Concept to Crate Totem Huntress

In today’s Insider, I’ll be outlining the visual development of one of my favorite MiniCrate models, the Totem Huntress. This is a female version of the Totem Hunter and was assigned to Andrea Uderzo.

In Andrea’s first round of sketches, I immediately latched onto sketch 2. The even balance between heavily detailed areas and areas for the eye to rest on were perfectly executed, and everyone on the approval team agreed. Even the attitude of the sketch’s pose was perfect!

Andrea then sent me the cleaned-up line art, but I had concerns about the hairdo made of rib bones reading properly in miniature form.

To combat the possibility of the hair not coming across, I requested a few alternate hairstyle options; #4 was chosen unanimously.

The only work left to do was to work up the color concept for the studio paint, in which I adhered closely to the original Totem Hunter colors. The concept process for this miniature was incredibly fast, and the final sculpt is fantastic!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief recounting of the Totem Huntress’ concept art development. I can’t wait to see alternate paint schemes for this one, and I suspect she’ll be a favorite among all of the hobbyists out there. Make sure to subscribe at mini-crate.com before March 19th to get her delivered to your mailbox!