A commission of a friend of mine as a Space Marine of the Space Wolf chapter, from Warhammer 40k. Tried to keep it in the same heavy shadow style as the graphic art in the Space Wolf Codex. It was fun to paint, and developed fairly quickly.
One of three commission images I recently completed.
The client wanted an Eldar Farseer and Ultramarine character to be playing a tabletop wargame. I'm really happy with the hands and the folds of the clothes on these pics. The image was for the client's website; miniwars.co.uk please check it out!
Second of Eight. Yep, that's Commander Farsight in the background.
I decided to test my abilities by creating a 'water base' for Ob'lotai. I used Realistic Water, Water Effects, and Hydrocal Plaster w/ Rock Molds from the Woodland Scenic line. They're not just for trains anymore. The rocks are painted with Citadel paints.... I forget which. They were unprimed before I painted and it worked beautifully. Commander Farsight is based with the same kind of rock mold, but there is also some grass flocking and terrain paints from Citadel.
For the 'nonpainted' metal, I used Warplock Bronze for the base, washed in Agrax Earthshade, and drybrushed with Leadbelcher. Well, I say 'drybrushed.' I hadn't quite gotten my technique for drybrushing down yet. successive attempts on other minis do look better, I promise.
Not much of a "halls" there, but hey, those cards are named after they're done and not by me Tried more painterly approach, and it was hella hard. I'm not accustomed to this type of (custom) brushwork, but it was fun painting nonetheless.
And here's more stuff I found last weekend. Some of these need editing so bad, but I decided to leave everything as it is.
All scribbled in class or at 4am or at times when I should've been doing sth else in general. I'm a hopeless fantard. And I have no idea why I'm obsessing over Snake Eater so bad again, I'm not even playing it at the moment.
This is a shot i've been meaning to try for a long time, mainly to challenge myself. Capturing a swinging watch, with proper good lighting, sharp focus, and just to top it all off - a nice difficult background that requires shallow depth of field and control of reflections This took a lot of work to get near to how i wanted it, and i'm still not entirely happy with it.
Table halogen lamp on the right, Flash in optical slave mode on the left, on-board flash dialled down 2 stops to add fill-in for the watch face and to trigger the optical slave. Rice-paper diffuser over the on-board flash (had to be careful to keep it out of the reflection). Second curtain sync.
Mirror behind, tilted slightly up. Camera on tripod, remote release, mirror lockup. Shot with the glorious 100-400L IS USM at the wide end with a 6mm extension tube to let it focus close enough. Prefocused, left a mark on the table so i'd know where to swing the watch... a lot of trial and error. Nowhere near perfect, but pretty close to what i was aiming for.
maybe you remember a poll I had about two weeks ago and I asked you there about mushroom picking. And many of you were wondering why the hell should anyone do that
I'll tell you: It's simply fun.
Since we are able to walk, parents teach us how to recognize basic eatable mushrooms and which ones are dangerous. Mushroom pickers usually wake up early in the morning and go to the forest. They have baskets and knives. And then the fun starts: you have to walk around the forest, trying to find some places, where can be those little delicious creatures hidden.
In Sweden I was surprised: there was so much mushrooms, even big eatable ones and they were just growing there and noone was picking them!
You know, there are also competitions in mushroom picking: who picks the biggest amount of mushrooms, who finds the biggest mushroom, who finds the mushroom first, who finds the most valuable one, and you can really win some prizes! And in families, children and parents compete just for fun too
And then, at home, we make soups, sauces, mushroom schnitzels and special meal "smaenice" (fried mushrooms with eggs). It's so delicious!
Here are some of our most favourite eatable mushrooms: none of photos are mine, but... I wrote there Czech name, because every mushroom is special!
Suchohřib (babka = Grandmother)
This year is not good for mushrooms. This is what I found I hope autumn will be better, I'm addicted to mushroom picking, whoaaaaa!
So, have a nice day! Yours Allerlei
P.S. There'll be a competition next time, so prepare!