Sunday, 22 November 2015

Relatively Huge Interior Normal Outside?

Okay, this illustration has been inspired by many years of joking about how do you fit ten supersized, super humans all wearing war gear and armour into a transporter no bigger than a family estate car? If you play Grim Dark (WH40k) this will all sound like sense, so to speak, if not you're most likely lost. Recently this conundrum had a new light turned to it and a few comments I read on a forum set off a spark of an idea that turned into this design.

As I'm finding it harder to generate time to work on designs like this, I'm really happy with how it looks now that it is finished, who knows maybe I'll pit a few more together like this as and when I get a chance.

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2015


Saturday, 21 November 2015

To Boldly Go...

I've been, and will most likely continue to be, really busy setting up my art studio - who'd have thought it would be so much work? Any-who, in between all the chaos, just to unwind and focus on something for a short break, I've been working on a retro comic art rendering of the ship and some of the crew from Star Trek. This originally started as a drawing of Mcoy and really grew from there...

All though I created this image in PhotoShop, I used custom ink pen brushes to draw the image as if it was an old school comic book cover/page. I must admit, this image took a real long time to get finished, this was due to the broken workflow of ten minutes here, twenty minutes there as I worked it around my other commitments. 

Overall, I'm very happy with how this drawing came out, there was a few moments of panic, which I tend to get when illustrating a montage of characters like this. Not only that using very few layers left little to no room for mistakes!

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2015


Friday, 13 November 2015

My New Website and Store is Coming Soon!

That's right, after more work than I've done in the last year combine My art studio, Cimmerian Studios, is almost built and ready to rock, and my new website and online store is almost ready to go live as well! 

What does this mean?

Well, in the very short future when you browse to you will be magically transported to my new site and the current place holder website will be packed up and shipped away for a rainy day. The new website and store will be fantastic and include all of my studios products and services, news, updates, and everything else you could want from the art team. 

So, keep your eyes pealed for more updates here on my blog, and also updates on the studio can be found on the Cimmerian Studios Facebook Page or Twitter Feed. Until then, here is a little teaser of things to come....

Artwork ©Simon Breeze/Cimmerian Studios 2015

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Sneak Peek - Female Jungle Fighter

Currently I'm a very busy guy, one of the things I'm working on is the very first 30mm Heroic scale miniature for table top gaming for Cimmerian Studios.  I'm about a third of the way through the sculpt of a Sci-Fi female jungle fighter. The remit for this one is to , 'keep it real' as I've found with most female miniatures the sculpt can end up making them look more than a little impractical for combat - Unless anyone knows anything different, I'm yet to see a female soldier go into battle wearing hot pants, a bandanna and a pair of boots, boobies out shooting a rocket launcher! Don't get me wrong, I love a good pin-up, however there is a time and a place.

So, here is a sneak peek at the sculpt so far:

Guns, knives and killy things to be added soon...

Artwork ©Simon Breeze/Cimmerian Studios 2015

Friday, 23 October 2015

The Barbarian From The North....

Or South in this case (being from Cornwall in the south of England), just most of these burly guys 'hail' from the North in the stories and it would be bad show to buck this. Anyway, I've digress right at the start of this post, not like me at all. Cimmerian Studios is what I want to talk about in this post - my new design studio. I'll be post a lot about this over the coming months (years hopefully). However, if you want to know more about this crazy venture you can find the website here:

For now though, here are some of the first designs to rock out of the studio. These are 32mm bases designed for use with table top gaming, your Warhammer 40,000 type of thing. These bases are hand sculpted and also cast by hand in high quality polyurethane resin, and as the are not mass produced this gives each set of ten their own unique feel. 

This first set is called 'Scorched Earth' and are designed to replicate a cracked ground environment, like a sun baked mud flat for example.

Each base is sculpted from photographic reference of a real life 'scorched earth' environment. However, you can paint them however you like, for example as a rocky lava flow.

These bases are not available yet, but are due for release soon along with several other designs.

More coming from the studio soon! 

Artwork ©Simon Breeze & Cimmerian Studios 2015