Sometimes you just lose steam on a project. This can be for a variety of reasons. This manticore figure has sat on the "part done" pile for what might actually be a decade. Every so often I would look at it and have no idea as to what to do to bring it to life. Then the other day inspiration suddenly struck me. I repainted the face using a ruddier flesh tone and the rest fell into place.
Cthulhu was another figure that had fallen by the wayside. Inspired by finishing the manticore I went to work on him too.