I'm still in my Orchish phase and I continu to paint every day but today, I wish to share with you some
illustrations of Paul Bonner. This artist is one of my favourite illustrator of the GW
80’s studio. He took part of the construction of my addiction of the the green skins.
I love to compare his 2D work to the 3D work of the Goblin
Master, both of them are very brilliant and IMHO they’re the fathers of this
Paul was commissioned for many works
by GW but unfortunately only few of them are coloured, especially for fantasy
green skins. the illustrations below are very evocative and carries me immediately
in the past (Cf La madeleine de Proust). Click them, they're in high resolution, enjoy!
Besieging Goblins :
Illustration from Warhammer siege
1st ed and cover of The Doomstones Campaign (Blood in Darkness)
Some words of Paul about this
Way back in time - 80's - I guess, I
got a great commission from Games Workshop as a freelancer to paint some
besieging goblins. I was not so familiar with their world (GW - I knew all
about besieging goblins) - and as everyone knows; goblins are lots of earthy
colours, brownish based - not green.
Alas - GW goblins were - and are - green.
They loved the first painting - apart from the goblins not being green, so I repainted
the whole thing rather than try and alter it as I was very happy with it. If
they wanted green goblins they could have them, but I was not losing my brown
goblins. Sat up over a few nights and painted the whole thing again - and so we
were all happy bunnies.
Well, maybe not the green ones, I still think
they would rather have been Brown.
What do you prefer :Green or Brown skin?
Cover of Warhammer Novel: Wolf
Riders and Cover of The Doomstones Campaign (Death Rock).
The last news about this illustration are note
very good… Paul said : I think it (the illustration) got damaged in a flood we
had some years back - but I'll try and dig it out.