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Friday, January 21, 2011

Small update; and Sailor Steve Costigan

After finishing up the Ghostbusters, I haven't painted anything. For the whole year (2010) I jumped from one project to another -- 42mm Samurai, 54mm Gladiators, 54mm Waiteri Tribe, War Rocket ships and then finishing up the Ghostbusters. It was a productive year for sure!

Now, I don't know what I'd like to do next. But this time, I have a little time to think about it as I wind down a bit. I may take a few days/weeks and play some games and actually enjoy using my minis.

In the meantime, I've been painting (2D). When I don't have minis to paint, I use my 2D painting as an outlet. I'm awaiting Two Hour Wargames new "Smokers" pulp boxing rules. The eagerness for that game spawned I guess what you could call fan art. It's my version of Sailor Steve Costigan (Robert E. Howard character for those who may not know.)

The style was inspired by the ash can art of George Bellows, though mine turned out more comic booky and less visceral than Bellows' work. Feel free to share, but I WILL protect my usage rights with this piece (No biggie; just, if you post this image elsewhere, mention, "Carmen Cerra, Copyright 2011.")

8"x10" acrylic on masonite


  1. Nice painting,very dark and gritty.


  2. A little moodier than I expect from ol' Stevie Boy, but I like it all the same. I may relish my Conan, Kull, Bran Mak Morn and Solomon Kane, but it's always great to see other Howard characters in a visual medium.