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60034 Seoni, Pathfinder iconic sorceress: sculpt C. Fitzpatrick, paint D. Schubert


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#1 dks

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

This is a lovely figure sculpted by Chris Fitzpatrick ("Fitz"), back when Crocodile Games had the first license to produce Pathfinder figures, and then Reaper got the license and rereleased the figure. I like the way Fitz adjusted the pose with the staff, and joined the hair, arm, and braid for proper casting.
I think it was two years ago that I painted the other version of Seoni (#60009) -- sculpted by Bob Ridolfi specifically as a Reaper release, using the pose from the Pathfinder Core Rulebook -- and I still had my sheet of notes telling me what paints I had used.

Here's a link to the original character portrait by Wayne Reynolds:
http://pathfinderwiki.com/wiki/Seoni [link fixed 10/26/2012--dks]
As you can see, there's a lot of freehand ... tattoos, dress, sashes, belt. I used a #1 brush with a good tip to do almost all of my painting on Seoni, even the finest detailing and freehand.
No, I don't know why the tip of her nose is such a dark red color.

The official gaming stats for Seoni say that she has a familiar, a blue-tailed skink named Dragon, so I sculpted him (?) on the base of this figure. Ain't he cute? A lizard isn't a familiar you're likely to see a powergamer take for a sorcerer character, since its benefit is a bonus on Climb checks, and a low-Strength character like Seoni isn't likely to be making many Climb checks anyway, but at least now she can comfortably climb very rough walls or a ship's rigging (DC 10), hooray!

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

You did an excellent job of bringing this to life. Thanks for sharing this.

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#3 Adrift

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:05 PM

Amazing work per usual. (such envy)

The background story was really fun to read.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:12 PM

Wow. Youre right about a lot of freehand... I feel like I want to try to copy it, but that theyd need to start making her in a 3 foot tall version.

And the skink is cute. Now I want to see a familiars set with familiars that tiny.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 08:19 PM

She is beautiful as is all your work, but I especially love her skink. I also would like to see a familiar set with him in it.
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#6 Gailbraithe

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:33 AM

No, I don't know why the tip of her nose is such a dark red color.


Clearly she's a drunk.

#7 Caffiene

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 12:41 AM

Clearly she's a drunk.


"What do you mean the phrase isnt 'as drunk as a skink'? *hic*"

#8 ObsidianCrane

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 01:17 AM

Just love that skink!

It is a wonderful rendition of Seoni and I wish I could paint eyes half as well as you.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:04 AM

Heh. Nice job on the skink; it looks great! I had a pet skink once when I was a kid, looked just like that.

As always, your freehand is spectacular. The hair seems a little different than your usual; a softer level of gloss, I think? The gradient from blonde to brunette works really nicely, though.
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Posted 25 October 2012 - 07:53 AM

As always, with your paint jobs, this makes me feel like both hanging up my brushes, and painting much harder at the same time. She is gorgeous.

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 03:05 PM

Always a pleasure to admire your work. The hair, skin, freehand, shades... the lizzard (!!)... all amazing how you do that!
A paintjob like this makes me want to buy the miniature and try better then I ever tried before.

Looking forward to your next one! :)

#12 Metalchaos

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 06:26 PM

Sweet painting, she is beautiful. I like the platinum color of her hair and all the detailed freehand work. Dragon is also a good exotic addition, it’s always nice to add some fantasy. I’ve also saw your stunning work on the other version of Seoni.

Isn't she inspiring!

#13 dks

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Posted 25 October 2012 - 08:20 PM

Glad you all like her!

@gailbraithe: If she's drunk, I blame Valeros the iconic fighter. He's always trying to liquor up Seoni, Kyra, and Merisiel when they adventure together. :;):
@Caffiene: Drunk as a skink ... nice! ^_^
@Sanael: Glad you approve of the skink coloration! Her hair may be a little less shiny than others I've painted, but not intentionally. I added Russet Brown and Brown Liner to the base Aged Bone to get that fade to the brunette tips.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 04:59 AM

Wow. I didn't notice the tatt's at first, very nice. Love the sculpt of the skink. Well Done! Lots of inspiration there.

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 01:27 PM

Isn't she inspiring!


Thanks for this link! I hadn't seen that art before.
And I've fixed the link in my original post.

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