Elven Prince on Lion

Greetings, fellow painters!
Finished some time ago for a generous patron, this piece holds a special place in my heart, and today, I'm thrilled to share the story behind it.

The journey began when the patron approached me with a desire for a miniature that could capture the magical essence of high elves. Intrigued and eager for a creative challenge, I accepted the task.
What made this project even more enchanting was the patron's willingness to grant me almost total freedom in the creative process. Collaborating with someone who not only trusted my skills but also allowed our visions to seamlessly blend was a breath of fresh air. The result? Well, judge for yourself as you continue reading.

Some of the Artwork sent by the client as a reference (Artist unknown)

When the proposed miniature turned out to be the Elven Prince on Lion by Last Sword Miniatures, my miniature-loving heart skipped a beat.
The resin print from Last Sword Miniatures was excellent

Now, let's address the tricky part of commission painting – a terrain familiar to many artists. While having someone invest in your artistic skills is undoubtedly validating, I've learned that not every commission sparks joy. In the early days, I found myself tackling every project that came my way, be it sci-fi warriors or a space marines. However, the thrill wasn't always there, and some miniatures felt as exciting as watching paint dry (pun intended).
And oh, the ubiquitous space marines – those identical, armoured souls. How many of them can one person paint before questioning their sanity? It was a question I grappled with until I decided that life's too short to be stuck painting something you're not passionate about.
Back to our high elf Prince and his White Lion. The Lion, with its humanoid-like arms , offered an easier interpretation of volumes.

You can see in the photo how the anatomy of the lion is slightly "Human"

Choosing the resin version from the Last Sword Miniatures shop turned out to be a brilliant decision. The quality exceeded expectations, and the customer service was nothing short of outstanding.

To capture the magical essence of the high elf Prince and his white lion, I decided to infuse the miniature with an ambiance reminiscent of snow, opting for a cold palette and a harmonious color scheme. 

The color palette waltzed with reds, yellows, blues, and whites, creating a desaturated yet harmonious scheme. Black took a backseat as I played with colours to conjure the darkest tones, resulting in a desaturated scheme with richly coloured greys.

In this Macro you can see some of the print layers

Close up of the elf's face and NMM

Until next time, may your brushes be steady, your dice be kind, and your victories be sweet.
Best regards.


  1. Wonderful, congratulations! The choice of your palette is completely consistent. We well believe that you were satisfied in painting this hero. Even the lines of the print on the lion are not a nuisance; indeed in some way they create the three-dimensional effect of fur.

  2. Thanks for commenting Rodor. I took a look to your blog , very cool!