Saturday, 6 July 2013

Father Time

Yet another great challenge topic on the Imagine FX forum: MyFX#326 - Father Time
After doing some quick research, I found that the image of an old man with a scythe and an hourglass was just too good to not give it a go. I also discovered that Father Time is often depicted with children, so I wanted to include that in my piece as well.
Naturally, I wanted the illustration to have a grim dark inspired flavour. The scythe offered the perfect opportunity for that. Nothing says 40K quite like a chainblade!
Add to that a Necromunda inspired hive city in the background and a slightly creepy looking kid in a survival suit and here we are...

Below you can see how the image developed from some early doodles to a proper pencil sketch, and eventually the finished illustration you see above.


  1. This is great! I actually like the kid much more than Father Time himself.

    1. Thank you very much, Nightmare. I have to say, I agree with you. Although I'm pretty happy with the picture overall, the kid is also my favourite part in it. Just really stoked with how the face came out :)