Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Femmes Imperum - The Beauty In Decay WIP

Yet another one rises!

The second character for the Femmes Imperum. Loosely based on unpublished John Blanche painting representing something that appears to be a female plaguebearer.

Unfortunately I can't show the original painting that inspired me to build this character. John politely asked me not to. He told me that the painting is part of the new body of work from him. Hopefully it is something that will eventually get published somewhere.

Very much WIP here. I think I will create all the Femmes ready before I start to paint them...


  1. A female plaguebearer?! The Warp truly is a place of madness! Everything we have been told has been a lie...

    In all seriousness, this sounds (and looks!) like an exciting project. The pose you have there really expresses the cheerful, yet sinister, mirth of Grandfather Nurgle. I look forward to see how it progresses!

  2. You got it right! I tried to get some of that insanity of Nurgle within that pose =)

  3. a female... plaguereaper. gosh, Im getting so exited! looks beautiful, can't wait to see this model ready and the art which from you got inspiration .)

  4. Very Blanchish sculpt - even though you are just teasing so far... =D

  5. Nailed the silhouette again! Really interesting shapes.

    1. I agree phiq!

      Mikko, I think you could stop at this point and this image would stand as a tantalizing piece of art in its own right.

      Love it!

  6. Beautifully bizarre! Clearly even plaguebearers can strut their stuff with a confident swagger

  7. Brilliantly tantalising! Looking forward to the next update!

  8. She does look rather carefree, happily strutting along like that, like the skeletons in medieval Danse Macabre images. The corrugated scythe is a really cool touch.