Just a little while ago, I got a nice commission to paint an Eldar Avatar.  I’ve painted a few different Avatars over time, this one is based a little more on the studio color scheme than previous ones that I’ve done.

The trouble with the Avatar mini is that he can very easily become too gaudy.  His lower body really demands a lava glow effect while his upper body  is adorned with all kinds of ornaments and detailed armor plates.  If you choose a too bright color for the mane or tabard, it can get out of control.

For this mini, I used a darker color on his mane, and balanced the white tabard with a white rune on the Avatar’s head.   Overall, I think it has worked pretty well, without really deviating from the studio scheme.