His wife has just used his Facebook account to announce he's passed away on the Oldhammer page.
Always one of my favourite Games Workshop artists, with his sharp comic book style. He really understood the forty first millennium.
Same here, the art direction for 3rd was incredible. Nothing like the homogenous style they've tried for from ~4th onward.
And of course he did a lot of magic cards too
You motherfucker, I was supposed to be sad and I laughed instead. Thank you.
He had a knack for positioning machinery and weapons at right angles to the 4th wall in order to emphasize bold geometric shapes in his compositions, and his trademark bullet holes were both a reverent homage to Texas highway signage (various calibers AND buckshot) and a veritable clinic for modelers painting "battle damage" on their tanks and scenery.
He will be missed.
>the most grimdark
No, v3 was the Golden Age for player agency before we were deemed otiose to a niche LLC, but it wasn't particularly grimdark. But yes, imo some of Wayne's best work was featured in that era.
Based on first last name match and a faulthy human assuming that names aren't lies
his art improved a lot over his career
for a while shit was a bit repetitive tho
He did my favorite version of Oblivion ring.
RIP in peace.
what kind of crappy father with surname like "England" doesn't name his son "Captain" or "Doctor" or some other badass name? what kind of crappy father doesn't want his son to be a superhero?
When I was at University in Scotland there was a lad running for student President called Robert Alexander Fett - Bob. A Fett.
But he was preppy rowing-club arsehole so insisted on being called Robert.
Once he came into the pub I was in to tout for votes and I hurled abuse at him for about fifteen minutes about how disappointed his father must be in him for not caring about the effort it must have took to get that on the birth certificate.
>who would dare make fun of Captain England himself?
fucking everyone. Were you never a young boy?
Have to be sneaky with names. Gotta placate a wife and protect them from all the other tiny monsters
If I was 12 years old I would probably do it every day of the week if I could. Also, having your dad give you a retarded name will pretty much cockblock you for your entire youth.
>What is the fear of death?
>To die with our task unfulfilled.
>What is the joy of life?
>To die knowing our task is done.
RIP Wayne England. Your art will continue to fuel our imaginations for many years still.
Even in death, you serve.
This man's work is what I think of when I think 40k. He caught the feel of the grim darkness, while giving it an 80's comic book look to it. Makes me think of Sandman at times.
A damn shame this artist has passed. He had a very distinct style, that really caught the feel of Warhammer.
I think I found that one and posted it here back when I used to collect rare 2e rules. I was surprised to find a 2e Legion of the Damned list ran in white dwarf just before 3rd edition, and it had a handful of really neat Wayne England LotD pieces that never got reused in later chapter approved/index astartes stuff.
Sad news, this. While I like his later style, his early stuff is awesome too.