Daemon Prince of Khorne

Well, it has been a while since I found time to post on my blog. That's all changing now. After spending the last year-plus working as a full-time artist I decided to call it a day and take a step back to working part-time as an artist. Why? Many reasons, a big one being time. Having not been able to really take a day off or work less than a ten hour working day for over a year now I've missed out on a lot. I achieved a lot a great stuff and had some really fantastic moments; however, hand on heart, I can't say I fully enjoyed it as much as I thought I might. One of the cool bonuses of this step back is that I can now get back to blogging! So here is one to kick things off.

This painting is hot from Photoshop and is one for a client. It depicts a battle from the Warhammer 40,000 universe between a Chaos Daemon Prince, a Space Wolf and a Grey Knight. The concept came from my client, and I really enjoyed putting this one together - way too much. The last year has seen me painting a lot of stuff, you can't be fussy when it is paying the bills. However, when you get an opertunity to pull something like this together for someone, it's the best.

When I started, I thought that  the Daemon Prince would be the character that I would enjoy working on the most. If not, it would be the Space Wolf. It turns out, it was the Grey Knight. 

I don't know what it was about the Grey Knight. But, once I started layering on the the highlights and shadows the little guy really started to take on a life of his own. If you're a fan of WH40k, you may note that I went for the old style helmet for the Grey Knight. I did this as I'm not a huge fan of the newer styled ones. They're way to 'pointy' and look just a bit off to me.  

All-in-all, I really enjoyed painting this one. I believe it was not just because of the subject matter. But, because this is the first painting in over a year I could just relax, enjoy and simply get on with without the pressure of rushing onto the next one.

Loads more posts to come, plus a bit of a spring clean and a tidy for the blog.

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2017


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