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House Delaque Ganger

Well I haven’t updated this site for months, so here’s an image I created as part of a job application for a Games Workshop Specialist Games Digital Illustrator a couple of years ago. I didn’t get the job.

He’s a sinister Delaque ganger, from the House of Shadows, I read a bit about them online to better get a sense of their new iteration (even more sneaky and slightly psychic). As Delaques have snakes and a stiletto dagger as their logo I thought a sickly turquoise colour for his gear would be appropriate to suggest poisoned flesh.

I’ve modified the miniatures logo (based on Jes Goodwin’s original sketch from the 1995 boxed game) to a stylised snake skull. I gave him a slash tattoo to signify his preferred method of fighting and made sure his bionic eyes looked like the operation to remove them was quite brutal.

Here’s the sketchbook page where I pencilled him first:

I enjoyed creating him; I started with a pencil drawing then digitally painted over that in Photoshop with a bit of Painter to finish off, as I have more experience in using Painter.

This is all Copyright Games Workshop.

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Hive World comic strip ideas

This a rough comic scene idea I had; here my House Umbra (Delaque) gangers are arranging a drugs (maybe spook?) trade with the mutie gang. First panel is the meeting, second and third the House Umbra gang leader is getting the quality tested by a fellow ganger on their hand scanner. Following that are some notes of where the story could go from there.

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More Hive World sketchbook work

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.

Metropolis

Nemesis the Warlock

More pages later!

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Hive world gangers

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

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Ordo Xenos and mutants too!

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.

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Mutant Psyker

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.

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