Many other painters cooperated with me creating all sorts of monsters and handlers to interpret this theme. I still admire their creativity and individual interpretation.
In the course of this project I changed the colour scheme several times before actually painting the minis.
At first, I thought of painting the original Fire Queen I found on the internet. Earth colours, with hair painted like fire.
Then I thought of a version of Elsa, the princess in Disney's movie Frozen. A cold light blue, blonde hair, transforming the original Fire Giant Queen from Reaper into an Ice Queen. With a snow and ice base. And an handler in autumn colours: red, yellow and brown and the corresponding autumn base.
Somehow, that wasn't exactly what I wanted to express ... so I kept searching for other options.
And finally I was inspired by the muse ... The Giant Queen had to be a woman at her prime, beautiful, strong, independent, in full bloom ... which is why I chose rather spring-themed, showy colours and lots of flowers on the base.
And I wanted to use colour scheme and base to increase the irony of a 'monster' (who doesn't look like one at all) and a 'handler' being unable to handle her, unimpressive, of no real importance and with no effect on her at all. Which is why I chose the same colours, achromatic though, and a rather grey skin tone, decided to give him a tuft of dry grass to make his courtship or attempts to handle her even more ridiculous and use dead earth for the base. When you take a closer look at him, you'll see his sword is rusty and ineffective. Part of it has fallen down on the base.
The two of them together:
I'm going to paint and add other versions to it in an attempt to interpret this minis in different ways. Any other versions you would like to see here?