Monday, September 27, 2010
I don't like to post my own personal thoughts that often. If you haven't noticed by looking through my previous and soon to be future posts, you'll notice it tends to be a very clinical breakdown of process and technique. I do prefer a very strict, essay style of writing, but these aren't essays so I allow some informality. So in these few posts that I'll continue calling Open Forum, anything really can go, feel free to ask any questions that wouldn't make sense being asked in other posts. This will be where I'll be more personal, and perhaps reveal a bit of my life.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Whenever I start a really intricate project where I have no idea what the end result is going to be, I usually make a couple concept sketches to try and find what works. I often don't spend more than a few minutes on any one particular piece; I usually get distracted by something else soon after I start. That's the problem with having so many interesting things to work on. One day I might just get a full concept piece completed, but until then here are Captain Ingemar's original concept pieces before the final construction, which changed even as I worked on him.
|Original Rough Draft|
Friday, September 10, 2010
Although I have many armies, what really interests me is terrain. I’ve always been too busy making armies to play in this fabled terrain I’d eventually make, so I’ve never actually gotten very far in making a lot of serious pieces. Regardless it remains my favourite part of the hobby and with all the people out there that make truly amazing terrain pieces, I find no lack of inspiration to create my own.
|The outer walls of Hive Primus on Cerillis IV|
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
When I started Space Marines, I didn't want to play just space marines. Everyone plays space marines. Everyone and their kid brother plays space marines, especially in my area. They'll just grab space marines and call it an army. Well, I didn't want that, I wanted something more. I wanted something grand, something on par with the First Founding legions, and their resultant chapter codices. It took me three years to find it, a character to lead my army, a character that embodied my vision.