Space Marine Sketches

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I’ll be completely and totally honest – I do not find drawing Space Marines easy. I’ve not come up with a style or visual short hand that works for me yet; but I am trying my best and if I keep at it I know it’ll only get easier and I am sure I’ve improved since I first started drawing them as well; there I believe there was a ‘high point’ when I was drawing them more often where they looked better, but maybe that’s me looking back at my older artwork with rose tinted glasses?

The above guy, is Sergeant Rafen from my home brew Space Marine Chapter, Blood Guard. I really should give my guys a bit more attention; especially with the Codex in mind! If I’m going to be filling it with artwork and photographs I guess I need to actually do some of them!

These are just a couple of sketches from last night, where I was having a bit of a ‘dead art day’ and things weren’t looking right to me. I think I need to look for some artistic influences when it comes to Space Marines that also aligns with my own style; Games Workshop does produce some absolutely fantastic artwork, but it’s not as cutesy and cartoony as what I do so I either need to adapt my art style for the theme or find some sources of inspiration that align with my own style.

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As a bonus, Nathaniel Greyson and Nihilius Tybant, Imperial Psykers both. Another couple of characters that I should draw more and do more with; but this is a sign of things to come. More 40k, less furry. Rejoice!

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Codex: Blood Guard

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I’ve still got a lot of work to do on this particular project and I’d even put it to the side for a while in lieu of other things I wanted to work on.

But, this is the first page of Codex: Blood Guard; a mock up image of my home-brew Space Marine Chapters very own Codex.

My intention is to write a whole codex for them (For personal, non-profit use only) as a challenge and to prove to myself that I can get things finished! I’ve had my Chapter for a few years now and it would be great to have something to show for it – other than just the 4th company in models!

I know theres a lot of typoes in the mock up and due to a catastrophic Mac failure I no longer have the original file to edit, but it wouldn’t take long to remake this page.

Honestly, I just want to feel like I am ‘back on track’ with the hobby in one form or another, and just writing this I feel excited to crack on again!

Konrad Curze

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It’s been a while since I did any Warhammer fan art, and this one has been in the works for a while now. I find Warhammer art very challenging compared to the regular artwork that I do. So it’s always wonderful when I get one of the Primarchs series finished; even though the series has been in the works for over a year and I seem to have lost some of the original higher resolution files. Whoops.

Anyway, this is my interpretation of Konrad Curze, Primarch of the Night Lords.

I am pretty pleased with how the skulls in his legs look.
Derpy skulls are my ‘speciality’ so it was wonderful to be able to draw so many of them together in a single picture!

When I am ready to draw the next in Primarch, I shall hold a poll over on Twitter and see what we get!

Primaris Blood Guard

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This is another model that I’d forgotten I had taken some pictures of.

It’s actually one of my own too! Le-gasp!

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Primaris Space Marines when they first showed their faces – a part of me feels somewhat sad for the standard marines that it feels like they are replacing – but I figured I would get a small unit of five to see what all the fuss was about.

They’re interesting to paint and I am a little ashamed to say that I prefer them to the regular little guys. They have a bit more of a canvas to paint, so to speak.

I think the hardest part was something that my husband had a bit of an issue with and that was converting an already existing paint-scheme to a bigger scale without it looking boring. I learned from conversations with him, so hopefully my dude here doesn’t look too bad.

I’ll have to pick up the rest of the squad soon and try and get them finished off and see how they look next to their chapter-mates!

Black Hand Marines

I found some images that I’d forgotten that I had taken last night when working on a simple graphic for BlackHandMarines.com¬†and I thought I would share a few of them with you.

As far as I remember they were all painted by Blackhandmarines.com.

I think the reason I forgot about them was because at the time I wasn’t too happy with how the shoot went.

I think there was some dreaded burn out on the first few images I looked at and I took it a bit to heart that it was all over them – looking back on them now though there were some decent images in the shoot, so thought I would share them on here.

It’ll also make a nice change of pace from the plethora of ‘furry’ stuff I have been posting! I still need to come up with a decent posting order/streamline or some such.

Maybe a certain type of post per day of the week rather than an ‘as and when I do something’ order! I shall have a bit of a think and see what I can come up with.

Until next time~

Slave Silk Collection

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For those that don’t know yet, I am pretty much obsessed with Gorean style slave silks. I love the way they look so much. I also find the books and culture behind them pretty interesting; while rather dated their impact on BDSM subculture can’t be denied.

But yes, the aesthetic of silks really inspires me and I enjoy it greatly. So I decided to design some outfits for my main girls.

Jenn – I wanted something cute but sexy for Jenn; I think her outfit is the most far removed from the traditional silk style but I tried her in something very traditional but it didn’t look as ‘Jenn’ to me. I normally dress Jenn up in tripp pants or something ‘cheesy goth’ so going for the cute look felt a bit odd too.

Devon – Little Miss Goth herself! It was only natural that she lent more towards the elegant gothic style of silks.And black too, what a surprise!

Kala – I have this wonderful pinterest board of clothing that I want to dress Kala in and have drawn her in precisely NONE of it! It’s all frilly, elegant and pretty and it’s how I imagine Kala dressing while working in Carnivale Macabre: Nocturne. I really need to draw more of Kala and get her aesthetic shared, cause it’s so amazingly pretty!!

Kizmit – I wanted something a bit different for Kizmit when comparing her with Devon; they’re both pretty ‘Goth’ in their looks so getting the distinction between them was actually pretty difficult. I see Kizmit as more of a power-house when designing outfits and things for her. More, tight corsets and stuff that says ‘I wear the trousers’ even though that couldn’t be further from the truth!!

No Glow – Her whole theme is silks, so this isn’t really that far removed from what she normally wears!! I wanted to just give her a few strips of fabric and see what she did with them.

Zsa Zsa – She is so used to wearing long, expensive ball gowns (Or nothing but nipple pasties) so matching a set of silks to her was fun. Making them look like something she would happily wear, was another thing!

Skaejre – Skaejre was a more difficult one to do for this set/theme. She doesn’t tend to see nudity as a sexual thing so doesn’t always wear clothes to the same effects as my other characters. She is also more tribal and spiritual than my other characters so I hope that reflects in the design of her outfit. I am also pleased to announce that my derpy skulls extend to bird skulls too!

If there are any other characters in my stable you’d like to see me design outfits like this for please let me know!
I’m also tempted to make some up for my main guys too~