It’s been a little while since I drew one of the Primarchs and Perturabo has been waiting ‘patiently’ for a while for his picture, so, here he is.
In all his wonderful Terminatory glory!!
I really enjoy drawing Space Marines and the Primarchs series, because I feel that I can really, really push myself and learn while I am doing the deed.
However, they do trigger all my ‘I am shit at everything’ feelings and I have more doubts that I can ‘do good’ while doing these more than any of my other art pieces. It’s most likely because I lack confidence with drawing both them and the backgrounds as well as the full illustration-y feel they have.
I just need to work through these thoughts until they become second nature – as a part of that I’ve been doing a few sketches in a sketchbook too. Really quick images to get more comfortable with the concept of them
I am thinking, maybe I should make this a ‘daily thing’ like a couple of two minute sketches a day until I am a lot happier drawing Space Marines whilst still keeping ‘my style’ of art with them. These sketches were all drawn really quickly too, so they aren’t going to eat into much of my other free time.
Might be something for regular viewers to look forward too as well?
I’m contemplating on taking most of my artwork down this route, even the anthro/firry stuff. More illustrations than quick pin-ups, but maybe there should be a good, clear divide. The Warhammer stuff for full illustration, furry for quicker stuff? Just some thoughts.
Another suggestion that came from the land of twitter.
I am still very surprised at the reception my Pin up Space Marines have had over there – I’m glad that it has been overwhelmingly positive though, it gives me encouragement to keep doing them; and I really enjoy doing them. They’re different and they are what I enjoy drawing. Pin ups are awesome; even if everyone and their Mum can do it too~
No video with this one though, sorry. I honestly forgot about recording!
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I think that is what I am enjoying about this particular series of artwork. I am really pushing myself to try new things and try to make them look better than I’ve done previously.
Either way, I finally got round to doing number 4 in my Warhammer Primarchs series – I went with Vulkan because I just finished reading Promethean Sun and it inspired me to pick up the whole 40k hobby again so I feel like I owed it to Vulkan to draw him.
I think on the twitter poll, I got Sanguinius up next, so he’ll be interesting and a lot of fun to draw up – all those blood drops, grails, wings and pretty things that I try to avoid when it comes to my own Chapter; so much is their denial!
It’s only been a few weeks since I drew anything like this and I already feel well out of practise.
But here we are, some fan art for Inquisitor Jenn and Heretic Deb who are characters over on Abaddon and Teal
I know it’s not my best work, but it felt nice to draw something Hobby related again after the few Primarchs I drew – which I will resume when I am feeling less ‘out of practise’
There is another thought to add to this post though and I hate to drag down a gift-art post, but it’s sorta, maybe relevant?
Since picking things back up here and getting back into the hobby full swing, I’ve honestly questioned myself. For a while I wanted to be seen as a credible and ‘real’ artist. But, what does that even mean? Am I less of an artist because I draw characters in the way that I do? I think it speaks volumes the amount of time I’ve been drawing characters; it’s something that I always return to and yet, I’ve always held this overwhelming sense of shame with it – maybe because I know there are a lot better people out there at it than I am. But, does that matter? Clearly, this is where my soul keeps returning.
Sure, I like painting and dabbling in other things, but try as I might to deny myself the chance to draw characters, I return to it. Always. There has to be something in that?
Then there is that ‘elephant in the room’ does everything have to come down to money?
If I am happy drawing characters, why am I trying to replace it with something else?
Jenn, in the worlds most hideous dress, a redraw from 2003
Jenn, on a date with Felix, who belongs to DrPStripes
Kronch Bust – An OC of mine, I adopted from Thiccs on dA
And a Bust of Mandy, also belonging to DrPStripes on dA
In other DeviantArt related news, I have been really pushing to try and get my 10K pageviews on there. I feel a bit bad that I deactivated my old/most used account on there which was near the 100k pageviews marks and I am desperately trying to play ‘catch-up’ with myself. So, if you have a spare minute and are inclined to help someone out, please pay my page a visit?
As always, commnts on here are greatly appreciated too~
Date Report Card Name of Date: Ubercorn
Date Location: Jet Pad
Date Activities: Netflix and Chill; we ate pizza and listened to music; somehow I don’t think Ubercorn approved of my tastes.
Date Pros: Kind, Caring, Confident, Funny.
Date Cons: Long distance relationship, wildly different tastes (He wanted peppers on the pizza, ew) his talk of travelling made me feel a bit like a left out lemon, comes with attachments.
Second Date?: Wouldn’t be adverse to the idea, but I am not expecting that phone call anytime soon.
Just reposting the “First Date” pictures on here with their report card~