12 days of winter 2018

Time does fly past when you aren’t looking, I swear that clock with the steam powered aeropropellers was on my desk a minute ago…..

Steve Forsy, Engineer of some guild not worth mentioning

It’s that time of year again (sigh) when the adverts buzz about Christmas, shop decorated early to draw you in to spend your cash and singing, god the constant singing of Christmas!

This year I’m working hard on my second ’12 days of Winter’ where I post festive stuff everyday until the big day. Last year was a monumental task of getting stuff posted on the blog, I learnt my mistakes from last year! So this month I’m working hard to make my twelve posts early, with the same heretical love as a cultist workers tea part.

I’ll also be making this years thumbnail image festive like I did last year, I wanted try something different this year by going ‘greenskin’. Here’s what this years thumbnail will be!Good old Saint Grobnob is ready to share the joy of Christmas, with his Cycle powered-inferno-combustion-scrappa-junk-skip pulled by the Grot community. Old Grobnob will be sure to deliver presents, stocking will including one of a variety of Squigs.

So what will be in this years calander by yours truly? Well I can’t spoil the surprise, instead I’ll hint some clue for each of the days.

  • 1st day- Astroman
  • 2nd day- snow
  • 3rd day- The sea green armour
  • 4th day- names of pen writers
  • 5th day- Moon with the same name as the planet
  • 6th day- red sun
  • 7th day- Old book of Old World
  • 8th day- He is the law of paper
  • 9th day- inspiration by synthwave
  • 10th day- Soul the finale
  • 11th day- day off (jk), novella
  • 12th day- Grim

And there’s all the clues I’ll be spilling, silly I know, but I’m interested to see what guesses are for each clue.

With that, I wish you guys a merry *Christmas and I hope you’ll join me for my twelve day countdown of 2018.

-Bjorn

(*I think it’s too early for Australia as they celebrate it later?)

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12 days of winter!

It’s that time of year when your growing older, days leading up to Christmas become a long grind and your dread is realised when terrible Christmas adverts repeat with no end. Need a festive post count down that’s hobby related? Well, 12 days of winter is the post(s) you will want to read!

After many weeks of making twelve posts (aye, many, many weeks…), featuring AoS, 40k, fiction (note: a Scythes of the Emperor focused posts) and some new art!

The first post will be up on the 14th of December!

Teaser time!

I hope you’ll enjoy the upcoming posts counting down to Christmas, and I’ll be sure to answer any questions, comments and suggestions!

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

Lincoln College Christmas Market Pop up Shop starting Tomorrow!!!

Tomorrow will be the start of the pop up shop opening day on the 7th, followed by the 8th and 9th of December. Some of my acrylic paintings I’ve done will be printed as cards for the Lincoln Christmas market, at Lincoln College located at Christ’s Hospital Terrace. There will be signs for directions on where to go to visit the Colleges pop up shop.

The cards that I’ll be producing for sale are works that I’ve been doing for my course work. These include two versions of the Lord Tennyson painting (one bright and sharp for the Autumn effect, and one for more mature and closer accuracy to the statues look) as well as an early painting of a British solider at the Lincolnshire life museum.

There are other cards on sale too!

All of the cards you see here are priced at 75p each! Great for Xmas cards and any occasion for card giving (probably not Valentine’s Day……!).

Also, I have prints for sale if anyone prefers to have one of my paintings on their wall. Currently there are two prints available that will be on sale at the Xmas market. Each print costs around £5 each.

There’s a limited run of 9 prints! So it’s a first come first served basis for the prints, as well as the cards you see here. Finally, there’s one framed A4 print that will be on sale for £10.

I hope you can come and visit, wether from around the UK or abroad if you are visiting Lincoln for the Christmas market.

Have a great day, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a new blog post!

-Bjorn

[Disclaimer- all sales from the cards that I’ll be producing for sale will not be for personal use, but instead be donated to Lincoln College for materials and equipment]

Lincoln College Christmas Market Pop up shop

Big announcement today on Bjorn the Stormborn! On the 7th, 8th and 9th of December from 3:30pm onwards, some of my acrylic paintings I’ve done will be printed as cards for the Lincoln Christmas market, at Lincoln College located at Christ’s Hospital Terrace. There will be signs for directions on where to go to visit the Colleges pop up shop.

The cards that I’ll be producing for sale are works that I’ve been doing for my course work. These include two versions of the Lord Tennyson painting (one bright and sharp for the Autumn effect, and one for more mature and closer accuracy to the statues look) as well as an early painting of a British solider at the Lincolnshire life museum.

There are other cards on sale too!

All of the cards you see here are priced at 75p each! Great for Xmas cards and any occasion for card giving (probably not Valentine’s Day……!).

Also, I have prints for sale if anyone prefers to have one of my paintings on their wall. Currently there are two prints available that will be on sale at the Xmas market. Each print costs around £5 each.

There’s a limited run of 9 prints! So it’s a first come first served basis for the prints, as well as the cards you see here. Finally, there’s one framed A4 print that will be on sale for £10.

I hope you can come and visit, wether from around the UK or abroad if you are visiting Lincoln for the Christmas market.

Have a great day, and I’ll be back tomorrow with a new blog post!

-Bjorn

[Disclaimer- all sales from the cards that I’ll be producing for sale will not be for personal use, but instead be donated to Lincoln College for materials and equipment]

The winter bug on Christmas Day -_-

[just to note the first subheading are based on unhappy subjects, if you dont want to go into those the second subheading onwards are more light hearted subjects. Hope you enjoy the post 🙂 ]

The winter bug

First off, I’m terribly sorry that I haven’t posted an update post on my Orgre Ghouls and Crypt ghouls as I’ve promised, I had an unfortunate case of the winter bug. I’ve not been feeling well leading up to Christmas Day, so I’ve had to put the project on hold until my winter bug has gone. Hopefully you’ll understand why I’ve had to put the project on hold, and I hope to fulfil the posts that I’ve promised to do for awhile now.

Update on the War for Ghyran campagin

Last time I’ve mentioned about the campagin story, I’ve announced that part 2 was being at the starting phase planning. Currently I’ve been building up some time to think about how I can improve the story from my first attempt. Therefore the changes for the way the story is presented will be different, but still interesting enough to be told. 

Theses changes will include:

  • Changing the ‘War for Ghyran’ to ‘War for the Whitebark Clan Glade’. This was changed due to the campagin not being entirely set on major battlefield events, but instead based on a small event that stacks up with other battles across the realm of life.
  • The way I’ll be presenting the story will be shortened down to not include short preludes and epilogue. This way I can detail the main story without dragging the narrative with unnecessary filler. The filler will instead be gap filler posts that will be in between each major story posts, which will delve deeper into the aftermath of the battles.
  • Art for the posts will be limited to one per post, due to time constraints on preparing each on before deadline.
  • The campagin could be part of an ongoing story to be continued if me and my friend decide on where the story should go from the final battle. (no spoilers for the ending ;))  

These changes should improve the narrative story posts to be more entertaining and interesting. Part two is still work in progress, but I’ll be sure to update you guys on when it will be posted.

Spreading the word for bloggers

Now that I’ve been blogging for quite a few months now, I’ve seen some fantastic blogging from bloggers who have different passions for blogging. Their works have helped me be inspired to get off the sofa and do some art work, and I want to show my appreciation for their dedicated effort by spreading word about their blog.  

I’m not sure who I’ll mention at the minute, but I’m hoping that soon enough I’ll be making a top 5 list of bloggers that I would like to share and help their community grow. I’m only going to choose bloggers that I follow, so I’m not adding anyone that I dont follow for the time being.

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I’ve hoped that everyone is enjoying their Christmas holiday so far, and looking forward to the new year celebration. 

Thanks for reading this post!

-Bjorndovah