[ D&D ] TFYP: Day Two

This is the adventuring journal of Timoura Silverstrings, Bard and Harper, as we make our way through the sixth season of the Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League: Tales From the Yawning Portal.  Reading beyond this point may result in spoilers if you are playing or plan to play through this adventure.

PROCEED WITH CAUTION!

Erxidar, as it happens, was accidentally struck by the poisoned dart that Awsht triggered on the door. We realized this when the wizard fell asleep right in the middle of the room! Fortunately, we’d just emptied out a nice, cozy room to stow her in!   

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[ ART ] D&D Fan Art: Timoura Silverstrings

Here’s some new artwork!  This time of my Aasimar Lore Bard from the new season of the Dungeons & Dragons Adventurers League.  Timoura Silverstrings is a half-angel aasimar who has traveled to Oakhurst in order to finally prove herself as a Harper Faction Agent.

I tried something a little different with this piece, formatting the canvas for 8×10.  It allowed me to use finer lines in places (see around her face), but at the cost that it’s much harder on my hands.

I’d be curious to see what it looks like in print format, though, once I have a working printer. I wonder if the quality is worth the sacrifice. This is an experiment in case I try to sell D&D character art in the future, since I’d like to give clients a printed version to go along with their digital copy.
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[ ART ] Adventures in Mini Painting

darksword-easley-bardI occasionally enjoy painting miniatures for my various Dungeons & Dragons characters.  It is, at best, a side-line hobby so far, though I’m becoming more and more invested as I buy more paint, brushes, and equipment.

I learned this week, however, that miniatures that require lots of piecing together are things that will, inevitably, frustrate me.  With my Rheumatoid Arthritis, I don’t have the same digital mobility that I used to.  Things that require very fine or deft motor skill are oftentimes beyond me because it either hurts my hands or they shake too much to be useful.  This particular miniature is a beautiful one from Darksword Minatures and their Easley Masterworks collection. I thought it would make a lovely miniature for my current Aasimar Bard (at least until I get in the new Heroforge Miniature I just ordered…)

Believe it or not, this miniature comes in three separate parts.  It doesn’t say that anywhere on the packaging or on the website to order.  Her right arm with the lute is one piece, her main body on the rock is another, then her left boot is the third.  My husband and I both tried to get the lute arm to line up correctly, but it was really a choice of whether we wanted her right arm to line up or whether we wanted her left hand to line up, we could never achieve both.  Her left boot was a tiny, hard to deal with space when you’re trying to hold something together with glue.  I ended up just kind of wedging it in there and hoping it stuck.

I probably should have assumed off the bat that this was the kind of miniature meant for “advanced painters” but it was so lovely that I couldn’t resist.  I learned my lesson about researching miniatures fully before buying.  Still, while the miniature isn’t as picture perfect as I would have hoped, I think I still managed something nice.