As was pointed out to me by commenters in my Live Journal, I probably suffer from "Figmentia," which is one of those modern, made-up, hobby-related diseases. I can tell I'm a figmaniac, or at least mildly figmented because I've started working on miniatures and thinking "this is teaching me how to work with colors better, so it's okay that I'm killing half a day PAINTING TOY SOLDIERS." I explored a couple of techniques with the miniature above, and am quite happy with the way it turned out. Granted, the glowing vials should be casting light on his forearm, belt, and belly, but I'll save that technique for a different fig. My favorite part of this one is his cloak, as seen from the back. It's nice that both his back and his front are interesting to look at.