There are mistakes with this one, but isn’t that the entire point of practising – so that you get better and improve on previous pictures?
Chaos isn’t my usual flavour, but who could say no to such a wonderful Noise Marine?
He is clearly based on the newly re-announced miniature from Game Workshop that’ll be hitting stores on the 22nd of December~
As mentioned previously, I am trying to change my content direction a bit and do more with the Warhammer hobby; be it photography, drawings, games or painting (Or anything else I can think of.)
I did a bit of sketching yesterday – I’d like to make Space Marines a part of my daily drawing practise as it’s the only way I’ll improve my craft with them – and these are the two I came up with.
They are both of the same character, Lucas Agrahim, a tactical sergeant from my Blood Guard chapter and twin of Rafen (Who needs a new first name as he currently shares the same name as my son which feels a bit weird now)
When I get some Bios up on here, there will be more about them both there~
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.
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!
I’ve wanted to do something with Darth Maul since the beginning of time; I only ever drew him one other time and that was way back in 2012 for a fund-raiser I did on facebook for Motor Neurone Disease.
It was great too finally get to draw the best thing to come out of The Phantom Menace and it not be a complete botch!
I’ve been wanting to try doing more dynamic posing – which is really hard as I am somewhat stuck in a comfort zone currently; also facial expressions are still a bit tricky, but I’m working through both problems.
I’m going to have a bit of a play with this some more when I get the chance to get on the PC and draw – but I wanted to share this sketch on here especially because it is relevant too the whole ‘Fangirl’ aspect of the title.
I really should do more fan art of the objects of my fangirlly-obsessions as they actually feel pretty few and far between these days.
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.
It’s been a while since I did any character sketching. Honestly, after the last bout of pathetic idiocy on DeviantArt, I thought I’d just hang up my pencil bag and not bother doing anything character related ever again. Mostly because I felt so annoyed and upset by outside sources that I’d be better off without it in my life.
I don’t think that’s true though. This need to draw characters and keep drawing them is inbuilt in me somewhere – I didn’t stop because people at University told me ‘I suck at it’ so why should I let some insignificant, arrogant shithead on the internet put my off?
I am out of practice though – it’s been a couple of weeks – and I am questioning the direction I’d like to go in with my characters. I’ve not had much ‘luck’ with the furry fandom; I’ve made some great friends certainly, but as of late it’s not been “for me.”
So, I’ve returned to one of my other fandoms. Warhammer. Combining with doing a spot of painting as and when I can, I feel it’s only right to come back to drawing it as well.
The sketch above is Knives. The Scout Sergeant from my home brew Space Marine Chapter – I can see a fair few errors with with the sketch, but it’s a start back on the path that I’d like to be on.
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.
Dexterity – 8
Armor – 1
Intellect – 7
Wisdom – 4
Charisma – 8
I didn’t actually do much with this ‘AU’ version of Kiz, it was a lot of fun while it lasted though!