Ahaa it's done! My final for Analysis of Form was to do a portrait of my choosing, so naturally I chose the ever-awesome Hugh Laurie. It's taken about 12 hours to get it to where it presently is, and I intend on spending a few more to get it up to full A quality.
Full disclosure: I used a grid for this, because it was part of the assignment. I normally draw without one.
Mordian is the embodiment of the Nazi and 3rd reich in 40k setting. Being racist, pure blood, uniform, jewsterminatus, hitlol, yadda yadda and awesome weaponries and discipline~
the hive world is a highly regimented society, its subjects separated by a caste system of high spire, mid spire, lower spire and underhive inhabitants. Majority of Mordia citizen are conscripted into the guard as imperial tithe, it is a tradition, of martial servitude.
but of course, as you would guess, a low spire soldier could not become lord commander, even if he is blessed by the emprah. the caste system is both a political governing body of the masses as well as a tool of discipline. Officers only came from the top spire and men of lower tiers are to serve them without questions, or it is heresy. With this, throughout millennias, the reputation of the Ironguard as a ruthless, discipline and effective martial force is forged.
Ironhearts is senior veterans of the low spire, (mid spire can buy their way into junior officer while underhivers is cursed with a lifetime as levy troops and cannon fodder) their years of service marking them as heroes of the regiment they come from, but could not promote any further into officer school due to the caste system. Thusly, created the storm-trooper/elite role where they serve out the ends of their lives. Younger Mordians look up to them as grandfather exemplars, legendary hero figures, the old breed, the soul of the fighting regiment and they rally around them. Ironhearts are as much as a spiritual core as well as a fearsome fighting machine. Skills honed throughout a lifetime of war and carnage, these men are cold blooded killers who said farewell to mercy and compassion along with the foes they have slayed along the way, long time ago. what is left is just the honor of serving the imperium till the last day of their life. Most have serious augmentic surgery and holders of the prestigious Iron Aquilla and Macharius Sash.
After bloody fighting in the streets of Berlin, the Soviets captured the city. The Reichstag fell on May 2, 1945.
Loaded with symbolism, the scene in question refers to a photograph taken on top of the Reichstag, by Yevgeny Khaldei. The photographer edited the image by removing the clocks of soldiers, objects looted during the invasion. (I kept the watches on drawing, as in the original image).
The photograph of Khaldei became one of the most important images of the war, and I could not but represent it here.
I used pencil 6B, 4B and HB. (Canson A3) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Após sangrentos combates pelas ruas de Berlim, os soviéticos capturam a cidade. O Reichstag cai em 2 de maio de 1945.
Carregada de simbolismo, a cena em questão é referente a uma fotografia tirada em cima do Reichstag, por Yevgeny Khaldei. O fotógrafo editou a imagem, retirando das mãos dos soldados relógios saqueados durante a invasão. (no desenho eu mantive os relógios, como na imagem original).
A fotografia de Khaldei chegou a ser uma das mais importantes imagens da guerra, e eu não poderia deixar de representá-la aqui.