March 16, 2014 at 2:47 pm #38896
@Mad Jack said:
16 and already such a full grown mustache? Is it the Haggis or what do they feed their children?! oO
It’s a false mustache, they were all the rage at the time. God, it’s been long since I had haggis. I remember really liking it, but it’s hard to find. Anyway, I made another picture of him a few years older.Robert Maclaighean. Heir to the county of Argyll, Lieutenant of the 414th Caledonian Fusilliers. Pictured atop St. IstvÃ¡n’s Tower during the Siege of Ã“buda. Aged 23.
As you can see I made two versions of him this time. Can’t decide if I want snow on his clothes or not. WHat do you think?March 16, 2014 at 3:23 pm #38899
Snow, definitely, I mean that’s just WOW.March 16, 2014 at 3:47 pm #38900
Yes. No business like snow business. You make prosaic look pretty real.March 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm #38902
Thank you both! I like the effect of the snow, but I was afraid it made him look a little cluttered.Robert Maclaighean leading the 414th Fusiliers in the defence of HÃ¶sÃ¶k Bridge. Some eight hundred Caledonians held the Danube against an army of almost twenty times their number. Union cavalry arrived by the morning of the fifth day, forcing the Ottoman battallions to sound the retreat. The siege was finally lifted, but only nineteen Scotsmen remained standing.March 17, 2014 at 6:31 am #38917Lord Robert Maclaighean. Count of Argyll, Elector Commander of the Caledonian Provinces. Aged 37.March 17, 2014 at 8:02 pm #38952
Great usage of colors and awesome characters! They blend and make them pop out great!March 18, 2014 at 8:49 am #38973
Nice! I have to say, I’m especially impressed by how you did the snow. I should try that out myself.March 19, 2014 at 7:13 pm #39030
Great progression and that snow is awesome.March 20, 2014 at 1:36 pm #39055
Really cool! That prosthetic arm is great! Just shorten the shoulder piece.April 7, 2014 at 9:58 pm #39209
Thank you, all! Really appreciate the nice comments
I’ve been absent for a while due to work and a period of illness. Not entirely thrilled about the new format of the forum, to be honest. Seems like a lot of vertical space is wasted, which restricts the width of the pictures. But whatever, I can live with that.
Anyway, I made something:Robert Maclaighean. Former count of Argyll, former Lord Protector of The Caledonian Free State. Executed in Aachen for high treason, rebellious actions against the Union and her people, mass murder and unrepentant heresy. Aged 64.
Really happy with the face on this one.
And don’t worry, you haven’t seen the last of the count quite yet.April 8, 2014 at 7:51 am #39214
Made myself a seraph for the contest on the blog.April 8, 2014 at 1:20 pm #39227
Contest entry number two: Be Not AfraidApril 8, 2014 at 2:43 pm #39228
I really dig Maclaighean and Be Not Afraid. Technically quite simple designs, but they just ooze flavor and depth. Nice fading effects, too.April 8, 2014 at 3:10 pm #39230
Thanks, man! I was trying for a “less is more” effect with both of those so I’m glad that seems to work
Final contest entry: Locust
On their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men. And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions. And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running to battle. And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.April 8, 2014 at 4:46 pm #39233
Love the progression on Maclaighean. Cool story!
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