Miniature Masterpiece Countdown #5

Welcome to the Hero Forge Miniature Masterpiece Countdown.

Every day I post a miniature that exemplifies a designer’s use of at least one of my critical design principles: technical skill with the tools, innovative thinking, and expression of theme or subject matter.

At the end of the week, I post the number 1 Miniature Masterpiece. This mini demonstrates the designer’s ability to employ all 3 creative elements in their work.

After 7 weeks, all the winners of the countdown are placed on a single list, and you vote for your number 1 miniature.

Who will be the season 2 All-Star?

Aellce by Silwyn

Our number 5 miniature depicts a kick ass steam punk heroine ready to do battle with whatever awaits in the dark. “Aellce”, of course, left me with the impression that the designer crafted a spin on “Alice in Wonderland”. Unfortunately, Silwyn didn’t leave us any notes in Hero Forge’s lore feature, so I can’t confirm my hypothesis.

However, the blonde hair, blue eyes, and adventurous spirit directed my imagination towards the various retellings of the iconic childhood storybook. There have been several retooling’s of “Alice in Wonderland” intending to craft it into a serious adventure. I have not personally read a steam punk adaptation, but this particular miniature could easily end up on the cover of such a novel.

It’s clear representation of theme without an outright declaration of the designer’s intent is why “Aellce” made it onto this week’s countdown. I can’t confirm that this is a steam punk depiction and retelling of the classic childhood heroine, but it seems so apparent, I couldn’t imagine it being anything else.

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