My next project is a fantasy shield, based on the cover art for a Marauder Miniatures catalogue. I'm calling it a witch elf shield -- Marauder did release some witch elf models, I seem to recall -- but I'm not sure if the characters on the cover are actually witch elves, or simply she-elf warriors in the Dark Elf army.
(There's also some awesome Fantasy Battle artwork [John Blanche... who else?] kicking around somewhere, featuring a gorgeous tattood witch elf carrying a shield.)
Anyway, here's the Marauder cover elfess in question, kindly posing with the shield-to-be-modeled:
And I completed the shield mesh earlier this evening, unwrapped it, then baked an ambient occlusion map, adding it to my working texture psd as usual.
Ready for painting!