These began life as Reaper's 02769: Woody, Halfling Ranger from the Dark Haven Legends Line and 77422: War Dog.
The guidance for Woody was to have some light blue in the shirt, non metal armor and a woodland consistent coat/cloak.
I went with a warm skin tone and auburn hair. I also carried the blue color out to the fetching of his arrows thinking the blue to be some sort of signature.
I added some freehand patterns to the coat to to help it read against the green but still have a woodsy feel.
The sword is simply done and might be revisited in case he happens to acquire a magic one!
The bases have a woodland theme... I had thought about cobblestone or an interior floor but.... hes a Ranger!
The animal companion is a St. Bernard so Iadded a quick little brandy cask. Its an anachronism but should help with the illusion that this is a St. Bernard. I did the chest-piece crimson but omitted the white cross emblem so I can add a symbol in when, and if, he gets some kind of distinguishing mark or brand.
My initial take on the color ended up being a bit too yellow so I re-shaded to get a brown that is more in the St. Bernard spectrum. Its on the lighter end of the color spectrum for them but at least its more identifiable as brown!
He had a second dog and wanted it to be clearly a different dog so I went with a Rottweiler pattern which is practically the opposite of the St. Bernard.
This also has a crimson chest-piece but I'm not certain its intended to be at all related... so that might get adjusted later as well if there turns out to be a relation or a marking. Otherwise red is a good color for an adversary!
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