There are blog entries and then there is this, something I will cherish for years to come. A unique opportunity to share some previously unseen work from the Art Director and Extraordinary Visionaire of the greatest wargaming and miniature company in the world. A company I grew up with and an imagery that has unleashed my imagination and given me and my friends many wonderful years of hobby fun. In many ways the hobby grew into a profession I love and cherish.
Those of you familiar with my Dakka Blogs know how big an influence John's work has had on my projects. How I make subtle references to his style and vision, sometimes in naming the projects like "Shaddes offs Greye" sometimes studying his art for ages to find fresh ground and courage to paint without technical restrictions.
Recently a good friend, Jakob Rune Nielsen (JRN), was kind enough to introduce me upon my request to John and a passionate discussion about the hobby followed. I wanted to have a chance to talk to him, before I move to US. We have exchanged dozens of emails, many many images and ideas and John has asked me to post some of his recent work in this blog. John will post some commentary in the topic replies I would think.
So without further a do, and because my writing doesn't do this justice: (click on them to marvel the detail and palette at original size!)