Sunday, October 2, 2011

4 Sunday Best #14: Creative Inspiration

"The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life."
William Faulkner
This week's "Sunday Best" show that through their creativity they have been able to artificially capture the life that is Warhammer 40k.  Their work continually sparks the creative juices that power the light in the dark recesses of my mind and many others. 

LuckyNo.5 has injected his numerous painted models with the essence of evil itself.  His work seems to hold no boundaries as his art in the world of 40k is what nightmares are spawned from.  His mind truly resided in the Eye of Terror.  This week was no exception as he blessed with a glimpse into his diabolical mind where he presented a Necron Destroyer Lord to us. 

Artist #2 - From the Warp: Plastic Eversor
Ron's creativity is always in overdrive as he is continuously pumping out model after model. Each of these models tear a whole in the fabrics of our minds.  His skill at painting is unreal and his ability to create his own unique models is mind boggling.  What makes Ron shine though is his ability to teach and his willingness to share.  His plastic Eversor not only demonstrates these two traits but also the creativity that lies within his mind.

Artist #3 - Spiky Rat Pack: Blanchitsu
izeColt was blessed with a private viewing of John Blanche creativity during his last visit to Nottingham over some tasty Bugman's Burgers.  During their lunch Mr. Blanche shocked them by offering to let them take some photos of recently completed Inquisitor and retinue. Mr. Blanche art created the very soul of Warhammer 40k and his models bring Warhammer 40k to life.  His work leaves me speechless and my thanks goes out to izeColt for sharing these photos with us.

Henry Ward Beecher put it best when he said "Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures."  Not all of these artist may use canvis as their medium but their work has been dipped into each of their souls.  They inspire creativity and without artist like them the world of Warhammer 40k would truly be a dark grim place.


  1. Thanks for the Shoutout Panda, and the kind words. You rule!

  2. No problem LuckyNo.5 as I really enjoy your work and my mind was blown away by your Necron Conversion. You nailed the Egyptian feel that you were aiming for and I have to say that I love how he is leaning forward ever so slightly. Cheers and thanks for sharing.

  3. Thank you for the attention, Hotpanda! Mr. Blanche's works are phenomenal...

  4. His choice in colours is what blows me away the most.