Durgin Paint Forge Start Sculpting Inneath’s Fae Elves

October 8, 2019 by brennon

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Durgin Paint Forge are turning away from Dwarves and Humans for a while and looking ahead to the Elves of their Fantasy world, Inneath. Check out this sneak peek at the work already going into the range which takes an alternative take on these fae folk.

Elf Preview #1 - Durgin Paint Forge

In a recent blog post where Durgin Paint Forge explains how they are stepping out of their comfort zone, we learned that the focus is on creating characters which are not inspired by Tolkienesque and Warhammer Elves but instead something a lot more rooted in myth and legend from the Dark Ages.

The key was to create Elves which could be seen as mischevious and deadly, alien to many but with their own rich culture.

Elf Preview #2 - Durgin Paint Forge

The idea was to make them humanoid but with exaggerated proportions (heads, arms, legs) which make them stand out as different and clearly unique as a species. A key focus for the design came from Polynesian and Native American culture which I think you can see in the design of their arms and armour plus some of the elements of their dress.

You might also notice a dose of the Brian Froud about these Elves and I am fascinated to see what Durgin Paint Forge do next when it comes to this range. I am all for seeing alternative takes on classic Fantasy staples and we certainly get that with Durgin Paint Forge.

What do you think of this Elf design?

"I am all for seeing alternative takes on classic Fantasy staples and we certainly get that with Durgin Paint Forge..."

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