I've been working a lot on my digital artwork and wanted to share with you one of my latest pieces ... a piece I did today, actually!
I was doing some random sketching and it turned into a Warhammer 40k drawing. I'm deathly afraid to color the piece ... but may add to it in the future. I used a Microsoft Surface Pro, and the program is called Clip Studio Paint (formerly Manga Studio)
Anyway the scene below is two highly stylized Imperial Guard Stormtroopers ... heavily influenced by Kasrkins. The guy in the back was added to give the drawing some more depth, he's proudly holding up the body of a dead Grot--because hey, why not?
Anyway let me know what you think in the comments below! What're some of your favorite fandom artworks, 40k or otherwise? I'd love to see!
I'm excited to share a gorgeous bit of concept art done by my good friend Gary (see more of his work here and the work for his upcoming graphic novel here) for my upcoming novella "The Journal and The Stone" which should be hitting kindle soon after it goes through a bit of formatting and some final proof reads.
"The Journal and The Stone" is a fantasy novella set at 30,000 words. It follows a young gnome named Klane as he ventures out into a world unknown to return the last written words of a father to a son. Entangled in the shadowy world of a mysterious cult and the dangers of urban insurrection, the quest to return a simple journal may lead to more excitement than Klane could have hoped for, and the chance to set sail on the adventure of a lifetime.
Looking to have this novella out before the new year on Kindle ... and maybe even print?!
Anyway, will probably be posting an excerpt from the novella in the next week or two. Let me know what you think of the cover! I'm excited to see the finished product.
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I will do my best to be posting new content every Wednesday. Tentatively dubbed "Workshop Wednesday" I will relatively unedited practice pieces I create to work on certain aspects of the writing craft. Bear in mind military service and training schedules are unpredictable and may be cause for the occasional late post.
In the future I plan to have a set schedule for posting about other writing-related things, or topics in my interest field such as Table Top War Gaming and Video Games.
Thank you for your support and feedback!
Matthew Taylor was born February 13, 1991 in Simi Valley, California. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from California State University Channel Islands, where he served as treasurer and briefly President of one of the campus's two political clubs. While earning his degree he continued to write and hone his craft, eventually releasing an initial few short stories on Kindle.