Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Sneak Peek: Warhammer Ancient Battles

I'm now fully immersed in an exciting historical project for Games Workshop, I've been aching to do historical illustration for a long time and now the chance has come up, I'm trying to produce something with a narrative, historically accurate and dynamic. A nod of the hat to the unequalled Angus McBride. Here's a sneaky peek:

(Above)
"Uh-oh, this doesn't look good"

With these pieces I'm getting back to basics, these are straight (almost oil 'effect') paintings done in Photoshop, no fancy lens flares or overlay effects - just good, old fashioned drawing, tones, values and edges. I'm really enjoying it, I want to do more!

I'll keep you posted when they're published and I'll put up all the pieces for your pleasure.

5 comments:

Ben Newman said...

nice work neil, looking forward to seeing the rest of them!

jake gumbleton said...

awesome to see you going at it with just your hard won skills mate! Looking ace.

Aidan said...

looks very exciting indeed - you lucky man!

Pete Wells said...

Absolutely stunning!

Jon McCoy said...

This is a great image neil :)
The faces are bang on