So, another really cool figure I was working on is this lamia. She's not the standard lamia; well, not the one I think of. The lamia I always picture, you know, when lamia come up in conversation, are the ones with beast bodies not serpent. In my circle of friends, lamias do actually come up in conversation quite often. Here she is:
Her snake body is a dark brown with light brown highlights to the scales; pale, creamy belly. Her armor is Blighted Gold (a metallic green-gold) and gold. The reason I went with this combination is because of an illustration found on the Pathfinder Wiki, below.
I started at the tip by painting on Raw Umber, then up the tail with Burnt Umber, up some more with Brown, and finally at the top by the skirt Light Brown. After it all dried I dry brushed the Light Brown into the Brown, the Brown into the Burnt Umber, and the Burnt Umber into the Raw Umber sections. After it all dried the banding was washed on with Devlan Mud and Badab Black. The very tip of her tail is Burgundy Wine and it is dry brushed up into the Raw Umber a bit. It is difficult to see in the photos.
Her belly is Stained Ivory with a highlight of Creamy Ivory. You'll notice that I continued the banding around to her belly.
I chose for her belt and the tie on her spear a Burgundy Wine (Reaper Color) with a highlight of Red (Vallejo).
The eyes of the mask are Dark Green, Green, and Lemon Yellow (all from Cel-Vinyl). It is accurate to the illustration but I also feel that the green is suitably serpentine. Yellow or ocher would have also been a nice touch but I think they would have blended into the gold mask far too much.
Her hair is black with Gray 25 highlights and the very tips are highlighted again with Burgundy Wine.
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