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Post Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:23 pm

My Rogue Trader inspired art.

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Post Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:20 am

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That's definitely fun. Very classic feel to it.
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Post Sat Mar 30, 2019 11:39 pm

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symphonicpoet wrote:That's definitely fun. Very classic feel to it.

Thanks. I pretty much owe my current style to fascination with works of Wil Rees, Ian Miller and Tony Hough in the Rogue Trader rulebook. Started out trying to emulate Wil Rees without looking closely enough to see how he was actually hatching in late 2009. Lately I had a period where I tried to do more technical hatching but it's not really my thing so I went to my old more expressive way, except to be clearer.

This series of drawings is called Nightmare and it goes back to 2010. It was mainly inspired by the graphics of Wil Rees and the dark, grotesque futuristic aspect of Rogue Trader. Including the original Land Raider from the rulebook, C100 marines, LE Imperial Marine, etc.

Another series inspired by Rogue Trader - but more the later period - with Space Marine 2nd edition and also by the original premise of more Lovecraftian warp and stuff was Mars 2050. It was related mainly to the WWI/lovecraftian aspect.

I started an original-art-only Tumblr blog for all that stuff.
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Post Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:36 am

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Done some Wh40k stuff too:
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Experimented with cheap inks. For some reason orange ink turned out to be fluorescent and, my crappy scanner have read the colours incorrectly anyway.

My drawings always end up unpopular. here must be some fatal flaw in how I draw but I don't know what exactly it is and how to fix it. Any ideas?
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Post Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:02 am

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The color adds a lot. I love the general shape and feel of the beakie at the top. I love the dimension and definition the color adds to the one at the bottom. I don't think there's a fatal flaw to what you do. It's very stylized, and that will put some people off. And maybe you're style is growing and developing in ways that will help you get through to a broader audience, if that's what you want. It seems your drawings are getting a bit more definition lately, and that's a good thing. I'm surely no art expert, but I figure people will usually respond better to stuff that they can parse at least enough that it make them think rather than leaving them confused. Too much new information tends to put people off. (In music at least, listeners do not initially respond well to serialism as any relation it has to the tonality their familiar with is . . . extremely tenuous. But if there's something that gives them a handle, a catchy rhythmic element, say, it can help make it a touch more digestible. And of course, as people slowly get a little more familiar with something they can dig into things that were previously more distant from them and potentially find value there.)

This is all a little off topic, but I think you have some interesting stuff there and I'd be happy to see more of it on here. And I'd love to see where you go as you keep experimenting. The color is a great addition.
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Post Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:10 am

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symphonicpoet wrote:This is all a little off topic, but I think you have some interesting stuff there and I'd be happy to see more of it on here. And I'd love to see where you go as you keep experimenting. The color is a great addition.

Thanks. I kept procrastinating writing the reply, meanwhile I got lots of new stuff. Came upon this thread again when closing my hundreds of tabs and moving them to bookmarks and decided I must finally answer XD .

symphonicpoet wrote:I love the general shape and feel of the beakie at the top.

At the top of my previous post or the thread?

symphonicpoet wrote:I love the dimension and definition the color adds to the one at the bottom.

I got a new scanner so I scanned it again, here is how it actually looks:
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For some reason I find it difficult to use watercolours and inks. I hate how dirty they are. I guess I should try with inks again, I still have some watercolour paper, maybe I'll like it after all.

symphonicpoet wrote:I don't think there's a fatal flaw to what you do. It's very stylized, and that will put some people off. And maybe you're style is growing and developing in ways that will help you get through to a broader audience, if that's what you want. It seems your drawings are getting a bit more definition lately, and that's a good thing. I'm surely no art expert, but I figure people will usually respond better to stuff that they can parse at least enough that it make them think rather than leaving them confused. Too much new information tends to put people off. (In music at least, listeners do not initially respond well to serialism as any relation it has to the tonality their familiar with is . . . extremely tenuous. But if there's something that gives them a handle, a catchy rhythmic element, say, it can help make it a touch more digestible. And of course, as people slowly get a little more familiar with something they can dig into things that were previously more distant from them and potentially find value there.)

I decided to spend more time working on my art and doing drawing exercises and stuff. Started keeping track of it around 20200626. I was learning drawing with pen and ink lately and drawing more in general. Spent about 420 hours, 22 A5 100 page sketchbooks and 130 gel pens since then. I guess even if it would never be popular popular, one day I'll find at least a small fanbase.

Fanart:

Battlefleet Gothic:
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Imperial Cruiser.

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Fury Interceptor on flight deck.

Wh40k Rogue Trader:
All of it GRIMDARK Imperium - Not Aspirational TM
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Original Art:
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Post Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:06 pm

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Fantastic stuff, as before. The atmosphere is great. The Oldhammer is strong with you! :)
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Post Sat May 02, 2020 9:56 pm

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wow! thank you for these!

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Post Sun May 03, 2020 6:43 am

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Oh! I really like this style you've got!
For whatever reason it really takes me back to when I was first looking at the Rogue Trader rulebook. There was a much more 'industrial' feel to it than what came later. I never imagined a heavy metal soundtrack, for me it would have been some Skinny Pupply, Ministry, NiN, etc. ... with lots of atonal bangings on pipes and beams... sounds of vast hollow spaces.
Also, your art reminds me of old silent German films... Metropolis, Caligari and Dr. Mabuse.

Great stuff, I hope you'll show more!
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Post Mon May 04, 2020 12:47 pm

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some of these look like they are straight out of the original rulebook - the first colour one is very effective
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