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31-10-2011, 10:08
Sorry for not being around for a while, preparing for a convention and fixing up the website: www.studiocolrouphobia.net made forums had to suffer for a while.

F.A.C.T.S. was amazing.
I sat next to Adi Granov, furthest out on one side of the table.
From left to right was:
Me, Adi Granov, Barry Kitson (SpiderMan UK, AD 2000 etc etc), in memoriam for Wim Oosterveer (Dutch comic artist that died in a motorcycle accident a couple of weeks before he was due to appear at FACTS), Romano Molenaar (Marvel, Top Cow), Aleksi Briclot (Magic the Gathering, World of Warcraft), Nicholas Bournay (French comic artist) Keu Cha (Incredible Hulk, Hex), Aleksa Gajic (various things), Steve Dupre, LECTRR och ADAM (Belgian comicbook artists), Clint Langley (nuff said!).

Attached are: Faxxa, a poster made specifically for the convention and sold together with posters of Ahadi, Sanguinius and War (posted elsewhere on these forums) and some Lunchsketches I made during the convention, they can all be aqcuired since I still posess them. Just PM if your interested.

I'm keeping my warseer posting a little less these days since whenever I post anything I seem to get...less then respectful comments popping up pretty fast. I do not mind criticism but I DO mind poorly or unfounded demeaning comments (unfounded as in- not being able to defend it with anything else then "because I think so").
Otherwise, just check out the website and get some info more regularly.

31-10-2011, 21:11
That's fething awesome!

hey sorry about last time, I made assumptions and mishandled my responses. I don't want the community to lose you or your contributions.

01-11-2011, 14:47
This is the first run of a second illustration in the Ahadi series.

I have added a little digital white to this for clarity on the computerscreen, but this is just pass two of the pen-and-paper illustration I'm drawing.
Once I'm done with the pen and paper illustration It'll be available through my website (see sig) and I will paint it digitally as well.

But for now:

2 passes

03-11-2011, 11:31
Updated my website yesterday with all sorts of things from the past two weeks.

Every Wednesday I will write something and every Monday there will be new sketches posted (of all sorts, not just 40k stuff).


06-11-2011, 21:13
ah, yes, the Khornate SoB.
She's creepy.
The greyscale works great with this, you can't tell if that's her deadpan face or a doll-like mask, especially with those inky eyes.

07-11-2011, 13:25

Website sketch-update:

some 40k stuff in there...

de Selby
07-11-2011, 13:34
Looks great to me. Keep on posting...

Inquisitor Kallus
07-11-2011, 18:05
Awesome stuff.

08-11-2011, 06:57
Thank you
I appreciate it!

09-11-2011, 09:43

Noodling a little from scratch on this one. Altering colours and mood a little. I have really evolved a lot since I first started painting the Night Lord...

Left one is the new one. Yes there will be lightning...

11-11-2011, 17:04
I hadn't even realised this section of the forums existed and WoW am I impressed. Especialy loving the Sister you have drawn. Awesome! Superb work.

17-11-2011, 15:59
Thank you Tzarinchilla, glad to inspire.

Just so you guys know, there have been two regular updates and one "irregular" update on http://studiocolrouphobia.net/ since last time I posted here. Some 40k or powerarmoured, some not... ;)

21-11-2011, 20:27
Mondaysketches are in... some more updates later this week!


23-11-2011, 20:11
Wednesday blogpost, a little 40k in there...


28-11-2011, 20:44

Monday sketchpost: Zombies and Necrons...

01-12-2011, 18:10
Oh look, a Blood Angel...


Hideous Loon
05-12-2011, 21:04
I do like that Necron. Very sinister (which is appropriate I guess).

Too sad that you'll post less. Ah well, the Greater Internet Fethwad Factor remains solid.

06-12-2011, 10:02
It happens, I post more regularily here now, just not as much...

Red Giants and Khans, oh my!

07-12-2011, 04:28
pre-heresy 1k sons and white scars, two of my favorite things!
also cool minotaur vs centaur shots.

07-12-2011, 13:26
cheers, I try my best!

12-12-2011, 21:04
A Primarchy update.
Monday Blogpost.

19-12-2011, 19:03
This is important for me, live with it.


27-12-2011, 10:28
Here is a new blogpost, and the last one for this year:

It has a few new things related to 40k, be sure to check it out, but to let you see something, here is Angron!

"It was easy to see why others believed Angron always looked on the edge of fury. In truth, he looked like a man struggling to concentrate through epileptic agony. Lorgar hated the bleak, crude bastard, but it was hard not to admire his unbreakable endurance."

Someone posted the above quote from Aurelian somewhere on the net, possibly in a chat or a pm or something. I haven't had a chance to read the book because I don't own a copy, but I found this quote very fitting.

27-12-2011, 16:31
way cool.
Love the blood slashes around his gorget, they almost look like daubed runes.
and that face. 'Def captures that quote.

28-12-2011, 09:53
Thank you, I did my best,
I imagine not everyone will like it but I'm glad you do.

09-01-2012, 20:15
New monday sketch post


HAs some WiPs in there for the next Primarch in line...

16-01-2012, 21:32
New post, more Primarchs..

Inquisitor Kallus
17-01-2012, 17:40
These last two Primarchs are great, wasn't a big fan of the Angron one i'll be honest, not that it was bad in any way, just failed to grab me. The one of Sanguinius especially has a hint of traditional relgious paintings, with a touch of Pre-Raphaelite about it

18-01-2012, 18:58
Cheers. Though Sanguinius and Lorgar are only at the first pass really...

I think you all might want to read this, or atleast, I want you all to read it and let me know...


Inquisitor Kallus
18-01-2012, 19:09
Even now they have a lot of depth to them. Tutorials would be amazing, I would love to see how you produce some of your work. Im also a big 'Trans-fan' (Transformers). So that would also be pretty cool. I have to admt though I really like the majority of your GW style work

19-01-2012, 09:18
Thanks, I'm taking it into consideration :D

25-01-2012, 10:38
So in response to the comments and PM's I got on the previous blogpost, here is the first tutorial, featuring Arbaal:

Inquisitor Kallus
26-01-2012, 00:46
Awesome stuff, thanks again Colrouphobic

31-01-2012, 13:40
cool stuff! Never seen this area of warseer before lol, I liked the necron you did earlier on in this thread especially.

13-02-2012, 17:31

Been a while, it's all here:


13-02-2012, 19:44
I wouldn't listen to criticism on here. Everyone thinks their opinion is valid even though in some cases they probably can't draw a straight line.

As it happens I think your work is totally outstanding. I wish I could illustrate half as well.

I looked through your blog. One thing occurred to me. Are you allowed to sell prints of work based on GW imagery? I hope you don't come a cropper to the GW legal juggernaut.

I'd seen you're work previously and liked it a lot. The idea that I could aquire some for my wall appeals to me. How much do commissions usually cost? How often do you get the time to do commissions?

13-02-2012, 20:47
Any and all questions on prices and such are best dealt with through email or PMs, to avoid breaking forum rules et al.

13-02-2012, 22:16
That Arbaal is marvellous !

26-02-2012, 12:27
Hello, time for another blogpost on my webpage. This time the only 40k related is a wip of a fallen Sororitas (my Ahadi-project). Tomorrow will be sketch-update and then there might also be an image posted right here in this topic.


06-03-2012, 13:30
"Carry on Sketches will follow

Hello there,
Time for another update with images.
This time it is a littlescarce because I am saving up two images for free tutorials. One of those will come within the week, the other will take a little longer.

In the meanwhile, here is a speedpaint/quick study for Imperial Fists armour in sunlight.

This was done as part of trying to figure out lighting of an Imperial Fist for a figure in a commission..."

(To continue reading, go here: http://studiocolrouphobia.net/2012/03/06/carry-on-sketches-will-follow/ )

06-03-2012, 15:00
Your Imperial Fist is quite striking. I'd love to see how that one might turn out if you were to work on it more.

08-03-2012, 19:26


Full blogpost here -> http://studiocolrouphobia.net/2012/03/08/unholy-alliances-speedpaintings/

13-03-2012, 13:49
New blogpost; http://studiocolrouphobia.net/2012/03/13/cucumber-sandwiches-completed-artwork-and-wip/
Has a full illustration and a WiP in it.
Showing the full art here, because I feel the WiP need the explaining you can find in the blog accompanying it...

www.feastofBlades.com , details are at 100% paintingsize (obviously you need to click the image to see it full, alternatively go to the blogpost-link above).


Inquisitor Kallus
13-03-2012, 14:59
Ha haaa, that Lego Space Marine is awesome, great job. Liking the Ravenguard very cool. The whole background is amazing, very well done and atmospheric.

13-03-2012, 15:48


Full blogpost here -> http://studiocolrouphobia.net/2012/03/08/unholy-alliances-speedpaintings/

That's awesome. Even better. The Astral Claw is really nice. I might do a conversion of the axe for one of my chaos marines.

13-03-2012, 18:20
Ha haaa, that Lego Space Marine is awesome, great job. Liking the Ravenguard very cool. The whole background is amazing, very well done and atmospheric.
Glad you like, yeah but you can understand why I thought it best to be seen "in context" so to speak, right?

The background was the easiest, really no work to that one in comparison because it's a matter of hinting at things without really painting them out, but it was definitely done for the mood so Glad you like!

That's awesome. Even better. The Astral Claw is really nice. I might do a conversion of the axe for one of my chaos marines.

Please do, and when done, let me know, post it in this topic even. I like seeing conversions I inspird to. The art drives the hobby :D

14-03-2012, 12:33
Although the artwork is quite good, I'm confused by why a Raven Guard Space Marine is present at the Feast of Blades, an event that is celebrated only by the Imperial Fists and their successors?

15-03-2012, 06:03
This is a commission, client put the specs up and one of the things in the brief was that the Raven Guard participate in the ceremony/event. It was also asked for by the client to have a Raven Guard as the victor.
My own investigation has not revealed that this is an exclusive Dorn-successors event, only that it is a Dorn-and-successors-INITIATED event. Though I am not always on top of every single fact, this made me not question the validity of the Raven Guard's appearance.
I have gotten a lot of response to this on various places, but in the end it comes down to this:

If a client asks for it and it does not compromise my artistic integrity, then I will paint it. ;)

27-03-2012, 10:10
How about a little something new?
Fantasy Flight Games sent me the contributors copy of Hand of Corruption, which mean I can show the images I illustrated for it.
Images in blogpost:

Inquisitor Kallus
27-03-2012, 14:39
Amazing work again dude, I paticularly like the Arbite.

02-04-2012, 19:46
Here is the new blogpost, only one Space Marine image in there, but still.


05-04-2012, 11:55
I'm loving your work and can already see the progress happening. I absolutely adore the roughness of your speedpaintings and eventhough I like your finished pieces, I think it would really make them more vibrant if you let that roughness shine through a bit and stayed away from the softbrush a bit more. But that's just presonal preference, I guess.

07-04-2012, 09:52
Thanks Althwen, that is one of the best critiques I have ever read. Polite and to th point, without being overly apologetic whilst adressing an issue I have.

Now to try to make it happend (which is the difficult part :/ )

I have worked hard to get to a certain finish. Keeping the roughness is difficult because the finish demands so much. But I will double my efforts to try.

Thank you.

20-04-2012, 17:27
So here is a long awaited update to the blog. Got some stuff in there of interest, but since it's been a while I'm going to spoil one of the images right here.

This is an illustration of a Lantern Marine for DasOmen on Heresy Online (http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=98844)

And here is the full blogpost-

22-04-2012, 19:46
oooo, I like the tattoo and etchings on the armor, especially the veteran. very cool.

08-05-2012, 18:46
Your stuff is really good! Especially like the "quick sketch" for some reason, probably because it shows you're skilled even without unlimited time and redos (the blessings of the machine spirit...).

Looking forward to more,

09-05-2012, 07:37
Cheers guys, here is "more":

10-05-2012, 08:58
Since I got so much positive comments on it, I thought I'd post the Stormwarden WiP right here. Please remember that it is cropped(!) and still WiP. It's not done, and the final image is a full-figure illustration.
The rest of the images are found in the blogpost I previously linked to.

Inquisitor Kallus
10-05-2012, 18:51
Stunning work again. Will you ever be doing a step-by-step/tutorial/set of images showing how you start and end a piece of work? Id dearly love to see that.

12-05-2012, 08:20
Cheers IK, yes I have some tutorials in the making. There will be updates about that on the website in the not so distant future. :)

30-05-2012, 20:38
In want of something- New artpost at the blog: http://studiocolrouphobia.net/2012/05/30/in-want-of-something/

(one more at the blog itself)

Inquisitor Kallus
30-05-2012, 20:55
Very cool, like the face

02-06-2012, 06:54
Thank you for doing the stuff for my Chapter mate, really amazing work you're doing.

02-06-2012, 11:39
Cheers Valrak, looking forward to doing Valrak himself shortly ;)

05-06-2012, 18:44
excellent black shield illustration. Putting aside a former ignominy to take up another (fitfully ironic) roll...or he just collects helmets.

27-06-2012, 09:11
New blogpost with illustrations in it. Ferrus Manus for instance (though I am not allowed by commissioner to display anywhere but in my deviantart gallery and on my webpage, please respect my commissioner) -

Fox Of 9
21-07-2012, 23:58
Just spent the last half an hour or so rampaging (in a good way I swear :angel: ) through your wordpress blog and may I say that's some darn good stuff. :D You guys sure know how to set the bar. Hope to see this goon for a long time yet.


18-08-2012, 19:44
Here is one out of hree private commissions that I Just recently posted on the blog


For more, just head over there-

Inquisitor Kallus
18-08-2012, 20:06
OOOh very nice

30-08-2012, 10:26
Talos anyone?

Talking to the ghost of Ruven whilst chained to the bridge-throne of the Echo of Damnation...

And a close-up of Talos himself and a widescreenversion can be found in the blog:

31-08-2012, 11:23
And likd by Aaron Dembski-Bowden himself!


27-09-2012, 20:00
sorry for not hanging around as much as I'd like.
Busy days...

Here is the newest blog.
Got some Lantern Marines Iconography in it as well as Pandoran Crabs, an Imperial Guard regiment.



01-10-2013, 10:05
New image by Studio Colrouphobia

15-10-2013, 11:28

New Blogpost with a reveal-puzzle image that will be updated with a new piece revealed every day up until Halloween...

It's definately my best piece so far...

Karak Norn Clansman
16-10-2013, 20:11
Very skilfully made paintings. You should contact GW for job opportunities and show them your portfolio. If you just want to be published you could let them copy paintings for free to use as will.

17-10-2013, 11:12
Thank you. I have done work for Fantasy Flight on their Warhammer- and 40K-licensed games...

In case you guys missed it, there is a daily update with a new piece of the puzzle revealed of my latest image.


20-10-2013, 07:13
End of the first week.
Todays post might hold a valuable tip...


21-10-2013, 15:05
New week, new reveals!


22-10-2013, 12:03

Todays reveal...

23-10-2013, 13:15
The last reveal before things really begin to show:


24-10-2013, 10:29

This should really start limiting the guesses down to a few options...

25-10-2013, 16:31
Here is something to begin the weekend with:


26-10-2013, 14:16
Runner-ups for the competition?
Perhaps there are some extra prizes coming.
Todays reveal:


28-10-2013, 09:50
...did you miss yesterdays reveal?
Following the blog or our FB-page sorts that our

Todays reveal-

Studio Colrouphobia also has a twitter account: https://twitter.com/Colrouphobia
Studio Colrouphobia also has a Facebook-page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Studio-Colrouphobia-Concepts-and-Illustrations/20588351315

29-10-2013, 10:26
Last day of guessing, there will be a total of 5 winners, one winning the big prize and the rest other signed posters.

Here is the blogpost if you wish to make a guess.

Or our FB page, if that is easier:

To be eligible to win, you have to cast your vote on either our FB-page or our blog!


31-10-2013, 06:07
Winners have been revealed-


Artwork displayed on the blogpage / FB-page, haing difficulties posting the image here on the boards. Not sure why?

Studio Colrouphobia also has a twitter account: https://twitter.com/Colrouphobia
Studio Colrouphobia also has a Facebook-page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Studio-Colrouphobia-Concepts-and-Illustrations/20588351315

05-11-2013, 11:58
Here is, in the meanwhile, a little first part of a tutorial on how to create a Primarch-illustration:


And here is one of the process-images from the blog.

For more of the process (and images of the process), and to find out what goes on in my head when I illustrate, head over to the blog and check it out.
The finnished illustration will be posted here once it is completed.

28-11-2013, 12:30
Todays blog-post update (and you might have missed the previous one) has part 2 on the creation of Mortarion, and a WIP of an Ork.


http://studiocolrouphobia.net/2013/11/28/t...rimarch-part-2/ (http://studiocolrouphobia.net/2013/11/28/the-makings-of-a-primarch-part-2/)


10-12-2013, 10:10
Let's try this again, because sometimes images are visible, and sometimes not.

Signusian Clash, I call this:

Inquisitor Kallus
10-12-2013, 14:12
That is stunning, great work

12-12-2013, 11:03
Thank you, I really do my best.

18-12-2013, 14:40
That is stunning, great work

Seconded, only just had a look at this part of the forums, but you've got some really good stuff here

10-06-2014, 23:37
Thanks guys. It's been a long while...


There has been a couple of new blogposts, but this last one is the first in a while that is relevant for this forum.

I got two previewimages below, and the fully painted, final illustration, is to be found on the blogpost itself (above link).
See if you can figure out who the two heretics/renegades below are before you read the blogpost....

Alternative Heresy storylines are popular, this particular one is a Guilliman Heresy and has it's origins from the Bolter and Chainsword forum but I thought you might enjoy it nevertheless...


08-07-2014, 20:12
New blogpost is up. Has ome info on new art related to 40k and non-40k, as well as links to our Facebook page, Twitter account and Tumblr account.

Going to London Film and Comicon next weekend?
Lookout for the Stan Lee tribute booklet, Excelsior! With a tribute piece by yours truly in it..


15-07-2014, 22:09
New week, new blogpost, new Primarch.

For more news and images, here is the link to the blogpost:


06-08-2014, 06:07
Another WIP of the new Sanguinius illustration you say,

A hundred (100!) Euro discount because we want to give some back to the community you say?

13-08-2014, 12:33

Here is a wip on something in the works... it's not the full piece neither, it's just a snippet.


18-12-2014, 11:10
Hello there,

Long time no see.

First, let me explain myself. Often, as a freelance artist,/studio, we find ourselves in heaps of work. This doesn't normally keep us from posting with atleast some form of frequency.
Lately, this has not been the case.

The reason is simple, I (David) teamed up with Aaron Dembski-Bowden for a project on the side called "the Road to Jove". It's nothing to do with Warhammer or 40k, but it has soaked up a lot of time.
If you want to know more about this project, check Aarons blog (https://aarondembskibowden.wordpress.com/), or our own blog at http://studiocolrouphobia.net/, or just our Facebook pages.

For now, here is some more Warhammer stuff.
How about a non-shown Work in Progress? Personal work, not shown anywhere on our blog or twitter or Facebook, only on forums and only today?

Also, if you want to see another Preview, of a Primarch, head to our blog (http://studiocolrouphobia.net/2014/12/17/the-holidays-are-upon-us-2/).

Hopefully there will be more WhFB and 40k coming through our studio shortly and if so there will be more updates heading this way.

Karak Norn Clansman
08-01-2015, 13:38
Great art.

29-01-2015, 03:58
Thank you :)

New Sketch
New Blog-post

02-02-2015, 12:14

For info on how to get a high-res version of that last Space Marine illustration, go to my webpage. It'll cost you a share on FB or twitter (see blog), but all the info is there.