Friday, September 30, 2011


I realized something the other day while perusing the Dungeons and Dragons Player's Handbook, hands sweaty with anticipation of entering the realm D&D after so long, glaring at the pages looking for the ultimate combo of race/class with which to dish out some serious pain. And that is, I love the paladin class. In any game. If I can pick a class, and there's one that even SOUNDS like paladin, holy warrior, warrior priest, etc. i start to salivate. Why? I don't know! Maybe I just love to smite. That's gotta be it, I'm pretty good at it, like, sometimes I'll be smiting and I won't even realize it. Smiting foes just comes natural.

Anyway, I'm getting back in the game after a very long time, and this is most likely who I'll be re-entering the "arena" with. I drew a lot of inspiration for this from the warhammer warrior priest unit in the empire army. I like their take on him. I thought it would be neat to draw out my character as I see him in the universe, just so we're clear and there's no confusion. One might say he actually exists now, whereas prior he was just a twinkle in my stylus' eye (NOTE: Stylus' do not have eyes of any kind, don't go looking, i'm not responsible for you breaking ANYTHING).

Friday, September 23, 2011

And the winner is...

After much debate, debacle, and debauchery I have decided the next army I will accumulate will be Lizardmen. I can't help it, I love the aztec-like style of the armor, weaponry, civilization, etc. etc.I know I'm going to have so much fun painting these guys, from the brooding Saurus (above) to the agile Skinks (my picture coming soon!). There's quite a few choices in this army to work with and I know I'll have a good time with this. And, it's a terrific deviation from my Orcs & Goblins.

It was really close between these guys and dwarfs. Dwarfs were the guys I originally wanted to start with years ago but that never really came to fruition. I've always had a connection with dwarfs in the fantasy world, dunno why. I like the machinery they have, but the lack of cavalry is a real ball-buster. I was also considering tomb kings, because they're egyptian undead and they were just updated a few months ago (i love the smell of a band new army book in the morning)

For those of you who don't know me, I'm a lore whore with just about every game I play. When there is a well-developed world full of characters "doin' crazy shit" I can't help but immerse myself in it. To date, my favorite "worlds" are the Warcraft universe, League of Legends, and Warhammer. For LoL, I believe I've read just about every champions back story, and they are amazing to read, if just for a snippet of their long lifetimes.


Uh, yeah

But why explain my love for lore? Well, Lizardmen have the greatest footing in the lore of Warhammer. These guys have been around forever, since time began, and they fought off some of the craziest armies, only to be abandoned by their gods and left to rot. Now, they eek out a living while still remaining proud, and hopeful their gods will return and smite their foes. They want some serious smiting to happen. And some of their most revered priests are frogs, for cryin' out loud.

Can't forget the  Kroxigors. Love that name

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I realized I do a lot of drawings of orcs and hardly any of goblins, so I thought I'd try my hand at some of the little "fellers" in action. I'm designating them as the archers for my army, as personally I feel goblins are good at little else.

I think one of the best lines I've ever read, one that makes orcs and goblins stand out so much, is from the Orcs & Goblins army book:

"Flank 'em, shoot 'em, hit 'em hard, and then do it again from annuver angle. Of course, if da battle is going bad for our side, I'm gonna keep ridin' and act like I was never there..."
Gitilla the Raider

It's the mentality of it that's really funny, fight like hell, but turn tail the minute things go bad. Very easy concept to remember, even easier to produce. I'm gonna take things away from Orcs and Goblins for a while, I need to start drawing other things. Plus, if I keep drawing them, I might just want more

Monday, September 19, 2011


As soon as I get my hands on a camera I'll be posting pictures of my little ragtag group of greenskins. Hell, if i'm feelin' good that day I'll get all close up shots, maybe some black and white pictures, put some grain in there (WATCH OUT), and who knows what else.

Then I'll be a photographer of professional level!

And they told me I needed a degree for that

So look out, and if there's anyone out there playing, let me know, I think I can start getting in on some games. I need it so bad, almost to the point of much-needed sustenance, like water.

That's it, I'm in a desert and Warhammer is my liquid refreshment.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

80 Units Strong

Workin' on this piece for a while, liking where it's going. I started collecting Orcs & Goblins around March or April of this year and I'm now at about 80 units, with the Orc Boar Boyz being my favorite unit so far. I'm definitely at the point where I can start playing, just need a few accessories and other people who play and I'm golden :D

I'm gonna keep working on this guy and add some background to it, maybe he's in the middle of a huge skirmish or he just likes riding around in the grassy plains ready to dish out some pain. I hope his opponents are hungry!

The boar sure is...


didn't realize this until yesterday, that a standard unit in Warhammer fantasy is made up of several miniatures (the actual guys themselves). I'd be sitting pretty with 80 UNITS lol. No, I just have about 80 miniatures:
20 Orc Boyz
5 Orc Boar Boyz
5 Savage Orc Boar Boyz
10 Black Orcs
10 Savage Orcs
20 Golbins (archers)
1 Orc Boar Chariot
1 Rock Lobber (3 Goblins + 1 Orc Bully crew)
1 Savage Orc Shaman
a bunch of other random miniatures

Monday, September 12, 2011

Not One, Oh No

What, did ya thing that post before was gonna be my only one? I'm crankin' some Lady Gaga over here, gotta bring more than that.

Seriously, I can't stop listening to her.

Bought this guy in LoL a little while ago, and I think it's just because he can go into the Danger Zone. I mean, he takes it right in there, love it! TAKE IT

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Why Must You Be So You

See, even Batman can be a pain in the ass sometimes. With the DC reboot (something I couldn't care too much for seeing as how Batman is the only good thing they've got goin' for 'em) I figured I would show off my ill skills in drawing. Maybe someone from DC will see this and tap me for some issues. I'd do it, why the hell not, ya know?

I swore I'd stop doing comics...

The quarter is coming to a close and I couldn't be happier. Not thrilled with some classes this go-around, happy to be done with them. Just gonna toss 'em in the back and pretend this quarter never happened. That's not to say it was a bad quarter, just didn't do anything I wanna show off in a portfolio, so whatevs.

That's what it's slowly becoming all about, the portfolio. What's gonna be in it? ANIMATION, for I am an ANIMATOR. You're probably asking, "But Nick, you don't have that much animation up on your site? what's up with that?"
Well, you're nosey as hell, but this is true. My resources for the past few months has been very limited, which I'll get into another time. That'll change soon.