No new figures for you today but a follow up to the last Renegade I posted...#9...and a discussion of the line art drawings used in the Realms of Chaos: Slaves to Darkness to represent Chaos Marines.
As I have committed (perhaps foolishly) to the painting challenge over on the Herohammer International FaceBook group I have spent a lot of time looking at the army lists for Chaos Space Marines that are presented in the back of RoC: Slaves to Darkness. This tome contains army lists for several of the famous space marine Chapters that went rogue during the Horus Heresy...and these army lists are illustrated with line art drawing that are very similiar to their fantasy counterparts in the Warhammer Armies book. I really enjoy looking at these drawing and quickly realized that many of them are drawings of actual figures from the Renegades range.
Here are a few examples of the art work with their corresponding figures (there are many more examples of this)
There is even a line art drawing of one of the figures that I had already painted...
Why not reverse that idea and use the drawings that are based directly off of actual figures as "testers" for different color schemes?
Obviously one option here would be to print out these line art drawings and make an adult coloring book of them (which is all the rage these days with the hippsters) ...but I'm a lazy man so I opted to save them as individual image files that I could color digitally.
For example lets take this figure (Renegade #9) and its corresponding line art drawing.
I first cleaned up the Line art drawing from the .pdf of the book page and made a .jpg of it.
Here are some examples of different colors that I attempted with this figure.
I found this to be a very fun exercise and certainly plan on doing it with other renegades that have both figures and line art to work with. It certainly helped me think through my color choices and their placement in a way I hadn't before. It also gave me the space to make mistakes and try weird combos without having to repaint a figure over and over again...
I'm my next post we will look a little further into this line art pieces and how they can inspire additional work with these fantastic figures.