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I know there is more I could do with Trista (like take the highlights on her back skirt/cloak thing up), but I wanna move on to other figures.  And she's been hitting the table already as a mini for an NPC in my game, soooo I'm calling her done!  I did drybrush her and make an attempt at eyes, though the light may have washed out that detail on her face.  Working up the nerve to paint larger figures as well.

 

 

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