Here’s the much waited Imettäjä, Matronnes of the Order Hospitaller, Nurse to the Nobilitae, ready and painted.
I ended up choosing black, red and white colour combo for her as I feel it fits well in my painting style. This combo basically ties this figurine together as the red apron (blood) trims the black body glove (death) and dirty white dress (milk).
I wanted her upper body to be very dark, even latex-like, so that her head would pop out a bit more. Her face is something I’m especially proud of. The attention given for it was enormous, but I think it was very much worth it. Kind of ties her to the painting I’ve made of her, don’t you think?
I came up with the white emblem of the wet-nurses by accident as I was testing different free-hands on the apron. It resembles not only the white drop of milk that has a skull within it but also the head of Imettäjä with that silly long hat. Hopefully it’s not too close to Blood Angels heraldy though…
I’m not that good with fancy words and telling deep stories of backgrounds, so I let you imagine what she tells you instead.