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Tuesday, 16 September 2014

A T-Shirt That Speaks For Itself

HERE IS The final t-shirt design for a little while whist I finish off some illustrations I'm working on. This one needs very little explanation as I think it speaks for itself, and I think we've all used it once or twice. The 'F-Bomb':

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014

Monday, 15 September 2014

Calibre or Caliber?

JUST A Quick post today about a new t-shirt design I've put together. This one is of the classic bolt gun, an awesome not-real gun if there ever was one - on a side note: I have an ambition to make a life size replica of one of these awesome weapons one day. Any-who, here is the artwork:

YES, THESE Little monkeys are .75 calibre (which will make jam out of about anything you shoot them at), and yes, I went for the English spelling of calibre over the American misspelling of the word caliber - Sorry Americans, I love your food, sport and just about everything else. However, some of your spelling drives me bonkers. 

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Attack of Swamp Thing!

A SHORT Post today about my latest conversion for Grim Dark (WH40k). If you follow my blog you'll be aware that I run a pretty big (15,000+ points) Chaos army, and of the 'fractions' within that army that is steadily expanding at the moment is my Nurgle/Death Guard units. I'm right in the middle of painting some Plague Bearer daemons right now - so a post on them soonish. However, today I'm looking at my recently converted Chaos Helbrute of Nurgle.


THIS MODEL Started out life as the Dark Vengeance Helbrute, I'll be blown if I'm paying out for the new in the box ones from GW. So. I went to ebay, picked up an on the sprure one from the dark Vengeance set for less than £10 including P&P (£33 to buy the GW in the box one). While I was at it I had a rummage about my bitz box and dug-out a Dreadnought Autocannon and some spare Nurglings and a spare Nugle Plague Bearer head (the one like a fly's head) plus a few other Nurgle looking bitz.


THE NEXT thing to do was to glue it altogether in a pleasing way, glob PVA glue in places and scatter modelling sand on the glue (this gives it the rusted and corroded look).


THEN I Sprayed the whole thing Chaos black.


THE NEXT Job was to dry brush the pants off of it (I like dry brushing, it's a quick way to paint and it has a nice texture to it as well). This started as a heavy layer of Caliban Green, and then is gradually lighter layers of dry brushing, Castellan Green, Death World Green and Elysian Green. Here is where I go a bit off on a weird direction with the colour pallet, next a light layer, dry brushed, of Rakarth Flesh followed by a very-very light dry brush of Pallid Wych Flesh.


FINALLY I Add the details with the GW technical paints for rust, which are awesome by the way, and pick out the bone and other areas. I finish off by 'dabbing' some Nurgle Rot (another technical paint) around the ends of the pipes, etc... to make it look like he has a bit of leakage....



Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014


Monday, 1 September 2014

Fracking Earthquakes

FRACKING, IT'S A hot topic in the UK at the moment as the government forge ahead with some misguided plans to set-up 'fracking' drill sites all across our beautiful countryside. What has this got to do with me? Well, a few things. One, I'm strongly apposed to it, as for a way of generating energy it is totally dumb (I can rant on this point for hours, just take it from me that it is dumb). Two, I live in the beautiful countryside, and when I was a kid and used to live by the seaside, nothing spoiled the view more than when a dirty great-big oil rig appeared on the horizon and not only ruined the view, but the wildlife as well - I have no desire to see a fracking drill rig appear on my horizon in the future now I live in the countryside repeating that depressing experience. Three, fracking is risky, just read the guff online (or in a book, you'll get that one in a second) - fracking is against the law in some countries! Finally, and I guess politically the least important, I've just illustrated a cover for a book about fracking called, 'Fracking Earthquakes' (yes, it does cause earthquakes as well as poison the environment). Here it is:

THIS ARTWORK Might look to be a bit heavy handed in it's message, I'm going to add though that every part of it has been inspired by photos taken in areas that have fracking, the girl walking the dog in a mask, the ruptured farm land, the 'fireball' drilling rig, even the warning posted fence line - if you do a simple image based search for fracking you'll find all these images and more in abundance.However, fracking is dumb - just remember that...

...OH, AND Buy the book as well (I'll post some links once it's available, which should be soon).  

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014


Friday, 29 August 2014

Oodles and Noodles of T-Shirts

OKAY, SO I lied, there are no noodles. However, I have got bucket loads of new artwork, and therefore t-shits, over in my Redbubble store. Not only that but I have, after much thought, closed my D6 Gear site down and moved the content and designs over to my Redbubble shop. The simple reason for this was that my Redbubble shop sells a lot more than the D6 store did. I also really prefer Redbubble to the company hosting my old D6 store. That's it really.

SO WHAT'S New, here are some of the 20ish designs that have been added to Redbubble and there are more on the way soon:

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2014