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Thursday, October 04, 2007
I've been separated from the main battlegroup for days. They're probably thinking that I'm lying in a ditch somewhere. I'm just hoping they won't get the chance to be right. The doe I've been hunting is much better at this than the last one. She knows the woods like no one else I've seen and she covers her tracks like a ghost. To make matters worse... this damned rain isn't helping!
Movement! Just at the edge of vision. She's curious. She stays just out of sight enough to watch but not be seen. If that weren't true I'd be dead already. Maybe.
I load my pistol. She sees me and she's winding her crossbow. I'm only going to have one chance at this. She doesn't seem like the type to miss. My vision blurs as I call on a different kind of sense... I can see her form, see her move with a cat like grace... aiming at me with steady hands. I face the other direction. Make her think I can't see her. Just one shot...
The bullet speeds past the trees, dodges around trees and cuts through corners. It finds it's mark and punches thru flesh with a muffled sound... like a pebble thrown in a pond.
I open my eyes and notice the bolt in the trunk beside me. The skill of it's maker would be an envy of cygnaran smiths. It looks sleek... well balanced but sharp enough that it can punch thru steel. If my shot came in a heart beat later that bolt would have gone thru my skull cleanly. Time to see the doe. Bring home the prize.
I walked over to where she was. The woman was lying on the ground face up... her eyes wide open in disbelief. Her chest was laboring heavily as blood went out of the entry wound. Her hand shook as she tried to cover the wound. She knows death comes for her but she can't accept it. I kneel beside her and I held her hand to steady it. I can see disgust in her eyes. Perhaps for me. Perhaps for her own failure. Or perhaps for both. She tries to say something but only a gurgling sound comes out. She's bleeding everywhere now. Inside and out.
I put my hand on her forehead. Tell her to keep still. Tell her that we're just soldiers fighting for our freedom. I tell her I know of the pouch she keeps on her right side. That she keeps a collection of tokens taken from our warcasters who never saw her coming. I tell her I understand. I tell her I don't hate her and in turn that she shouldn't hate me. This is what we do.
Tears well out of her eyes. Her chest heaves and she convulses. She lies in a pool of her own blood... looking at me with disbelief...
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
What can I say? I'm a fan of these dudes. Not only are they easy to paint but their abilities make them very flexible. They can take on both infantry and jacks/beasts. I'd consider these guys my staple grunts.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Meet Nemo. My favorite warcaster. lol He doesn't do much really, just a bunch of lightning tricks. I guess I like him more because he looks like a cute knock off of Albert Einstein. Who by the way was a Theist. His famous "God does not play dice!" quote says it all. OT: Sir Isaac Newton was also a firm believer in God. Just a lil trivia there. ;)
Extra spell caster and Jack handler. I like him more for the way he looks rather than what he does. Though he's pretty nifty as well. Reminds me of Galford!
Yet another fig bought for the looks. lol Yup I'm very consistent in that respect. Style before substance! It just so happened that after playing him the first time I realised how nice this solo is. hehe.
One of my fave warjacks. The armor piercing Gun he carries is very useful for taking out pesky mid sized models and ruining the day for Large based ones. Someone... *ahem* made a mistake of turning his back on the little geezer and tried to run away from combat. Mr. Hunter here whacked his predator knockoff in pieces. He maybe small but he carries a BIG gun... and an Axe! :P
I've yet to find good uses for this one. Right now he's there for the Arc Node. Didn't really get to bash someone's cortex with his shock shield thingamajig last time i played but it did a decent job of holding off a few units. My sacrificial model. *sigh*
Had the centurion been here this space would belong to him. Alas I have the unfortunate luck of having to wait for my order's arrival. Excited na ako!!! I wanna cut him up into itty bitty litew pwieces and put him back together again... like a surgeon. lol Oooh and Stormguards are a'comin. I love Cygnar. They're the only faction I can truly say is quite... Electric! ;)
Thought that was over huh? But wait! There's more! I have to tells you about the paintin! :P I decided to keep it blue but not so dark as the real Cygnaran colors. So I decided, Hey! let's neuter these overly saturated blues and so I got me some regal blue from GW and built it up to shadow grey (el progressibo le blending?) The result is what you see there. No the drab colors are not the result of photomanipulation (though I did fix this image and downed the contrasts to compensate for camera's value range). Everything else is pretty basic. Golds and stuff. As soon as I finish that Gunmage Cappy I'll proceed with the stormguard. Lastly I'm really torn on whether I should go do real OSL/NMM with the glows from the electric thingies. I'm afraid of ruining the paintjob. lol I guess we'll see in the coming days. :P
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
I finally got to do some work on this piece. You can see I cheated a little with the staff's pole. hehe. I just don't know how to do it otherwise. Though I've seen other artists who are far more talented draw a straight pole from their tablets... I'm not that kind of artist! :P Shoot... I can make a acceptable straight line with pencil and paper... but doing that on a wacom is a little hard.
I changed the position of the right hand so that the staff would slant a little. I thought making it straight would kill the pic. I might modify the left hand a bit. Make the fingers look more natural.
I'm still having problems with the robes... particularly in the creases and folds... so far I haven't had any references for this drawing other than the ram's skull of which I had no idea since I don't remember drawing one before. I'll definitely be using references once the background starts. There will be smoke, some fires and I have no idea how to do the ground. lol
Sketched in the Force Staff. Not much to say really. That's all I did. :)
Happy weekend everyone! ;)
Saturday, July 07, 2007
Adding in some more details. Managed to find the shape of right shoulder pad, though I'm still not sure about the position. Changed the belt to resemble the miniature more. Which I find funny because this IS supposed to be the concept art! lol
I'm not too satisfied with the left chest cable. I'll try changing that this weekend. Maybe make it hug the shape of the chest more. I'm still torn on whether to correct the details so it sends the message that its moving along the planes but it's a minor thing so I might let it go altogether. I'm still blank about what to put on the stomach part. perhaps some cabling/actuators thingamajig.
Okay this is just a minor update before going into the weekend. I'm still a bit groggy from last night's gimick.
The runes on the trim of his chest plate are readable. If it's hard to read ask me to post the close up. It should be easy enough to guess if you're a loyalist space marine. ;) (click the picture to enlarge)
Friday, July 06, 2007
I'm off to work. Updates later. :D
The lights flickered and for a few moments the room was lit by the bluish glow emanating from the staff and the sword. When the lights came back the young warrior was stooping, sweat trickled from his forehead. His face was to the floor and both his arms strained heavily on the hilt of the sword that kept him upright.
“Again!” Boomed the voice of the more senior Librarian.
“I can’t breathe.” The younger one muttered under his breath.
Chronos was a picture of disapproval. He knew he was pushing the young man very hard but that did not grant him the right to feel tired. They were nearing their destination and the time for training is drawing to a close. He saw how the young man held on to the sword and relaxed his own stance. He was the kindly teacher once again.
“Very well… you may rest. Return here to the training room after 2 hours. We will begin again.” He hated having to do that but the young man needed rest.
When Chronos was alone in the training room he proceeded to the center and sat facing towards Holy Terra. He didn’t need the starmap, nor did he need to touch the power of the warp to do that. It was just something he knew by instinct.
He could sense the flow and ebb of life onboard the
“I have to thank you for this company Chronos. It is not a comfortable one, this throne of mine.” Came the rickety voice of a compassionate man in his twilight years.
“I am your servant my lord. It is a privilege of mine to keep you company.” Said Chronos in a subservient tone.
“You found him correct?” the voice was coming from a figure that sat on the throne.
“Yes my lord. Ichor IV. He… has led the people there into rebellion.” Chronos could not bring himself to state the casualties.
“I weep for my people Chronos. Chained as I am to this eternal prison of mine, you and your brothers are my only arm in these trying times. With you I can reach them. With you I can purge their malignant influence. My people suffer and your strength is what gives them hope.” The voice was pained and heavy with remorse.
“We are en route my lord. Rest assured he will get his due and the people will be restored.” Chronos answered with conviction.
“Good. Good my son. Tell me… tell me of your apprentice. Will he be… ready?” The figure on the throne inquired with keen interest.
“I will see to it that he is my lord.” Chronos looked up and even in the dark he could almost see the smile on the figure’s lips.
A sound came at the edge of hearing… as though near yet distant and in an moment the dark room and the man on the throne fled farther and farther until they were once again separated from him by the great sea of stars.
The doors to the training room parted to reveal the young apprentice.
“I am ready, brother.” Said the young man and in Chronos’ mind was a single thought.
You have to be…
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Apparently the appeal to terminator and space marine art comes from the overly exagerated mesomorph. Hence I have to work with the armor itself rather than make sense of the human inside. lol
Oh well it was an interesting excercise. I feel like I haven't painted in ages.
*I hardly use any reference for these pieces.
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Those were taken when we were preparing to leave the beach. Goodbye to the tiny crabs and sea urchins that made our stay so memorable. lolz Oh and let's not forget to mention the frogs that only came out at night and went diving into the pool where the crabs joined them afterwards. :D And Meann too who captured the heart of the guys who went on the trip. Sadly nobody wanted to go to prison so no one took pictures of her. hehe...
Office mate: "Ilang taon ka na ba?"
Answer: "17 po"
Office mate: "Anong trabaho nang tatay mo?"
Answer: "Pulis po"
Nuff said. lolz
Monday, May 28, 2007
Dark Angels Librarian on teenie winie sketchpad.
Done with super cool rotring mechanical pencil contraption!
A funny thing happened once I reached makati(I stayed at coffee bean for 20 or so minutes). When I got tired of roaming around the mall I decided to sit down in one of those comfy benches and continued doodling. Before I knew it there were kids flocking behind me and some were calling their mom's to show my drawing. lol Prior to that some girl from across the bench was eyeing me with a wicked grin on her face. No I wasn't dreaming... that was my spidey senses warning me. Four years earlier I would have gotten off my seat, sat beside her and started making conversation but that day I was waiting for the woman who captured my heart, with a wicked cool gift in tow. It was a our 3rd year anniversary. :)
p.s. will post the miniature sculpt soon. it has a slight variation with the drawing. particularly the torso.
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
For the meantime I'm hitting the painting table again. I figure it's time to get some work done on the Deathwing and Ravenwing... not to mention my painting commission backlog. In the middle of all these though... I've been missing the wacom... I'll get to see about posting some new works soon and maybe finish some old ones.
Summer is almost over... I'm coming out of hiatus. :D
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, February 15, 2007
On another note, I've been a little preoccupied playing Super Powers 2. It's nice to see your country get out of foreign debt even if it's just a game. Being able to modernize the AFP and create a few nuclear ICBMs (for protection!) was definitely a plus too! ;)
I also made a few updates on the links section. Check it out sometime.
Friday, February 02, 2007
I'm seeing anatomy issues. grr...
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I managed to get some painting done but not much progress. I know I shouldn't be going down into the details yet but I wanted to get the face presentable before I proceed with everything else. I'm working on getting the likeness back as I think I'm losing it a bit. The painting needs more contrasts too.
Yes. My eyes were made for beauty...
hmm... gawa kaya ako nang isa pang portrait... kaso wala namang picture na maganda na nasakin... hmm...
Okay so it really doesn't look like her. What the hell... I'll finish it anyways. Hmm... I'm renaming this piece "The Nobleman's Daughter". There! That seems appropriate. :D
Monday, January 08, 2007
Still some minor issue with the arms and hands... also quite possibly the legs. I'm learning new stuff as I go and the humongous collection of reference photos I've acquired last year are proving useful. They will be my crotch till I learn to do figure drawing with my eyes closed. Figuratively speaking :P. I'm still thinking if the pose is enough or if I need to fix it some more. I had to stop before detailing the hands last night coz my right arm was hurting so bad. I won't be posting this piece on cgtalk till I'm done and it's printed. Yeah! No criticism on this one. Atleast not before I'm done. ;) I want to do this on my own to see where my skills are and what needs more practice.
So all that's left is to check the arms, hands and legs plus see if the pose evokes what I want it to evoke then see if the anatomy works. When all that's done I can get to the painting part. I think I'll skip turning this into a grey scale work and get right to painting. Maybe I'll just do a tiny tonal study.
I don't know... I just couldn't find what I was looking for. I just want to achieve a good balance between painterish and realistic appearance in my paintings. I guess developing your own style is something you come across on your own.
That's it for now. Next post will be in colors! :D
Thursday, January 04, 2007
There she is. After working on and off for the whole vacation apparently I did catch her likeness. It was pretty frustrating at times since I have to work from several references which didn't really do well as reference. Most of them were too small. Also none of the pictures had this pose. Anyways I sent it to her yesterday to have the likeness approved before continuing and she was pretty pleased with it. This morning she asked if she could have this picture here so she could place it in their living room. :D So now I'm giving her this and the finished painting too.
The portrait I'm making is somewhat based on William Bougereau's "Reflexion". I'll just try and make things look more up to date if not modern. Below is a picture of the dress I'm planning to use for this piece.
Yes I'm straight! Straight! Straight! Straight! And No I'm not a fashion designer obviously! :P I'm leaning towards a dark blue for the bottom and a light blue-grey for the top... maybe the belt should be some complementary of the main colors. That's not fur you see on the top of it. It's this transparent material I saw Karel Marquez wearing in her FHM spread. I hope I pull it off coz that fabric looks really cool. :P The dress is still on the drawing board and may change... I'm partial to ancient greek designs. hmm...
Okay. Enough for now. I'm hungry. XD