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All the latest stuff I've been getting up to.

Semiotic keyboard, wip

Published on 2022/09/16 @15:55:28 by vigilante sculpting

I have really started enjoying using my XP-Pen drawing tablet with Krita now, but the one thing that bothers me is that I still need [...Read More]

Forest base, cont.

Published on 2022/09/16 @15:32:30 by vigilante sculpting

Here is some more progress on the forest base. I infused the leaves with some wood hardener, to give them a bit of protection from [...Read More]

Forest base, wip

Published on 2022/09/16 @15:31:01 by vigilante sculpting

Continuing on with the stealthy XV-15 suits, I wanted to build a forest base, testing out the techniques for making trees, ferns, underbrush, moss, etc. [...Read More]

Stalker

Published on 2022/09/16 @14:51:23 by vigilante sculpting

Recently finished painting the genestealer from this post . I went for a grimdark, space hulk feel, with the glowing pipes from the reactor meltdown [...Read More]

Medusa

Published on 2022/09/16 @14:21:03 by vigilante sculpting

She's got her eye-drones on you. Pencil sketch turned into digital drawing. I used a lot of watercolor brushes in Krita for this, which was [...Read More]

Levitate

Published on 2022/09/16 @14:20:21 by vigilante sculpting

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Very quick pencil outline turned into a painting. I was inspired by and used a reference from Viktor Stinger's DA account . [...Read More]

Armor + weapons design

Published on 2022/09/16 @14:19:17 by vigilante sculpting

Some armor & weapon designs, for different factions. Aiming at sculpting these in 28mm, using traditional media. [...Read More]

XV-15 crackling stealth effect

Published on 2022/08/29 @15:02:09 by vigilante sculpting

So I've had a pair of pewter Tau XV-15 stealth units from GW for Warhammer 40,000 since about 2005. These were the first models I [...Read More]

het melk?

Published on 2022/08/29 @14:31:21 by vigilante sculpting

Pencil & ink, followed with koi markers. Spot the crayola. Background clean up only in GIMP & Krita. BTW "het melk?" is a rough translation [...Read More]

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NO STEP

Published on 2022/08/29 @14:30:36 by vigilante sculpting

Off duty, time for R&R. Pencil and ink sketch, shaded in Krita [...Read More]

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yakuzai

Published on 2022/08/29 @14:30:03 by vigilante sculpting

Quick pencil & ink sketch, colored in krita & gimp [...Read More]

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mastermind

Published on 2022/08/29 @14:28:54 by vigilante sculpting

Pencil study of a piece of mechanical detail on pinterest turned into another embedded cyborg. [...Read More]

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seven of nine

Published on 2022/08/29 @14:28:10 by vigilante sculpting

Seven of Nine. She doesn't look happy being on a playing card. Delving into some more paint and less linework with this one. I find [...Read More]

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battle axe

Published on 2022/08/29 @14:27:10 by vigilante sculpting

Pencil sketch, given some color in Krita & GIMP. I think I've found a good workflow now with coloring, which also gives me some better [...Read More]

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tiara

Published on 2022/08/29 @14:26:28 by vigilante sculpting

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Pencil sketch, given some color and texture. No reference used for this one, as a mental excercise. [...Read More]

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space cadet

Published on 2022/08/29 @14:25:46 by vigilante sculpting

Quick pencil sketch of a space girl with a space gun in space boots. Opened the photo of the sketch up in gimp and added [...Read More]

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str3tch

Published on 2022/08/29 @14:24:46 by vigilante sculpting

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Pencil & Ink sketch, from reference. Scanned & colored in GIMP. [...Read More]

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REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT

Published on 2022/08/29 @14:23:55 by vigilante sculpting

Retro sci-fi rocket girl sketch, using a photo reference. Drawn in pencil & ink, scanned and colored in GIMP [...Read More]

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Diver & mermaid, painting progress

Published on 2022/06/01 @14:33:28 by vigilante sculpting

Some updated photos of the diver & mermaid diorama. I had previously gone with a darker and dirtier greenish seawater look, and especially on the [...Read More]

Mermaid repaint

Published on 2022/05/23 @16:04:32 by vigilante sculpting

I was unhappy with the previous progress on this, so I decided to re-prime and start over, beginning with the skin on the mermaid and [...Read More]

Sweater

Published on 2022/05/23 @16:03:16 by vigilante sculpting

Value excercise. Used a photo of Monika Synytycz by Tomasz Zienkiewicz as reference. Started with 3 different (4, if you count the white background) values [...Read More]

RDF Wolf's Head

Published on 2022/05/23 @16:01:30 by vigilante sculpting

*The RDF Wolf's Head Main Battleship, largest in its class, in orbit around LV-314.* Quick pencil doodle turned into lineart and colored in Krita and [...Read More]

dreads

Published on 2022/04/28 @23:24:04 by vigilante sculpting

This is a black & white sketch using a photo as reference. I find that practicing with only black and white is helping me see [...Read More]

Girl with a big gun

Published on 2022/04/28 @23:23:26 by vigilante sculpting

Work-in-progress 54mm sculpt of a girl with a big gun. Mostly fimo, with a bit of greenstuff. The gun is scratchbuilt from odd bits of [...Read More]

pothead

Published on 2022/04/28 @23:22:45 by vigilante sculpting

A quick pencil sketch, turned into a Krita painting. [...Read More]

shoulder

Published on 2022/04/15 @15:35:29 by vigilante sculpting

Another quick blockin study, using a photo reference. This one has a lot of negative space to play with, and a lot of smooth shadows [...Read More]

balcony

Published on 2022/04/15 @15:35:22 by vigilante sculpting

Another black & white blocking study from photo reference, trying to find a composition that works. Quick pencil blocking sketch, followed by blocking in Krita, [...Read More]

thought

Published on 2022/04/15 @15:35:10 by vigilante sculpting

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Study from photo reference Going for a more harsh blak & white style rendering, with some softened edges. [...Read More]

bedroom

Published on 2022/04/15 @15:34:44 by vigilante sculpting

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Female nude study, based on a photo by Serge Zhodik . The original has this great contrast between the blue bed cover and the orange [...Read More]

smoltank

Published on 2022/04/15 @15:33:00 by vigilante sculpting

Smoltank. Inspired by @thisnorthernboy and his crazy cool spaceships. I feel tanks get a lot of grief lately. But they can be so cute though, [...Read More]

Mad Max

Published on 2022/03/02 @17:31:40 by vigilante sculpting

I recently picked up Gaslands: Refuelled , and started playing some games with my kids after dinner. They absolutely love it, it is always a [...Read More]

Underwater painting

Published on 2022/03/02 @17:30:39 by vigilante sculpting

Made some progress on the diver & mermaid diorama, with some first shades and an attempt at color: I am not 100% sure about the [...Read More]

Queadluun Rau casts for sale

Published on 2022/03/02 @13:39:27 by vigilante sculpting

I've put a couple of resin casts of my Queadluun Rau model up for sale on etsy . There is a limited number of casts [...Read More]

Comments are now live

Published on 2022/02/15 @17:37:29 by vigilante sculpting

Zarjazz! Posts and projects now have a button where you can leave a comment. All comments are sent to me via email, so you don't [...Read More]

Q'Rau

Published on 2022/02/07 @17:32:07 by vigilante sculpting

The Queadluun Rau unit is complete. Here are the final shots of the model: And here is the glamor shot: I'm very happy with this [...Read More]

Diver & mermaid update

Published on 2022/01/26 @13:16:36 by vigilante sculpting

A slow-rolling update on the diver & mermaid diorama. The cat got to the mermaid, but luckily only dropped the figure off the table, so [...Read More]

Refining the Panzergirl bust

Published on 2022/01/03 @14:14:24 by vigilante sculpting

After receiving some excellent critique from CyAniDe over at CMON, I've started refining the features on the panzer girl's face, as well as smoothing some [...Read More]

Progress on the Queadluun Rau mech

Published on 2022/01/03 @14:13:18 by vigilante sculpting

A while back I started on a rough sketch of my favourite mecha of all time, the Zentraedi Queadluun Rau suit flown by the female [...Read More]

Diver and mermaid

Published on 2022/01/03 @14:02:06 by vigilante sculpting

I've been making some progress on an idea that I have had kicking around for quite a while. The idea is an underwater diorama, where [...Read More]

Combos

Published on 2021/12/14 @15:34:45 by vigilante sculpting

I'm recovering from shoulder surgery on my dominant arm right now, so not much happening on the hobby front. Still, I made some progress on [...Read More]

Augment

Published on 2021/11/18 @17:53:23 by vigilante sculpting

I'm revisiting a bust I started in July 2019. The way I ended up messing up, then retouching and finally leaving the bust never felt [...Read More]

OBEY

Published on 2021/10/12 @10:53:18 by vigilante sculpting

Wrapped up the Judge Dredd diorama. Pretty happy with how this came out, grimy yet vibrant, like the comic book. [...Read More]

Dredd - Painting

Published on 2021/10/05 @11:36:10 by vigilante sculpting

Working on all the textures: the reference image has a ton of different textures; it was fun sculpting them, and the painting is turning out [...Read More]

Dredd - Base colors & graffiti

Published on 2021/10/05 @11:25:44 by vigilante sculpting

Started laying down the base colors on the figures & the base: A spray paint can: POW the brand trusted by billions. For when you [...Read More]

Dredd - Progress

Published on 2021/10/05 @10:52:29 by vigilante sculpting

Some progress on the Dredd diorama. The sculpting is pretty much done at this stage: And so is the base. I built this from styrene [...Read More]