I wanted to make this new cult both compatible with and somewhat visually distinct from my previous cult. My old hybrids had been heavily blue and white, so I used a blue note for the first of the new, but also bright green pants and a dark grey cloak that felt rather different.
With that as a launching point I had to decide how to paint the preacher. My previous circuit rider had been purple with a stary cloak, so I decided to work off the green of the previous fellows pants.
Yellow is always a nice combination with green, and suns, moons, and planets made for a nice cloak. There's a certain comfortable primary school teacher vibe to her dress that I feel gives a quite interesting contrast to her otherwise rather disturbing demeanor.
One of the problems I run into of late is the increasing number of miniatures to whom I don't want to impart a completely matte finish. To that end I matte varnished her and then hit certain key elements with a gloss acrylic coating. (Notably the dress and the gold icon on her staff.) While this works, I'm not completely satisfied. The glossy ink on the very flat acrylics gives a neat rather satiny effect. The acrylic sealer, on the other hand, is almost too glossy. Ah well. You win some and lose some. And at least she's minimally protected.
Anyway, I cannot over-emphasize how much I enjoy painting Olley's models. The man does good work and his stuff is a joy to color. It's a bit of an acquired taste, but once you get there it's a fun ride. :)
Thank you for reading along.