There’s this moment when you have worked on something so hard and intensively that you can’t tell if its good or bad anymore=)
This assassin was a project that took me completely by surprise. I started it as a simple conversion project but it got evolved into full-blown sculpting and I end up creating the character completely from scratch (well not completely, the bolt pistol in her hand is still GW part). Looking at these pictures here I see so many things that needs fixing but I am still little surprised how well it ended up… funny thing.
Design wise she’s a real mess, I mean yes, and it shows, let me tell you what I mean… Like I wrote earlier, at first, she was supposed to be female Assassin in the spirit of blanchitsu but once I sculpted her face I noticed that it had this “Yoshitaka Amano vibe” going on so I got inspired by the concept of Space Vampires in 40k and so a pair of fangs appeared;) During the process I also got inspired by some very strange Chinese ritual head dresses so I had to add some of that too.
Im afraid that not having clear concept in a first place might have made this miniature look little weird, she does not have that 40k look that I originally wanted her to have, although Im still very happy how she ended up (sculpting wise)
In the end of the day I realized that I can create miniature from scratch and because of that, Im so inspired right now to start a new project right away but I promise you one thing, the next sculpting project will start with some proper sketching on paper first;)