Wednesday, 29 May 2019

What a man

A might, mighty good man
Hey gang :-) It's been soooo long since I've had time to do any painting. For various reasons, all of them terribly dull. But here's a little sketch of that mighty, mighty good man to whom most of my heart belongs. ;-)

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Waiting to accessorize

Tirion
So, this one of Lord Tirion has been hanging for ages... and I do mean aaaages. And it's still not done. It's getting there, but the lord is not averse to a bit of bling and I am currently stumped trying to design said bling. So for know... here he is is... blingless but still smiling benignly as ever. Enjoy. :-)

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Keep talking...

Carth... Kaidan... no wait! Raphael Sbarge
Raphael Sbarge is an actor and film maker who has a delightful habit of regularly turning up in all sorts of tv shows. Which is pretty awesome, because, well so is he.
But before I even knew what he looked like, I knew what he sounded like. Because he is the voice of Carth Onasi. I shall refrain from waxing lyrical, however I can provide a ten page essay on how much I love Knights of the Old Republic should it be required.
And more... he is also the voice of Kaidan Alenko from the Mass Effect trilogy.
On top of all that he just seems like a super neat guy and he has a hella charming smile, so hey, if ever there was a reason to paint him, there we are.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Anyone who knows what love is...

Precious the pilot
Sometimes I wonder why I paint. Sometimes it seems like a rather futile and odd endeavor. Particularly when it makes me want to scream in frustration. And I wonder... why? Why the hell am I doing this... but the answer is really simple... I paint because I can't not. :-)
To put it in the words of Irma Thomas 'Anyone who knows what love is, will understand.'
And speaking of love... here's my first face of the 29 faces and the new year in fact. My pilot, Precious. :-)

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Happy Holidays

Snowy Sherlock
Wishing you all the very best of the season's greetings with a snowy Sherlock.
Take care of yourselves and each other, distribute love liberally and have a wonderful time!

Monday, 10 December 2018

Space Dust

Deklan Jasra
Having had a major nostalgia trip down memory lane recently that raced me through the entire Mass Effect franchise, slammed me body and soul into Kaidan Alenko and then crashed me heart first into Carth Onasi - Raphael Sbarge's voice has a lot to answer for - it seemed somehow fitting to revisit Deklan Jasra.
Aaaall the way back in 2003, following a play-through of one of my all time favorite games 'Knights of the old republic', Deklan was the result of my mighty need to create a character of my own who could hang out in a Star Wars universe and possibly make things float through sheer force of will ;-) But it wasn't until 2005 that he finally found a face via the stand in for Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 'making of' footage from 'Phantom Menace'. It was my first encounter with awesome actor Marc Warren and he has been my template for Deklan ever since.
Mr Warren, I would like thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything that you are and the tremendous inspiration you continue to be. You rock!
We've come a long way since 2005, Deklan and I. And I still love him as much as I did the day I created him. My original older brother. <3

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Whatever man...

Little Micky
... I just work here.
Little Micky all wrapped up, 'cause that snow isn't going to clear itself off the runway.