This is Reaper Bones version of Nienna, Elf Ranger. Most ranger figures I’ve seen are painted green or brown, but I thought I’d go for an autumn theme and paint her in red/orange/yellow/brown. I started by painting the cloak a rusty burghundy, including all the highlights and shadows as if that was the final paint job. Then I started painting a freehand patchwork leaf pattern. Each leaf is painted individually, which takes a devilishly long time, I’ve come to discover. This is going to take a long time to finish.
And right now she’s at one of the those early stages when I can’t stand what I’m working on and think it looks terrible. I’ve been there so many times before, though, that I will push myself to just keep going, in the hopes it will all turn out right in the end.