Monday, 17 January 2011

Some Skaven Pics

Well my ratty horde has been started! My models are all up my girlfriends house at the moment but she has been kind enough to take a few pics on her phone and send them to me so I can start off this blog. Nat (the gf) has a High Elf army on the go so I do all of my painting when I'm up hers, if I brought my Skaven home then I'd probably never get any drawing done.

So yeah, I got the Island of Blood box along with a Doomwheel and some more rat ogres. Had some spare giant rats and a rat ogre left over from when I started Skaven like, 4 years ago or summin. Will be getting the battalion when I get paid next...even thought these Clanrats are taking foreeever to paint. Managed to make 20 giant rats out of my older rats and the extras on the doomwheel and rat ogres sprues which was coool.

But yeah, here are the progress pics of my Clanrats. Will be taking pics on my camera soon so will upload the higher res ones at some point...





So yeah, here's the start of my army, any tips or criticisms would be appreciated! Higher res pics on the way!

Thanks for reading!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

My first blog thingy...

Seeing as blogspot has become almost a necessity these days, I thought I'd join and create a blog of my day to day life which usually involves a lot of World of Warcraft, Warhammer, comics, reading and of course my illustrations.

My illustration work is the main reason for setting up this blog. My intentions are to update this page frequently with new material, the progress of my commissions and to review the general feedback of other bloggers. There will be a lot of drawing...

My other ambition is the sketch a day challenge. I first attempted this challenge on the Imagine FX website but failed...a lot. A week tomorrow I will be attempting it again. The goal is to complete at least one sketch every day which will ultimately build up a body of work and (hopefully!) improve my drawing skills. So yeah, I will be uploading a drawing every day to blogspot, deviant art and the ImagineFX forums. This might not be possible on the weekends as I am usually up my girlfriends house which has no internet so will be uploading multiple sketches on the day I come home. If anyone else wants to undertake this challenge, even if you don't have a background in art, then feel free to join me!

Along with all these drawings and illustrations I will be blogging the progression of my Warhammer armies. I have gotten back into the hobby so will be uploading images of my Skaven army as it's built and painted. Might upload a painting guide or two if I have some spare time.

Finally, I will hopefully be starting a short web comic series which will be updated every other week or monthly or... well, I don't really know yet. But will keep you updated!

So yeah, those are my ambitions and plans. All support and constructive feedback is greatly appreciated!

My portfolio can be found at xenus13.deviantart.com and you can buy 'The Olympian' by Peter Templeton Neale, Cover art by me,  at amazon.co.uk or at www.petertempletonneale.com

Thanks for reading. =]