Here is the Orc Shaman (Grandpa) up close, with a few more hours of painting put onto him.
There are still a few areas that are completely unpainted, and other painted parts that still need work, but you get the idea.
I chose a harmonic range of warm colors, from yellow-green to violet around the color wheel. Neutral colors, like brown, white, black, and gray, are also used but there is no indigo, blue, teal, or true green on this mini.
This palette was deliberately chosen to invoke a feeling of proximity, to give the viewer the sense of being close to the subjects.
I want this diorama to feel familiar and cozy. I want you to see your own family in this little scene that I’m creating.
I plan on using this palette on all of the miniatures, and using mostly neutral colors for the setting, in order to draw the viewer’s attention to the figures, not the room they are occupying.