First of all, let me point out this was a paint-over. The reference I used was adonihs's "Just a Grunt" piece. Before anyone claims I ripped, I already got permission to do it. You can view the much nicer original here:
Now, while I did use adonihs work early on to get the line art, basic color layout for the marine, and ideas for lighting, I didn't use it as a crutch. After getting the basic components of the character down, it was pretty much all me.
Anyways, I didn't even mean for this to turn into a real, finished piece...I originally was just going to do a simple paint-over to get coloring practice but it came along so good I decided to submit it. You can tell parts I rushed and parts I spent too much time on. If some of the lines seem sketchy, its because it was done by mouse which is damned hard to draw straight, even lines with.
All drawn by mouse in PS, around 10 hours.
Hope you enjoy...and make sure you check out the original!
AHA I managed to use my technical wizardry to get a better quality version of a speed paint video, anyway, space marine, check, blood, check, speed, check, tear emblem on the chest the wrong way round, check.........nuts! youtube here [link]
StarCraft's Terran Space Marine. I decided to use this piece in particular to test out a few texturing techniques. Also, for once I wanted to see one of these guys on a brand spanking new armor. Too bad it won't stay that way after a few Zerg and Protoss encounters, but I'm quite sure he'll do alright.
This is my 4th sig in the Warhammer universe, 2nd as a space marine. On the edge of human space lies chaos, and Space marines are sent there daily to protect the empire from these demons.
This marine is only one from the thousand that landed on the planet on the far reaches of the imperium. This planet just recently been attacked by the scourge of Nurgle, the Chaos Daemon God of sickness, poison, and deformation. Walking upon the heavily infected lands of this world, it sights one of the loyal followers of Nurgle and before that Chaos follower can fire one shot, the Space Marine fires first, getting the kill...
Will this Space Marine Chapter be able to cleanly disinfect this scourge of Nurgle? or will it get destroyed, and infected like the semi-liquid infected landmass that is just below their feet?.....
I create my sigs in Dark and Light versions. Light version is what the product was intentionally suppose to become but sometimes, and more often then not, the Dark version looks nicer so i might as well post them both up.
Hope you enjoy! if you want me to create a sig for you (in this sort of style) please send an email at Jglitcher@Gmail.com with the image you want.