Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Microworld Games: MicroWasteland



As some of you may already know, I've recently(-ish) started designing a range of 6mm miniatures based on a Mad Max / Necromunda / Dark Future inspired post-apocalyptic Wasteland setting... aptly named MicroWasteland.

Naturally I've created a great many preliminary and concept sketches for the range, as well as a logo (see above). I'll be posting more of the artwork related to this endeavour over the coming months. For starters, here's the sketch for a piece of promotional artwork I'm working on.


The range is being produced and sold by Mircoworld Games. Distribution of the models for the UK and EU is being handled by Vanguard Miniatures.
The first wave of generic wasteland vehicles, bikes, infantry, as well as the ever popular "Muties" are available now.
Steve from Microword Games and I are already working to expand the range, so be sure to check them out, let us know what you think and, most importantly, buy some! :D

PS: You can also check out (and join the discussion) some of the finished models of wave 1 and some previews of wave 2 on the most excellent Tactical Wargames Forum.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Home again!

Well then, it's been a while... and a lot has happened since my last update.

For starters, I have returned to my lower-bavarian home of Lower Bavaria... after 17 years in New Zealand. Needless to say, it's taking my a while to re-adjust. The amount of paper-work and bureaucracy one has to deal with here in Germany is just staggering!

This move had been quite a while in the making, at least in my head. In the end, though, it all happened quite fast and in a totally different manner than I had planned or expected.
There was a lot of down-sizing and getting rid of stuff required. I (almost) managed to reduce my collection of books, miniatures, art, and other bits and bobs to a single cubic metre of stuff. Some of the things I found quite difficult to part with, but overall I rather enjoyed the cleansing process. It made me figure out which of my many things are really important to me, and what was really just weighing me down. And believe me, it's still a lot of stuff.

It also meant giving up my life as I knew it and leaving behind a whole lot of wonderful people. I want to take this opportunity to thank all those amazing people I've had the pleasure of meeting during my time abroad... for all their love and support and the good times we had. Believe me, it's been quite an emotional ride and there are times when I'm still reeling from it.

But anyway... I'm back now and busy working on getting myself set up again. My next challenges will be finding a suitable flat/work space and the money to pay for it.
I'm working on a few new and ongoing commissions already, but there's always room for more. Besides, I'm also trying to diversify myself a little. As such, I'm trying to break into some new markets and industries such as storytelling and book illustration, album covers, promotions, that kind of thing. So, in case any of you know of opportunities in those areas for a man with my talents, feel free to let me know about them. Of course, I will continue to design miniatures and illustrate wargaming and roleplaying books as well.

I also plan to post much more regular updates on this here blog again. I know, I know, most of you have heard that before. Feel free to poke me if you think it's taking too long.
I've already managed to do a little update on my online portfolio, which you can check out here: www.solitudo.com

For now, I will leave you with a little something that I've drawn for a very special person in my new life, who goes by the beautiful name of Bibiane... love ya, babe. ♥︎


Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Xmas... again!

I can't quite believe that it's already Xmas again and another year is almost over. It's been quite a ride and I want to say thanks to everyone for all the love and support throughout the year.

Y'all have a Merry Xmas now... and a great start into 2016!
Happy holidays!


Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Fantasy Football: ABBF Posterboy

Over the years I've been doing a lot of artwork related to my most favourite Games Workshop game ever... Blood Bowl. So I thought it was high time to showcase some of that art, starting with the ABBF Posterboy, the official mascot of the Auckland Blood Bowl Federation.



I created this piece when the Auckland City Guard Blood Bowl League (ACGBBL) changed its name to the Auckland Blood Bowl Federation (ABBF) about 10 years ago, in an effort to create a more inclusive league for everyone in Auckland.
Since then, the artwork has been hijacked to serve as the logo for the annual Greenstone Cup Tournament here in NZ, as well as several Blood Bowl related blogs and websites around the world.

As of yesterday, the design is also available as prints, t-shirts, and various other products from my Society6 shop. If you fancy getting your hands on a copy, visit the shop via the link below and receive free shipping and $5 off until the 8th of November (Free Shipping Offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases, Wall Clocks, and Rugs):
https://society6.com/schwager?promo=G6V7MC8RCMBB

Monday, April 6, 2015

Chromacon, Society6 Update, and some ABBF Classics


 Chromacon 2015

Chromacon, New Zealand's very own Indie Arts Festival, will be happening on 18th and 19th of April at Aotea Centre, Auckland. If the previous event in 2013 is anything to go by, it will be awesome, and much bigger than the last one. So I'm super excited to be part of this year's fantastic line-up of local and international creatives. You can check them all out here:
http://www.chromacon.co.nz/artists/

I'll have plenty of prints, postcards, and posters for sale at my booth, including some brand new material. I have also contributed a piece to the Chromacon Artbook Vol. 2, which will be on sale on the weekend and through their online shop (after the event):
http://www.chromacon.co.nz/shop/

I really hope that all of you that are local can make it along. It's free admission to the public, so there's really no reason not to. In the meantime, here's a short interview I did for the Chromacon blog:
http://chromacon.tumblr.com/post/114706717968/exhibitor-interview-christian-schwager

Look forward to seeing you there! :)


Society6 Update

I've added some new products to my shop, but more on that below. This is about...
FREE SHIPPING until April 12, 2015 at Midnight Pacific Time.
*Free Shipping offer excludes Framed Art Prints, Stretched Canvases, Wall Clocks and Rugs

To make use of this deal, simply click the link below and you're away:
http://society6.com/schwager?promo=G6V7MC8RCMBB


ABBF Classics

As I'm furiously working away on some new ABBF merchandise, these classic designs become available as t-shirts and whatnot for the first time.

This one, "Season of the Dead", was the very first one... and is probably still my favourite.



This one, "Stunty Season", was the second in the series... and features much more action and chaos.



This one, "Season of Chaos", the last in the series... and also the most refined one.



Get yourself a piece of New Zealand Blood Bowl history and grab one of those classic designs while they're available!
http://society6.com/schwager/tshirts

Be sure to click this link here for the free shipping offer:
http://society6.com/schwager?promo=G6V7MC8RCMBB

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dark Heresy 2nd Edition: Forgotten Gods

It's been too long!
So I thought I'd post some more work I did for the 2nd Edition of Fantasy Flight Games' Dark Heresy RPG. The following artwork was published in the first supplement, titled Forgotten Gods.

In addition to the usual characters and scenes, I also got to try my hand at doing an environment... which still has a few dubious characters lurking about as well. Plus some more concept sketches for the denizens of this grim dark setting.

Prayers for the Dead

Following the Trail

The Grave World

Lord Pyre

Inheritors Concept Art

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Xmas

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a great start into the new year. Happy holidays everyone! :)


Monday, November 24, 2014

Dark Heresy 2nd Edition: Core Rulebook & GM Kit

Hello again!
Dark Heresy 2nd Edition has been out for a while now and I managed to score a few commissions for it. So I thought I'd show off some of the artwork I did for the Core Rulebook and GM Kit.

Let me know what you think. :)

Cut Flesh

Juno Noble

Painted Thong Ganger

Juno Undercity Scum

Ludmilla's Den

Desoleum Citizenry Concept Art