While scouring through Amazon last night I stumbled upon this gem:
For those of you who have the previous books in this serious, most famously the Imperial Infantryman's Uplifting Primer, you'll know that this isn't just a reference book, it's practically a prop! Indeed, our copies of Damocles Gulf editions are constantly being used when we play Dark Heresy. Not only are these books dripping with pure Imperial propaganda, they are also impressively mired in military style verbiage and bureaucracy. Indeed, the Primer was a literal extension of military red-tape that the guardsman is forced to carry with him at all times (or get a bullet in the head!). Did I mention that these books are also kinda of funny? Particularly the propaganda regarding how awesome the standard issue Lasgun is at killing everything!
So I have seen zero fan-fare on this title, so hopefully I have done you a service and you'll promptly chase the link and pre-order it like I did!
(...shudder!...why do I feel so dirty all of a sudden?!)
Friday, August 31, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
So, my new muse has inspired me to paint again. Oh, not miniatures, but real, 2-D on a canvas painting! And this is the 1st painting I have done since...well, since I painted a Squat for Inquisitor Magazine that got rejected (for being "too dark", which was ironic considering the direction GW's art took not soon after! LOL). That was...'98? Not sure, but you get the idea: this is my 1st painting this century!
It's still not completely done (I intend to finish it this weekend) but I wanted to show the step-by-step of this, as you will see that the techniques I employed here are pretty much the same as what I used in miniature painting.
It started off with a pencil under drawing (which I neglected to take a pic of) that I "inked" with black acrylic. This object is about 10" in diameter.
I built up zones of blue to get a color fade effect in the back ground that would run from the upper right down to the lower left.
I don't intend to display all the art I will be doing for this project on this blog, but I wanted to show off that fact that "I'm back" as far as 2-D art is concerned. This project is in support of an art show that she will be selling her wares at, and I might be selling some of the pieces that I paint up there as well.
Oh, and look what I found in my canvas pad:
Thanks for reading,
All images (c) Joel Phillips