Tuesday, 25 July 2017

Grime Lights - A Prequel

Some time ago (this time last year as it happens), I titillated audiences with a tiny teasing of world building.....

Well, okay, I faffed about with some background ideas (see: Ordo Nemuritorus) that never truly came to fruition and no one really noticed....

Since then I made up this little warband of 'less martial' figures who then sat on the top of my bureau to gather dust and cobwebs (literally), whilst I worked on other projects (my Elven Exiles are growing apace).


I've always been meaning to properly build up the world of Pūrvachāti much in the same way as I did with Lychgate last year. In fact, the roots of Pūrvachāti started out quite a few years ago, beginning with my love of the ancient ruins of India and Thailand and their contrast with the more contemporary structures seen in the countries' today.

Originally, I intended to paint these guys in very subdued colours in a similar palette to the Dutch Masters. However, now I'm more leaning towards something more impressionistic, something of a grubby riot of colours.

Anyway, until then....



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4 comments:

  1. Dutch masters of course ....

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    1. It is a real dilemma.

      On the one hand, these models would be perfect for such a subdued and desaturated palette.

      But on the other, such a palette would be incongruous to the backdrop I'm concocting (which would favour the grubby impressionism and give credence to the title of Grime Lights).

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  2. Very nice. Looking forward to seeing how you paint them ;)

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  3. Why not both? Your natural style and the basing will help to make a group like this hang together, even if some use a more vibrant palette than others...

    Been plotting and planning regarding a collaboration – will let you know soon :)

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