Tag Archive | Warhammer 40k

Bhlaosc agus cnámha / The right spirit for Halloween…

So lets do another puzzle-reveal, shall we?
This time, how about something a little more in the spirit of the festivities.
People have a tendency to think of Halloween as something related to horror and death…

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Don’t forget to add your entry to the competition, her is the rundown of it:

http://studiocolrouphobia.net/2013/10/19/solas-sa-dorchadas-illuminating-it/

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New week, new reveals/ Ó na scáileanna

I hope everyone had a nice weekend.

This week kicks off with a new reveal.

Look at it, and if you have changed your mind about what/who it might be, and who might have said that it is in the top-five 40k-illustrations ever, please feel fre to adjust or add your guess.

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Dheireadh na seachtaine/ Getting there…

So at the end of the first week of our Halloween revealing-puzzle, we have had a good run of guesses as to what this image might be.
Though it is very tempting to reveal it all right away, please keep your guesses come in.
Keep in mind that the winner not only need to let us knowwhat is depicted on the illustration, but also who said the following about the illustration:

“Throne of God, that’s fucking breathtaking.
I… Fuck, what can I even say? It’s in the Best Five 40K artworks I’ve ever seen. And bear in mind how tired I am of [SPOILERS] and how [SPOILERS]… and I still think that’s the best [SPOILERS] artwork I’ve ever seen in my life.
Soulful. Beautiful. Incredible.”

“No, more than that. It’s definitive. That’s now what [SPOILERS] looks like in my head.
Just breathtaking.”

Here’s a hint: Try replacing [SPOILERS] with [HERESY] or any other word/name of your choice…

So are you ready for todays reveal?
Of course you are!

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Solas sa dorchadas/ illuminating it…

Good Morning everyone.

So the competition took off with a bang yesterday.
A lot of people answering in various places.

Please remember that an essential rule of the competition is that the answers need to be added either right here on our blogspot, or on our facebook page.

So again:

“Throne of God, that’s fucking breathtaking.
I… Fuck, what can I even say? It’s in the Best Five 40K artworks I’ve ever seen. And bear in mind how tired I am of [SPOILERS] and how [SPOILERS]… and I still think that’s the best [SPOILERS] artwork I’ve ever seen in my life.
Soulful. Beautiful. Incredible.”

“No, more than that. It’s definitive. That’s now what [SPOILERS] looks like in my head.
Just breathtaking.”

The person who guesses who said the above, along with what/who is on the final artwork, will win a signed print of the artwork once it is revealed. Signed and sent directly to their home address, wherever in the world they live.

The Answer need to be logged right here on the blog or on our Facebook page.

The winner will be declared on 30th of October.

Guesses of what the image shows have been interesting enough, ranging from Corax to Vulkan, past Horus, Curze, Talos and Zso Sahaal, and all the way to Ahriman and “A sorcerer”.

The general trend is someting Chaos-marine.

But remember, for the chance to win a signed print of this, you need to enter your answer here on the bog, or on our FB page.

So for todays reveal?

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Tóg sé amach cheana féin!/ Sneek-peeks? Competition? Read on…

So who’s up for another puzzle-piece removal?

The guesses that have come in so far are Vulkan Hestan, Curze, Corax, Horus at the death of Sanguinius, Deathwatch Marine or a Librarian.

To give a hint, a somewhat known someone, within the Warhammer/ Wh40k circles, have seen the full image, and the comment was (with items removed for spoilers):

“Throne of God, that’s fucking breathtaking.
I… Fuck, what can I even say? It’s in the Best Five 40K artworks I’ve ever seen. And bear in mind how tired I am of [SPOILERS] and how [SPOILERS]… and I still think that’s the best [SPOILERS] artwork I’ve ever seen in my life.
Soulful. Beautiful. Incredible.”

“No, more than that. It’s definitive. That’s now what [SPOILERS] looks like in my head.
Just breathtaking.”

So how about a competition?

The person who guesses who said the above, along with what/who is on the final artwork, will win a signed print of the artwork once it is revealed. Signed and sent directly to their home address, wherever in the world they live.

The Answer need to be logged right here on the blog or on our Facebook page.
First correct reply win. There are timestamps both on the blog and on the FB page, so we can see who came first.
And no, the person wh said the above cannot guess…

And now, for today’s reveal..

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cleite dubh/ Spread your wings, spare me a feather

Here is today’s reveal.
A Hand holding..is that a feather?
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Yesterday brought some interesting Guesses.
On the Facebook-page we got guesses of a Stompa, a Salamander and even Hestan himself. Right here on the blog someone guessed Curze.

Keep them guesses coming folks, there are almost two weeks left for the final reveal…

léirigh/ the more you see, the less you will know…

Welcome, to day two of the countdown to all Hallows Eve.

Lets see the puzzle of today, and remember, feel free to comment with your thoughts on what/whom this might be :)
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See you tomorrow, same bat-time, same bat-channel..

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Faire amach an sluagh/ Halloween is coming.

So it’s that time of year where, in the northern heisphere at the very least, it feels like it is raining all the time and all you want to do is sit indoors and weather out the end of the year.

Soon time to chase out the dark with some candlelight and perhaps even an openheart to warm your feet with, whilst drinking hot chocolate with a splash of cognac in…

So here is an update from the studio.
First out is a commission that was posted a little while back on our Facebook Page :
Kalmakk, Space Wolf Deathwatch Marine

But let’s not forget that Halloween is coming up.
We have prepared a little jiggsaw for our viewers.
Feel free to make guesses. There will be a new post every day until the 30th of October, when the full image will be revealed.

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The world is gonna end tonight- Random post

Hey there people!

 

We are extremely busy here at the studio with some exciting things for us.

In the meanwhile, here is a random update with some Artwork that where completed a little while ago.

These where all done for the same client as the Maori-Styled Space Marines where done: the Lantern Marines.

 

Here are some variations for their Chapterlogo-

Some Iconography

 

And then something completely different-

Pandoran Crabs

http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=97951

An Imperial Regiment.

 

Hopefully we can share a few tidbits every post from now on, but things are under contracts so we will see.

Look out for future installments of ” To be Inspired and Driven by”, as well as some more personal artwork and hopefully a fully fledged tutorial in the not-too-distant future.

Until next time!

 

David

 

Evil by Proxy

I have wanted to paint one illustration for a very, very long time.

The first book by Aaron Dembski-Bowden I ever read was “First Heretic”.

It was a gust of fresh air. Don’t get me wrong, I like reading any Black Library books that come out because I love the worlds they describe, both the Fantasy and sci-fi genres. The problem for me has been two things really:

1) No patience. Not from me, but from the writers. They go from beginning, rush over descriptions of characters that usually are pretty shallow or just straight archetypes and then rush head-on to the FIGHTING (dum du duum!).

I understand that these are books based upon a strategic war–game. I understand that the people writing these obviously write with that audience in mind, but I just find it such a big shame that the writing has o be that bad. Especially since ADB, in First Heretic, make the characters come out so well (in comparison) in just one chapter, and then build layers n them the rest of the time.

2) The bombasticness. This is especially true with the books describing the Space Marines.

Again, I understand that the need to show off how fanatical the SM’s are, and how proud, stoic, heroic and just abut every other bombastic adjective you can think of, the Space Marines are. I get that, but you do not need to repeat the “Hail the Primarch” with every other sentence to get this across. Your characters do not need to be carbon copies of one-another and they certainly do not need to have every thought about their Brothers be “He was filled with pride of how they where so fantastic in all ways”.
They are killing-machines, psychologically trained to react in certain ways during battle, that doesn’t mean they like one another at all times.

But that mostly went away with First Heretic.

So I got hooked, I picked up another book written by Aaron Dembski-Bowden.

Soul Hunter

And there my standard got set so much higher then before.

After reading Soul Hunter, I wanted to paint the members of First Claw. The characters where very vivid and evolved throughout the book.
But I didn’t feel I could do them justice at the time.
So after that, I rushed to a friends who had the second book in the series, Blood Reaver.
I read it from cover to cover and decided to buy them all three in ebook-form, once the last book was out.

So just after I got the third and last book in the series, Void Stalker, I got contacted by a guy who has commissioned me work in the past. A really nice guy, who asked me to paint Talos.

Talos.

I had a couple of other projects at the same time and so I asked if deadline was important, which he graciously said it was important that I had fun painting it. Because of this, I did the sketch for it, we agreed on it and some extra ideas, and then I put it aside to work on the other jobs I had at the time.

I did this for two reasons- it would have been fantastic to paint it right away, but all the other jobs would have felt a little less after it. And secondly, I wanted to evolve a little. I have had a burst of evolution in my skills lately, something I was aware of happening just around the time when I got the commission and I just new that every illustration I made this summer would be better then the previous. I put in every effort into every piece of illustration I do, I don’t do half-measures. It is bad towards the client, it makes me feel bad and just doesn’t go well. But this summer I knew that the image I needed to be the best at to make it come out as I wanted it was this image.

So here I give you-

Talos, on the bridge of the Echo of Damnation, chained to the commandseat and speaking to the ghost/ephemera of Ruven.
Some things aren’t exactly as in the book (the weaponry where in his quarters when this happened, and he was walking in a dreamlandscape of the bridge, speaking to th corpse rather then the ghost) but it is how me and the commissioner agreed on it.

Here is a close-up of Talos

And here is a filmic-format version

I hope you enjoy!

David

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