It’s been a while since I featured someone else’s work on my blog, and when a friend asked me about it, I was only too glad to lend a hand. I have known Ella for a long while now, back in the distant past of twitter RP! We have kept in touch though, and she is now at the point where she is able to take commissions for artwork. Here are her details in her words, and some examples of her work too!
My name is Ella, I am a writer and self taught artist. I adore everything magical and that is what I tend to draw, DnD characters, characters from my own stories and others OCs. I love doing commissions that have a strong character premise where I can incorporate little pieces of their personality into the illustrations. I can be found on twitter primarily: https://twitter.com/SnapsOfAFool , my ko-fi ko-fi.com/snapsofafool and on instagram https://www.instagram.com/afools_designs/
I have finished the second part of the Adeptus Mechanicus after what feels like an age. I have very much enjoyed the commission, and working on a whole army all at once rather than a few miniatures here and there. It was not as much of a slog as I feared it might be, but I did use a lot of red!
The only mini I have not pictured is the flier, as It is being sent part assembled, and it did not fit in the light box!
I shall be taking a bit of a break from the Ad Mech, but not for long as I already have a few more waiting to be done!
I was recently contacted again for some more work on the onderful red, orange and grey marines that I have painted a couple of times in the past. I was thrilled to be able to paint these guys again, the scheme is a lot of fun, is bright, vibrant and cheery – in my mind at least. This time it was more of the Indomitus Box, some First Generation Marines and a Librarian in terminator armour. Here they are:
The home brew Chapter is called Sons of Guilliman and it was a real pleasure to work on some more of them. I know they are involved in battles against the foul greenskin and I do hope they are conquering them well.
I have also asked for some shots of them all together, as it will be great to see them! Proof that I have indeed painted an army!
In order to raise funds for medical care for her cats, a friend of mine is offering art commissions. She is exceptionally talented and offers work in different styles. I said I would give her a shout out to help her along – we who create have to help each other out as much as we can after all! here are some samples of her work and her details:
Here are some more links if you want to know more!
I was recently contacted by a client asking me to paint up some intercessors for his son. I love Space Marines, and I love getting children into Warhammer and such. Warhammer Club was perhaps the best part of my teaching week before I stopped teaching so this request was a no-brainer.
The client sent me a picture of the colouring sheet his son had produced and all I had to do was copy it onto the Marines – simple!
This is what they looked like:
I love how the scheme turned out. Orange, red, grey and blue work so well together! I had a lot of fun painting the orange as well – it was tough, and a colour I haven’t really worked with before either. Next time, I will layer it up from a red base rather than going from a black undercoat.
I have also heard that the client’s son is thrilled with them, so all in all, this was a good learning process, and fun to boot!
I have picked up a couple of commissions lately, which has led to a few people asking me what Table Top and Table Top Plus are. I found that the commission page I have doesn’t really answer that question very clearly and it has made me think what the differences are. I decided to make it much clearer by painting a single miniature to demonstrate this. Seeing how I have a ‘few’ Blood Angels kicking about, I used one of them to do so.
This is Table Top Sergeant Himbo. He has base colours and a single set of highlights on him. There are no freehand details on purity seals and no markings on him. His colouring is very basic and there is little in the way of shading. He also has a simple scheme on his base, in this case done with texture paint.
This is Table Top Plus Sergeant Himbo. He has two colour highlights, freehand details – note the purity seal and decals attached as well. More of the miniatures details have been picked out and his base is more than a texture base.
I did this exercise to clarify in my mind what each stage includes. I do now need to go and paint the rest of the Blood Angels, but I have quarantine here so I will certainly have the time!
I have made an addition to the commission page today. As well as adding in some more recent pictures, I had added Tournament standard to the list. This is a most basic painting scheme aimed at those who want to play in tournaments but cannot be bothered to paint thier army, or who want it doing super quick.
Here are the details:
Tournament minimums are three colours and bases, so this is what this tier gets. Three colours and basing. Price will vary depending on how many miniatures need doing and what minatures they are. Cost for infantry/troops will be from £1 per model. Larger miniatures will cost more. If you want to try out the new ‘hot thing’, this is the scheme for you.
Here are some examples I have done recently:
It’s basic, and quick – perfect if you need miniatures doing swiftly in time for the tournament at the weekend!
As always, feel free to get in touch if you are interested.
This is a bit like a weekly ‘to do’ list! These are some of the things I wish to achieve miniature wise in the week ahead, though I am not sure I will get everything done with a planned trip to my folks place! So, in no particular order:
Khorne Berzerkers. I’ve already base coated them and got them on the right sized bases. Now they need finishing off.
2) Guillliman who is a commission for a friend of mine, and some screamers. I want to try something with different colours on the screamers. Guilliman is already base coated and ready for pin shading and metallics.
3) This Death Jester and the other Eldar guy. They came in a batch of Eldar that was picked up at the Warboot and I think they look interesting, so I will paint them to sell at a later date. Always good to try some different miniatures right?
4) I want to paint this guy to practice on those swords. I believe this is a converted Autarch?
5) This fellow has a banner and is already primed… I’m going to Eldar freehand it and practice gems!
6) And then there is this guy…
I shall be very busy but I am confident I will get at least the first 5 done. The last guy will be an ongoing project as he is rather large. He shall be the reward for painting the others and progress will be slower. I am painting him for myself though, rather than for commission or selling. Either way, it shall be a busy, but fun, week!
While my friend was visiting from Sweden, I had very little time to get anything done hobby/work wise. It was a lovely break and just what I needed to be able to spring back and get some bits accomplished. I am unsure where I was up to so here are some bits I have been doing recently.
First off, I have tinkered with the base of the Everchosen Diorama. I thought it was a bit dull and needed something extra to make it stand out. I added some heather to the base and a few extra tufts to give it subtle flashes of colour rather than it being as dull as it was before. Here are the results:
I have also worked on Abaddon – I may have posted this already, but here he is again anyway as a reminder. This is my first attempt at Non Metallic Metals and I am very pleased with how they’re developing.
His face I am particularly pleased with as well. There are a lot of subtle colours in there, apple green and some purple, to add to the deep expression. I also like his yellowing teeth – I doubt there are many stockists of toothpaste in the Eye of Terror…
Finally, I have been working on the Elucidian Starstriders. I will be painting these to sell later on. The miniatures are detailed, intricate and I am enjoying picking out the details. They don’t take too long to paint either, which makes me feel as though I have achieved something quickly. So far, I have done the medic and the dog!
I find that the rest of the week is going to be busy painting wise. I have been commissioned to paint Guilliman, which shall be amazing. I enjoyed painting him before and the chance to do so again is welcome. I have an army of Tzeentch demons to finish by the end of the week for a local GT event. Everchosen is creeping up quickly so I need to mae haste on Abaddon as well.
I am glad to be busy!
If you are interested in commissioning my to paint your miniatures, please feel free to get in touch on any of my social media platforms. I would love to hear from you!