These following pages are from about 2005, I wasn’t putting dates on my sketchbooks then so I can’t be sure. The first scene is an image I had of a poorer house, (House Cawdor in Necromunda) reminiscent of the worker rabble in Metropolis (1927) being stirred to riot with some anti-deviant rantings as Torquemada is fond to do in 2000AD’s Nemesis the Warlock. On the right are some symbols and a sinister ganger from my House Umbra, a lesser clan aligned to House Delaque.
Nemesis the Warlock
More pages later!
I’ve been a bit under the weather recently, hence the lack of updates on this website. While I’m recovering I thought I’d post some things I’ve been working on and off over the last few years. This is an image I created in 2006 inspired by Necromunda’s House Delaque and The City of Lost Children Cyclops cult also Dark City’s Strangers.
Necromunda skirmish war game
The City of Lost Children movie
Dark City movie
Another sneak peak, this time my mutant gang leader.
Here’s a sneak peak of my pencil lines of my mutant berserker.
I’ve always found the Warhammer 40,000’s Imperial Inquisition a fascinating side to Games Workshop’s flagship game so here I’ve sketched a team for the Ordo Xenos (the alien hunting branch of the Inquisition). We’ve got an Adepta Sororitas and a Deathwatch Imperial
Space Marine, a gunfighter and in the background the Ordo Xenos inquisitor himself.Warhammer 40,000 Ordo Xenos
On the facing page are a couple more mutant gangers. In the middle is a fat mutant who uses a giant crossbow and a makeshift windlass for loading it. At the bottom right is a female mutant who has made an armoured carapace to hide in the junkheaps and take pot shots with her hand-made scrap-launching gun.
GW stuff is copyright GW.
Some strange doodles on the left (a German nutcracker, a shield design for an Undead Army (red skull-moon over black castle), a fishman mask idea, a flaming horse, ratman and a green dog-man using his voice as a sonic weapon) and on the right is my Mutant Psyker, a Fat Mutie and some SF hologram text.
Here’s the mutant gang boss, with clown-like hair, an extra arm and mechanical claw. There are some more mutant gang symbols too and a seal-dog whatever that is.
On the left I’m sketching some SF characters and on the right you have my giant mutant wielding a piece of a building to bash his foes. Next; the mutant leader!
Fast forward to 2015-ish and I feel like sketching my jolly mutant band again (on the left page you can see my Xeno-archaeologist examining an alien skull ). I’ve sketched the current bunch; the giant biffo mutie, the bald, pallid psychic mutant, the crazy clown-haired leader with his metal claw arm and various others.
This is my line-up of mutants; a mutie wide-faced woman with a scrap-shotgun, a melting-faced fat mutant with a giant crossbow, the mutant psychic (now a dwarf), the giant dude, the clown-haired leader and the berserker.
Round about a couple of years later I returned to these ideas as I felt I could do them a bit more justice. I started with the mutant berserker. I imagined he had found an electronic object that glowed a little when he discovered it in the filthy junk-heaps. He thinks it’s a refractor field so now believes he’s invulnerable to bullets.
I added a bit of acrylic white (probably Skull White!) to this version and some more crazy mutant gang territory symbols.
Here I’ve loosely sketched in a version in inks, acrylic white and a bit of watercolour wash. More next time!