Category: Art

Nominus Malus

After taking first place in an (admittedly somewhat niche) art competition on the Oldhammer Forum with my entry “Characters of Chaos“, the sculptor Sjoerd Trouwee contacted me to commission a drawing for his project ‘Nominus Malus’. Sjoerd has sculpted a series of eight miniatures,… Continue Reading “Nominus Malus”

Enter the Otherworld

I’ve written about my love for Otherworld Miniatures a few times before. They produce “28mm fantasy gaming miniatures for ‘old school’ roleplayers, wargamers and collectors”, inspired by artwork in early D&D publications by some of my favourite illustrators. Some of their recent releases are… Continue Reading “Enter the Otherworld”

Back from the Dead

After last month’s return to blogging (and last year’s efforts at terrain making) it is at long last time to post some painted miniatures. And what better way to celebrate my return from the dead that with a couple of undead – Heinrich Kemmler… Continue Reading “Back from the Dead”

Modelling Workshop

Cottage Front

I’ve been away for a long while. Between working overseas, polishing off my master’s degree, and COVID-19 I’ve not had much time for creativity, other than a couple of posts to mop up the last miniatures I painted in mid-2018 and a few drawings… Continue Reading “Modelling Workshop”

Creatures of the Night

I painted these in 2018 and uploaded the photos almost exactly a year ago – but seemingly forgot to write the post until now.  What follows may not be suitable for work.  Firstly because the creatures are horrifying, monstrous creatures from Citadel’s Night Horrors… Continue Reading “Creatures of the Night”

Characters of Chaos

Over the past year work and study have kept me busy, and I haven’t had much time for creative hobbies.  Recently though I’ve been motivated to draw again – it takes somewhat less time to set up than miniature painting, and I’ve been inspired… Continue Reading “Characters of Chaos”

The Dawi-Zharr

Around their dark city the Chaos Dwarfs sunk mines into the earth, delving deep into the rock and filth in pursuit of the treasures that lie below.  They built engines down in the depths… According to Stuff of Legends, the Chaos Dwarfs first appeared… Continue Reading “The Dawi-Zharr”

Do you want to live forever?

I’ll never die! … Proclaims Giant in the Playground’s optimisation guide for the barbarian in fifth edition D&D.  Maybe it’s true.  Robert E. Howard’s Conan the Barbarian made his first appearance on 6th December 1932 (the day before my own birthday, albeit some time… Continue Reading “Do you want to live forever?”

A vile force of darkness has arrived!

In the videogame Dwarf Fortress (a very deceptively simple-looking ASCII game with a strange and storied history), goblin sieges, represented as they are by the lower-case letter ‘g’ are announced by the on-screen message: A vile forces of darkness has arrived! So.  Following on… Continue Reading “A vile force of darkness has arrived!”

Blood for the Blood Maw

Skulls for the Skull Mountain!  This is the first really big miniature I’ve painted, Mierce Miniatures’ Blood Maw, Vore.  I had planned to enter this into the 2017 summer painting competition on r/minipainting.  The theme was ‘violence’ – or to be more precise: VIOLENCE! … Continue Reading “Blood for the Blood Maw”