13/ From Reaper’s Silver Anniversary line, Tara the Silent (Bobby Jackson) is a great sculpt who is quite similar to Alidee, so I chose her to use instead of buying a new Alidee. I stuck with Mustard yellow and orangy leathers, but since color choice was one of the bad choices on Alidee, I added a lot more colors. The blue cloth/armor was chosen as a contrast to all the yellow, and the grey/blue inside of the cloak was similar, but intended to draw much less attention than the armor. Several different leather colors were used, although they kind of slide together near the end. The dark shoulder/knee pads got a purple glaze near the end to make them appear more like black leather. I tried a little bit of freehand on the cloak – not particularly happy with it, I think it’s too dark and it stands out since there’s only the one piece, but practice is what I need to do to improve. Knives are TMM silver and gold.
Yellow: started with MSP HD Mustard Yellow, shaded with Harvest Brown and Umber Brown. Highlighted with Golden Glow and P3 Menoth White Highlight.
Blue: Indigo Blue, Midnight Blue, Twilight Blue, Snow Shadow, Ghost White
Cloak Inside: Corporeal Shadow, Basalt Grey, (some lighter neutral grey)
Leather: S75 Leather and Wood set, Black Leather, Brown Leather, Orange Leather, Iroko, Birch for the very highest highlights
a glaze of Vallejo Purple Ink and highlight of Spectral White to shift the knee/shoulderpads
Knives: P3 Quicksilver, VAC Gold, shaded with blue/brown liner, highlighted with Vallejo Metal Medium
the reddish pouch is Contrast Goregrunta Fur
face was some sort of Pale Flesh + flesh wash.
celtic knot was micron pen, traced with Brown Liner