In the hope to keep things going on here – after leaving them to go stale for a while – I thought I would share this sketch with everyone.
It is my Dark Heresy character, Nihilius, who I originally drew back in 2013 so this is something of a redraw too. Or will be when I get around too finishing it.
I might line it digitally, print it out and try some traditional colours – I am really not confident with my traditional inking stuff at the moment cause it has been an age! But it’s be awesome to be able to colour some of my own artwork with my coloured pencils again!
Anyway, Nihilius’ outfit design was inspired by the Boer War and the film Zulu. I wanted something a bit different – he is a Telepath Psyker and mind reads/rapes people and I wanted a look for him that didn’t go with his very ‘Grim dark’ setting/nature.
Name: Kiz Sinistral
Nickname(s): Boom Bitch
Public Nickname(s): None
Affiliations: Herself, Rick and his group.
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral with Lawful leanings
Face Claim: Victoria Beckham
Voice: Non descriptive
Singing Voice: Out of tune
Occupation: Special Tactics Operative – Explosive
Apparent Age: Accurate
Date of Birth: March 15th
Gender Pronouns: Her/She
Marital Status: Single, but pursuing Daryl Dixon
Body Type: Slender, curvy. She is physically fit but not muscled
Hair: Cut into a bob just above shoulder length at the front, but shorter at the back. The tips of the front are blond from when she had once dyed her hair but it has half grown out.
Scars: Surprisingly, none.
Jewellery: None. She once wore a set of dog-tags with pride, but they were taken from her during her incarceration.
Clothes (Casual): New outfit pending.
Handedness: Left – the hint is in her surname
Personality: She cold most of the time. She can come across as perpetually angry; but not violent with it. Cynical. She has little time for the overly regimented and cannot stand anyone that reminds her of her former military life. Easily jealous.
Likes: Blowing off Zombies heads,Finding cans of non-rotten food, showers, things that go boom. Tea. Finding rare objects while scavenging.
Dislikes: Zombies, Military, Rotten food, scientists, idiots.
Abilities (Physical): She is adept with a gun and anything that can go boom. She is physically fit and has worked hard to keep herself in good physical condition. She is a perfected wind-up merchant!
Abilities (Magical): N/A
Weapons: Any sort of firearm.
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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It’s been a while since I posted something that wasn’t a Space Marine picture, so I thought I would share what I have been up too.
It has mostly involved my characters Wars and Beee and their little project.
I’ve mostly been neglecting the two of them but somehow they have just made themselves heard and known again and I have been sketching them up again. Mostly through the help of internet “drawing meme’s.” I’ve had this feeling lately that a lot of my character artwork suffers from ‘same face syndrome’ so using the suggestions from memes has been a welcome change as
well as a fun challenge. One that I am hoping to keep going with these two characters.
Though I did have a bit of a questioning moment while walking home from baby group today. What’s the point of it all? I’ve had these characters for over ten years now and I’ve not done anything with them other than draw them and have others from them for me. What’s the use in that? I’m not telling a story or making a political statement with them.
Then I came to the highly enlightening conclusion of ‘So what?’ What does it matter that their story will never be told; because I feel I lack the talent for webcomics (in both writing and artistic sense) So what if I never do anything with them other than draw them because it’s what I am currently enjoying doing. If that is only answering asks that I get for them over on their tumblr blog. I think these days there is too much emphasis on trying to make a statement or be special in some way, I think any level of fame would actually do my
head in and put me off doing something – it would certainly take the enjoyment out of it! Look at that Aliens fanfiction I was doing. I got an amazing, blinding review on it; then couldn’t cope with the pressure of being ‘that good’ at the rest of the fiction, so I never bothered with the second chapter.
I think, as long as I am getting enjoyment out of something, then it’s worth doing. Why overthink things?
I am just happy that my boys have finally decided to come home again and give me another chance. If they only stay a week or so, then so be it. If they stay longer (which I really hope they do) then I’ll be all the happier.
Regardless, I’ll share the sketches and other artworks I get on here (if I remember) and use their tumblr for other details as well, like answering asks, sharing visual things that remind me of them and their
world. You know, usual tumblr blog stuff!
I think the real test will be next week, as I am away from home. I find a change in location and company always changes the way you’re thinking, be it intentional or not. I have often found that something I was really into at the beginning of the week, or before leaving home, I am less inclined to think about when going back home. Different surroundings and company lead to different thought patterns.
Still, I hope you like what I have had to share today and I look forward to sharing a few more sketches with you all soon.
I don’t often put written posts with my daily doodles, but because this one looks a little different I thought I would say something about it. Hope you don’t mind!
I didn’t take that much away from my days at University studying Illustration – mostly because I was pursuing an art direction that I needed to do a drastic U-Turn from, but at the time I couldn’t see it – but there was an exercise in the second year of the course where we had to find interesting characters in scribbles.
When I am feeling particularly blank or uninspired, I fall back on this technique and see when I can find in a simple pencil scribble. I find that it gives me ideas to advance and take onto a further stage of development. Like this one here, I can see some interesting elements that I might try and take a bit further, so be on the look out for that soon.
I rarely feel like it’s worth posting more than once in a day, let alone within an hour of the previous post. But fans! I am excited!
I admit, I have felt a little lost lately when it comes to drawing. I tried a couple of things to help me find my feet again.
But, my goodness I am currently sat on my little sofa right now feeling giddy as the high heavens damned near giggling to myself because I feel so happy.
I was looking through the storage of my DeviantArt account and amongst the scribble doodles and abstract stuff there was a heap of old Star Trek doodles.
I’d somehow forgotten that I used to draw in a style that gave characters big heads and stompy feet.
So, I decided to give the style a try again, but with a different character – one that I am somewhat half-heartedly fangirling over right now. Jack Rackham from the Amazon series Black Sails.
It’ll take me a bit of getting used to this style again, but I actually feel like it’s something that I ‘own.’ I’ve not been inspired by and taken elements of my favourite artists in this one. It’s just something that I stumbled upon during my Masters. I think it’s maybe that connection that made me feel a bit bitter about the style and so I cast it aside, but you know what? I actually really like it and still enjoy it.
I’m going to try and keep this style going for a while, see who else I can sketch up and who/what else works for it.
I just wanted to share my excitement while I am feeling it.