Seeing that sneak peek of Alarielle I knew it was time for me to get into Age of Sigmar with a real AoS army. Here’s my first Dryads for my starting Sylvaneth force.
Although I had already ordered a bunch of the new releases I picked up the new Get Started with Sylvaneth box as soon a it dropped to my FLGS. Just because it had already taken four week, I really wanted to build something and Treat Yoself!
Season of War something I have wanted to participate in, but work and an addition to the family* kept games at bay. By painting these I get my chance.
I went for a natural colour scheme using a limited palette of browns and greens, that together with the base make the models close to monochromatic (bichromatic should be a word if it isn’t). The lighter grass and tufts on the base provide contrast to the dark model, but also in terms of warmer and cooler colours.
I am not a big fan of drybrushing. But when combining it with blending, or small steps in many layers you can build up smooth highlights that colour a certain topographical height rather than an area – perfect for that natural look. Glazes and shades also use the shape of the model in a similar natural way. But, I could no keep myself from a few edge highlights to bring out some features and give that wooden hardness.