Although I started art a few years ago, I can see how my art yearnings grew from my youth.
I used to play tabletop games back in the Day, exclusively Warhammer and Warhammer 40k by Games Workshop, which creates games in a Fantasy or Sci-Fi genre.
Collecting, painting, and playing with miniatures on the tabletop was part of the hobby.
Back then, I collected these miniatures to play games, but now, after twenty years, I realise how much the artwork and models drew me to the hobby.
The miniatures also are some of the best-crafted designs. But when you field a fully painted army, it looks so amazing on the tabletop.
Each army or faction has its unique signature, a colour palette(s) and a design aesthetic with icons and symbols.
Then there is the tabletop with crafted scenery of trees, rocks, mountains, buildings, and more fantastical elements, like eldritch gates, shrines, totems, and more.
The art of Warhammer covers many aspects, from concept art to buildings, to figures, colour, sculpture, and model making.
It also coincided with my interest in military history. Again I was fascinated by the battles, the stories, the people, the photos, the art of the weapons, armour, and not forgetting the maps.
Such creativity still inspires me today—my interest in figure art, seascapes, colourful abstract art, Map art, Also the concept art of characters, people and places.
I looked back then and saw I was creatively inspired, but at the time, I didn’t notice. These fantasy and romantic worlds of art are now joined by more desire for realism in my art today.
Anyway, here’s some miniature work I kept from those days.