My name is Glyn Evans and I am Canadian (though of Scottish descendence). I am 32 years old and I live in central Alberta. I have been painting miniatures off and on for around 15 years, though I haven’t done serious work until lately. I have also enjoyed many long nights (and weekends) of Role-Playing games, mainly 1st edition AD&D, Role-master, Merp and Shadowrun. I have flirted with other games such as Call of Cthulhu, Star Frontiers and numerous others. Now, most of my gaming associates have succombed to the influx of ever-improving computer games (I don’t think mention of them is needed) and many of these are what keeps me from painting all of the time. I also enjoy building (and yes, painting especially) scale models, mostly WWII German aircraft though I do some work on (German) tanks and British aircraft. I am now working for an engineering firm in Red Deer as a design-draftsman so I probably spend more time working (playing) on the computer than breathing. I am currently involved in a long term relationship and have a nine year old boy.
My family portrait.
This was my “Metal Edge” magazine pose way back in the early ’90’s (I mean really early, after one session of hair chopping for a real job). Yes, the fretboard is scalloped and no, I’m not actually playing anything in the picture. Now, I am a much more refined (yeah right) player and I own an Ibanez Gem. I’m really into a lot of different music, from the ultra heavy speed stuff (like I enjoy playing) to classical, pop and celtic. Some of my favorite bands are Blue Oyster Cult, Judas Priest, Slayer, Alphaville, Spirit of the West and Guitar music like Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen.
This is a pic of my mom and me over a year ago, before the second great shedding of cranial covering for a real job. I had black hair for a while (a Halloween Marylin Manson costume gone bad (don’t trust the 7 wash temporary hair dye disclaimers). I also enjoy drawing (or maybe sketching is more appropriate) though I’ve never seriously done a ton of drawing.
This is a sketch of one of my characters. He was probably a Paladin-like character (they are so fun to play because you can annoy the hell out of everyone). I also read a lot of science fiction and fantasy books. My favorite authors include Michael Moorcock, Douglas Adams (I remove my hat in humble respect), J.R.R. Tolkien, H.P. Lovecraft and James Blish.
Naturally, I also watch a lot of movies. Some call my taste cerebral but I just happen to enjoy off-stream movies (mostly). Some of my favorites include any old Star Trek (especially the original series (KIRK IS GOD) and movies, horror such as The Thing, Event Horizon and In the Mouth of Madness, and great fantasy/history like Highlander, Excalibur, Willow and many others. One of my current favorites is Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. My favorite actors include WILLIAM SHATNER (no special treatment intended), Jurgen Prochnow (The Keep, Judge Dread, The Seventh Sign, Das Boot and the afforementioned Mouth of Madness, Julian Sands and Johnny Depp.
Some classic must see horror movies….
Great swordplay and some manly acting….
The best of the best…
I also enjoy watching sports on television, especially Montreal Canadiens hockey, Toronto Blue Jays baseball and the odd Newcastle United football game if they ever play them. I enjoy playing street hockey immensely (I am not that good of a skater) and I play ball in the summer in a fun league.
Now that you are totally bored, I’ll let you get back to miniatures.
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