Wednesday, 9 July 2014

When flying ... never forget gravity.


The Storyteller
When flying, no matter the pleasure, never forget about gravity, because landing can be a tad painful.


I was about to post again just before the end of June, at least that was the plan when I decided, inadvertently to be sure, to try flying. It was great, much enjoyed for the second or so I experienced it before gravity took over and I struck the ground. Then came the hurt after lying there thinking ... I can't move. But luckily, I eventually could and at last in great distress rose from my crumpled heap position to something that resembled one of my earlier ancestors attempts to walk on hind legs.



Ok. Ok, I wasn't just flying per say; I actually tripped over a small wall with a steeper drop on the other side in the dark and as I only had my arm to cushion the fall onto hard ground it hurt a lot more than when I once fell into a house. But that's another story.


Suffice to say I'm well on the bend, even though I may have cracked a rib, but I'm fine, and that is the reason why this blog, intended for the end of June, never happened till now.


I'll try and keep any further prattle down now and just post pictures as usual. The main theme of which is related to some old mainly foreign Games Workshop related stuff.

These were done for Le Grimoire titles.
http://www.legrimoire.net/




This picture, above, was for one of the FF Advanced titles... Blacksand, but this below was, I believe, for White Dwarf/Game Workshop and because of the detail and the original size of the work I have reproduced it larger.


To conclude here are a few more picture from the past that others have posted related to Fable Lands and the Blood Sword series in the main. Shown larger than drawn size.





Next time, some work never seen [more or less [grin] before] and not too long from now. Finally a couple of pictures from the Goldhawk series by Ian Livingstone to be used in 'You are the Hero' publication I believe.


I thought, to end, a little bit of colour ... so there you have it.

Till then, thank you for looking and I do appreciate comments and questions [if I can answer them].

18 comments:

  1. I was just looking at the larger GW picture in the WD it appeared in. It was in an article giving WHFRP stats for the characters in the GW novel Konrad.

    Oh and get well soon, those pesky walls get everywhere.

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    1. Thank you Erny for that info. Might explain why I still have the original. I will amend blog soon ..if you're ok with that.

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    2. Naturally. Pleasure to give even this small amount of help.

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  2. Get well soon! I had a similar experience years back. Not fun at all.

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  3. Amazing post, so glad I found your blog a few months ago. Good luck with the recovery Russ.

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  4. Perhaps it was no accident...
    "Nurikabe are sentient walls that have two distinct advantages when it comes to playing tricks on humans: they are capable of teleportation, and they can become invisible. Nurikabe will appear on random roads at night to block people's paths. After recovering from the shock of being stopped by apparent thin air, the traveler will attempt to go around this transparent wall, but will find that they cannot. The nurikabe are capable of extending their bodies, almost indefinitely, to create a much wider barrier. If you wish to pass by the wall, you must tap the ground near it repeatedly. Doing this will appease the spirit, as it signifies that you have acknowledged its existence. It will then become visible before vanishing, looking for another person to play with. "

    From http://www.manic-expression.com/apps/blog/entries/show/33457194-manic-expression-s-monster-extravaganza-tsukumogami

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    1. Rats, I forgot to tap ..too late to take lessons I think.

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  5. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Russ, and on the illustrations for the spine-chilling anthology: "Small Walls In The Dark and Other Dread Places"!

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    1. Great title, maybe someone should write the book of stories. Thanks for best wishes ... I am on the mend and working away and appreciate the comment.

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  6. I wish that you have speedy recovery.

    I admire the big cityscape, crowd seems to have lot of individual faces. There is something very british looking in the lot of them,

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    1. [Grin] Is that due to my inner eye, or that I just don't get out enough?

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  7. I have a small wall that's waiting to do the exact same thing to me every time I take the rubbish bags out. It'll get me one of these days. Glad you made your saving throw, Russ! (Apart from the rib, that is.)

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  8. Well on the mend now Dave, thank you, now are going to this Convention as Leo is now going to be there?

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    1. No, my connection with Fighting Fantasy is tenuous at best (half of one book). I hardly ever made it along to Dragonmeet even when James Wallis was willing to offer me a guest ticket. But I hope it's a great success. If not for Ian and Steve selling FF to Puffin, there'd have been no Lone Wolf, no Fabled Lands, no Grailquest, no Tin Man, no Inkle - gosh, it's like Days of Future Past, the publishing industry version :-)

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  9. You poor guy, hope you didn't land on your drawing hand? Are you right handed? Stop jumping over walls Russ, I thought you quit adventuring! Glad to hear your on the mend. Thanks for posting, some excellent pieces there. ;) How can you fall into a house? lol

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    1. Fall into a house? By mistaking the first floor of an old ruin for the ground floor [sigh]. Luckily what I thought was the floor was covered in bushes and brambles so my fall was 'cushioned' and I emerged at the other side, a little battered, very scratched but otherwise fine.

      Now more or less mended Andy, thank you.

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