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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

These Dryads are Finally Painted!

Man, you'd think Dryads would be the easy part of a Wood Elf army to paint.  In a way, they are, but for some reason with me they sucked up a ton of time. 

I initially basecoated a dark gray for the wood, and then highlighted up to white.  The wood area is then washed with Ogryn Flesh, which makes a nice brownish gray which you'll see on a lot of actual trees, instead of the straight brown colors that most people use on Dryads. 

The most important part going in, though, was to paint all the details that could have any real color.  The problem with dryads/treekin/treemen in my opinion is that they look quite dull in most armies, due to the colors that make the most sense to use when painting the models.  So I went out of my way to pick the Dryad parts with leaves, and to paint those leaves brightly.  I also took some liberties in making their "bark skirt" into a set of green leaves around their waists.  I finished that off with bright blue glowing eyes, and bright basing.  I think they came out well.  Comments and criticism are always welcome. 


  1. Ben those are really cool looking dryads. I like the wood color and the basing is a good contrast to the browns in the model.