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!