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Severus: 'Renewal'
Manufacturer: Enigma
Category: Fantasy

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Severus: 'Renewal'

Severus: 'Renewal'

This was my main entry in the AUSCON 2011 'Wizards of Oz' painting competition: Severus from Enigma. I was very honoured to win a gold medal, and the 'best of show' award against some very stiff opposition.

I wanted to use some different colours to usual on this one, and I wanted the mini to stand out, so I decided to go for a colour scheme built around bright orange robes.

The idea with this one was to push the theory of 'colour echoes' as far as I could. What I mean, is that I wanted to use a clear and strong colour scheme, which would be both echoed throughout the figure and also on the base. The colour scheme I've used on the figure is a tetradic balanced scheme: the dominant (strongest) colours are orange and its complement cyan; the secondary colour pairing is yellow-green and the complement red-purple (violet).

All the colours on the figure are based around these 4 colour hues, and also all the colours on the base incorporate one of these hues. The idea is to complement and support the colour scheme of the figure with the base, forming a complete 'whole' - a composition of figure and base/environment that looks like it should all belong together.

All the stonework and rocks on the base are sculpted with super sculpey firm - I will very shortly put some WIP photos of the base on my website, as well as post them on a few forums. The tree is made from a root, with those leaves stuck on individually (yes, I did almost go crazy!)

Lots of fun to create, and I hope you like the figure too.


A big thanks to Bistra Atanassova for the photos - really excellent pics! I've just cut them out and put them on the blue background (the originals are on a white background).

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Viewer comments:
#440102 Rating: 10 15 Jul 2015
One of my favorite minis. I've looked at this so many times on CMON. The base is, if possible, even more outstanding than the mini itself. I absolutely love the perfect realization of your color ideas.
#362900 Rating: 10 14 Feb 2012
Very interesting choice of colors, amazing what you did with it!
#349023 Rating: 10 15 Jul 2011
I love Your miniatures. They are so beautiful and full of "magic"
#347798 Rating: 10 22 Jun 2011
Simply beautiful!
#347737 Rating: 10 21 Jun 2011
Sebas... you are GOD. I LOVE THIS MINIATURE. What a great use of colours my friend. You have the best taste ever. I envy you so much. Hope everything is well down under
#347650 Rating: 10 18 Jun 2011
The figure is huge! I love all the beautiful palette, the base, everything! Congratulations!
#347632 Rating: 10 17 Jun 2011
just perfect !!!
#347567 Rating: 10 16 Jun 2011
Wow Sebastian, u've mastered here a real piece of art, very inspiring!
#347561 Rating: 10 16 Jun 2011
Very unique - love your colours and the base is a sweet dream of honey! Keep on happy painting! Best Wishes Roman
#347545 Rating: 10 16 Jun 2011
Lovely !


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