Art experiment 

Art experiment 

Today’s post is an experiment for my art work, showing my attempts on photography, drawing and digital art. 

The process was done by using the photograph as a visual guide for drawing, trying to create an accurate drawing as possible from visual reference. Whilst the grid method would be more reliable for accuracy, instead I used freehanded attempt at drawing to improve my skills and techniques.

Original photograph taken at the Lincolnshire Life Museum.Drawing using graphite pencils, based on the photograph above.

Next, I took a picture of the drawing, and loaded it onto Procreate app to use the digital art tools. Making layers of applications over the photograph of the drawing, using basic colours as the base layer of the picture. This was then gradually built up with lighter colours, until I felt satisfied with the layer outcome.

Once done, I then used the blend tool to create smooth transitions from light and dark areas, creating a seamless blends of colours. Finally, after cleaning up areas and adjusting any mistakes, the digital art was then saved in its final outcome to be filtered. 

Original none filtered outcome
Filtered final outcome

Final thoughts 

Having tried out this experiment with no expections on what the final outcome would look like, I was impressed with the new skills and techniques I’ve learnt from this task. I’ve found using one of my own photographs as a guideline for drawing has really helped me to draw near-realistic imagery. 

The digital art process has also been a fun tool for experimenting my digital art skills. learning how to make smoother blends of light and dark areas, and building layers colours for skin.

Areas that I will need to improve on is proportion to the face, as the length of the the nose is too long compared to the image (although I didn’t change it at the time because I  though it looked fine). Also, I’ll need to improve on drawing ears, because the design of the ears in the final outcome look out of place now that I’m judging this piece.

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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. Thnaks!

– Bjorn

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New blog banners 

New blog banners 

Just a short post today showing some of the new feature images I’ll be using for my three main blog posts category’s. As well as the blog header image (which you can see the full image on the main page). The text and borders were made from the Photo Collage app, whilst the images were made using the Procreate app.

The new feature image for the ‘Silence of the Shroud’ collection series has a mysterious and dark noir tone, keeping to the roots of the grim dark 41st millennium. 

The main image for the blog site, a more professional image that now graced the main page. I personally think it’s a better replacement for my main page, as it gives the blog site more of an identity that’s recognisable.

Continuing my homebrew lore series on the Grey-mane dynasty (set in the world of Warhammer AoS). I’ve created a collage that best represent the focus point for the blog post series. 

Most of you will have already seen this image from my first AoS faction collection post. I’ve used two of the same images back to back with a funky text style, I wanted a fresh and recognisable image that will be recognisable for readers.

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That’s all I have for now, I hope you have enjoyed this post I’m still working on the 40k image, nearly completed. I’ll let you guys know when that will be up very soon.

As usual, if you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

Important announcement!

Important announcement!

As the title will suggest, I have an important announcement relating to my blog site. So without further or do, I’ll reveal the announcement!

I want to improve my blog site so that you, the reader, might be interested and inspired by content that I post every weekend. Already, I’ve been blogging over a year now, and I’m slowly improving my skills at being a blogger (specifically table top wargaming and art related posts),

However, I want to improve my blog  posts even more for you to enjoy, so I’ve decided to announce that I’m going to make an open hobbyist week on the future of my blog site!

How will this work and what do I do?

The aim for this open week is to share your ideas on where I should to take this blog site on for future projects to schedule. With the help of your choice, constructive criticism and advice, I can create better content thanks to your input in the open week.

Do I have to be a follower to contribute my input as well as like the post. Also, do I have to be a experienced in the hobby to vote?

No, you don’t have to be a follower of my blog and press the ‘like’ option  in order to contribute, nor do you have to be an experienced hobbyist. I want to make this open to anyone who would like to share their ideas, or just to share some advice and constructive criticism. 

Are there any restrictions on contributions?

None, if it’s relatable to the subject, I’m fine with anything. However, If I see comments that are unrelated to the subject or are out of line, they’ll be blocked.

How do I contribute?

Simple, share your thoughts in the comment section, with your choice that starts with the subject in capital letters (for example: TERRAIN DESIGN:). 

When can I start my input?

You can share your advice right now, this open week will continue until Sunday the 6th of August.


How to share your advice, ideas and criticism

In order to share your advice, ideas and criticism, choose one of the following subject points below that your idea is related to, in capital letters.

  • Art
  • Warhammer 40k
  • Warhammer fantasy
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar
  • Terrain design
  • Blood Bowl
  • Painting tips
  • Lore and background
  • Digital art tips

Once you’ve chosen your subject with advice, ideas or criticism, send it and I’ll reply to your comment as soon as I can. If I have time, we could possibly have a discussion to share hobby ideas, tips and skills.

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Thank you for reading this post. I’m really looking forward to seeing your suggestions, your input will really help improve my blog. I’m grateful for the hobby community who blog amazing content every week, it’s thanks to you ladies and gentlemen, that I’m inspired to post my collections every weekend. For that I’m happy to support you guys for your hard work.

Have a fantastic week, and I’ll hopefully be back with more hobby content this weekend,

-Bjorndovah