As most of you know, I have an Ahriman problem. I love painting this miniature in any of his forms, so when a friend of mine lamented the fact that she didn’t have one, I jumped at the opportunity.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Ahriman without a cloak of stars, so I asked her to pick a galaxy she wanted me to attempt and I went with that. I love painting galaxies, I think they are simple to do and effective as well. I finished him today, and after confirmation that the friend loved it, I share him with you:
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Had a bit of a manic weekend with friends over and gaming. Aside from a little bit of Night Lord and some playing around with the Headnought, not a lot went on. So, today I picked up what I had left last week and ‘cracked on.’
I have finished Skragrott the Lune King this morning:
He is now listed on ebay, along with the Dryads I painted last week, if you’re interested, here is the link:
I also bought a 30K Ahriman today, as he was a good deal and I do so love painting that miniature. If you are interested in buying this Ahriman and discussing what you want him to look like, please get in touch.
I bought a Adeptus Titanicus Reaver Titan at the weekend as well, this shall be practice for the big Reaver that is still in the box – I am beginning to feel that it is time to break it out and get moving on that monster project.
Last point. I have just bought a place on the Seige Studios Master Class Painting Course at Element Games in August. This is a terrifying and exciting thing as I will be going on my own. I will be away from home all weekend learning how to paint. On one hand, this is terrifying, on the other, I will learn a huge amount when there. Amazing!
I have had a bit of time this weekend to do a couple more drawings of the people I write with on Tumblr. I am very much enjoying drawing these ‘cute’ versions of some 40K characters and I hope they give some of that enjoyment to others as well.
First we have Ahriman, who is written by yours truly. Below that is Inquisitor Alethea, an original character by one of my friends.
I have a few more to do but will consider requests for other characters as well.
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Seeing as I am known for my apparent love of Ahriman, and I have been asked about the range of cloaks I have painted him. I decided a post here would be better than an easily lost thread. So, here were are: Ahriman and his many, many cloaks of space.
Ahriman number 1 – this was the one that sparked it all off about eighteen months ago.
This second one is the one I did for the tutorial. I thought that would be it then, but oh how I was wrong…
This version happened during the paint-a-thon I did. 12 hours of non stop painting in order to raise money for luekemia. He now lives on my desk at work.
Ahriman number 4 was his 40K incarnation. I painted a vortex on his cloak and thought I would be done with the miniature. Again, I could not have been more wrong. The next four Ahirman I painted were for the diorama for Golden Demon.
This took a long time to construct, earned me a commended entry and was a lot of fun to build. The Eye of Terror on his cloak was tricky to get right, but I surprised even myself with it.
Ahriman number 9 was a commission from a good friend, who wanted a star being sucked into a black hole on his cloak. So, here he is in all his shiny glory!
Let’s have some images of those cloaks all next to each other.
Other appreciation things I want to share are some of the amazing pictures people have drawn for me and sent in:
Art by TragicFanGirl, https://tragic-fangirl.tumblr.com/ https://amriinthewarp.tumblr.com and https://misterculexus.tumblr.com/
Last, but not least, I have to pop up one of my favourites from Abaddon and Teal:
I have finished the first commission of the year and the third one I have ever done! This time it was Ahriman for a good friend over on twitter. She got in touch with me at the back end of last year and asked if I would paint her 30K Ahriman for her. I could hardly say no to painting one of my favourite miniatures so I agreed without hesitation.
This mini was a challenge as he was painted using a technique and a paint I have never used before. You will see what I mean in the picture below:
The cherry red was a thin, expectionally shiny paint that was I placed over silver. I was unsure how this would turn out as I have never used it before. I painted the armour with a bolt gun silver, then highlighted with a much lighter silver. I then painted the red over the top and thankfully, the highlights still show.
The cloak belongs to a psyker and as per the client’s request, I painted a galaxy on it. I don’t think I wil ever tire of painting those, they are so versatile and effective and I now find them relatively easy to do as well.
All in all, he took around six hours to complete. I know I can paint quicker than this, however I did not want to compromise on the quality of the work in this case. There was no point rushing and making careless mistakes, especially when learning how to do something new. I think the technique worked well, and above all, the client was pleased with the work.
Commission slots are currently open, please feel free to contact me with enquires. I am happy to discuss anything.