To put things in perspective:
There's this guy I once saw a documentary about. He paints miniatures. Like miniatures of miniatures - tiny tiny sculptures, fractions of a millimetre high.
Some would fit in the eye if a needle. Some are smaller. He paints between heartbeats - the extra blood in the fingertips during a beat makes the brush wobble. A brush made from the hair from the leg of a mosquito no less...
Now. This canvas is a whopping 9 times 12 mm. Huge by his standards - he could probably fit the entire roof of the sistine chapel there.
However, I'm not that guy - so I struggled quite a lot getting this at least vaguely right.
I don't think it's going to get any better than this. At least I'm taking a step back at the moment...
I'll try try to get some better shots tomorrow though.
Anyway - I give you the illustrious mr. John Blanche.
Fantastic work, particularly when you see it at miniature scale.ReplyDelete
Shit, man! That is awesome on so many levels :)ReplyDelete
I bow to you, Sir.
Alter! Ähm...Man! This...is...absolutly...great! This is one of the greatest and coolest and most epic things I've ever seen. This is an epic of epic epicness! :D *needtoshutmymouthnow*ReplyDelete
Awesome! Great job!ReplyDelete
Emperor's balls, that is fantastic!ReplyDelete
Yay! You used my idea! I'm honoured that I was able to make a contribution to this work of art, even in the tiniest way. Brilliant execution. WAAAAYYY better than could ever have been imagined.ReplyDelete
Now... if only we could get "Saint Blanche" written into the 40K fluff, somehow...
This is really an impressive feat of work!
When you consider the scale and detail of this painting, is just really stunning :)
Title is epic btw ;)
Thanks a bunch guys!ReplyDelete
And thank you Kelly and Lasgunpacker for suggesting Blanche!
HA - brilliant!ReplyDelete
Great job - very impressive miniature replica of John's work! I'm sure he will be very impressed flattered when he sees it!ReplyDelete
Just found your blog and am going through the archives - I'm LOVING the work you're doing and this is definitely outstanding. Keep up the great work, man!ReplyDelete
Very cool - nice tribute! /HansReplyDelete