Monday, December 22, 2014

Miniatures Monday

This week's Miniatures Monday has a holiday theme.  The dreaded Krampus Lurks outside a humble dwelling, while inside the naughty children cower.  The naughty children will be punished by beatings with the Krampus's switch, while the VERY naughty ones will be tossed into his barrel and taken away, never to be seen again.  Germanic Christmas was not necessarily the happiest time of the year...
Lurking outside the door
Avoid the barrel at all costs
I had trouble deciding what color to paint him since I've seen depictions of Krampus in a number of different colors.  In the end I went with a dark shade of purple highlighted in grey.  I tried a darker wash on the horns than the one that I usually use, and I think that they came out looking pretty good.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Winter is here

Sunset on the Winter Solstice as seen from my window.  Thus begins the longest night of the year.