A round up of practice pieces of a couple things I love: explosions, animation, and pixel art. Testing if I can make them fairly quickly and with a reasonably decent result. Below are the samples I have made so far using Pixel Studio on PC and just my finger tip on screen. Some are typical explosion type explosions, one is a top down version inspired by the super bombs in Project Raiden and the sparkly type explosion is inspired by the first Predator film when the creature gets mad and shoots his energy cannon wildly at the trees in the dark. Each took about 2 hours to create. Enjoy!
I have been really interested in 2d animations lately. I have a new page under My Work dedicated to animations. I like doing stylized pixel art animations as they are fun and quick to produce. However, I had been interested in taking some old work and bringing it to life via simple layered animations in Photoshop. This piece below is an old watercolor from 2009! It was of a Sister of Battle overcome with the devastation and totality of war. I used a supermodel ad for fashion as a reference pose on this one and then added the armor. It was a really fun piece to do back then. I took a picture of it recently, loaded it into Photoshop and had at it. I figured keep it simple and it will be more impactful and quicker to get done. In that regard, I ended up animating just the eye / tears flowing. Hope you all like it. I enjoyed this one and am very proud of it.
Taking the concepts for pistols previously posted, I combined aspects of numbers 7 and 9. In photoshop I then created another rough block out. From there, I used reference photos of a HellCat 9mm pistol in FDE, some chrome optics, and references of curved pistol grips to push it forward. Below is the whacky results. Its also powered as an energy weapon using an underslung mini Tesla Coil for some reason!
I still am not a big fan of working in the method. I prefer to sketch and shade in pencil first then come into to color via photoshop afterwards. Ah well, always good to practice.
It is hard to believe that this has been so long since I have posted here. I apologize to anyone and all that are still even visiting this old site of mine.
I am not usually one to lay out excuses. My father passed away in Feb of this year (2021) and I have been working full time and cleaning out his Estate and handling affairs since then every free moment. I recently left a respected Marketing Director role in June to finalize the Estate. I am finally able to say that we are 99% done and I am ready to get back in the saddle.
BTW, if you know of anyone looking, let me know?
That said, I am posting some personal practice work of VERY rough concepts of futuristic weapons. These are starting as traditional media (ink) blockouts. From here, I will take a few of each and revise into color blocks and line work. After I will add details, light and shading, fluff, and a little graphic design. Who knows, maybe even some animations on them would be nice.
Thanks for looking and stay tuned for more work on these futuristic weapon concepts.
In Progress Shots
Going to have a few new posts here. Finally got a chance to post recent projects that I managed to get wrapped up. This first one is a built heldrake from Warhammer 40,000. That first shot is the finished product sans varnish and even comes with a fully finished base. Woot!
As far as builds go, the Chaos Heldrake is especially challenging and not all that logical, if you ask me. I would see many posts about them on social media and most people complain about and bemoan the painting of the trim and such. While I did find the trim tedious, I actually found the build more vexing. The pieces were tough fitting together and there were many mold lines. In many places you had to fit pieces together before adhering them to another. Finally, the final pose of the Heldrake was not as pictured and teetered quite literally as incorrect and unbalanced.
That said, the final piece, as I knew it would be, was worth every second of blood, sweat , and tears.
It really is a stunning kit and makes for a great centerpiece on the battlefield.
As is clear by the name and paint theme, this is fashioned after the motifs seen used by the Night Lords including midnight blue, gold trim, and lightning accents. The mouth weapon option for my Heldrake was the baleflamer.
Trim Scheme: Antique Gold, Agrax Earthshade, then highlights of Antique Metallic Gold and Metallic Inca Gold.
Armor Blue Scheme: Deadly Nightshade / Navy, Nuln Oil, Too Blue
Lightning Bolts Scheme: Wysteria Glycine, White, Too Blue
Metal / Skin Scheme: Metallic Gunmetal, Armor Wash / Nuln Oil, and Metallic Aluminum
Eye scheme: thinned White, thinned Burnt Orange
Baleflamer scheme: Burnt Orange, Nuln Oil, White, thinned Burnt Orange, thinned Yellow Light, thinned White
Brands used: Citadel, Apple Barrel, Plaid, Crafstmart, DecoArt, FolkArt, and FormulaP3.
Basing Scheme: Leaf Green, Model Train turf gravel and sponge bush, using Elmer's Extreme PVA glue and glue for model terrain.
Hope you all enjoy. Give a shout and share and like, etc. on Twitter and Insta @kaneykreative and @tskaney.
Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more.
A New Fantasy Battlemap for DnD5E
"Mr. Buttons ran away again, into that dreadful, smelly, scary, musty, cave..."
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Just a quick post here about the attempt at painting a Primaris Space Marine as a member of the traitor legion Nightlords. Not sure I like the model as much as I like painting true Chaos Marines, but it was still fun. It was one of my attempts using those new Contrast paints. Enjoy!
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Old Edition Chaos Space Marine Terminator Repaints as Nightlords
Wanted to share this lot I have been working on recently. I wanted to repaint to a suitable level these old Chaos Space Marine Terminator boiz as a newer Nightlords army I am going to be expanding for my entire collection of Chaos Warhammer 40,000 Models. Finally got to a place that I am calling them done. Learned a lot in this process. Also, grew a lot as well. This is a collection of decent photos with them. Enjoy! (No, I did not strip them first).
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By now, you probably noticed that Primaris conversion...he was painted at the same time using the new Contrast paints as a test subject.
A little filtering here...
Just did a reshoot for a June 2020 warhammer painting competition and wanted to post here. This is a converted kit of a Soulgrinder model with some extra firepower on its one claw arm, a pincer limb covered in gore, and also some gratifying blood spatter. Loved doing this one. Finally got a few photos to do it justice. Enjoy!
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