The Collector – New L5R Art

"The Collector" 18"x24" oil painting by Sam Flegal

“The Collector” 18″x24″ oil painting by Sam Flegal

The card’s name is Moto Daigoro, but that’s not the name of my new painting. My new painting is called “The Collector.” A while back, I was asked to do a skeletal rider for Legend of the Five Rings. Other than he being undead and on a skeletal horse, the assignment was pretty open. Sometimes this can be frustrating, but this time I decided to dig in and loved it!

Here is the story I came up with:

A Necromancer sifted through the bodies of fallen heroes after a great battle. Upon finding his chosen warrior, he nailed two magic scrolls to the corpse’s chest plate. This caused the warrior to animate, but what the Necromancer didn’t count on was that the soldier’s soul still hovered nearby; and upon the animation of his body he returned, filled with hate. The undead warrior’s first action was to break the wrists of the Necromancer and tear off his hands. This prevented the magic-user from ever casting spells again. Death’s soldier then breathed a last breath into his fallen steed and the two corpses set off in search of more hands.

"The Collector" 12"x16" tone drawing by Sam Flegal

“The Collector” 12″x16″ tone drawing by Sam Flegal

With this story in mind I found it much easier to create. It helped form little details all throughout the painting. It also made the project much more enjoyable. In the end I am very happy with how the painting turned out.

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Con Nooga 2015

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This weekend marks the beginning of convention season for me, and I’m really looking forward to it. My first con of 2015 will be Con Nooga in Chattanooga, TN. Con Nooga is a lot of fun, it has a great convention space, and an excellent dealer’s room. In the evening there are lots of parties and shows. I’ve really enjoyed Con Nooga in past years, and I’m sure this year will not disappoint!

So if you’re near Chattanooga, TN come onto Con Nooga! Make sure to stop by my booth in the dealer’s room and say “Howdy!”

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Frigg – Lady of Secrets

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“Frigg, Lady of Secrets” oil painting by Sam Flegal

 

In Newark, UK the Odinist Fellowship is building a temple to the Heathen Gods.

Here is an excerpt from the public announcement:

“The Odinist Fellowship have announced the opening of the first new heathen temple in England!

‘The Odinists of England, have after a lapse of over a thousand years, at long last acquired a temple of our own.’

The first new heathen temple of England will open soon in Newark in an old Tudor chapel erected in 1556. This is a fascinating development in the history of religion in England, and may even signify the return of a popular Odinist religion.”

I am very proud to have been selected to create a painting that will hang on the wall of this Temple in the United Kingdom. As anyone who follows my art knows the Norse Gods and Goddesses are a strong passion for me. It is truly an honor to have been a part of this project.

For my part I was asked to create an image that showed the Goddess Frigg gazing into her magic casket. Inside which she sees all the secrets of the world. Although she knows all (even possibly more than Odin) she tells no one. She is the Lady of Secrets, teller of none.

You can see the painting above. Here is the sketch for the painting:

"Frigg, Lady of Secrets" Pencil and Copic on tone paper by Sam Flegal

“Frigg, Lady of Secrets” Pencil & Copic Tone Drawing by Sam Flegal

A big thanks to Ralph Harrison and the Odinist Fellowship for working with me on this painting. In particular Ralph’s vision and knowledge of runic lore was most helpful.

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Warhammer 40K Art – The Plaguefather’s Nurglings

The Plaguefather's Nurglings by Sam Flegal, copyright Games-Workshop 2015

The Plaguefather’s Nurglings by Sam Flegal, copyright Games-Workshop 2015

The Plaguefather’s Nurglings is a painting I did for Warhammer 40K – Conquest, The Scourge expansion. I love Nurgle and it was fun to get to do a painting with Ku’Gath and some dirty slimy nurglings.

The original oil painting was deemed to colorful for Nurgle, so I made several digital edits. You can see the final version above, and the original oil painting below:

The Plaguefather's Nurglings, original oil painting by Sam Flegal 12"x12"

The Plaguefather’s Nurglings, original oil painting by Sam Flegal 12″x12″

Here is the drawing I did before starting the painting:

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The Plaguefather’s Nurglings, original tone drawing by Sam Flegal 12″x12″

 

and here is the card:

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Patchwork Mary an Adventure with GoPro

I recently purchased a GoPro and I’ve started to use it to record me while I work. For my first attempt I used the head mount so the camera would move with me. In this video I’m working on a commission of the “Tankerville Club” for a private collector. In the video you can see me ink the character of Patchwork Mary with brush and ink. I also use a 01 Micron pen at the end.

Not sure I love the head mount. It was a little uncomfortable to wear while working, and the result are very shaky. Some people are bothered by this others not as much. In the future I will play around with other options.

Here is the final inked page for the Tankerville Club:

Tankerville Club by Sam Flegal

Tankerville Club by Sam Flegal

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Original Paintings for Sale

Over the years I’ve created quite a few oil paintings. I sell most of them in person at conventions, but every so often I get asked what paintings I still have available. I’m creating this post as a way to track my paintings, and show which are still available to purchase.

To buy a painting, please e-mail me at: sam@samflegal.com

As paintings get purchased, I will update the list.

“THOR AS DONAR”, Oil Painting, 12″ x 16″ – $480

MHI Employee's Handbook by Sam Flegal

“MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL”, Oil Painting, 18″ x 24″ – $1260

Death of Odin by Sam Flegal

“DEATH OF ODIN”, Oil Painting, 18″ x 24″ – $900

Yuletide Spirits by Sam Flegal

“YULE SPIRITS”, Oil Painting, 18″ x 24″ – $960

Elf Gate by Sam Flegal

“ELF GATE”, Oil Painting, 18″ x 24″ – $1370

Ferryport Cover by Sam Flegal (Oil Painting)

“FERRYPORT ADVENTURE”, Oil Painting, 18″ x 24″ – $1650

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Vampires Love Virus Vodka

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Earlier this year I was contacted by a new Vodka company called Virus Vodka. They found me because of an image I did of Vampire Batman. They asked me to create a poster in a similar style showing some vampire gals drinking the blood of a guy who drinks Virus Vodka. Of course I said, “Yes!”

I mentioned that in the fall I was getting a lot of working inking. This was one of those projects. Here’s the ink version:

Original inks by Sam Flegal

Original inks by Sam Flegal

This project was a lot of fun to work on. Currently the vodka is only available in Texas. Hopefully soon I will be able to try some!

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