Now that uni is pretty much finished I’ve been trying to clear up my desktop from the sea of little folders and random pictures that have sprouted there like bathroom mold. So in among the skeletons I found this drawing I’d done some time ago for the first Inquisitor Carrow story of Lockhart and his rather nasty end. It’s a little rough around the edges so I’ve tweaked it a little and then added a bit of basic colour, but you get the idea 🙂 I’m busily writing the sequel at the moment and trying to stop of it from tying its plot in knots; it’s proving difficult, a bit like wrestling eels. I’ll get there in the end 😀
I admit to being a bit addicted to fan-fiction, like may be a lot 😀 So unable to quite find what I wanted I tried to write some of my own. I’ve certainly learnt a new respect to all those fan-fiction writers out there. It is hard work. So after several non-starters and things that didn’t go any where I finally came up with the idea for Inquisitor Carrow and the God-Emperorless Heathens At the time I had been searching through the internet looking for cross-overs between Harry Potter and Warhammer 40,000 my two absolute favourites with little success but convinced that it would be possible to do.
So I sat down and thought about you could cross the two with out WH40k completely destroying the Potter-verse. In the end up came up with the idea of Harry getting booted to WH40k and growing up there. But then it was a matter of what would he become. I ran through as many of the things that would happen to a potential psyker as I could. Being fed to the Emperor was out straight away, but then there were all the things like Astropath, Battle Psyker to the Imperial Gaurd, part of an Inqusitorial retinue or even an Inquisitor, or possibly even a Librarian of the Adeptus Astartes. I ended up with the Inquisitor idea on the grounds that he’d be less likely to immediately curb-stomp Hogwarts and more likely try and infilatrate and subvert the Ministry for Magic. So Inquisitor Carrow was born and then he got larger and larger until he demanded power armour and threatened to sulk if he didn’t get it. Yes, he got the gene-seed. I worked out a load of back-story for why it happens involving Harry’s very dodgy adoptive father that I will slowly reveal over times.
Well, the story so far is posted over on FanFiction.net and here’s some fan-art to go with it 😀 A drawing which I then coloured in.
I quickly did this in the GIMP just using the pen tool and transparent layers. I’m sort of pleased with the way it worked out as I’m slowly finding my way around the whole digital art thing. One of the most useful things I discovered recently was being able to make up my own pallettes. It’s really irritating when your having to fiddle around trying to find that really nice shade of red again.
Yes this is fairly gruesome, and yes this is another Misfits fan art. Chapter 68 has a scene where cultists pretty much attack Alastor and his brothers with little more than crude clubs (think chair legs) and determination.
I was inspired by some of the recent chapters of Misfits to do some illustrating for it. There’s this scene where The Inquisitor that the Storm Ravens have basically shanghaied makes her displeasure known. They have good reasons for doing it and she knows but it’s the principle of the thing 🙂
I was trying to go for a slightly amused expression for the space marine but I’ve had varying reactions to it, and the background could definitely use some work. As far as digital art work goes this is probably the most polished thing I’ve managed to produce so far. I ended up with over 20 layers at one point.
Have some boozing space marines. This is fan art for The Misfits by Davidnm2009 , which is a very good read.
At one point the Storm Ravens, the main Chapter in the story, have the opportunity for a boozy feast with their Space Wolf allies. I may have added details 😀
Maybe I should have a go at colouring this?