Sardar Abdul Rahman khan is a concept artist residing in Lahore. He is a graduate of miniature painting from National College of Arts in Lahore. Although it may seem strange that one who has done a traditional medium would be doing digital art, it all goes hand in hand. At the end of the day, it is a tool and that’s all. He confesses how so many people imply to digital art as “Done by the computer” whereas the artist needs to do all the same things that are expected in any traditional medium.
He says that he has been inspired by video games, comics, fantasy novels and history. One of the major inspirations came from a table top miniature game known as Warhammer. It’s a strategy game that is played between two or more people. Both sides have to choose armies and play on a table with terrain and rulebooks explaining what all can be done. The art, the story (or fluff as the players call it) is so amazing that it’s a shame that it can’t be made into a film like the Lord of the Rings.
Another interesting thing he mentioned was that he has been to San Diego Comic Con, which is the biggest event of its kind in the world. He says its less about comics and more about tv shows now. Something George R R Martin mentioned when he walked into a panel, when introduced he said “Hey, it’s great to be here at Comic con. Whoever talks about comics at Comic con…” . And everyone is selling something. It’s a wonder he says that he doesn’t go and buy everything. There are panels that take place, from art tutorial to the upcoming trailers of movies. And there are the celebrities that show up to such events that have people in a frenzy. He goes on saying that it’s the coolest thing ever and he has to control himself not to get too excited while talking about it!
Currently he works at Caramel Tech Studios; a Lahore based mobile games company, as a concept artist. In his free time he plays a lot of games and paints his large collection of Warhammer miniatures. He has a deviant art page and an art page on Facebook.