This last weekend, I participated in yet another Dogme48 even, again this time arranged by the Chromanaut team.
For those that arent familiar with the Dogme48 concept, its fairly simple: You get 48 hours to make a competition level entry from start to finish. There are no rules on what project you chose, that is intirely up to you. It is however advisable, that you chose something different from what you paint normally. The point is to try and see if we can push some bounderies and of course inspire and learn from eachother.
For this even I chose to do the Garro model from Forgeworld. While is is nothing new for me to paint GW/Forgeworld models, its been a very long time since I painted spacemarine armor, and I also wanted to try out a metal technique on a larger scale. So, there are some progress pictures of both mine and some of the other participants projects. The finished result comes later.
About to begin:
Out of the box and prepped for painting:
First layers: Metal via airbrush + gold and black from brush :
Shading and highlighting all over, the long process helped a great deal by the old expert, Tue Kaae:
So, 14 days a go I traveled to England together with some good friends to participate in the new revived Golden Demon painting competition. Kristian Simonsen, Tue Kaae, Torben Ryde and I met with John Keys and stayed at his place the whole saturday before going to the Warhammerfest sunday where the Golden Demon competition occured.
And of course, the slayersword winner by Michal Pisarski from Lan Studios:
The weekend after I participarted in the local Warhammer stores "The Fang" painting even. I participated with my dwarf slayer and my vampire again. This time I got gold with my slayer in single and silver in diorama with my vampire.
Some friends of mine has gotten together and started their own little community named Chromanaut. They are; Kristian Simonsen, Tue Kaae, Bo Bjerregaard and Torben Ryde. They are all very talented and I am proud to call them fellow nerds.
This past weekend, they repeated an even we have tried a few times before: Dogme48. Basicaly, you get 48 hours straight to sculpt/build/put together a model and paint it to a competition standard. Seeing I came from the other end of the country, I wouldnt be able to participate all 48 hours so I chose a model of smaller size then most of the others; the new dwarf dragonslayer/unforged/white dwarf, as the model is known now a days ...
A few years ago.. or should I say, quite a few years ago, I bought 2 Warhammer models: Manfred and Vlad Von Carsten. Two of the most feared special characters on the know Warhammer universe and also, might I add, two awesome models.
I spend a long time wondering how to paint them. I wanted Manfred to be blood red, but I didnt know how to make him interesting to look at. So I asked a good friend of mine, Tue (Yes, the Tue) and he tolled me: paint him green.... well, that was not what I expected, since I had just tolled him I wanted to paint him REALLY red.
Anyway, we finally got around to actually do the painting and a year later (yes... a year!) here it is. I brought it to Monte San Savino 2016 and it was the only thing I entered. The absolutely best piece I have ever done, much thx to Tue.
I hope you can see the point of the green. I am for one very happy with the result and it has opened my eyes to many more possibilities. Cheers.
While I am at it. Shout out to Tues new project with fellow painters Bo, Torben and Kristian. Takke a look HERE
So, this years Monte San Savino show is behind us... and yet not quit. After a barage of monstrously awesome models, both sculpted and painted, you cant really put it behind you, and you are not supposed to either. For some people, I am sure Monte San Savino is just a competition to find out how good they are, not to me though. It might be because I know I am not the best, by far, but to me its a source of inspiration to get better, to make even more amazing pieces and for the fantasy to be let lose. I have of course a lot of mental images, but I also did take a bunch of pictures I would like to share.
I have a folder HERE you are welcome to have a look at. I have picted out a few examples here. Enjoy.
By Kristian Simonsen:
By Tue Kaae
By Roman Lappat
By Anna Shestakova
By Michael Kontraros
By Mr. Ben Komets sir ;)
A lot more pictures, just follow the link. Cheers.