Category Archives: Fantasy

Fantasy pictures from my sketchbook.

Panzerfäuste Mountain Troll Anti-tank Team

Here are some more sketches of unsculpted Panzerfäuste Miniatures – These were Vuoritroll (based on the Finnish fighters of WWII) anti tank-team with their traditional weapons for taking out armour – logs and fuel drum molotov cocktails.

Various historo-fantasy games including Panzerfäuste can be found here:

https://orcsinthewebbe.co.uk/

And Steve Blease, Panzerfäuste mastermind, owner of Wessex Games can be found here:

http://www.wessexgames.co.uk/

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Panzerfäuste Winter War Part 4

I didn’t post anything last month so I’ll make up for that with a few more in May. Here’s another miniatures concept that never made it into 3D.

Another Winter War troll, this time a specialist sniper for the mountain trolls. He’s a rare White Troll, slightly larger and more rotund than your average troll!

As I’ve done before you can see my original sketch on my Facebook page.

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Panzerfäuste Winter War Part 3

Here are the command units for the Soviet Dark Elves, all have an element of dark elf styling: A senior officer in winter greatcoat and papakha hat, an infantry officer, two KhĂ´ven Gralska Baba witches, an army doctor, an assassin (sniper), a remote observer witch, another witch with a sickle, a younger Dark Elf signaller and a Vodka Seller with a Cossack hat and hairstyle.

As before, my sketchbook pages can be seen on my Facebook page.

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Panzerfäuste Winter War Part 2

Now we have the Soviet Dark Elves, who are invading the lands of the Trolls. The uniforms and weapons are based on those of the early WWII Soviet army with a bit of subtle Dark Elf gothic styling. The sketchbook page I created for Rob as I worked on these concepts can be seen on Facebook. More soon.

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Warhammer Gothic Horror Quest

Combining my liking for classic British Horror films (such as The Devil Rides Out (1968), The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971), Witchfinder General that sort of thing) with Warhammer Age of Sigmar seemed a natural choice, especially near Hallowe’en when I had this idea.

I sketched these as there hasn’t been a new zombie kit from Games Workshop for over twenty years! They’ve got ghosts (The Nighthaunt, Ghouls (Flesh-eater Courts) and so on. The technology has moved on from the old characterful Zombies kit so this would be a great way to re-introduce zombies into Warhammer. I’ve sketched a battered Stormcast Relictor, a Lizardman (Seraphon if you like) hero sent on a holy quest by the Slann, a wandering Wood (A)elf Grove Warden (a druidic type wizard with some sprite helpers), a human Vampire hunter at the top and a Kharadron Dwarf lady. On the right side of the page there are some ideas for a Flesh Golem, a mad Vampire bad-guy (on his way to becoming a Varghulf) and a few zombies!

As with all of my Games Workshop related posts this is entirely fan art.

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Panzerfäuste Winter War – Part 1

These are concepts for miniatures that have never been turned into 3D form, which is a shame as I enjoyed creating these with Rob and Steve from the now-discorporated Hysterical Games.

This was a going to be the first supplement; the Panzerfäuste Winter War between the Vuoritroll Mountain Trolls (with equipment and culture based on early WW2 Finnish) and the Dark Elves (based on early WW2 Soviets).

For these drawings my influences were in no particular order, the Trollhunter film (2010), illustrating genius Paul Bonner’s trolls, pictures of trolls by the Swedish painter John Bauer and amazing illustrations by Ivar Rødningen.

Troll Hunter (2010)

Paul Bonner’s art on Facebook

John Bauer on Wikipedia

Ivar Rødningen’s art website

My sketchbook work for this can be seen on my Facebook page.

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Sunken World tavern scene pencils and watercolour

At the end of a sketchbook I usually draw an full page sketch and colour it, even if it’s only a light wash. My last sketchbook I decided to create the Sunken World tavern scene I’d been planning for a while. On my facebook page I’ve enhanced it with some digital painting layers which you can see by clicking on the link to the right

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Sunken World tavern sketches continued


When I’m reaching the end of a sketchbook (not my work ones, I have separate sketchbooks for them) I like to have a full page image to finish it off. I’ll add things to it over time if the idea isn’t fully formed or there are a load of characters. Here, getting near to the end of this on I was thinking about the tavern idea are some more possible patrons.
One the right side I’m refining my ideas for a smaller race for the Sunken World. I haven’t named them as yet, but here’s a bit of background: They used to spend their lives in forests, with dwellings built on platforms between the trees or hanging on the side of larger trees but after the destruction of the larger forests caused by the Tempest Storm (when the Thulhids invaded from another dimension a century or so ago) they’ve had to adapt to a more nomadic life, often ending up working onboard ships. As smaller creatures they have to band together so I imagine one would hire a whole extended family group. As smaller, arboreal mammalian creatures they probably had to use poisons to hunt in forests, maybe they’ve still got the reputation for using such things.
More soon!

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Sunken World Ichthyss Elite and tavern scene sketches


Here I’m refining the design of the Icthyss elite guard and the crustaceans their armour is made from.


I’d been thinking about drawing a Sunken World Tavern scene for ages, it’s a Fantasy clichĂ© but that’s fine, I liked the idea. Alongside a sneak peak at some special weapons for the Icthyss Shore Raiders there’s a cast of characters I’ve inked in.

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Sunken World sketchbook pages Icthyss Elite and Sea Ranger


Here are a few sketches from my A6 sketchbook which I use when travelling by train or bus. The first are ideas I had for my Icthyss (fish-man) elite body guards and executioners. Their armour
is made from crustaceans that have been thaumaturgically-modified to be tougher (by their Thulhid masters). I realise they are literally lobster-tailed pot helmets but I like that!
Lobster-tailed pot helmet on Wikipedia
The weapons are fearsome two handed bladed weapons (similarly created from mutant sea creatures) vaguely like the one the Ottoman executioner wields in Terry Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988).
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen on Wikipedia
More on these creatures soon!

Next I’ve got an idea for a scarecrow miniature to lead a unit of zombies or skeletons, doodles of a wizard’s familiar (sort of a gecko/newt creature) and on the opposite page are some sketches of a Sunken World character, my Sea Ranger character I was working on. (Sea ranger sketches)

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