Colin the R.N.

This adorable commission was made possible by a proud boyfriend. My coworker Alec wanted to surprise Taylor with a unique gift to celebrate her birthday and graduating from nursing school. Then Alec saw my previous post of Oreo and was inspired (the man obviously has good taste in art)! I was given creative freedom; Alec only requested to tie it back to the Registered Nurse theme. So much power! MUAHAHA! Ahem! So without further delay, let’s look at some photos.

Above is the original paint job from the factory. Very cute and simple design but it has an assembly-line feel to it. Let’s see if I can spruce it up! After cleaning and priming everything black I sketched out some lighting and details with a white colored pencil. The sketch lines won’t be visible in the final product but they help me visualize and plan the work ahead. It’s my first time using a colored pencil this way on a model but I like it!

Scroll down and you’ll see a few work-in-progress images. I really like the face markings on the original so kept to that layout but used an overall lighter color pallet. With the basic airbrushing done I moved on to the hand brushwork. My favorite part! ūüėÄ
I’ve heard that Taylor has blue/green eyes so that’s what I went with here and of course the nurse outfit.

Finishing touches included adding gloss varnish to the eyes, nose and tongue and sculpting a tiny stethoscope from plastic cylinders. Now this handsome RN is ready for his photo shoot. Ladies and gents I give you Colin. If you need him just “Call in, because he’s on call.” And yes that name and quote was all Taylor.

That wraps up this project folks! Thanks for reading and post your comments, ideas, or questions below. Happy painting and stay creative!

Dire States: New York

When I was approached by¬†tournament organizer Nestor Medina to design the logo for his upcoming Infinity tournament, I said “Sure thing buddy”. When he said he’d like me to paint up a bad ass model as prize support, I said “Hell yeah!”¬†The tournament in question is Dire States: Battle for the Empire State, and the sexy ass model is Ajax the Great. So here’s a few nice pictures to stimulate¬†your geeky little eyeballs. Enjoy!

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Here’s the logo that I¬†designed. I figured the¬†Empire State Building was a¬†perfect,¬†recognizable¬†icon that would translate well¬†as a patch. The¬†tech-styled shapes in the background are inspired by the Infinity game art for hackers.¬†I used Orbitron for the text¬†which¬†is used a lot throughout the Infinity rule books and art. The colors are taken¬†from¬†the Albany flag. Now onward to the really pretty stuff. Behold, Ajax the Great!

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I got to try out a lot of new techniques on this model. First off, I¬†applied¬†almost all the khaki with my airbrush.¬†I still need a lot of practice for anticipating where the paint will come out from the gun, but the final results worked out¬†great. This is also my first attempt at painting metals without using metallic paint. Also known as non-metalic metal (NMM), this technique is something that I’ve never been a very big fan of, but tried it here because¬†it’s more reminiscent¬†of the studio Infinity models. I have to admit, I really enjoyed painting the metal like this and will definitely use it more often in the future. Finally, I’ve never attached a model onto an acrylic base before, but it’s pretty straight forward. ūüôā

Well, not much else to say about that folks. Hope you dig the pictures and keep those brushes wet! O_o

Underground Update: Kickstarter III

The Underground Lasers Kickstarter is coming to a close in less than 2¬†days and the goal is within grasp! If¬†you’ve been pondering becoming a backer, Francisco has added a few new Stretch Goals to entice your geeky appetite. If that isn’t enough to make you join the cool kids, here¬†are¬†some pictures of sexy terrain painted by yours truly. Enjoy!

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Tabletop Gamers United

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If you’re like me, you spend lots¬†of time listening to¬†podcasts. So when I found out that one of my local gaming groups was coming out¬†with their own, I¬†squealed with joy! Tabletop Gamers United¬†focuses on all aspects of tabletop gaming, “No game will be shunned, no game will be frowned upon.”¬†It’s¬†hosted by¬†Andrew, Scott, Calvine and Nestor¬†and they all bring something unique and fun to the show. So if you like¬†smart, jolly¬†tabletop gaming banter¬†give ’em a¬†listen. Episode 1¬†is up¬†and waiting for your support, feedback, and general ridicule. Enjoy!¬†

P.S. Thank¬†you¬†to the TGU crew for using my logo design for their show.¬†Good luck you guys and keep on being classy. ūüėČ

Represent!

DancinDave-SFCGreetings! For awhile now I’ve been playing, collecting, and painting a lot for¬†Infinity by Corvus Belli. I’ve even created some illustrations inspired by¬†some of their amazing¬†characters. One of my¬†designs was printed on a t-shirt and Carlos Lorenzo¬†(Concept & Graphic Designer for Corvus Belli)¬†wore it during an interview! I was pretty stoked and thought I’d share the video with y’all. Warning to those that are not into tabletop gaming, this video might get boring. But there’s a bunch of cool concept art in it, and of course, my art. Woot!¬†ūüėÄ

Watch here and enjoy!

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