My next chapter,
Huge thanks to John and Tim and the White Dwarf team for the third, trilogy closing Blanchitsu feature. I’ve always thought that when you’ve done something cool, don’t dwell on it, do something better.
These may be a long mission as the imminent arrival of Lord of Winter and War and the just preordered golden and platinum allies of Witch hunting will be on the agenda as soon as I get them… or not, I let the hobby flow organically, concentrating solely on being productive and enjoying it.
So, for a good few weeks I’ve contemplated the “next chapter”. After the Epic Pilgrym, the Vlka seeing regular gaming now and the Curse of Alabaster gang turning into this one month explosion. This would be a good time to start coasting, and the more recent work has settled in to a refined, elegant flow of miniature movie direction that has produced the first sets of work that I’m really happy with.
It is once more a time to be a beginner and throw some learnings out and stumble on new heights or lows.
Staring at the wonderful freedom of doing work from a clean slate, doing inquisitors fresh again, as so often it was time to set a few constraints and define the muse. I really want to celebrate the age of Sigmar range and have an opportunity to go nuts with paint. I’m going to try reinvent my style with this retinue. And only use primary colors mixed “wet” both acrylics and oils, go super raw and painterly. I intend to continue exploring the colored metallics I’ve really grown to like with the Alabaster work.
I’m returning big time to the Inquisitor rule book – what a fountain of magic that was 15 years ago and still continues to be. The Witchhunter Codex followed that and took the full Ministerial imagery to previously unseen pain, dogma, impact. I revisit Craig Mullins aka Goodbrush (A pioneering digital artist) who’ve I’ve repeatedly mention over the years and study the similarities in style on Paul Dainton’s achingly beautiful recent Star Wars work.
I will also say that Roman Lappat of Voodoo Monkey has to me become a huge inspiration. I’m at awe with my Iron Sleet brethren and the Pilgrym crew, but really we are amateurs, and most of us proc His passion and bravery and curiosities are in a league of his own. I’ve recently purchased one of Roman’s pieces to show my respect and to study his technique closer.
So could be interesting – timing subject to All Father Russ.
Namaste! and let me introduce you to the first two models and a host of inspiration material.