Whew! Three weeks of this!?
As with the First and Second weeks, all of the selections from this week are John Blanche illustrations copied from the Black Library book The Emperor's Will - Agents of the Imperium. The original illustrations are © John Blanch and/or Games Workshop/Black Library and my studies were done purely for my own private entertainment and education purposes and are presented here simply to share with the community a creative thing that I did. They are not now, nor ever will be, for sale. I do not take commissions of any kind.
Just a reminder I post (most of) these (plus OTHER stuff!) daily on my Instagram as well:
Wednesday, 16 September 2020
Process - tried going for some darker pieces this week.
Comparison - I always think I have the dark areas dark enough - sometimes I think they're even TOO dark - and then the watercolours dry (or the paper dries) and it never looks dark enough...
In the process of this renovation, we're finishing the rewiring of the house - ran into this fun bit of craziness - some more modern wiring bodged together with some knob and tube wiring that was tied into two separate breakers and still live? The RETIRED electrician I'm working with on this project says this sort of thing predates his nappy days... He took pictures of it because he was so fascinated to see it put together this way.
(It's all fixed now and up to Code!)
Thursday, 17 September 2020
Friday, 18 September 2020
I did actually go out to Art Placement - local gallery/art supply store and treated myself to a few new things to play with. Mostly more of what I've already been using. Moslty reds and browns, as Blanche does seem to like his reds...
(I also got a few liquid acrylics for some future painting projects)
Kind of reminds of this meme I saw floating around Facebook a while back:
I don't think anything I buy is QUITE that outrageous...
It does kind of make me wonder when everyone starts bleating about the price of Games Workshop games... Do they live in a bubble and exist on Kraft Dinner? They've clearly never bought any art supplies... or bicycle parts (like, GOOD bicycle parts) or golf clubs or custom RC car parts or lingerie or real wool for knitting or dance shoes or motor boats or jet skis or gasoline for motorboats or jet skis or ANYTHING else anyone ever spends money on for their other interests or hobbies...?
Saturday, 19 September 2020
My little painting station - currently in our bedroom as the basement is currently a disaster area in the middle of a never-ending renovation.
Saturday I also helped Amanda haul home a new chair she decided we needed. Not sure why we had to pay money for this thing whern there are so many just laying around in the alley for free?
Saturday evening we made some Traveller Characters for a game my firend Woody is going to run from time to time, while the Wrath & Glory game is on haitus.
I may also run some one-shots or short campaigns using Fate or Fate Accelerated - as it looks rather fun.
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Sunday was a rough day - there were so many distractions and I was just NOT having a good time with this piece.
Eventually I had to just call it a day.
Monday, 21 September 2020
Sunday's chaos reverberated well into Monday, so I needed something a bit mroe simple and straightforward.
The cause of much of the distress and distraction of the last few days. Amanda decided to pull this wall apart - NOT part of our original plan for the basement renovation... but now it is... It's not as bad as it looks (and it looks a lot better than when she first pulled the panel off... Previous owners had put it up to cover up crumbling plaster - it LOOKED like the whole WALL was crumbling - but after clearing away the plaster it became more clear that the wall itself IS pretty solid... it's just a MESS... and I'm not sure HOW this is going to be dealt with now BEFORE the people coming to do the ceilings are due to arrive in a few weeks...!? Apparently we're just making this shit up as we go instead of sticking to the plan.
I almost gave up on the painting project this week.
Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Today... I admitted to myself that there is going to be no painting of miniatures for some time... the renovation has kind of killed that... and what little time I have, I spend on THIS project... so I cleared all those paints off the desk and made a little more room for painting pictures!
I decided to ignore the basement today and clear my head out and just concentrate on the painting.
Things are looking a bit better. STILL not sure how the Fü¢k Amanda thinks we're going to get this all done by October and get the heating hooked back up before the basement is freezing... but I'm trying to not worry about it too much...
Process - Bit of a Diptych today....
This evening, Amanda and I got out for a ride with a friend we haven't really seen for a few years.
Beautifully warm fall evening with lots of colour.
I need to get out for MORE rides this week - especially while it's still so warm and colourful!
Fresh air is good.
Gets me out of the house and away from the basement.
Coming Soon to Tim's Miniature Wargaming Blog:
September Challenge - Part Four...?
Doesn't seem to me much else going on around here these days...