Ultramarine Pin-Up

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A lot of my artwork is inspired by silly conversation over on Twitter. When discovering that there is someone out there who has as much need for Pin Up Space Marines as I do, I had to get back to work on that sort of thing!

It also fits in with the whole, trying to get better at drawing Space Marines thing, that I have going on at the moment.

The challenge is to do enough of these for a calendar. I won’t be able to get them done in time for 2019, I am not that fast, but I shall look into getting something sorted for 2020. I may look into doing my own KickStarter or some such, if the idea gets enough traction! As I sadly, cannot afford to create something like this out of my own pockets. We shall see! It will be good fun to draw them up regardless~

If you have any ideas for specific Chapters for the calendar, let me know!?

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Space Marine Art Progress

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I am trying to do an amazing picture of Noise Marine¬†still and progress hasn’t been all that strong. I still feel like I am not getting the fundamental shape of Space Marines right just yet so I might have to have another hunt for a basic model and have another try. This was my latest attempt; which I got as far as lining in and then left it. Looking over it this morning, I’m not going to be finishing this one as I feel a bit too much of it doesn’t look right – nothing wrong with reassessing your work and binning it.

I shall give him another go in the near future. He has such an awesome design and I want to produce a piece of fan art that does him justice!

Primaris Psyker – Aris 412th

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I wasn’t exaggerating when I started a tweet about this model saying ‘Five years later I finally base and finish this model’ only, it wasn’t five years, it was six!

I first mentioned this character on my blog back in August, 2012, and his model came before any of the artwork of him – cause I had to base the artwork and character on something! So he has taken a long time to be finished off (It’s also kind of funny that I still think of my Imperial Guard Army as one of my newer armies too. Yikes)

Of course there are parts of this model that I am unhappy with – my faces need work still but seeing as this guy was originally painted so long ago, I can’t be too harsh and judgemental. Really, the only thing about him that is new is the base and that was a simple case of texture paint and sticking some grass on.

But, this part of the year, for me, is all about finishing off started projects and finding some closure for the year ready to start again in the New Year. So, I am pretty pleased with myself and the fact that I did, finally, get something done.

Noise Marine

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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~

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!

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~