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The Undead Legion of Countess Ludmila von Karnstein

Discussion in 'The Dead Shall Walk......' started by Mad 'At, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

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    @Mad 'At Awesome work as always, the colours are really eye-catching and you've got some nice conversions going on here.
     
  2. Nagash Worshiper

    Nagash Worshiper Black Knight

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    So cool! Reminds me of the 6th edition vampires. Making me all nostalgic ;) perfect for 9th age to ;)
     
  3. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    Such a cool vampire collection :) I second Irisado there, that blue does look brilliant!
     
  4. Mad 'At

    Mad 'At Dumb enough to work Staff Member True Blood

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    Update!

    I did say I would try to at least keep my plogs update so here is one about the latest little project I finished.

    Pretty much since the 9th Age started I've been meaning to replace my old Von Carstein banners with new ones to fit the new fluff, and at the same time improve stuff I didn't like about the old ones. I've done this with the Skeleton banner and replaced the old one with the rose in front of the moon, which basically got a completely new motive. I want all my flags to be a black silhouette in front of it, so the rose had to go. Instead I did something completely different.

    Next on the list was the BSB, which I've been putting off for a long time. I was mostly happy with the old one, but the composition of it never felt quite right so I did something a little different. These were the early sketches:
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    The idea was to have a vampiress (Ludmila) in silhouette in front of the moon. Did a lot of tries on poses and such.

    Next I did time attempt with paint on paper to try and get the composition right.
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    Here you can see the thing coming together. Also did a lot of practice runs on the vampiress and on the letters (look at all them K:s!).

    Then I started on the real banner, here is a WIP:
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    And then, finally, we move on to the finished thing:
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    And ending it all with a group shot of all of the new banners for the 9th Age (the poor little skeleton has to stand on a pedestal to even get noticed):
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    The next banner to redo is the Barrow Guard one, but I don't know when I'll get around to that. I'm overall happy with it and there is nothing on it that connects it to the old world, but its older and that tells. My style has changed since I did it.

    Anyways, that is all for now. Hope you enjoyed it :)
     
  5. Irisado

    Irisado Ancient Vampire Lord Staff Member True Blood

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    Outstanding. That's a beautiful banner and I love the blue colour scheme of the banner and the models.
     
  6. Borgnine

    Borgnine Moderator Staff Member True Blood

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    Good to see you back ;) that BSB looks terrific, I just love that blue metal of yours. The banner is just awesome too - one thing that I don't like about it is the 'von' part of the title - it looks a bit weird to me and breaks the axial composition of the picture. Still, great stuff - those banners look superb together.
     
  7. Mad 'At

    Mad 'At Dumb enough to work Staff Member True Blood

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    Thanks, I'm glad to hear that :)

    I certainly get what you mean about the 'von' scroll, that did bother me too. I was thinking about making the other end of the scroll swirl up in a similar pattern opposite, but decided against that because of the position of the sword. Still happy with the overall result though, so I don't think I'll be redoing this again any time soon :tongue:
     
  8. Theerteen

    Theerteen Cheerful Cranium True Blood

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    And here I stand, thinking my own free hand banners would do a nice job :'( dude, they look terrific! Also even better those pics are coming from you, implying to see you some more time around!

    I for myself like the “von“ part, it's like a slightly dissonantic note in an otherwise harmonic piece, it's just right. Killing part is how it works together on all the banners. I'm kind of in love.
     
  9. Farmer7574

    Farmer7574 Vampire Count True Blood

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    @Mad 'At Beautiful banners! Very well executed.
     
  10. Blutsauger

    Blutsauger Vampire Count True Blood

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    Those banners are amazing! Any tips for the rest of us when it comes to painting freehand banners?
     
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