Thursday, May 5, 2016

Blood Bowl: chaos dwarfs

I'm not posting any of my 30k stuff anymore due to its possible implications of being inspired by my current work. So now for something completely different! 

I'm painting a lot of white scars on the regular, but everyone needs a break from their big projects. So here is the blood soaked black iron of the Hal'Tzan Gore Hoofs! 

And the bull centaur Qqi'Valtan The Taken. 

I'm converting the whole team from the Forgeworld chaos dwarfs and making hobgoblins from something else from GW. Not sure what yet. 

Happy painting!

Friday, March 4, 2016

An aside

I don't talk about my life outside of this hobby that much, some of my regular readers might know that I am a visual effects artist. I've been an industry professional for about 8 years now and worked on some big films. Gravity, Harry Potter, Guardians of the Galaxy. And as such I am usually quite relaxed about starting at a new company. No matter what you do. As with any job you get tired and run down by the hours, or the pay, or the work. 

But recently I accepted a position as a senior artist at Industrial Light & Magic. And while I can imagine many of my peers in the visual effects industry rolling their eyes at this grandiose delectation saying "it's just another company" or "just another job". But this means a lot more to me. 

ILM is not only a fore runner for visual effects but it's practical effects and miniatures department is second to none. 

And that's the crux. From every Star Wars film to Laberinth it's been an important part of my childhood, and it's pretty special for me to land this job. A company that respects the hobby that I love and the skills that I've spent my life learning. 

Needless to say I won't be talking about what titles I've been working on, but this will explane my absence on this blog for a while. Thank you for reading and enjoying my blog. And as usual. Happy painting. 
Have a drink on me. I'm living the dream ;) 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

White scars freehand.

I think it's finished. But will probably tweak it a little as the project progresses.

I've got books and all sorts out to help me get a good feel for the horse tribes, and Mongols, and Japanese, and Chinese, and all sorts of influences that I wanted to get across. 

First step is outlining what you want to do with nuln oil or other thin black paint. That way you can sketch with paint rather than lay down thick lines. 


The gold is a very simple process. Do a line of brown, then a line of yellow over it where there is a bulge in the cloth, and finally a smaller line of a mix of yellow and white. And a final point of white. 


Saturday, February 13, 2016

White Scars character wip 02

Im about there with my White Scars character now! Going to re-do the spear head and loin cloth. But really happy with the super sharp highlighted pipes. I've always thought of them like the horse tribes of the plains. They may look shabby and battered, but everything that is used is perfectly maintained. Not sure about the flaming skulls yet. But they are growing on me. 

And started the freehand for his bikes banner. Based off a Kuniyoshi illustration. Blocking in with inks.

Happy painting all!

Friday, February 12, 2016

White Scars character WIP

After the heresy weekender I was all about starting my White Scars. And I wanted an independent character to kick start the project so I tore apart loads of kits, and shuffled them around with green stuff and it came out. 

And here's a couple of early WIPs. 

And on his removable base! It doesn't have to be just scenic Forgeworld!!

And happy painting all!