Archive for December, 2010

Cardboard Warriors Forum – Paper Miniature Hoards 87 & 88

Jim across at the cardboard warriors forum is taking a short break, while he’s away I volunteered to compile and post the forum hoards. I’ve now compiled two hoards on behalf of the contributors on the board. It should be noted these are not my work, well I did submit the parcel mimics in the Nov hoard:

The Forum hoards are a great way to get started in paper miniature creation so feel free to head over to cardboard warriors forum and submit something :).

The above miniatures as well as a bundle of others can be downloaded from this thread.

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Great New Year and I look forward to producing some more paper miniatures in the new year and stay safe if your traveling.

T-shirt – Hmm What to call this

I’m not sure if this really counts as a project, as I didn’t do much except fork money over :). I designed a T-shirt using Cafepress and one of my Chibi Koala drawings. I used the shaman as he is one of my favorites of them all (Pink glow caused by original backdrop):

Back (click image to remove jpg blur)

Front (click image to remove jpg blur)

I had to do a special very high resolution export of the shaman from Inkscape and added a thinner black boarder. As it turns out the high contrast that I use in my paper miniatures also looks good on a t-shirt. About the only thing I wish I could change would be to double the size of the rear image but its at cafe press maximum already. The shirt was pretty reasonably priced even with shipping it came out at $37 and there is something really nice about having your own drawings on a t-shirt.

I’ll probably do a few more for myself next year with different designs.  If anyone else is interested just leave a comment as I can always open Cafe press shop thing with various images on items.

Drawing – Practice

It’s been a while since my last post. I have not been too slack, I’m slowly working on my new mayhem layout in TLX from WWG but I seriously underestimated the amount of work required to build a 4×5 table of parts, which means it’s hard to stay motivated. This post is to show some of my doodles that I’ve been doing to practice drawing, I’d hardly call myself a pro drawer (or even gifted amature) but what I do seems to create reasonable mini’s if I post process them in inkscape a lot. You can see how my Dragon started and then turned out here.

Lately I’ve been very taken with Chuck Whelons style/work, but I’ve also developed a fascination with the artwork from the game Torchlight. The two styles are about as far about as you can get. It’d be nice if you could just download a style of drawing into your head like they do for martial arts on the matrix, but alas I’ll just have to practice.

Here are some of my doodles none of these took me longer than 1-2 minutes to do so there not exactly the 3 day master piece. I figure any practice is better than no practice so I fit in drawing when and where I can. I seem to have less problems drawing solid geometric shapes and architectural type stuff, organics still cause me heaps of problems and heads/faces/hair are a nightmare. On with the embarrassing pictures:

You might wonder why I post these horrifically badly drawn doodles up, I’m hoping over time to see an improvement in my drawing and by cataloguing a bunch of doodles every now and then I get a sort of snap shot in time.

I would encourage anyone who can draw reasonably and has an interest in paper mini’s to give it a shot at making some, after all if you can draw imagine the nice mini’s you could produce.

I’ll continue with my TLX WWG building.


Project Status


WWII Project First Release

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B-tech Buildings Five

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Design Victorian era City

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Something Different

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