Friday, October 16, 2009

Rhinos and Swamp Monsters - Dreamblade

The end of another week of painting, drawing, revisions and the slow advancement of deadlines. I have had my head down and been making slow but steady progress on my workload. I was missing my normal posting schedule here so I thought I would take a short break and reach into my bag of older work and see what I could find. Looks like I turned up a rhino man and a swamp creature.

The Bloodcut Behemoth and the Bogillian were designed for set 2 of Dreamblade, Baxar's War. Baxar's War is one of my favorite sets. Not only for all the pieces I had in it but I felt it offered a lot of new aspects to the game and it plays real well in sealed games (IMHO). But I digress... These two pieces are the type of designs I could have done 20 variations on and still felt like I could have done more and better. You can't go wrong with a giant rhino man warrior or a hulking swamp monster. The descriptions were loose enough to allow me to really have fun with the designs. Speaking of designs...

The first passes on the Bloodcut Behemoth and Bogillian were really close to how the finals ended up. Got to dig those crazy Bloodcut tattoos.

The final Bloodcut Behemoth included a larger head and a lot more skin texture. The design is shown here without the tattoos that do appear in the final mini, I just prefer the drawings without them. This piece was one of the first larger sized Dreamblade miniatures and was a promotional piece for set 2. I really like how this piece turned out, see it for yourself HERE.

The final Bogillian just included a lot more surface detail to make it look more like it was made from items found in a swamp. I love big hulking creatures, so this was a real treat to work on. I was really looking forward to seeing how this piece was going to turn out. Since this piece was a common it only received a two color paint job, but I think the sculpture is sound. I wonder how it would have looked with a translucent body....? To see how it turned out, click HERE.

That's all for this week. I have some surprises in store for next week that I am really looking forward to sharing! Until then...

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  1. Great stuff. I agree about Baxar's. It seems to get a bad rap for some reason.

    Bogillian is a great mini, silly me had no idea he had to do with the swamp (Bog should have given it away). He's a fun piece to play.

    Looking forward to the "surprises"! :)

  2. Thanks! Glad you liked the Bogillian. I just wish the sculpt would have had a little more detail or the paint work a little more pop. I think it would have been a great looking common.

    Yeah... hopefully those surprises will be along any day now...