Monday, 3 March 2014

A Town Called Helix

Helix is a small dead-end, one horse, three goats kind of town, on the edges of dark forest and dismal bog. Well, there's a pub, and a merchants caravan and a few other locations and oddball characters who live there too.
Helix / Barrowmaze Original Art / ZHU 2014

The drawing is on A3 paper (11"x16"), and sized to fit 1/5 letter page (I'm in the habit of doing original artwork roughly 1/3 the size of final print, working in 3rds makes more sense and feels more natural than 2-up, as does doing things in inches for some reason. There are some differences in the final production piece as Greg made some alterations to make sure the place had the right kind of down-at-heel  ambience, and also adjusted the text to suit the drawing a little, as the little town developed from sketch to final artwork.

Helix / Sketch / ZHU 2014
As you can see from the first sketch the things got moved around a little, went for a windmill rather than a watermill - locations outside of town as we defined where Helix fitted into the wider world.

There are a couple of easter-eggs hidden away in there for eagle-eyed gamer types, and a big no-prize if you catch them all (not a clue by the way!) and some vague fantasy art references that served as inspiration.

The campaign funded a few days ago, and with one day left there is still chance to get in on it at... Barrowmaze Complete Indiegogo Campaign

Friday, 21 February 2014

Space Assassin: The Movie

Chris Achilleos piece from the mid 80s. probably best known as the cover for Fighting Fantasy 12: Space Assassin

 But also slightly less known as the video cover to a film called Extermination 2025...

... which, rather than being Space Assassin: The Movie is evidently the French VHS release of...

the 1972 Gorija classic, Godzilla Vs. Gigan.

No, really, it is. Just goes to show, you can't judge a VHS by it's cover.

Edit: Here's the trailer...

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Junkwaffel 40k

I'm like Vaughn Bode, I'm a Cheech Wizard
Never quitting, so won't you listen?

Oh yes, indeed, it's fun time

Because you can't, you won't and you don't stop

- Beastie Boys Sure Shot '94

Dah Punkerpan

Junk Dogface Combots (sadly OOP)

Maxemillion (75mm tall)

Weird Walker (75mm tall)

Gun Drone

Flytrap Factory
Maybe the Flytrap with an eye coming out of the helmet, fill in the eyes with gs, and maybe no arms.

Da Mutants / De War Lizards

Zombiesmith Quar

Cobalt 60

World of Twilight Fubarnii

World of Twilight Fubarnii

Necron 99

Da Broads


Maidenhead Babes that time Forgot.
Light Infantry centaur

Maidenhead Babes that time Forgot.
Feral Elf

Hasslefree Delphine
Hasslefree fantasy humans

Yep. Another gaming project that'll never even begin.  Wargaming in da world of visionary comix artiste Vaugn Bodē. Gets youse educated ya slug! I ain't 'splainin it!

Peace. Out.