24 November 2013

High art

Well, maybe that should be "Hi, I did some art" and even then, the "art" bit might be stretching things!

To celebrate this blog getting its fiftieth follower (Hi Steve, I love your blog; it's a big part of what drew me into the Oldhammer "movement") I thought I'd share with you some drawing I've been enjoying doing with my kids. There's a great "how to draw" book by Mark Bergin that has step-by-step instructions that are designed for children (or drawing dunces like yours truly) to create fun little knights and castle pictures that I think are full of naive charm. This is the book:

No amazon link - support your local independent bookshop!

And this is what I've art-ed:

Knight with pokey stick

Knight with spiky hitty thing
I even made up my own composition here - I'm practically Picasso
If you'd seen my previous failed attempts at stick men, you'd be impressed! I had fun coming up with different ways to shade. I could get into this drawing lark.

Happy creating,


  1. Thanks, yorkie! I'm putting the finishing touches to the rule tweaks for the next version of goblinquest (still not happy with that name) and I shall illustrate it in this style, at least for now.

  2. Concept sketches for a new miniature line?

  3. Gaj - sort of like a medieval-fantasy plastic toy solder line, like your avatar? That would be fun :)