First a couple of quick snaps taken at my painting desk from the evening before. I hadn't originally envisaged taking daemons with me to our game so I assembled and painted these in a few evenings the week before. This is very unusual for me as ordinarily it takes me an eternity to paint anything. Still the pressure of deadlines is sometimes a friend, and these proved to be a pretty fruitful painting experiment.
I wanted the daemonettes to look truly otherworldly and ethereal - captivating, frightening, and unlike anything else that I would ordinarily paint, or would be on the table. I think it sort of worked. If I were to re-paint them, I'd take a little more time over them and start to layer up some more irridescent colours, but for two evenings work, I'm fairly pleased with them.
Undercoated white, I basecoated each area in a mix of Vallejo off-white paint, with the tiniest drop of W&N ink or a Vallejo colour, and a drop of Vallejo glaze medium. The skin is painted in GW Dheneb Stone with a drop of Vallejo glaze. I wet blended some areas through into one another - especially the hair, which appears to change colour as it flows in the air, brushing the underside one colour and the top side in a contrasting tone. I then gave the entire miniature a thin wash of W&N white ink. I think this was a mistake in hindsight and they've become a little too subtle in their tones now. The metals, in order to make them more corporeal, are painted GW Tin Bitz with a W&N purple ink wash.
Here are some further shots of them on the table at WHW. They couldn't look more different to the doddermen, which is quite nice: