Posted by Jawaballs at 2:38 PM
Now for something particularly terrible! The Night Lords chapter banner!
The client wanted a Night Lords banner that inspired terror. He wanted it a little more realistic than the standard banners, with a more horror inspiring skull. He sent me a picture for reference. He wanted a "Negative Space" chaos star behind the main image, illuminated by the crashing lightning bolt behind it.
After playing around with a few ways to do this, I decided to use masking tape to make the star, then painted right over it. I put down layers of blue, getting lighter and lighter, to create the glow effect. Then I did the hard edged bolt down the middle of the glow.
In the bottom left he wanted a nod to the 8th legion. So I added a roman numeral 8. He wanted an eclipsed sun in the center. I decided to go with a muted blue for the color of the sun. He wanted a few words on the right, not sure what they mean. For the numbers, keeping with the dark Night Lords theme, I painted them black with a single grey highlight. The picture is a little dark so they are hard to read, but believe me, they look subtle but striking.
So there you go! I am particularly pleased with the lightning effect on this one. I had a lot of fun painting it.
Let me know if you want one for yourself! Next up, a special custom one for a client attending Wargamescon. More on that soon.