You are viewing grrm

Previous Entry | Next Entry

More Miniatures

So many things I'd meant to post about, so little time in every day.

This one is for the painters, the would-be painters, and the miniature collectors out there. A few more examples of the wonderful figures that Dark Sword Miniatures are putting out, and the incredible things that talented painters can do with 'em.

First, four versions of the queen you love to hate, the one and only Cersei Lannister.

The first is by Marike Reimer, of Destroyer Minis. A classic in Lannister crimson.



Next we have Cersei in mourning dress (she does a lot of mourning, though black is not her
favorite color). This one is from Viking Lodge Studios, where Linus Svensson wields the brush.



Third up is Matt Verzani's seductive Cersei in see-through silk, no doubt slinking through the halls to seduce her latest catspaw.



And our last lady comes from New Zealand, painted by Rachel Borthwick of Iron Halo Studios.



I'd love to hear which version is your favorite. Myself, I love all four of them... and for those of you who are no more talented with a paint brush than I am, be advised that all four of these painters take commissions. (But be warned, none of 'em are cheap).

Or you can order your own Cersei straight from Dark Sword, and paint her as you like.

To close with something different, some more of the women of Westeros -- a wildling spearwife by Matt Verzani, and a court lady painted by Marike Reimer.






Comments are welcome... about the miniatures. Stay on topic, please.

Comments

( 77 comments — Leave a comment )
Page 1 of 3
<<[1] [2] [3] >>
bella_felis
Nov. 23rd, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
No green? :(
grrm
Nov. 23rd, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
green?
The see-through gown is a shade of green, I think. Sea foam?
Re: green? - thebadlady - Nov. 23rd, 2008 05:41 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - bella_felis - Nov. 23rd, 2008 09:22 am (UTC) - Expand
unicronq
Nov. 23rd, 2008 03:32 am (UTC)
The one by Rachel Borthwick is my favourite, though that was a tough choice. I just love how the pink toward the bottom of the dress looks.
artistflop
Nov. 23rd, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
I like that one too. It puts me in mind of a sunrise.... Just lovely.
10zlaine
Nov. 23rd, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
These are stunning; thank you so much for posting them. It amazes me what different painters can do with the same figure.
valadil
Nov. 23rd, 2008 03:39 am (UTC)
The silky one really impresses me. Not because it's transparent, but because of the texture. It actually looks thin. I paint a decent mini, but mine always come out solid and blocky, especially compared to that one.
tortoises
Nov. 23rd, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
They're amazing! I wouldn't even have a clue where you start to get something like that see-through look.
lostrealist_05
Nov. 23rd, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
I have to agree that the one by Rachael is very, very stunning and my fav as well. But the one in the regular Lannister crimson is very good too.

GREAT Mini's. Thanks for sharing. =)
mottled_kitten
Nov. 23rd, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
Ooh! These are so beautiful! Are there more posts of these? I must look back and see...
raeyn
Nov. 23rd, 2008 03:52 am (UTC)

They are all beautifully done; I cannot even imagine how much fine muscle control goes into such delicate work.
dear_amaranth
Nov. 23rd, 2008 04:29 am (UTC)
I'd go with the first Cersei as my favorite - it'd be more immediately recognizable by anyone who's read the books. But the colors on the last one are absolutely beautiful.

And also, holy crap court women in your books are rather less modest than I'd pictured in my head. The dress on that last one looks to be in open defiance of several laws of physics. :P
reynardine
Nov. 23rd, 2008 07:58 am (UTC)
I gotta agree with you on the court lady. No way is that dress going to stay up without a lot of tape! Fantasy is fantasy, of course, but come on!

All the Cersei were gorgeous, but I really liked the work that Rachel did on hers!
(no subject) - msconduct - Nov. 23rd, 2008 09:12 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - pellegrina - Nov. 23rd, 2008 11:11 am (UTC) - Expand
kizayaen
Nov. 23rd, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
Holy crap. The painting on the first two Cerseis is great, but the latter two are absolutely amazing. The paintjob for the "sheer" silk is beyond belief. (Though I think the last has the best-painted hair of all four. It really does well at bringing out shadows and highlights.)

The cloak on the wildling is extremely well-sculpted too. The texture is conveyed masterfully.

Not too sure about the generic noblewoman though - she seems to be the typical mindless large-breasted gratuitous fantasy fare rather than anything with real thought to it. While I enjoy breasts just as much as the next guy, it seems a bit insulting to use them as the visual focus of a figure, and there's really not anything else worth note to it.
(Deleted comment)
(no subject) - jedifreac - Nov. 23rd, 2008 08:48 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - hippoiathanatoi - Nov. 23rd, 2008 09:12 am (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - bella_felis - Nov. 23rd, 2008 09:03 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - hippoiathanatoi - Nov. 24th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC) - Expand
God... - madcap2112 - Nov. 27th, 2008 04:36 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: God... - kizayaen - Nov. 27th, 2008 06:01 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: God... - madcap2112 - Nov. 28th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: God... - kizayaen - Nov. 28th, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: God... - madcap2112 - Nov. 29th, 2008 04:08 pm (UTC) - Expand
(Deleted comment)
bijili
Nov. 23rd, 2008 05:07 am (UTC)
I love the look of the dress on Verzani's, though I must say Linus's is a close second for me. The freehand work is just so elegant.
mashiara13
Nov. 23rd, 2008 05:17 am (UTC)
These are all exquisite ! I'd have to go with the sheer green silk as well, it looks incredible.
reasonjo
Nov. 23rd, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
The Rachel Borthwick one would be my pick.

Not so keen on the court lady, she looks like a trollop. I'm sure there are many trollops in Westeros, but I thought the women of the court would present themselves somewhat more modestly.
dedalus681
Nov. 23rd, 2008 06:01 am (UTC)
wow!
they all look fantastic. I'd have to go with the sheer Cersei as well. And I have to agree, the courtly lady seems rather in defiance of several laws of physics. Her top half does, anyhow.
jettcat
Nov. 23rd, 2008 06:12 am (UTC)
Without question, Cersei is blood red! All the artists did magnificent work.
shark_girl
Nov. 23rd, 2008 06:15 am (UTC)
Rachael Borthwick's is my favourite also. I'd love to see a Jon Snow with Ghost figurine.
sensorium
Nov. 23rd, 2008 06:35 am (UTC)
Wow, they're all great, but I like Rachel Borthwick's the best :)
jenniferlee
Nov. 23rd, 2008 07:00 am (UTC)
Beautiful!!
The sheer green hands down. I can see her on the prowl in something like that. Next would be the red.

But seriously, it's like 10, 9.9. 9.8. They all are amazing!

Jen

I will have to get Arya commissioned when she's available. 8)
gege_the_dodo
Nov. 23rd, 2008 07:05 am (UTC)
Wow! It's so hard to pick a fav here.

If I were to pick one just on technique and creativity I'd have to go with the see-through sea foam. That is something I never would have thought of doing.

If I were just picking one I thought was most beautiful I'd have to go with the shaded one from New Zealand. It's so stunning and different. The pink shading must have been very difficult to do.

Thanks for posting these!
marinshellstone
Nov. 23rd, 2008 07:50 am (UTC)
They're all brilliant, but I like Cersei in red and the spearwife the best.
iweardogpajamas
Nov. 23rd, 2008 08:02 am (UTC)
those are all sooo beautiful. I guess I'm alone here but i love love love the mourning dress one.
abqlady2
Nov. 23rd, 2008 08:29 am (UTC)
They're gorgeous, but the Bothwick is my favorite. I love the sensuous play of light she achieved with her technique.
hippoiathanatoi
Nov. 23rd, 2008 08:53 am (UTC)
As others said, it's definitely tough to pick among them for a favorite! They're all quite beautifully painted. Linda likes Matt Verzani's Cersei (somehow, I'm not surprised) in particular. For me ... uhm, can't decide. They're all fantastic.

Can't wait to see a Rattleshirt figure role out from Dark Sword. That'll be fun to see painted up.
escarboucle
Nov. 23rd, 2008 09:01 am (UTC)
I wish I had the same painting skills. These are really awesome. Thanks for sharing :)

I really like the mourning Cersei ^^
Page 1 of 3
<<[1] [2] [3] >>
( 77 comments — Leave a comment )

Profile

Spain
grrm
George R.R. Martin
George R. R. Martin

Latest Month

May 2015
S M T W T F S
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Lilia Ahner