|Portrait of Satan: C. January 2000.|
Let's start with possibly the oldest piece I've got: the date says 2000, I suppose I was 4. This was a Sunday school piece, if the memory serves, and it was meant to be Satan. Foreshadowing of a future in the grimdark...?
UNORGANISED BLOCK Let's just get this out of the way
Wow, that'll help me in the future.
Note Tails the psyker in the top right.
|Buff lego man|
I had a bit of a LEGO story going at one point. This chap I remember was basically the Story Breaker character, pretty much the god of the world.
Oh, you'll note the signature may fluctuate between an odd "DIGGER" which was my old pen-name, and the symbol you'll see on more recent artwork. I was signing my name as "DIGGER" since I was seven, and old habits are hard to break.
BLOODY LOOK AT IT. I think I know who I was taking inspiration from at that point, which explains a lot.
|Those faulds are suspended form his belt...|
High fantasy was a big thing back then too. Maybe a bit too high... those swords look kind of extravagant. Also armour, I didn't know how armour worked back then.
And yes, I had-- still have, I guess-- a story based on Dragon Ball.
First, here's one of Link. I suppose you can't call yourself an artist nowadays if you haven't drawn Link.
I also came across a few pictures of what appeared to be my favorite character at that time.
JUST A FEW
CLEARLY I HAD AN OBSESSION
|Even back then I was giving terminators chainswords... God damn|
Here's the first picture of a space marine I ever ever drew. Just getting into the hobby I was, and I knew right from the start I was going to make my own Chapter... bad foot to start on when one knows so little of the lore, I know right?
Also, don't read his description. That's not a scouter on his eye at all. No it isn't.
Nnnggg... the closer you look, the more wrong it looks.
|Why does he have a CSM bike?|
Here's the original version of my Chapter master; he was called Wuotan back then, but he was... a bit different back then.
God, I hated myself back then.
|Tripping on his axe|
I found a couple of pictures of miniatures I either had or was planning on getting, like this one, the finecast techmarine. Note the 6th ed points coat in pencil up top, and the appropriate comment.
|He looks like a Fisher Price toy|
Ah, I was obsessed with this fellow. I did get him in the end, and I was still obsessed... until a few years later, and he was... sort of cut up for another chap...
|Traitor Primarch? Maybe?|
As far as related artwork goes, there was quite a but, but here are some of the less embarrassing pieces.
Now, here we see a prime example of a common hole I would dig myself into; spending hours and hours on the pen of a drawing and realising I was too lazy to colour it in!
40K sort of seeped into everything else I drew... here's a Megaman OC with a blaster that's entirely original and not stolen.
And here's a-- no. Just, no. Throne, good thing I didn't finish this one.
Ah, a slightly more recent one; the original the Emperor's Peace. I still remember the nightmare I saw him in, I was getting chased down a maze of corridors
That one didn't rotate.
|Blurry pencil man feat. thumbprints|
Couple more, no major comment here...
A shame I didn't finish this one.
This was from another dream. It was set out like a Michael Bay film, with tyranids attacking an island resort.
A page from a comic... not a serious project at all.
And finally, and most recently completed, an illustration for a dark fantasy novel I've recently finished writing. That's better.
So that's that! Did I find the black bit of paper I was looking for? No. No I didn't.
Hope I didn't bore you too much. Bye bye for now.