Rogal Dorn

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Managed to finish off one of the ‘Primarchs’ series of work that I’ve been doing~

Rogal Dorn this time.

Winner of a rather amusing thread over on Twitter – where all my polls are decided.

There was rather a lot of yellow on this one, so you might well need your sunglasses in order to see it properly. I don’t know what colour Imperial Fists were meant to be pre-heresy, but yellow is my favourite colour so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to use it.

Also, it was good fun to draw a Power Fist. Not sure is I made it big enough?

I’ll share some other, non-Warhammer related artworks soon. I’ve a post half in mind with a heap of character sheets I’ve been working on for myself – so I’m looking forward to putting them all up on the same post.

Also a few other bits and bobs to share, if I remember.

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Dark Angel


Just wanted to share this picture as an update on here. 

I’ve embarked on this little ‘quest’ on twitter where I draw a Space Marine Primarchs depending on who wins a poll.

Lion El’Johnson was the winner of the first poll, so here we are! 

He was a lot of fun to draw up and a challenge too. Honestly, I just wanted to draw some hero poses and guys looking badass and I’ve drawn Space Marines before to know how they look in my own art style. I hope you like it and I look forward to drawing more of the Primarchs.

Black Hands

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So much for remembering about updating things here more often and getting back into a habit! As always, whoops!

This is a commission for the Black Hands Space Marine blog of their home brew Space Marine chapter – or at least some prominent characters of which they belong.

As far as commissions go, this was particularly challenging. Drawing 4 characters together on one piece of paper is pretty much impossible (Or at least, I would have to draw them so small I’d not get much detail in) so I drew them all as separate sketches and added them all together in one canvas in Photoshop.

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I then undertook the task of lining them all up together in one picture, figuring out which part of who should be showing and where!

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The colours went down rather quickly once I got started on them and got them all figured out; with a fair amount of questions being asked of and input by the chapters owner! And some proofing by my husband who made a couple of suggestions to improve how a few things looks that I had missed.

Overall, this commission took me a fairly long time – but once I got into the flow of things it all seemed to come together nicely. The subject matter is one that I was familiar with once upon a time in my fangirling history, but I’ve not done anything with it myself in a while other than use a sketch as a warm up! So it was nice to have a reminder and a revisit of an older topic; but I don’t think it’s one that I’ll be getting all giddy over again in a hurry.

But, I do urge you to look at their blog and have a good read of the articles and see if there is anything that resonates with you, you never know!

 

I did a thing

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If the picture above wasn’t a give away, it’s to do with my Space Marines.

It’s been so long since I was inspired to do anything with them, but I caved and made a blog up for them again.

I don’t know how much I will do on it. Or where things will lead or even if the inspiration will last very long. I can’t really give judgement on these things right now. But I though I would share that I actually managed to get something started.

A lot of the blog/website is pretty empty right now, but I am hoping to include pictures and little extracts/sayings for the characters and generally get things kick started again.

Who knows, maybe I’ll actually be able to call myself a War-gamer again soon!

But I thought I would let you all know, seeing as I know some of my followers on this blog are fellow hobbiests.

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DSC02342Todays efforts where it comes to drawing knights. It wasn’t really my intention on drawing this guy – but I hope he looks the part all the same. Somewhere along the line I decided to turn my sketch in Jorah Mormont.

Initially, I had a bit of a falling out with season 5 of Game of Thrones. The viewing of it on Now TV with adverts through each episode and having to wait a week for the next instalment really killed the season. Which was a real shame, as I was a pretty big fangirl of the other offerings of the seasons. I was brought season 5 on DVD for my birthday and have recently settled down to watch through it again.

I know some people have issues with what happened in the season with Sansa Stark and Ramsey Bolton and the views that everything happened for shock value, etc. But you know what, re-watching the season, it’s really not all that shocking! Rape is rife in Game of Thrones, and if it took until season 5 to get offended by it then you actually did pretty well. I don’t find Sansa and Ramsey any more shocking than Joffrey and Ros in earlier seasons. More shocking was seeing Shireen Baratheons fate, actually, but there we are. Going back to Sansa and Ramsey, so what if that ‘doesn’t happen in the books.’ It’s been confirmed by Author George R R Martin that both book and TV series have diverged from one another and become separate entities in their own right. They aren’t even going to end the same ways apparently! I think that’s why things say ‘Based on the book’ rather than ‘Faithful adaptation of the book.’

I’ve ranted about book/TV conversions somewhere on my blog before – and I didn’t want this post to turn into that rant over again – but what I am trying to say is that I still actually like Game of Thrones, regardless of if things happen for ‘shock value’ or not. But I was still surprised to see Jorah turning up on my sketchbook. He’s a character that, although I like, I didn’t think I’d ever fan-art.

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Also managed to draw another Space Marine bust today, which was pretty fun. I didn’t really want to draw another grumpy Space Marine, so here is Sergeant Rafen, grinning like a loony!

Enjoy~

Eldar Sketchbook

DSC02330Today was the local Games Workshops Store Birthday, which is always a fun treat. Usually featuring a heap of cake and fun games for those that want to be involved.

Earlier this week they announced something that really piqued my interest. They had some Eldar Sketchbooks on offer. A limited edition art book (which I already have a weakness for) for £30.

So along I popped and I was lucky enough to grab one of the few remaining copies.

Eldar are one of those armies that, although only have a very small force, I find absolutely stunning. The vision and uniqueness of them is just wonderful and the Sketchbook is no exception to this. It’s filled with concept illustrations by Jes Goodwin of pretty much every sort of Eldar that you can think of; and even some that you probably can’t.

Particularly inspiring, for me, was the Eldar Bonesinger sketches – I am pretty new to the Eldar series of models and all mine belong to the realm of the dead – so I was rather unaware of such a pretty looking model idea. I also enjoyed seeing the development of ideas as it’s all in here, from the loosest spark of an idea to the refined creation.

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Also, seeing the translation between sketch and model is pretty impressive in itself. Even in the sketches that I’ve seen so far, I am thoroughly impressed by the translation – even without knowing every model in Games Workshops Range. Seeing them faithfully taken from sketch to miniature can’t be an easy feat, but with the aid of Jes’ sketches they’ve made it look effortless.

If you’re looking for a highly glossy, full colour illustration book – like the Horus Heresy Art book offerings – then this really isn’t the Art book for you. The hint is in the title of the book there really! It’s a sketchbook. Full of sketches. No colour. However, if you like seeing how characters are created and ideas developed; as well as world building then give it a go, if you can get a copy. Also, if you like Space Elves, then yeah, this book is right up your street. However, I’d avoid if you’re a fickle army collector as this is a very inspiring book and will make you want to pick up a few of the prettier Eldar models.