Queen Medb – long forgotten…

Do you remember that I posted some WIP photos of Queen Medb from Morland Studios that I’ve been painting? Well, I almost forgot about her…

Queen Medb
Queen Medb

Some of you may remember her and the unfortunate glue accident that she suffered from… Well, I actually finished her quite some time ago but again due to the problems we had with the website, she was never presented here. But now she is :)

About the Queen Medb model:

Some of you may not be familiar with the model, so let me explain that it was released by Morland Studios. It’s Sebastian Archer’s sculpt, based on Howard David Johnson’s artwork.

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Official box art

Of course my interpretation is quite different, because who would like his painting to be compared to Sebastian’s? 😉

And if you want to know more about the character that inspired the original model, here’s the Wikipedia article about her.

OK, it’s time to return to my current project, the Emperor’s Children.

Cheers :)

Incredible example of well painted skin

While browsing the website of our friends from the Massive Voodoo jungle crew, I stumbled upon this example of incredibly well painted human skin. It was done by Luis Méndez Juanola, and it looks more or less like this:

Example of well-painted skin
Example of well-painted skin. [source]
Isn’t it impressive with all the decolorations, changes in hue, and very realistic lighting? It looks even more impressive on the photos which show it next to a real hand!

If you want to read the whole interview with Juan and see more photos,  visit Massive Voodoo.

Arachnork spider

I finished painting this Arachnork spider in May 2015, but I didn’t  have the photos until now. Better late than never, here they are for you to see. :)

Arachnork spider
Arachnork spider

The text on the base says:

»Live on then, and yet hang, condemned one, but, lest you are careless in future, this same condition is declared, in punishment, against your descendants, to the last generation!« Departing after saying this, Athena sprinkled her with the juice of Hecate’s herb, and immediately at the touch of this dark poison, Arachne’s hair fell out. With it went her nose and ears, her head shrank to the smallest size, and her whole body became tiny. Her slender fingers stuck to her sides as legs, the rest is belly, from which she still spins a thread, and, as a spider, weaves her ancient web.

It comes from The Metamorphoses by Ovid. I think the connection is pretty obvious. 😉

Official background for Arachnork spider:

Here’s what the official Games Workshop narration says about this monster:

In the darkest depths of the most sinister forests, even Giants and Cygors can fall prey to the colossal Arachnarok Spider. Towering over houses and settlements alike, this gargantuan creature can be goaded into battle by Forest Goblins who worship it as a living god. Bedecked with shanty towers, altars to the Spider-god or even crude catapults, the Arachnarok Spider will terrorise the Warhammer world.

I hope you like it, and I will soon post some more WIP photos of my Alahan models.

Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought

I think this Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought model never made it to my gallery, which is a shame. I painted it in mid-2014, and it’s been posted to the internet, but because of the technical problems with our website it was never published here.

Well, now it is! :)

Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought in blood rage
Blood Angels Contemptor Dreadnought in blood rage

Some background notes for my Contemptor dreadnought:

The concept for this paintjob was based on Blood Angels background. According to it some Blood Angels go into a kind of frenzy, called “red thirst“. I wanted to represent this state of mind with my painting, show the blood covering the world, in which everything can be a potential enemy and a sufficient reason to kill them. I tried to capture the madness and rage in this miniature. I hope it makes the concept easier to understand. :)

If you want to see some WIP shots of this model, feel free to check them out: Here‘s the one in which I collected some images to use as reference and inspiration. This one presents earlier stages of painting, without the gore and many freehand-painted details, as well as the base photographed separately. Finally this post shows some close-ups of freehand details that I applied later, but still before adding the blood.

Enjoy. :)