Dec 19, 2016

Dwarven Conquistador

What if dwarves weren't all Scottish?

Dec 18, 2016

Sisters of Battle

A Penitent Engine and the Sisters of Battle that fight with it, including one of the Sisters Redemptia with the crazy eye and the 2-handed chainsword.  More illustrative with this one and on the big water-colour board the linework takes a a while.  Gonna go for some simpler designs next.

Forgot to scan the rough sketch again but here is the final product, a 3/4 finished one with 2 passes of colour, and the marker-sketch linework.

Take me to church.

Dec 1, 2016

Smut in colour.

So I am looking up these armies in Warhammer that I never played and try and figure out which troops or models of whatever would make for good pinups and I gotta be honest, the Dark Eldar don't need much in the way of exaggeration.  Also, kinda messed up, you can buy little figurines of slaves to lounge around as scenery.  Like, I don't think they do anything with regards to the game, you can just buy some knock-off slave Leia's to put near your Dark Eldar so they look cooler.  They should at least soak up a wound or something, is all I'm saying.

A couple of work in progress shots, super rough pencils and then I jumped right to the brush pen, but this is not a great idea on the watercolour paper.  The ink soaks in and bleeds a little bit without the paint layer in place.  Next time  I'll do the lines with a fine-tip, water colour it up and bring in the brush pen to add some line-weight at the end.  Also to cover up mistakes.

So here is a Haemonculus and her Scourge creations.  And a slave-girl.  To make them look cool.

Nov 28, 2016

More watercolour pinups.

The disturbingly sexy Genestealer Cult hybrids.

Nov 22, 2016

In the grim darkness of the far future, there are only pin-ups.

Wanted some more watercolour practice and I got the Warhammer 40k bug again.  Also I wanted to draw pin-ups so what we get (on some new bigger 11'x14' watercolour card) is a pin-up harlequin jetbike troupe.  I spent my evening lovingly shading shapely space-elf-butts.

Took a couple pictures of the process, simple forms, detailed pencil line, and a 1/2 way coloured shot.  Usually I do 2 passes of the colours to get some depth and shading in.  I really like the watercolour blending to just smooth out the pencil colours. Still looks better in person but they scan a lot cleaner than just normal coloured pencils.

Next up, some naughty and grotesque Genestealer Cultists.  Can't wait.

Nov 1, 2016

My buddy in Skyrim, resplendent in her Nightengale armour.

The best thing about learning to draw is being able to draw your friends as things that they like.

Oct 26, 2016

Sketches about health and falling.

My buddy is in nursing and she had a project aimed at educating seniors on prevention of and recovery from falls.  I drew some panels / slides and I had some room to play and these are the ones I like.

Oct 24, 2016

Iron Warriors champion

Trying to do a bit of an orange glow off to the left but I am still figuring out the blending of these nifty watercolours.  Trickier than normal to get reflective looking surfaces.

I kinda of just have first and final stages.  Super rough sketch, just blocking in some shapes and getting the pose - silhouette.  I didn't do thumbnails but I was sketching so lightly at this point I just tried out multiple arm / leg poses and stuff and it erased away. Also leaning heavily on reference from some up-close pictures of the miniatures.

Oct 16, 2016

Nurgle's chosen.

So same theme, this is my buddy as a Death Guard plague marine from 40k.  Super gross.

Oct 14, 2016

My friend Ian as an Ultramarines Librarian

Started with about 45 minutes of sketching, ending up with what you see here.  Figuring out the pose and getting all my reference in front of me.  Then I inked it with a 0.5 marker and erased away the sketchy bits. I was doing this on watercolour paper so I could bring in my watercolour pencils - have to start lightly with the base highlight colours, then when everything is figured out bringing in the mid-tones and some shadow (a little black goes a LONG way) and bringing in just a bit of water to smooth the colours together and get rind of the white "noise" of the paper (looks OK in person but a scan usually picks up on the contrast too much), then a final pass to fill in / even out the colours and some final touches with a brush-pen to keep the lines popping out and make sure the important details read (the thin lines from the fine-tip marker kinda got lost against the deep blue).

I really like how this one turned out!

Oct 12, 2016

Ork nob!

Forgot to scan my sketch, but here is markers and colouring pencils!

Oct 5, 2016

Hussar on her raptor mount.

Probably a Utahraptor, if  you want to get specific.  One of the big ones, anyways.

Sep 14, 2016

Sep 9, 2016

Wrong legion, yo.

Forgot to scan my first pose/thumbnail drawing, but here is my process from pencils to markers.

Aug 19, 2016

Cockatoo Knights on their Rhinosaurus mounts.

Pencil sketch with markers on mid-tone sketchbook.  Done at the cottage when the babies were napping.

Aug 9, 2016

More beetles!

Nana beetle teaching the kids "Go Fish".

Aug 3, 2016

Samurai beetle?

Pushing some shapes a little, marker sketch of a samurai beetle with some kinda... polearm... thingy.  I like his tiny hands.

Aug 1, 2016

Ferengi marker sketch

I always liked the Ferengi - they were just so unabashedly creepy and selfish. Going to play some Star Trek RPG soon and I want to rock this guy.  He is a science officer - probability physics.  He has brain implants that allow him to determine likely outcomes from any given situation, and plan his actions accordingly.

Every good sketch has a good story.

Jul 29, 2016

Sketch dump.

Have not drawn for myself in a month.  Got back into it this week.  Sketching at Blue Blood, the college and the airport.