Feast of Blades!

Hey Folks,

My newest hand painted banner commission came from a fellow in Colorado who is organizing a pretty nice event.  From what I understand, they are doing a sort of Tournament of Champions.  A number of smaller venues are holding tournaments, and all of the winners will be invited to partake in the grand championship called, The Feast of Blades!  Nice. :)  More info will be forthcoming. HERE IS THE LINK.

So here is the creation of the banner for this commission.  First of all, Chandler sent me a sketch of his ideas.

Bad image sorry.  His design was a central shield with two swords, a chalice, a wreath.  The rest is a bunch of scrolling banners and an iron halo.  Fairly easy and straight forward, but not all that exciting.  That is where I come in.  Using the elements he wanted, I redesigned his banner, mixing in some super cool stuff.  I decided to go with the angel of death and combine his ideas.  Here is what I came up with.

Here you can see a more pleasing to the eye design that incorporates the elements he wanted, has a focus point, and more flowing organic shapes like the wings which are what make these banners look outstanding.  

Next will be to paint the image onto a 3x6' piece of pre gessoed canvas and that gets sewed onto the banner below. The scale of this bad boy is about 7x3 made of heavy canvas type fabric. 

Finally, I am sculpting some purity seals of clay and will cast them in resin. I think he wanted enough to give to every participant, but I don't think I will be able to pull off that many. Well, more to come as I work on this banner!  If you would like to commission your own full sized banner, send me an email, jawaballs at hotmail. I have won "Best Painted Banner" at Gamesday two years in a row. Here are some of my banners!



SAJ said...

Cool project, and really looking forward to seeing those purity seals (please post on making them!)

Anonymous said...

yeah so just go ahead and put my name on that banner now you'll save yourself sometime lol. :) In all reality i'll be dead last but hey it will be fun

Xaereth said...

I'll actually be participating in this event, though I'll likely be bringing my Wolves, since the Angels aren't quite ready yet, and I need to work on Orks for Adepticon instead of the Angels...

Still, maybe I'll post the Tournament reports up here, since it's relevant :)

40k Junkie said...

The banner is a nice surprise. The event is sounding great. I hope to see a big turn out. I am not clearly not running it, but many of my members are attending so... cough* shameless plug inc.

If you are planning to attend this tournament and don't know about Warhammer Denver check us out. http://www.meetup.com/Warhammer-Denver

Skarvald the Troll-faced said...

Oh my god, it is "Alea Iacta Est" not "Ist".... Hopefully you can contact him and tell him that his motto is wrong before you start painting.

Saab(Greg) said...

I know someone who can probably help you get those seals done *wink*

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