Friday, 16 July 2010

Lisbeth concept art














Just thought I would share the original concept art for Lisbeth. This one went through quite a few different incarnations before we settled on a slightly darker, more serious look. The drawing is by Christophe Madura.

Just a quick update on shipping orders - we have been exceptionally busy so things are running a little behind (no change there then...) - the good news is we shipped a lot of orders yesterday and more will go out today. After that we'll be close to up to date.

We are also planning to do some how-to articles about Lisbeth - in fact Ali is working on the first at the moment so I hope to have that up here early next week. We always plan to do more painting content for the blog - but the busier things get, the harder it is to find the time. Hopefully we'll find a way to do more in the future - we always considered it an important part of Studio McVey.

In slightly more cryptic news, we are finally just about to start pushing putty on a new Studio McVey range. I won't say any more than that at present, but I hope they will see the light of day by October...

cheers!

mike

8 comments:

Boris said...

Always nice to see how a piece makes it from concept to completion. :)

David said...

Very nice.

About the new Studio McVey range, I know you said you were leery to say more. But can you at least say what scale it's going to be, and whether it will be resin or metal?

David said...

p.s. you seem to be getting a lot of Chinese porn linkspam in comments; you should really do something about that.

350kilotons said...

I think the new range will be resin, but it will be 54mm display pieces! Or maybe larger. Big toys!

right, I'm off to look at some Chinese 'culture' ... ;)

David said...

350 kilotons: yeah, the most obvious things to do with a new range would either be to increase the scale (54 mm rather than 30 mm) or to move to metal and make unlimited runs (presumably resulting in cheaper miniatures which are also a bit more durable, making them attractive to a wider audience and more likely to see use as gaming pieces. (Although I know some people are using already released Studio McVey miniatures for gaming.)

StudioMcVey said...

Well.... The scale will be slightly smaller...

Those spam links are driving me nuts - I tried adding verification to posts, but that doesn't seem to help. I've just switched to moderated comments, so that should put paid to them.

mike

Roman aka jar said...

Great to see such wonderful concepts executed in a model so great! Love your stuff! Need to paint your stuff someday!

steve said...

"a new range" sounds very exciting! just to say the existing range is rather lovely too!