I have a bit of a confession to make: I was waiting for the recent Wood Elf release with baited breath. I think there is a lot of potential for darker Wood Elves, and I was itching to start putting together my first real army, with regiments and heroes and those cheery guys with the flags. But unfortunately, although I was really only hoping for one or two bits I could use rather than expecting to be able to make use of entire kits, I was still disappointed. I quite like the Miyazaki-esque stag riders but the overall aesthetic was far too High Elfish for me, and even the treeman was a let down, looking like a sprightly salad monster rather than an ancient living oak. I decided to put the project on a back burner for a bit.
I did this illustration of a Wood Elf Dryad (in seduce mode) as a sort of mood board for my army and I thought I’d stick it here.