Excited to share this new post. WARNING - lost of pictures here! The wife got me the Warhammer 40K Chaos Space Marine forgefiend / maulerfiend kit. In my version, I ended up accidentally creating a hybrid version (misread the instructions) - part forgefiend and part maulerfiend. He has one of the cannons and one of the mauler claws used. I painted using folk art paints, primed with krylon, sealed with krylon, and also a few drops of p3 wash. The images below show its progress as being built.
Above: Just finished assembly on the forge / maulerfiend. I guess we could call it a bit of a conversion.
Above: She got a base coat. A little different color there, but you'll see why soon. Below: The base coat of the trim goes down. Thinned paints of course! A yellow here for trim as I originally wanted to do a gold or brass trim.
Below: Next, the actual red goes down as a layer. Also, did some washing on the model with P3 armor wash and red wash from P3.
Below: Details of the chaos fiend model begin to be called out within the model. The teeth, the glowing bits, etc. Also, you'll see the trim turned to black at this point, recalling an older style of painting Khorne models.
Below: Some final tweaks, highlights, clean-ups, etc.
Below: Finally, finished up some basing and then sealed up the old fiend. ;)
Thanks for reading all! Leave a comment and I'll try to answer questions!! #paintingwarhammer
I have had a chance to finish up another Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade fan art piece. This time, it is a straight up plasma pistol - of the Chaos Space Marine persuasion. This one began years ago as a line drawing, then moved to a shaded sketch on paper, and them I scanned it into my PC. Just today, I finished adding color to it via Photoshop CC with the help of my trusty Wacom Pen and Tablet. This took overall, 10-12 hours to complete. Instead of going into more detail on the production of it and what it is, I thought I would copy what I did on the last one and write up a brief story on the weapon - to give it a life of its own, beyond the imagery.
"Harud was a man once. A Terran like many others of his kind. He had received the gene-seed of his legion and joined the ranks of his brethren as one of the universe's most effective warriors - the Adeptus Astartes - a Space Marine. However, within Harud, there lived a flaw. His legion was prone to self-interest, pride, envy, and the thirst for power and glory. During the Horus Heresy, their leaders joined the Warmaster as a means to an end - to attain the power and eternal glory promised by the Ruinous Powers. Now, Harud was a twisted, hateful shadow of himself. He was more 'thing' than man, and loved his weapons more than life itself. At his side, over many ages, was one in particular. His most prized possession was an ancient plasma pistol of particular craftsmanship and design. At first, it had no name. It was simply a tool. But once the warp took hold of its owner and it had been party to many atrocities, it began to take on a personality with characteristics of its own. It seemed to purr with content when killing and more so in close combat. Turning adversaries to boiling, melting, steaming piles of matter - they would glow with plasma energy tainted with coruscating warp influence. Never satisfied, Harud had his warpsmith add a blade of malice and vile intent to the weapon to make his work in melee easier and more, well, satisfying. The weapon would seem to squeal with zeal and glee once blood touched the blade. To add to his notable achievements, he had once slain a warpfiend in a duel over an insult. The creature's skull was then grafted to the weapon to increase both its reliability and its potency. Malefic inscriptions also granted its owner unnatural aim and control while firing. This weapon of Harud's had seen to the end of many thousands of souls. It had surged with hate and bitter rage for so long. It bred hummed with vile contempt and sowed fear into those informed enough to know of it's sordid past. Harud rather enjoyed it. To him, it was a friend, an ally, an integral part of his being. He had come to calling it a name as a form of endearment. That name was simple. It was 'Omen'."
More Warhammer 40,000 Eternal Crusade fan art here. This time an older sketch of a Chaos Space Marine bolter / boltgun. I have included the original sketch, shaded sketch, and then two colored version of the chaos boltgun. The colored versions were both scanned and painted in Adobe Photoshop CC.
The images of the colored version are very similar, except one is without extra, dramatic shading. That one has lighting and shading involved, but is largely intended to be rendered in it's local color.
As far as boltguns go in warhammer 40,000, the types and versions used by the Chaos and Heretic factions are many and varied in pattern, accessory, size, etc. The one pictured here has more ornate touches with gold and brass work, inscriptions, a strap made of the tanned hide of some fallen xenos, the dried hide of a human foe, and warp-tainted metal.
More than likely, based on the color scheme here, this chaos space marine bolter is the property of a champion of the Word Bearers chapter of heretic Astartes.
Hope you all enjoy. See below for more fan art of Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade.
I just realized I haven't shared this. It was my most recent miniature from the Warhammer 40,000 Dark Imperium box set. This is the Lord of Contagion Death Guard Chaos Space Marine that comes with the set. First time I have set out to take decent photos of a mini as well. I have take other photos, but none so staged. Actually, this was for the purpose of entering a competition on facebook for painting sponsored by Citadel / Games Workshop. Got a few angles and shots here. Let me know what you all think and if you like the scheme. Enjoy all! I hope to post more here soon.
It has been a while. All of you that still come and look frequently are awesome. I thank you. As a reward, I worked hard the last few nights to provide a new update. This post includes a color version of the grayscale of the chaos space marine lascannon concept design for Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade. With this full color version comes some faction markings and designs consistent with one of my long favored chaos chapters - The Night Lords. The first image posted was drawn on paper, scanned, printed, inked and shaded, then re-scanned and painted digitally using Adobe Photoshop CC. Below, I have included some process shots.
There are some traditional markings and colors associated with the Night Lords Chaos Space Marines - including the lightning bolt motifs and the dark blues accented with the yellowish and dirty-golds. Some new elements included are the parts draped in claimed hides, stitched together in some places. A chaos weapon would never be complete without icons of the ruinous powers so I have incorporated a prominent chaos star pendant off the main portion of the lascannon. The views here show the back or outer portion of the lascannon's power supply backpack on the bottom of the image. Connected to that is the glowing power supply cabling to the main weapon and shoulder rest, which you can see the inside of from this angle. There is a sighting device, controls, the barrel, and grips with the trigger underneath the head of the cannon's demon-like countenance greeting its victims. Topping it off - we see the warp-influenced structure has given way to spikes, horns, and twisting corruption sprinkled throughout.
The method here was one I had researched as a more efficient way of getting better at painting and at working more cleanly in Photoshop. I have utilized several layers, broken down by main colors, and painted at 100% opacity for most of the time while having the layer set to Multiply. This way the colors and the undersketch's grayscale shading both show and mix together in an acceptable way. Of course, beyond that, there were small tweaks as needed.
As always, happy to hear feedback and hope you all at least enjoy!
Stay tuned as there is more to come!
Feel free to leave your comments.
7/8/17 Update to post: I had managed to finally scan an image in after fixing my scanner/printer and the wifi. The update is a finished grayscale of the Chaos Space Marine Lascannon of Doom. ;) It is now in the gallery next to the lascannon outline sketch. Enjoy and Thanks!
Good Evening Followers!
I suppose it is fitting that I finally give some updates from post a while back on some fan art for the computer video game Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade - especially since I am now waiting for the Eternal Crusade patch update to finish on Steam.
Ok, so let's see. We have a finished color piece of a Chaos Space Marine Missile Launcher. This is something I think I would really like to see as new wargear in W40K: Eternal Crusade. It was one of the first heavey weapons I ever painted on the minis in real life as a kid and it always had such immense possibilities for destruction. Anyways, I did the sketches here on paper, scanned, and then colored in the lovely Photoshop CC.
We also have a grayscale Chaos Space Marine Boltgun. This one still needs a bit of refining before coloring, which will be coming soon. I know that the Chaos Space Marine faction in Eternal Crusade already has several skins for their boltguns, but I think more options would be good. I also like the addition of melee attachments and marksman scopes. But, that may just be me.
I did purchase the Chaos Space Marine Power Cestus, because blood for the blood god! ;) This post has my vision of the old model's power claw. This concept is shaded in from the original outline drawing. I think it would have been a neat alternative for Eternal Crusade.
Next is a grayscale and outline of a proposed Chaos Space Marine Plasma Pistol - again with a melee theme. I will soon have to get to coloring this. Again, through a pinge of the warp and heresy, I did purchase the Chaos themed plasma pistol within the actual game of Eternal Crusade.
Following these I made a Chaos Talon / Blade, Chainsword, Blighted Nurgle Armor, Ossified Chaos Armor, Chaos Frag Grenade, Chaos Heavy Bolter, Chaos Krak Grenade, and a Chaos Space Marine Lascannon.
Now, these were done initially prior to launch, so, I did not know what they would look like at the time. Funny what they have now and what I see here.
Anyways, as always, hope you enjoy, have fun, and let Chaos Reign!
Keep Slaughtering Crusaders!
Until next post!
#Lego #Mech #Builds! #ACVD
Hey out there!
Posting after a long time here, apologies. Moved, new job, adjusting, and LOTS of client work I cannot share at the moment. Wanted to share these new items of art and crafting, though - Sci Fi and Armored Core inspired LEGO mech builds. I did this as a way to keep busy while my two young boys played with their LEGOS.
I gave myself a few parameters, as you can see. One was to choose colors and keep to those primarily for each LEGO mech build. While laborious and tedious and sometimes extending the build for a week for that one part that just refused to appear and remain elusively recalcitrant, I think the overall payoff and result was worth it.
Another was to think back to the armored cores of YORE, chose a platform to build around, and then go from there. So, as you can see, I have a primarily WHEELED base (like the tracked tank version, but at the time, I did not have a set of LEGO tracks, so I did the wheels). The next was based on the base that was to be one of my favorites within Armored Core - the 4 legged, quadruped used for mobility. After that was the bi-pedal, 2-footed, chicken-walker base.
Further, these were based on weapon types and combat styles. One was mobile fire support and air defense, next was close combat and crowd control, and then quick and nimble hard hitting precision long range combat.
After it all, I was very keenly aware of how this turned into more than a thing to pass the time. It was slowly and quickly at the same time moving from interest to passion to obsession.
If anyone was wondering, I did all these from my head with no visual reference, no manuals, no instructions. I tried many iterations, many pieces, and many failed attempts.
Once done, I picked a few photos and edited rough and dirty in photoshop. Tried a filter on them as well. That is the above gallery.
I look to do a few more and was also very much inspired by boards of even better versions of these on pinterest. Hope you you all enjoy this and happy to hear from you all. Hit me up in the comments. More build photos below. C&C welcome.
(Apologies, photos are on phone and in between wild kids)
Just want to post (yes, I know it has a been a while) a little snippet on something I have been helping with in my spare time. This video is the kickstarter intro for their crowdsourcing campaign. The games title is OVERSTEP and is being produced by GAMECAN. This is an indie startup comprised of a group of people passionate about games and changing the landscape while they are at it. I have been helping on the art side, but the team is focused on provided a gamer-centered, break-neck, fun, and awesome experience. Look to the full project campaign page for more details. It is also posted as a greenlight project in steam. Since this is something we all have been working passionately on, it would be much appreciated if you showed your support, shared links, or just said "Hi!. Below are some key links:
Key OVERSTEP Links:
http://www.overstepgame.com/ - Game Site
http://bit.ly/OverstepKickstarter - Kickstarter
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=796825625 - Steam Greenlight
https://www.facebook.com/OverstepGame/ - Facebook
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/OverstepGame - Steam Community
http://instagram.com/overstepgame?ref=badge - Instagram
https://twitter.com/intent/follow?original_referer=http%3A%2F%2Foverstepgame.com%2F&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw®ion=follow_link&screen_name=overstepgame&tw_p=followbutton - Twitter
That said, of course, we would just really like to have you appreciate the game and pledge if you can. Click the button below if you feel so inclined. Thanks in advance for any support.
Cross posted in the forum: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php/323965-Comp-1-1-TKaney-Volterra-Michaelangelo-Portrait-Study
Ok, so, whew. This one, I feel, went a bit better.
I had no real tech issues, only the normal time and kids distracting me sometimes. Also, I was using a new program - tried Corel Painter 2016 free trial - and had a learning curve with it. For instance, I was not aware I would not be able to turn it into a grayscale image. I find that their UI is a bit cumbersome as well. I painted in full color on this one first then used Krita to convert. Have I mentioned I am not paying for photoshop, which I was most used to, but do not have it on my new machine? Haha. Soon, I will pony-up and pay.
Anyways, this piece was a portrait of Michaelangelo by Volterra, or so the source I used indicated. I felt blessed to use a better image of the artist and the work as opposed to the lower quality one I had before. I limited myself again to stay true-er to the assignment and this time i was at around 2.5 hours total. I was attempting to go way back to basics and even introduced a grid system for some portions.
There was a very clear and present widespread use of economy and contrast to settle focus on center-mass of these portraits from this time period and away from say the shoulders, torso, neck, background, and hair. They almost were looking like they were trying to create a vignette. The nose, eyes, and forehead were all given the most treatment in so far as detailing, sharper focus, and value ranges. It would appear the artist wanted us to get to know Mike, by studying his own studious, even ponderous face. Further, I think he has a cooky look on his face with that one eyebrow raised which leads me to believe he was wanting to be portrayed as a bit eccentric, but mostly serious and wizened.
Overall, I made less rookie mistakes on this one I think as I slowed down a bit more, but kept up a good, efficient, economical production flow. Don't mistake me though. I see other parts that could be cleaned up, improved, etc. however if the assignment is to use a time limit, get a good base done, I feel that I have done that.
I just can't get over pushing and scratching my nib so much on the new pad. Yikes, but does it make me anxious and cringe. Not something I was used to. Getting better though.
Feedback always welcome and comments appreciated.
After a long bout of not posting, I finally got a new study uploaded here. I don't like making excuses for myself normally, but I had toiled for hours on a Van Eyck study using Krita. Due to the system's and software it uses, when my laptop went to power saving mode, that file got corrupted and was unrecoverable. Sadness. Then, I searched for another program, and found Gimp and this took less time to get a decent enough result. I know it is not perfect, and I am really trying to let it be what it is which is an 1 or 2 study of the light and comp. Due to learning new software, once again, while doing this, my personal satisfaction is not high, but satisfactory. Oh, and did I mention I was out a week due to my old wacom bamboo pen and tablet going down as well? Yeah. Now I have a much nicer Intuos Art Medium. Way better.
So this is a study of Donatello Self Portrait. Whether from wear or style or both, the image is not the best from which I was working. There are a lot of middle values that mix with borders and edges. However, as with what seems to have been a sign of the times, much of the sharpness, contrast, and details focuses on or near the eyes, nose, and mouth. Likely, back then, it was important for others to use that focal point to express the identity of the subject of the portrait. There is a companion to that focus in the economy, low contrast, etc being used outside the main face and focal points. The use of these items portrays Donatello as a wizened old craftsman with years of labor, toil, and effort under him, while still having the eyes send a message of wisdom and knowing.
A fun process all in all, if not tiring, redeveloping my entire workflow, losing hours of work, and recovering from hardware failure. Whew. On to the next.
Another note: I see I forgot to fill the one I did with a black background as when I saved it the background turned white and is in some places visible in the dark areas where it should not be. Lesson learned with this. Only noticeable when saved out into a jpeg.
Read more: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php/323878-Comp-1-1-TKaney-Donatello-Self-Portrait-Study#ixzz4Db2fMFC5
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