Elf Slave of Ancient Times
A quick little retinue sculpt for the admiral/pirate captain. Having just finished quick-salvaging and uploading a huge load of pictures of others' Chaos Dwarf hobby work
(prolonged and concentrated waking-to-sleeping desktop work), I've gone
physically exhausted like rarely before, in a way which hard labour
hasn't managed to produce. Tired through the day no matter what one do.
Ah well, some rest and relaxation and juice should be up again. Still,
managed to put in some finishing touches on this slave victim.
From his neck iron, a lock and a metal slave plate dangles. The unlucky
Elf have met a grisly fate almost on par with the Orc slaves. Maimed,
partially flayed, branded and cut and cut again, he has some blood drops
flowing down his left arm. They've barely touched his face, because
Elven ears and eyes are seen as very valuable alchemical and sorcerous
ingredients. Perhaps Elven hair is, too? In that case, that proud mane
has already been harvested. The Elf is scalped, and his exposed skull is
cracked from blunt violence. Yet this is no lowly Human who would cave
in to deepest despair in the face of such utter misery. His facial
expression is pained, but an iron will and burning desire to avenge his
wrongs ("I'll strangle you with your own beard, foul Dwarf!") leaves a determined glare as he bites back a wail, or at least that was the theory behind the sculpt.
The pose of this miniature made photography a challenge. It was hard to
get any good angles at all of the sculpt, and areas such as the eyes
kept losing all details on camera. So to compensate, a lot of pictures
were taken instead, with contrast turned up in Imgur to aid dodgy focus