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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Some Awesome Warhammer 40,000 Up For Grabs!

I DID Say on an older post that if I ever sell any of my awesome Warhammer 40,000 models I would post it here on my blog. Well, here is one of those posts. I'm selling a whole bunch of stuff, all Chaos in one shape or form, and some have been put together and painted pretty well.

YOU CAN Find them HERE on my eBay page.

AND HERE Are some of the awesome goodies I have for sale:

I DO Have a load more on my eBay page, any questions just message me via eBay.

Friday, 20 February 2015

I Feel The Need - The Need For SPEED!

HERE IS My most recent aircraft inspired bit of graphic design, I say aircraft inspired, really it is inspired by the United States Navy Strike Fighter Tactics Instructor program (SFTI program), more popularly known as Topgun or TOPGUN, teaches fighter and strike tactics and techniques to selected Naval Aviators and Naval Flight Officers, who return to their operating units as surrogate instructors. It began as the United States Navy Fighter Weapons School, established on March 3, 1969, at the former Naval Air Station Miramar, north of San Diego, California. In 1996, the School was merged into the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at NAS Fallon, Nevada.

YES, AND Also the classic film of the 80s!

ANYWAY, HERE Is the design I came up with:

SO I'VE Come up with a couple of things with this design, two straightforward differences, one being a simple 'warn look' on both designs. the second was to simply drop the 'Weapon School...' and have a 'badge' design as well.

WHAT TO Do next....

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2015

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Tuesday's Child is Full of Grace

HERE IS The second pin-up for my calendar for this year (well, next year, I'm working on the artwork now). This one is inspired by the poem Tuesday's Child. One of the things I'm liking about using this well known poem to create some of the artwork for the calendar is that I'm learning the real meaning behind the phrasing. Tuesday's child is a great example of, 'it's not what you think it is'.

HERE IS The line from the poem, ’Tuesday’s Child is full of grace…’

AND HERE Is the artwork step-by-step, reference photo to final image:

Reference photo by Marcus J. Ranum

Black and white painting

Final image

OKAY, SO Not what you might be expecting, and here is why. The origin of the line in the poem is from the day, Tues, or Tyr – the Norse God of War who is related to the Roman God of War, Mars whom Tuesday is named after. The grace refers to, ‘Physical Grace’ and not social or spiritual grace. Plus there is also an implied bit of fighty to the grace as well.

THE REFERENCE Photo is by Marcus J. Ranum, and can be found HERE along with all of his other awesome photography.

NEXT IS Wednesday's child, which I'll be honest if you know the poem pulls very little surprises in its origins. 

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2015

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

The Fighting 103 Jolly Rogers

MY MOST Recent bit of graphic art has been inspired by the Strike Fighter Squadron 103 (VF-103), nicknamed the Jolly Rogers, is an aviation unit of the United States Navy established in 1952. VFA-103 flies the F/A-18F Super Hornet and is based at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia (USA). The squadron’s radio callsign is Victory and it is assigned to Carrier Air Wing Seven. Taking the idea from my Fighting 31 Tomcatters designs I decided to create two versions of the artwork:

The first is a 'badge' design

The second is the 'squadron' design that I also added a 'warn' look to as well

THE NEXT Aircraft inspired bit of graphic art that I'm working on is a bit of a different direction to these last two, even if I say-so-myself, is looking pretty good so-far.

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2015

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Monday's Child - The Snow Queen

IT MUST Be a week for me revisiting some of my art and taking a second spin on the concept! As happy as I am with my last pin-up, it didn't quite hit the spot that I was looking for. The one I'm referring to is Monday's Child. So, having a hunt about for inspiration I stumbled across a photograph by Marcus J. Ranum that I really liked and so I had another stab at it:

The original photo by M.J.Ranum

My Black and White Painting

The final coloured painting

I'M MUCH Happier with this painting, it's more in line with what I had in mind for the calendar pin-ups that I'm working on. I'm almost finished now with Tuesday's child, which has taken a very interesting turn as well. Here is a reminder of the inspiration for Monday's child: ’Monday’s child is fair of face’ – Origins in the Moon, Mon = Moon, Moon with its, ‘face’. Like I said, much happier :0D

Artwork ©Simon Breeze 2015