The AMAZING On Again, Off Again Art Blog

Hi. My name is Leigh. I run Grimmleighs, and have been for the better part of a dozen years been trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up.

The fact that I am nearly fifty-two is making this hard to deal with.

I have spent a lot of time either developing Grimmleighs as a art site to show off my monster creations, which can be popular and makes me pretty happy.

The rest of the time, I try to make Grimmleighs a place to showcase my love of miniature painting, which can be popular and makes me pretty happy.

I’m like a freaking pendulum in this regard.

Over the last two-ish years, though, fate has treated us to a pandemic, and life has treated me to a scorched esophagus from an ulcer that has been percolating about in my guts for most of my life.

The pandemic lit a fire under my ass, it seems, while the scorched esophagus has chosen my path. With my guts damaged, I can’t paint miniatures for very long without ending up in excruciating pain. I also can’t lay on my right side very well, but I’ll survive.

That pretty much kills the blog space as a place to post miniatures that I have painted.

So, welcome to my AMAZING on again, off again art blog.

I hope you enjoy my monster creations, they make me pretty happy.

He’s late for a date.

With my newly rekindled love of sharing monsters, I have also launched a YouTube channel and have been posting stories and time-lapse videos of my art. Here’s the first one, it’s a fun little story about a forest princess:

She’s going to be late for everything.

I hope you enjoy! This is a challenge for me as I am easily distracted. But I really like drawing monsters, so I hope they make you as happy as they make me!


Your friend Leigh.

Bushido: Descension Starter Box

I didn’t even know about Bushido two weeks ago— but, as often happens at Shiv Games, word got out and we all went a little goofy in the head. I was absolutely gob-smacked by the Descension Starter set, which come with five stunning Tengu miniatures.

First up in the warband is Narahobo, who knows exactly how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop:

Why does he have a beard? Do I even care? He’s so cool!

Next comes Hirohito, he’s a spiffy crane dude:

To tie in with the reaper theme, I put the kanji symbol for death on his back:

Now we get to the three Suzume, starting with Honbo, who has a short bow:

He’s probably my favorite in the starter. He looks so regal and pissed!
I went i little overboard with the back of the cloak!

Here’s Shubo, who fights with a spear:

And finally, Seibo, who is probably my favorite in the starter. Yes, they’re all my favorite! Seibo fights with two daggers, and has amazing wings!

I really love the fighting claws he has on his talons!
These are the best wings in the box. So nicely sculpted!

We’ll be getting our first game of Bushido in shortly! Anyone want to see a battle report?