Monday, November 5, 2018

Finished! Da Headbangas

A personal project for my growing collection of shadespire warbands (2). Orks have always been my favorite and that will never change. I love barbarians but I love them with giant teeth and a variety of wild skintones even more.


















Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The Well of Souls

Like an ever flowing stream it comes, when does it end? Where could I begin? Still they came, by the hundreds, by the thousands, the teens of thousands, en masse through obliteration. Always the question, how many more? 

If you're Nagash you're hoping for billions! Oh boy what a bargain, can't beat free! 

Happy Halloween to All! What follows is a shaky attempt at documenting the the process on this base. No way around it though, deliberately applied illustrative techniques are required. Also a little corkboard.



To start off the build, andost other build ups I do, some sheets of corkboard were broken up. I also used some wizkids scenery bits and some small wooden planks from a hobby shop.


The second layer was dirt, broken chunks of putty, and a few headstones where I could fit them. I threw some liquid greenstuff down to fill the textureout a bit..it worked not so well, I'd give it a C+ but after some sadning I found a decent result.



 The Paint! 

To begin, a turquoise base.


Next, draw the entire thing..It took some practice and the first pass of this was completely fucked so although you're seeing a snapshot, this was a couple hours spent gnawing at the paint.


In this shot you can see me stepping across the pond, and it shows the process is built up in many gradual layers.


Then it was a matter of tweaking the design. Bringing brighter shades into the raised areas of the face and also creating depth with a medium blue in the recesses.



More to come, Nagash will sit upon this throne and the spectral legions will emerge, if not now, there is time. Everything dies.





Thursday, October 25, 2018

Finished! Blightwinkle

Blightwinkle the Problematic and Ploppi to be precise, as named on stream. This is a special piece because it will be given away, along with 4 other items, to a lucky subscriber on my twitch channel. Twitch.tv/samsonarts. Painted up in 3 1/2 hours and I'm already building next month's giveaway. Fun!




Sunday, October 14, 2018

Finished! Magore's Fiends

Skulls for the skull throne! Painted for my local buddy and owner of Flying Phoenix Games, Big Kevin. This set is done in the standard Khorne scheme and I'll be unveiling an alternate scheme in the future. Everybody wants the fiends! 











Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Finished! Morathi the Shadow Queen

Kind of tricky to photograph but here she is in all her splendor! Done in an alternate scheme, the name escapes me at the moment but it's always a good move to deviate from the box art :)







Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Finished! The Lord of Malice

I was really stunned by the high quality of this cast and it's fittings. Bravo to Creature Caster for producing the best resin in the business. More to come here from them as I have a big project in the works :) Without further ado, here be the Lord!


For a better look, check out the Gallery View. I'm posting this from a remote location and don
t have access to the full spread of pictures. 

Monday, August 27, 2018

WIP The Lord of Malice

It's been a while since I've done a work in progress log. Most of my internet posting is done on Facebook and Instagram recently, but I'll never abandon the 'ol ship (blog). This was a recent commission and super fun, which I say about every project but I mean it more this time, I swear. I should get better at describing things. Anyway, here's the rundown. 

The figure is from creature caster and was such a joy to work on. The cleanliness of the cast was the best I've seen in a long time. Very miniscule mold lines and the sockets fit perfectly, absolutely zero warping. Here we see our Lord after some quick wetblending. I wanted to make the bone look strong, pretty much the appearance of stoney growths over marrow.  


The color scheme was red white and blue, with a tilt of course but that's the scheme at it's core, a simple complimentary trifecta.


Next I had to add some glowing effects. I wanted the model to say, demon, of course he's s demon but I want a DEMON. So macical properties it is! How fun.


Then it was time to comb over the details and lock in the flavor. Here he is 99% done, final photos coming soon :)


As always stay tuned! On all the various platforms, the fantasy art of sam Lenz on Facebook, samsonosmas on Instagram, and most recently samsonarts on Twitch!