If you follow Games Workshop: Age of Sigmar on Facebook, you will have seen they sent her an Alarielle model to paint up, and what a model that was! A model which I have only seen painted in bright colours, interpreted completely differently and painted in a dark mysterious colour scheme. I spoke with Kelly before Games Workshop got their hands on her (hence no questions about this) and wanted to go back further though and talk to Kelly about the actual core of the Sylvaneth army she painted a few months back.
She has used a great idea of separating out the core into three distinct species of tree. I managed to chat with her about her life in the hobby and painting.
Sean: How are you?
Kelly: I’m great, thanks for asking!
Sean: What made you want to paint up Sylvaneth, did you know something others didn't? :)
Sean: Awesome, in regards to the army, the different colours are really effective, having the tree lords be different species and their dryad followers match them, what gave you the inspiration?
Once I know what I’m doing I will document the colors I want to use and make any changes on my color map before ending up at the final scheme. With some models I even print black and white pictures of the model and color it using colored pencil or color them in Photoshop.
The painting actually starts with a Zenithol prime, sometimes black and white, in the case of my trees I got colored airbrush primer and used a color on the darker end and the lighter end of my final scheme as the primer layer.
Sean: You make it sound so easy! What are your plans for the latest releases?
Sean: Ha, not a lot then! So how long have you been in this Hobby?
Kelly: 8 years off and on, solidly for the last 4 years.
Sean: And are you going to be participating in the upcoming Summer campaign from Games Workshop?
Sean: Whats Age of Sigmar scene like in your area?
Kelly: I’ve honestly been holed up painting lately, but there are a lot of interested people and a few stores with regular game nights set up, I would say it’s pretty strong and seems to be growing rapidly.
Sean: Any final thoughts or anything you wanna promote?
…and thank you for the interest in my army! It’s always cool to see what you’ve posted on your site.
Sean: Thank you so much for your time and keep up the great work!
Kelly: Same to you!