Before/after/during painting the dragons, I’d been working on wrapping up my Norman warband for Saga. I painted this dude in late October, but didn’t get around to photographing him until now.
Although I’m very happy with the horses I painted for the Hearthguard, horses aren’t quite so uniform. I especially wanted to do something different for my Warlord, who should naturally stand out as much as possible (despite my having him on a normal cavalry base).
Somehow, I ended up settling on this coloration:
Not a huge departure from the horses I’d been painting, but enough of one. He’s lighter, and has some color transitions on his tail.
I actually did some wet-blending on the tail and mane that I’m pretty satisfied with. My wife though the mane looked odd: I painted it to match the tail (because it’s not shown in the reference picture I was using). She pointed out that there’s probably a very good reason that the tip of the tail was brown, and that mane probably wouldn’t have that problem. I told her that was horseshit. :rimshot:
She’s not wrong, but I remain content with the results.