The unholy glade of the Beastmen, with a Wargor, Bray Shaman, Chaos Warhound, Minotaur, two Gors, Ungor and many minor monstrosities.Warhammer fantasy battle. Plagued not only with the everchanging energy of chaos, but also with the curse of the spiral.
Inspired heavily by the Qliphoth from manga "Berserk".
I know, I always has been making Bretonnians, but there was this one lecture some time ago when I wanted to draw something to not fall asleep, and I was out of references - so I couldn't make any horses - wchich was the next one in the quee for the brets. And so I made something I could always draw - chaos, with all it's twisting and monsters.
I also dared myself to mix the Warhammer reality with the idea of the curse of the spiral. After reading Junji Ito's manga Uzumaki one can never look at the spiral the same as before reading it. It's nothing strange that when I wanted to add some horrifying and disturbing elements I had just twisted some twigs and helixed the horns.
And think that I was going to advance slowly with my Warhammer oriented ink works... Last one's advancements were putting two people at the same time and adding a mere line of grass as the background. Hehe. And now this is the most intricate drawing I have ever made. Took a crapload amount of time to finish several stages of sketches, the lineart and the shading. Funnily enough, about half of the shading was made when I was sleep deprived.
Done with pens of various companies, ranging from 0.1 to 0.8, on a technical A4 paper.
I was looking through my RSS feed the other day, and saw that one of my Warhammer cards was shown. And not only that, it's the cover of another booster pack- Check it out over here- [link] !
This guy is a large warpstone-powered Skaven mutant who dual-wields poison tipped blades. Oh, and he also has a giant scorpion spike tipped with more nasty goo strapped to his tail. Glowy stuff is definitely fun to paint, but I think he might be a little too conspicuous to be an assassin...
A pencil illustration of a Skaven Globadier from the Warhammer Battle universe, by Games Workshop.
I've always loved the lavish black and white illustrations in Games Workshop's army books. Each type of troop used to have its own little illustration in the army list, done in "messy" inks applied with crazy contrasts. I thought it would be a great exercise to create such a series of illustrations for myself, and polish them a tad more to include some composition and storytelling in the picture.