From their announcement:
We previewed this miniature ay Salute a couple of weeks ago, and she proved to be very popular – she is now on general release in the Studio Store.
As I mentioned in the previous post – this miniature is from an original concept by Shannon Tindle. As Shannon works as a character designer in the animation industry, we wanted to draw on some of the themes and design ideas that you might come across in that field. So drawing on some of the dramatic theatricality you might see in early Disney films, he came up with this. I’m going to be painting a version of this miniature myself and will be sharing a little painting diary here (and on the forums) in the coming weeks.
I think JAG has done an amazing job of capturing the slightly stylised nature of the concept while still retaining his realistic rendering – I’ll be showing Shannon’s concept art here shortly so you can judge for yourselves.