Monday, March 15, 2021

Into the Past: a look at some of our old artwork

Cadian vs. Blood Pact (circa 2004).

Although we started this blog in 2013, we have been involved in the hobby since around 1997 (when the Warhammer 40,000 Storm of Vengeance campaign was released, the Sisters of Battle got their first models, and Epic 40k and GorkaMorka were released). Being in grade school, we did not have the funds to purchase too many models, but that didn’t stop us from imagining the grim 40k setting in our heads. This often led to us sketching out our ideas, combining elements from whatever inspired us at the time (Dan Abnett novels, and Neon Genesis Evangelion come to mind). Sometimes these drawings led to building models, but more often than not, they never went further than the paper. It has been a long time since I did any significant drawings in the 40k setting, but when looking through some old files, I found a collection of old drawings from my early time in the hobby, and thought it would be fun to share a few, even if I cringe a little looking back at them.

Psyker with A.T. field (circa 2002).

Big guns never tire (circa 2004).

Cypher (circa 2003).

Inquisitor (circa 2003).

Knight of the Order (circa 2003).

Inquisitor operative (circa 2004).

Dark Angel knight (circa 2003).

Eldar farseer (circa 2003).

Cadian Kasrkin (circa 2004).

Inquisitor with likeness of Warren Zevon (circa 2003).

Looking back over all of these drawings was quite nostalgic, considering my high school years, and how different the hobby was for me than it is now. I have advanced a lot as an artist since then, and have different priorities. But even back then, my interest in the Inquisition and other human elements of the Imperium was still at the forefront. At some point, it might be fun to try my hand at doing some newer drawings and see how they compare. Let me know in the comments if you would be interested in that sort of thing!

- Adam Wier


  1. I think these are quite good, particularly considering that they are not straight copies.

    And, yes of course we would be interested in more!

  2. Very good - certainly better than my own high school era 40K drawings!!