My daughter gave me this miniature to me for my birthday. She says it reminds her of me.
Here he is blocked out with basic colors. Normally I prime a miniature with white gesso and wash it in black. There are all sorts of thoughts on priming with gesso. I prefer it and apply it with an airbrush cut 50/50 with isopropyl alcohol. It dries almost immediately and cures in 24 hours and works well regardless of the humidity or temperature. I wash the primed miniature with black ink, which brings out the details and helps with initial shading.
The troll is about 3/4 done with most of the shading complete. Next I'll work on the base and then tie everything together with some glazes and a final wash.