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Reaper #3046: Aaron the Conjuror [Casting Darkness]  [5 of 14]


Aaron the Conjuror [casting Darkness]
Manufacturer: Reaper Miniatures
Sculptor: Julie Guthrie

This is for round two of "Iron Painter 3" (theme: "PAINT IT BLACK!").

I only came-up with two ideas for this round. One would definitely fulfill the theme, but I would have ended-up with a miniature that did not make sense on its own and probably would not have had the time to finish it for the contest.

This is my other idea. This is a magic-user casting a Darkness spell (old-school, area-of-effect). Aaron is "painting" everything in a 15 foot radius black (the absence of all color). I think that this covers the theme, but I will have to wait for the judges results to know for sure, as I was surprised by the results in round 1 (except for the most insightful and wise Skya who understood how well my entry fit the theme :) ). Some other items (shoes, belts, book, etc.) were painted in different "shades" of black to add to the theme.

If nothing else can be said about this entry, I believe that this is the first time someone has tried painting such an effect. Plenty of people try OSL, but how many try anti-light? Remember you saw it here first! :)

I wasn't really sure what it should look like, so I was trying for a magical force forming that was expanding and pulling-in light. I thought this was an interesting take on this miniature, as it is obviously sculpted for the opposite effect (casting a spell that produces light).

I would have liked to have added freehand, but the sculpt did not seem to lend itself to that, and I ran out of time for the contest.

Overall, I am very happy with how this miniature turned-out.

I used a Kerr & King KK-118 30mm Dia. Celtic Fantasy Base to base this miniature.

I entered this miniature into Connecticon 2009's miniature painting contest. It won 1st place

Copyright 2007 Stan Gregory
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00445-reaper-2387-caveman-and-girlfriend 00423-dark-ages-usa-deal-0385-lich-female-with-mace 00312-GW-4002-imperial-guard-21 00464-hfm003-hasslefree-aquatic-troll 00496-reaper-3046-aaron-the-conjuror 00463-reaper-3150-siobhana-vampire-noble 00549-urban-mammoth-13316-achilles-class-biomech 00530-cs4-black-scorpion-archibald 00512-hfd002-hasslefree-svala 00563-kraken-xxx-aurlok
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