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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Houston, TX

The limerick of Blunder is pure gold. Great stuff. The closing stanza was perfect. “Gork-damn”.

-Rids

Xhorik 87th Drop Troops P&M blog https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/775655.page

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks Rids. Really glad you enjoyed it. There's not a lot of poetry in the 40k world so like to have a go sometimes.

One last picture as promised. It's the sinking of Da Gargantic.

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Druid Warder





Was there Sabbaton playing in background? Hillarious as usual, thumbs up!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (0/37 done) 
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

He woz made to rule da waves across da seven seas
To lead da waaagh machine
To rule da waves and lead da Gorka-Fleet
Da terror of da seas
Da Gargantic and da Gorka-Fleet

   
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Long-Range Black Templar Land Speeder Pilot





Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Good god these are brilliant - getting real Quentin Blake/Raymond Briggs (maybe even a little Pratchett, dare I say?) vibes, but there's a certain unique flair to them, too, you've got phenomenal style.

There's something really delightful in the contrast between horrible surroundings and the cheerful joy you've managed to evoke in the expressions of your grots, really doing the Orks justice in an innovative way! Can't help but fall in love with that little fella sat on a log munching a bug in his birthday suit.
I hope someone form GW picks this up some day and writes you a big fat cheque to make a kids book out of this (with plenty of poems!), it's definitely high enough caliber for it! Gonna check the writing out soon, as this is some of the best stuff I've ever seen on Dakka!

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Haven't bought from GW since December 2019 - resist price hikes and unfair pricing outside of the UK  
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

That's very kind of you to say P McB. Very kind indeed. Thank you.

I have often thought about making a proper children's book. Like one actually for kids. Smirking's definitely working with some grim-dark themes for all its lovable cuteness. Kids don't take kindly to characters dying chapter after chapter. I don't really tell these stories to my kids at bed time. (That's Lord of the Rings Time!)

Anyway, super glad you like the illustrations and thanks for your kind comments. Hope you enjoy the written stories just as much.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland


Not terribly inspired for this one. Just. A doodle testing out some new watercolours. Feel like I've done this one before.

I'm also working on a bit more of an air battle scene, of sorts. I really can't be bothered with drawing large flying machines though. They're definitely more fun to write than to draw.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Two more from the Grot-Life Sketchbook today.

the original GrogMek's Grot Bomb


and a big chase scene in the sky!


enjoying my new watercolours. hope you are too. Thanks for visiting the sketchbook.

   
Made in us
Scouting Shadow Warrior






Does the grot hanging from the red aircraft have a plan? Great sketches. They have a wonderful amount of character to them.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Many thanks Captain. I'm afraid the story of the the dangling grot will have to wait another few chapters, quite a few yet I'm afraid. It's a good action packed chapter, though. I'm looking forward to posting it when the time comes.

Anyway, on with more sketches. Just a few pictures from the grot life sketchbook for yous all today. Lots of green on the go, lots of vegetation and lots of SNOTLINGS!



And our hero Smirking showing 'em wots wot.


Then next, (not a great scan) (but sure it's not a great pic either) Smudge peaks out of the undergrowth.


Before emerging and advancing on the enemy.


This last one is actually one of the pictures in the latest chapter of Smirking Da Chosen One so if you've been following that, firstly thanks for reading, and secondly enjoy.

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Snotlings! always good to see them get their day in the sun.

realism is a lie
 
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland



Totally didn't see this one coming. Not been feeling very Orky-inspired these days but sat down to draw with the kids and this popped onto the page.

   
Made in us
Scouting Shadow Warrior






Your drawings bring a lot of silly joy, theCrowe. I hope the kids found them interesting. Are the gobbos tricking the orc into the wheelbarrow or is it all a big mishap in action?

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks cap. I really don't know. I think Blunder is maybe making an innocent blunder of working on his blunderbuss while it's loaded. It's gone off and scared SkagNet who has stumbled backwards. Red is all too happy to be the instrument of the big ork's embarrassment and Grimy (who I forgot to add grime to) is enjoying the joke. There's no written story to accompany this picture. It just came out of nowhere based in the characters from Give it yer best grot.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland



Another one from Give it Your Best Grot. The grot Mob is growing thanks to new member DalekCheese.
Here we have a grot banker/accountant/Kounta. Tickled by the idea. lots of scope for comedy there.

   
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Did Fulgrim Just Behead Ferrus?





The Netherlands

very nice!!!

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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Another couple of visions of madness from the Grot-life sketchbook.




otherwise known as spoilers from the far future of Smirking Da Chosen one

   
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Regular Dakkanaut





I'm so glad you keep the grot sketches coming, they're so wonderfully characteristic!

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Thanks Mac. Always glad to be drawing again and delighted that other people get a kick out of it too. Thanks for the encouragement.

As it happens I've been busy again. Two quite different takes on the same thing this time.

The cute cartoony version.


Aaaand, the other one. The messy kinda scary version.
Smirking the badass!

   
Made in us
Druid Warder





 theCrowe wrote:


otherwise known as spoilers from the far future of Smirking Da Chosen one


This one takes the cake for me! Maybe not for the whole year, but for the December - truly! Love poking into Your cozy thread here to see what is new, theCrowe. Keep up the fun and green, Happy New Year!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (0/37 done) 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

thanks Wirecat. it's a fav of mine too. look at him there all swashbuckling and happy.

here's a little doodle of UzKop on a postit note.

not one of my finest works but sometimes i just have to draw something, you know. use it or lose it.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland


One more from the sketchbook tonight. If you want to know what's going on here it's pretty much Smirking Da Chosen One in a nutshell.

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

That's got "a rough day" all over it

realism is a lie
 
   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Yeah, unfortunately for Smirking every day is a rough day. These guys are all ghosts who now live in Smirking's head. (And occasionally try to help him fulfil his destiny as Da Chosen One) I know, it's nutz.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland


Something a bit more on the normal side this time. A gathering of grots assembled to welcome our hero back onboard Da BizMork. All my fav little grot faces make an appearance, and some other funny expressions too. Lots of fun this.

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland



Been sitting on this one for a while but I finally blew the dust off the sketchbook and finished it off. This is a scene from Smirking Da Chosen One chapter 34

   
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Druid Warder





 theCrowe wrote:

One more from the sketchbook tonight. If you want to know what's going on here it's pretty much Smirking Da Chosen One in a nutshell.


To quote Dilbert and Dogbert (too) freely - every engineers life goal is to retire without being blamed for a catastrophe, or, in the other strip

Dilbert: Today I've made a difference at work
Dogbert: How many casualties.

(goes away whistling "But the memory remains")

Great, thank You a lot for sharing this!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (0/37 done) 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Glad you enjoyed it Wirecat. It's a fun picture but it's hard to describe what's really going on. Did the casualties at Dilbert's work get trapped as ghosts in his head by any chance? No?

I really should get to sculpting my own little Smirking some time. You'd think with all the characters I'm doing for my kids they'd give me a chance to do at least one of my own.
I may have to just stick to the 2D renderings for now, but some day...

   
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Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland



Another one from the sketchbook today. Saying goodbye to Da Big Red Bomba.

   
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Buttons Should Be Brass, Not Gold!






Norn Iron

I don't exactly know what I've tripped across here, but it's glorious. I'm gonna hafta take a look at that Dakka fiction place.

   
 
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