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Friday, March 9, 2012

The Knights Of The Not So Round Table

Welcome back to Whimsy World and let's pick up where we left off.  The Evil Queen Margie occupies the throne, a throne that by all rights should belong to me, because I'm an O'Leary and she's a feckin' Kiernan.  I've been temporarily transformed into a fairy by a wizard until the usurper Queen can be defeated.

I'm being protected by my two loyal knights Sir Francis The Brave (aka The Angry Lurker) and Sir Ray The Bold (Don't Throw A One).


Sir Francis The Brave has vowed to never rest until he defeats Evil Queen Margie and  has deflowered every maiden in the land.



Sir Ray The Bold has vowed to die in defense of the rightful Queen of Whimsy World and to knock Sir Francis The Brave on his arse in a joust.  

And after a hard day in the saddle where do these two knights go to get their groove on?


They head straight for "The Humping Pony" where the ale is cheap and the women are even cheaper.


And this is Pammy Sue the tavern wench. Rumor has it that Sir Ray The Bold rescued Pammy Sue from a gang of orcs when she was just a maiden. Sir Ray was wounded in the battle and asked Sir Francis to accompany Pammy Sue back into the village and by the time they got there, she was a maiden no more.  She now works at "The Humping Pony" and is a favorite of both knights.

The saga will continue after I complete work on my two warrior elves, who better not reveal their identity in the comments section because I want it to be a surprise. I'll tell you this much, one is a female and the other a male. 

And tonight I'm going to begin painting this mini.


And I'm going to name her "The Spawn" after my daughter.  I'm going to take photgraphs after each step in the process and post them with the finished piece.  I'd appreciate it if you gamers can point out my mistakes so that I can improve my work. 

The weekend is almost upon us, so let's all trip the light fantastic and make it a good one.

87 comments:

  1. Excellent!!!!!!!! Top artwork by a top lady! Both figures look perfect, but both were images of when we were a little younger without the extra padding at the front! Looking forward to you painting the figure!!

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    1. So am I Ray. I've got everything thought out and know what I want her to look like when she's done, now let's see how badly I can muck that up.

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    2. I don't believe you will muck her up. Bet she looks great and you have tons of fun in the process.

      Cheers and boogie boogie.

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    3. I haven't even put any paint on and I'm already addicted. I'll make mistakes, but I'm ready for that!!

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  2. I love it! Can't wait to see what comes next =D

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    1. Neither can I. I usually make this stuff up as I go and don't have any idea where it will all end up.

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    2. That is the best way to do it!

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  3. The paintings are uber-good, and am waiting for the next in this thrilling tale.

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    1. Just wait till I get to the dwarfs.

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  4. I love this series Anne and I love the artwork. The stuff about Ray knocking Francais off his arse in a joust made me nearly piss myself laughing for some reason, I'm not even sure why, can't wait to hear what happens next, damn that Queen Margie!

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    1. Ray and Angry compete with each other on their blogs and it's fun to watch them do it, so I put that in the story. I still have to draw Queen Margie, but since she's named for Cousin Margie, she'll have ginger hair.

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    2. Just to remind everyone, Fran's a loser of the highest order!!!!

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    3. I'm not going to get in the middle of this one Ray!! I just like to stir the pot!

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  5. Great paintings ...
    curious to see what happens with the action figure.
    :-)

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  6. Wow, that miniature is looking good. I don't envy you for having to paint it though. I think "Francis" is a much better name for a knight, and that The Humping Pony is a damn fine name for anything.

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    1. I came up with "The Humping Pony" while waiting for the Hubby to come out of surgery yesterday. I think they should have sedated me instead of him.

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  7. Awesome! I can't wait to see where this story goes! And I bet that mini turns out great! Keep up the good work!

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    1. I hope it does too because I've bought ten more expensive ones from Dark Sword miniatures. I have to make this work or the Hubby will skin me alive.

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  8. I think Sir Ray got the short end of the stick there. Sir Francis gets to murder and screw, Sir Ray's reward is death. Regardless your art is amazing as usual.

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    1. I don't know Pickle, Sir Ray's got a pretty big stick in his hands in the picture.

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    2. I've always had a pretty big stick?

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    3. I'd have to ask the Mrs. Ray. You've got 4 daughters so it looks like you know what to do with it. Welcome to Whimsy World Ray where any dream can come true!!

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    1. I know it is. Thank you for stating the bleedin' obvious.

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  10. That evil queen will sure have her work cut out for her, unless the two Sirs start squabbling over Pammy Sue and off each other or Dez has to come eat them..lol

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    1. Dez is a vegetarian Pat. He won't eat meat. He only eats vegetables and cakes, but if they squabble he can breathe rainbows and make them stop.

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    2. LOL I'm sure those rainbows will make them feel all warm and fuzzy, if not he can just fart one out and knock them out with it..haha

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    3. Yeah but who's going to hold the match to his arse when he passes that gas? You wanna do it?

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    4. Screw the match, I'll just get a big old torch and shove it in the ground behind his arse then run away..haha

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    5. OH, Cat, you silly Pat, we vegetarians don't fart, we release scented butterflies from our bums.. wanna try it? :)))

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    6. Sureeee, you soo have to video that, you might even get a movie made about it.

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    7. We'll call it "The Dragon Who Farted Butterfiles" It'll gross millions.

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  11. nice....cant wait to see what your mini looks like painted....and so where is the humping pony? i mean in case i have a hard day in the saddle....

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    1. It's in Whimsy World which exists only in my imagination and trust me, you dont' wanna go there.

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  12. Great paintings of Ray and Francis. I have to agree with Pickleope, Francis has the better mission statement. :) As far as the mini, she looks very nice. There's a little bit of flash still on the skirt on the right side and you have the slotta base upside down in the pic. Did you just pop it in there like that for the pic because it was more stable?

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    1. I haven't done any sanding on her yet and yes I just popped her into the slot for the picture so she didn't wobble. I'll start working on her tonight after I get some sleep.

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  13. am I, as the Dezzdragon, supposed to fight with those two knights? I love me when knights wear those funny metal suits on them, makes it easier for me to boil their bums with my flames, don't even have to use a cauldron :)
    Love the mini figure, dahling!

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    1. No darling, you don't breathe fire, remember? You breath rainbows and peace out of your lovely little dragon mouth. I think she's pretty too.

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    2. oh, yes off course, and do people turn gay if I breathe rainbows on them? :)

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    3. Only if you wish them to darling. Only Dezzdragon can bestow sexual orientation on people. You can turn maladjusted straight homophobic men into happy well adjusted gay men.

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    4. now joking aside, I really did make an extremely straight man go gay once :) /blushes/ A number of my macho friends often call me Dezzodorant :) because I have such impact on them, making them become more in touch with their emotions and tenderness... they'd probably burn me for that in Dublin :)

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    5. My lovely son has the same effect on men darling. A straight man fell head over heels in love with him and now they're living together. And it's okay to be fabulous in Ireland darling, they wouldn't burn you, they'd accept you.

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    6. oh, you gotta tell me more about that in our e-mail sessions :)

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  14. While they battle it out I am going to step from the darkness and take the fairy. xo

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    1. Now that's a smart man's way of thinking!

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    2. Something about Irish fairies that I like.

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  15. Woohoo, I like the tale so far, but I'm spending all my time at the Humping Pony. Someone has to watch over the place while the Knights are away. I think that's a good pick for your first mini Anne. Just let us know what you need.

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    1. I think so too. It wasn't expensive and there's not so much detail that it will will confuse me. If you get a frantic call from me over the weekend you know I'm in trouble.

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    2. And what luck its my monthly second Saturday painting workshop this weekend. I'll be "primed" to help. :-)

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  16. This is very entertaining LOL! But, what is an orc? I get a vocab lesson every time I visit ;) Last time I learned about "wanking" hahaha.

    Love the pictures! Have a fantastic weekend!!

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    1. An orc is a monster from fantasy novels. I remember that lesson hahaha.

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    2. She didn't know that? Geez, sad.

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    3. !!!!!! Pat...you didn't know what an amoeba was. At least I ask and learn... lol

      Thanks, Anne! That's 2 words I can add to my dictionary now :)

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    4. Pat you didn't know what Lent was either and those are real things. Good thing you have me and Jax to educate you.

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    5. Two on one, no fair. I'll never be able to live down that one celled organism and giving up stuff, geez.

      An Orc could have been real at one point too.

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  17. Is it bad for me to say that I find Pammy Sue hot? What have you done to me, Anne? LOL

    Have fun painting your mini this weekend. I can't wait to see the pictures of the progress. You have a lot more patience than I do. I'd rather paint an entire room than one mini =)

    I hope hubby is doing well.

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    1. I think she's hot too, oh God help us. The surgeon just rung us a minute ago and no cancer. Wooohoooo!!

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    2. I am so happy and excited for you!! I'm doing a happy dance for you and your hubby! What a great way to start the weekend, Anne! Now it's time to cuddle with your wonderful hubby!! You..not me....you know what I mean - have a lovely weekend! =)

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    3. Great news indeed and I find her hot too, so there we go, kind of even's things out..haha

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    4. We're happy too. Quite a load off. I'm glad you like her too Pat

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  18. Good fun! Seems Sir Francis has a more historically accurate motivation ;)

    Looking forward to seeing the progress on the spawn!

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    1. It's the animal drive that resides inside the Irish male, it's never been bred out of them. I'll post pics of all the steps so you guys can help me find and fix my mistakes.

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  19. I suspect the "Humping Pony" will be a very busy watering hole tonight.

    Looking forward to seeing the "Spawn" being created - some suiyably dramatic colour scheme I hope. Remember two thin coats are better than 1 thick one!

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    1. I'm going to go really slow and careful with this. I'm going to test out the behavior of the paint on a plate to see how it dries and how it clings to the brushes before I put any on.

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  20. I laughed! I'm all in favor of Sir Francis, choosing a side early and ready to switch as things play out. Lol!

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    1. I think these two will have fun in Whimsy World. Fighting, drinking and wenching. What more could a man want?

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  21. Sorry I'm late my cailin but deflowering maidens and entertaining area managers are killing my time but this is epic and Ray is going down, speaking of deflowering maidens where's Pammy Sue gone?

    Good luck with the painting, if you need any help just ask!

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    1. I know I read your blog and you were pissed off this morning. Scared the shite right out of me. You and Ray on the battlefield, who will win? I think HBO is going to do a movies about it, I'm waiting for their call now.

      Pammy Sue is in your email awaiting your pleasure!!

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    2. Of course I will win! As you said I've got a pretty long stick!!

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    3. Ray, it's not the size of your stick that matters, it's how you use it!!

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  22. I can't help with the painting tips but I'll definitely be reading the comments because I would love to get into that as a hobby. Along with all the other hobbies for which I seem to never have any time.

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  23. Nice, I'd go The Humping Pony any day.

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  24. Reminds me of a local fair they have every year in Maryland called the Renascence festival.

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  25. Any story that involves a tavern wench is good with me.

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  26. Gosh, haven't the Sirs got big ones?! Uh, a sword and lance, that is! I love the tavern and the wench. She reminds me of my slutty stepsister! Excellent, as always, Anne! :) ♥

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    1. Did you think I'd draw men with little ones? If I'm going to be creating them, I'll create them to suit myself. It's like being God, but without the responsibility.

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  27. Nice work on the details. At first I thought that the knights looks similar to each other, even the horses. But after further inspection, I saw that you put some details to differentiate the two.

    Also, is Sir Francis wearing pink boots, pink gloves and a straw skirt? For a knight, he seemed more princess-like.

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    1. Those are the colors of Whimsy World he's wearing and the skirt isn't straw it's leather. And Sir Francis is anything but a princess. He's a hot blooded, stubborn Irish male.

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  28. nice drawings of the blogger knights

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  29. That is one neat looking mini. That huge sword makes me feel a little inadequate. Because my...uh...sword...is not nearly as big.

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  30. 'll just be at the bar with Pammy Sue...and a few beers

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  31. Wow they are so realistic that's so good!!!

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  32. The Humping Pony? That sounds like a great place! and the woman cheaper then booze?! Thats awesome! Especially for a guy like me who doesn't drink! More cash for wenches!!!

    (I can't believe a TV show about a bar in Boston named Cheers lasted for eleven years on TV but they've never tried to make a TV show about a bar in a fantasy world called The Humping Pony!!! This is not right!!)

    Great pictures as always and of course my favourite one is Tammy Sue! (I wonder why?)

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  33. Great paintings Anne! And a nice "fairy tail". You can give those two, knights names, but in real they are, how should I say, a bit rounder?

    Also looking forward to your painted figure ;-D

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://www.peterscave.blogspot.com/

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