I've neglected the Dark Millenium long enough, methinks! And having recently been featured in Mr. Abnett's blog with my famous Eisenhorn image ( [link] ), I thought it is due time I paid my respects to The Emperor for all his help in my career
These two MiniMasterpieces were completed a while ago, but I've been given permission to post them up just recently as they were for an exclusive client setting up a big wargaming event. As you'll all appreciate there's no Space Marines in them which is why I'm so proud of the lil' pieces! I was really challenged to bring Catachans, Tyranids, Tau and Eldar to life in so small a space, but I think I did all the races justice. Catachans were never an Imperial Guard option I liked, but I must admit that making them manly men look bad ass was terribly fun! As for Tau, well, it's been LONG since many of you hardcore fans have mentioned they'd look good in my style and they apparently do. Eldar I had tackled before, but never using vehicles, so that was a good kick in the butt to get to improving my skills with machinery.
So, I hope you enjoy these and let me know what you think! I know many of you Warhammer 40,000 fans will be excited so let's hear your thoughts.
PS.. These are slightly bigger in size than the MINIMiniMasterpieces I've been putting up recently. That's how I managed to fit more characters in them...
As promised last Friday, I bring you yet another vision of the Dark Millenium in its splendour days, when Gods walked amongst men. And noen were mightier than the Primarchs of the Emperor.
This time, and nearing the completion (after four long years in the making) of my Libris Primaris project, I bring you the Primarch of the VIII Legion, the Night Lords: Konrad Curze.
Curze was a true challenge. Being the most obscure Primarch of all, I had to convey that sense of foreboding about him that would haunt the nightmares of the Nostramo settlers, but at the same time, imbuing him with the nobility and majesty of his brothers. I believe I have achieved it, to a degree. The deep color blue of his artificer armour and his marble-white skin, combined with the blood-soaked lightning claws make for a very horrific image, even though there is technically no gore or graphic bits here. Just the blood. His calm and serene expression, with a frown of pain, adds up to his whole aura of despair at the visions of his doom, represented in the background. At first, i was going to draw the streets of Nostramo for a backdrop, or even some Night Lords ships, but then I thought using M'Shen would do better justice to the unavoidable last fate of the Night Haunter.
As usual, you'll be the final judges of this piece, which I hope you enjoy as much as you have the others. Now we're down to one last Brother, but perhaps the most important in what would become the Imperium as we know it in the 41st Millenium.
this isn't a tradition of mine, but I thought I'd break the habit this Monday and uload something to kickstart the week in full swing. And what better subject than the Dark Millenium!
I usually get a LOT of commissioned work from fans of Warhammer 40,000 that doesn't go onto dA. Mostly because some are personal pieces or DIY Chapters that I don't want to popularise and have the client scourging the web trying to suffocate stolen ideas... but sometimes, certain images deserve to be shown. This is one such piece.
You're seeing here Inquisitor Kaltos; a very straightforward servant of The Holy Inquisition, but one that struck me as very metaphorical of what The Inquisition actually is. His grim death-mask, inscrutable, cold and expressionless, I think defines what Inquisitors are all about: judges and executioners of The Emperor, purging the hidden foes of mankind.
So, there you go. A small, but very significant piece that i hope you enjoy. There will be more to come as the week progresses!
This is a digital commission featuring a scene from my favorite episode of Star Trek from any series (and I've seen them all multiple times), "The Inner Light". It may be my favorite hour of television from any series, actually.
The original line art measures 9x12 inches and was drawn on Bristol art board in pencil. The final artwork was colored in Photoshop CS4 using a Wacom Cintiq 21UX.
You can watch a recording of me coloring this piece on my Ustream channel here: [link]
Go here to learn more about commissioning original or digital artwork from me: [link]
It's been so long since I've done a proper piece of art, I've been so busy with work and getting my book out there. But here we have it, some more GTA V fan art, I really wanted to show off Chop and Franklin this time around. I love the fact that you can finally have a dog in GTA game now. What a great feature! I can't wait for this game, it's going to be great!
Keep an eye out for the next issue of The Official Playstation Magazine UK, I will have a feature in there showcasing a bunch of my work along with an interview, this art will also be featured
And make sure to get yourself a copy of my book: [link] You can get it here, get yourself a hard copy for only $15.95.
Rage! After playing through the game the other week I had this urge to draw a crazy pic. Although this wasn't the best game, nice graphics but pretty bland story, I came across a part in the game that I really loved. It kept me on the edge of my seat, very intense gameplay! And the whole time playing that part I kept thinking how perfect it was for a picture.
Being surrounded by gremlin dudes, while this big hulking mutant busts through the wall with a damn firey grenade launcher! It just worked well, and this is pretty much exactly what I saw in my mind while playing. So here it is, I hope you all enjoy this one. I just love drawing facial expressions like this and working on intense poses, so I had a lot of fun making this.
I thought I'd use my imagination with this one, it was originally gonna be a Wolverine pic till I thought of the steel skeleton... then I thought Terminator... Then I thought well.. this is what i thought
This took a lot of work and I've learnt a few more tricks along the way.. So I think it was worth it.. Hope you enjoy!!
Hey everyone! Who do you think would WIN the battle?
This week's :iconskratchjam: theme is to illustrate a videogame character in a Noir style (along the lines of the L.A. Noir game) with the restrictions: - Character used MUST be a video game character that exists. - Must try and Make the character fit into a NOIR style as best you can with clothing and ect. - Traditional Art submissions Only. Digital submissions will NOT be accepted.
(When reading this, the final entry in Godzilla Neo: Series 2, please listen to this song by Poets of the Fall - [link] )
The New King of the Monsters SUPER GODZILLA
HEIGHT: 70 meters
MASS: 55,000 metric tons
BIO: Ozaki knew that something like this might happen; when he was connected for however briefly with GODZILLA, he knew that, while the monster had plenty of vengeful hatred in his heart, he still had a yearning for peace and serenity, and truly wished to protect his home planet. BAGAN was continuing to mutate and grow, hovering over China, making its way towards Japan, and with the rest of the Earths defender-monsters dead, the world was robbed of its best natural defense. They couldnt even count on MECHA KING GHIDORAH, who was still in orbit around the planet, with Emi Kano stuck in the cockpit. Ozaki and Otonashi had a contingency plan, however: revive Godzilla, what else? The Monster King was very quite possibly still alive under the Earths crust, near where he crashed into Mt. Fuji, now known as the Fuji Crater. Ozaki pulled up a file he had been keeping on ice for a number of months an application for admittance to G-FORCE sent by one Kazuma Aoki. A member of the ESP Research Institute when he was younger, he was a man clinging to the Godzilla Prediction Network originally founded back in 1999 by Shinoda Yuji. He was continually trying to gain funding for his own kaiju-related projects, and was one of the firm protestors of Operation: Destroy All Monsters. But after the death of his personal favorite monster, RODAN, he had receded into seclusion. Ozaki had read his profile, detailing that the young man had exceptionally powerful dreams when younger, effectively being able to locate kaiju in a manner that rivaled Miki Saegusas. However, he became unwilling to share his gift when he was convinced that the military would use him for nothing more than to kill these monsters (he was a bit of a conspiracy nut) and re-formed GPN to try and warn people of monster attacks instead of outright attacking the monsters directly.
Ozaki and Otonashi tracked him down, and with little convincing, garnered the eccentric mans help. Taking a VTOL, they flew over the still-smoldering Fuji Crater to try and locate Godzilla and indeed, Kazuma detected him, much like Miki had once done. He was weak and trapped, though, and needed something new, something more powerful. It was then that the Shobijin appeared! They told the trio that the best way to destroy this new threat was the Amulet of Orochi, once used to revive VARAN and defeat Godzilla himself! Ozaki immediately ordered the Amulet released from the vault in EDF HQ.
Meanwhile, something terrible was happening in China. Bagan had appeared over Guangzhou, and the protective shell began to pulse and shift...suddenly, a massive explosion ripped through it, sending a fire-ridden maelstrom through the city, setting everything aflame. There, in the center of it all, stood Bagan, in his final form. A terrible chimera monster, cold and fierce in his burning gaze. Immediatelly, he was set upon by a vast contingency of EDF forces...and within seconds, they exploded in a sea of fire, steel and blood. Bagan was fast, he was brutal, and was very intentional in his manner of brutally smashing and obliterating any humans he saw, even as they scurried and pleaded with a god that did not rule this day. Within minutes, Guangzhou was almost entirely in ruins, Bagan able to sense and destroy incoming threats within two miles.
Thankfully for the world, MOTHRA and BATTRA intervened! The twin monsters fought Bagan in Guangzhou, but well, they didnt do so well.
What followed was possibly the most stunning victory in kaiju lore Bagan quickly and utterly defeated them. The fight was literally only minutes in its brutal duration, and both flying insects were killed, their wings severed or blasted near to pieces. Bagan took to the sky and began flying south at a remarkable speed, the mere power of his levitation demolishing half of Guangzhou! In orbit, MKGs systems suddenly activated. Emi, under a power clearly not her own, took control of the central unit and piloted the monstrous machine back planetside
Using a touch of his own psychic power he had learned as a child, Kazuma levitated the Amulet and let it hover over the crater. The Shobijin then channeled their own power towards the mystical object, and then, to everyones surprise roars began to fill the air though they were quiet in a solemn way. Then, the spirits of VARAN, BARAGON, MANDA, SHIIGAN, BARUGARON and VAGNOSAURUS flew from within the Earth itself, and flowed into the Amulet, and it shattered! All that was left was a swirling miasma, which flowed like crystal water across the sky and into the crater. Suddenly, the instruments went wild! TAKE COVER! Ozaki shouted, and it was lucky they did, because the crater erupted once more! Fire and raw elemental power fluxed the very air about them, and Godzilla was reborn! But this wasnt the Godzilla they had known from before this was something new, something awesome, something terrifying and beautiful all at once
THIS. IS. SUPER GODZILLA.
The New King of the Monsters howled with newfound life, and began to make his way down the hillside, the air warping and burning as he walked. Without warning, the ground around him was blasted, causing not roars of anger and surprise, but merely eliciting a determined and expectant glance skyward. MKG had returned! Super Godzilla and the cyborg dragon had their customary square-off then the fireworks started. Gravity bolts, Laser Triple beams and Red Spiral Atomic Breath blasts showered the area, forcing all EDF forces to retreat. The battle shook the very Earth, and though Super Godzilla was a clear match, MKG grabbed the monster, attempting to choke him to death. Of course, Godzilla responded with a Nuclear Pulse, and struck once more with an Energy Sphere flung from his tail, sending MKG reeling. The mechanized terror decided it was time to flee, and took off skyward. Ozaki attempted to contact Emi in the cockpit to make sure she was alright, but only received a curt message in response
Super Godzilla began to trail MKG, which was leading south in the meantime, Ozaki was called back to an EDF base near Tokyo they were being held directly responsible for reviving Godzilla. As it turned out, a confrontation between Chuck Wilson and Ozaki took place. Wilson was gaining a lot of influence over the EDF, and was keen on having Ozaki put on trial for conspiracy after reviving the greatest threat the world had even known. Ozaki, however, entered into evidence the message he had received from Emi, stating, simply, DONT BOTHER ME, HUMAN. There was something really, REALLY bad going on, and Emi was not responding to any messages from either the EDF or the Earth Union. Otonashi also added the theory that Ghidorahs very DNA carried a great deal of psychic power, and Emis own abilities could have easily been influenced by the King of Terrors most basic power. Effectively, she is now Ghidorah! Ozaki countered Chucks accusations that he had unleashed a force just as destructive as Super Godzilla, and that the best they could hope for was that Godzilla would follow his natural instincts and fight Bagan!
Wilson wouldnt hear any of this, of course, and demanded that Ozaki, Miyuki and Kazuma, who was quick to call him a crazy egotistic supervillain (thats the cleaned-up version), be placed under arrest. Of course, most of EDF was very, very loyal to Ozaki, he being their commanding officer and all, and the EDF superiors couldnt well command troops who wouldnt listen to them. Wilson and his cronie Glen Chiko were escorted out of the building, and Ozaki was asked to direct a full evacuation of Tokyo.
Super Godzilla arrived in the city, and looked skyward. Falling like a meteorite, Bagan landed and shattered most of the buildings in a mile radius, and knocking G back a few meters. What followed was literally an Earth-breaking battle. Sections of the strata beneath Tokyo itself were smashed and uprooted until the city was starting to resemble a new mountain range! Super Godzilla and Bagan flung energy back-and-forth, clashed, clawed, bit and roared and it seemed as though Bagan was winning. Godzilla was frequently on the defensive, but holding his own.
Meanwhile, Ozaki and the EDF were clearing people out of the city as fast as they could. The battle was still raging and the earth beneath them literally cracking to pieces. The Shobijin appeared to Kazuma once more, asking him to aid them in something. They climbed to the tallest building nearby, already starting to shift thanks to the battle. The asked him to close his eyes...and he could see something far away, where the bodies of Battra and Mothra lay from their husks emerged two new larvae, and these new guardians crawled towards one-another Battra commanded the Earth around them to soften and engulf them, while Mothra spun her beautiful silk the two combined into a new cocoon, a strange, rocky, peanut-shaped thing. They asked him to believe in the guardians of Earth, and he did with every ounce of his heart. His hope began to spread to the rest of the people in the city, and a warmth filled the world for but a few heartbeats. Everyone was just hoping .no, believing that they would live to see another day. The cocoon cracked, and a massive pair of beautiful and deadly wings filled the air GIGAMOTH was reborn! Within minutes, the super-insect arrived in Tokyo and began to assault Bagan as well. Godzilla, now with some help, was keen on keeping Bagan on the back-foot. Still, whatever they threw at him, he threw back, and no end was in sight Just then, Mecha King Ghidorah appeared! The cyborg landed behind Bagan and latched onto the monster using its Machine Hand and constricting cables. A message appeared on the EDF monitors:
You insignificant things have caused us much trouble, Emi Kano said. Now we have an opportunity to see every one of you crushed into less than nothing
But it wouldnt be by our power and it never will be. Such a pity.
MKG began to fire millions of volts into Bagans body, stunning the creature just long enough. Godzilla then extended his claws, and, with his newfound Power of Orochi, began to weaken Bagan. The spirits of JYARUMU and BALKZARDAN were fighting too! Then, Gigamoth made its way skyward and began to spin, swirl and circle the battlefield the energy created began to call nothing less than the spirits of their fallen allies into the battle! ANGUIRUS, RODAN, ZILLA, GOROSAURUS, KUMONGA, KAMACURAS, KING CAESAR and TITANOSAURUS! Their spirits were being channeled through Gigamoth and into Super Godzilla! The orb on his chest began to glow with a power the galaxy had never seen!
Another heartbeat of silence.
The powers of all of these monsters exploded forth from Godzilla, snaking and swirling like a multi-headed dragon, their roaring visages valiantly flying forward. When it struck Bagan and Mecha King Ghidorah, the burst of light was so incredible that the massive expanse of energy shot skyward, a light which was so beautiful that it brought tears to mortal eyes And in all of it, at the last second, MKGs emergency pod ejected, and Emi awoke within it a few hours later, with no memory of whether or not it was herself who escaped, or if Ghidorah did it for her.
In the serene silence of the desolated Tokyo, Super Godzilla and the rest of the populace looked skyward Gigamoth was slowly dissolving into a thousand beautiful little moths, each one dying as though it were a candle burning out.
As the ground was sprinkled with this essence, a single egg materialized. It was a strange shape and texture, and Godzilla approached it gingerly. Perhaps in the most gentle manner he ever had, he picked it up in his claws and made his way towards the coast giving one last call to any who could hear him.
ABILITIES/ASPECTS: - Red Spiral Atomic Breath - Charges atomic power into physical attacks - Able to charge massive amounts of energy into his abdomen for the Nova Blast - Can fling Energy Spheres from tail - Power of Orochi grants him new elemental power. - All of the previous Godzillas powers
yet many a life had perished under that desolate rock. The once lush and thriving homes are now but ash and shadow, supplying the bards of the future with tales of bravery and sorrow. Though the casualties were staggering and many were lost,
one soul gave everything to save all and paid the ultimate cost. The companions knew little of the warrior’s past life or even his name,
but due to his selfless deeds they still honored the soldier all the same. They gathered the weapons of his fallen foes around his burial ground,
then struck his rifle’s barrel into the head of the snow covered mound. The snow gently fell around them as if the skies themselves softly wept,
blanketing the site of their fallen comrade who now peacefully slept. With a saddened but knowing purpose the heroes began to leave,
but not before they planted the warriors helm for all to see.
In time all are doomed to death’s eternal slumber, but his deeds would be sung by uncounted numbers.
Was listening to music at work when the song "Sacrifice" from the Halo 4 soundtrack popped up and this came to mind. The idea here was that the snow hasn't been falling for long, hence why it hasn't begun to stick to the ground or anything. I don't even know where or how I got these brushes for snowflakes, but I guess thanks to whoever made them.
“Homicidal Psycho Alien Symbiote” is a Peter and Venom collection. The title refers to a sub-plot in the series involving Venom’s tendency to surprise Peter and try to eat his brains, leading Peter to make the titular exclamation.
One of those drawings that took ages to find the right pose. Alas, I chose this tilted perspective purely because I thought it looked cool, but I can imagine this guy clearing an escape route through a crippled Imperial cruiser after looting the thing with his warband.
He's an ex Marine Malevolent, but he acts with Huron's blessing, which explains the Red Corsairs symbol on his midriff. It also explains the symbol that makes the hilt of his sword, a gift from Huron.
While we're at it, those are the bones of a poor Star Phantom, a Chapter he hates since they're responsible for exposing his lower jaw and half his face. The helm on his trophy rack is also from a Star Phantom and, riveted to his leg armour is a macabre parody of the Phantoms' symbol.
Very fun, but deceptively hard to draw, this one. As always, I hope you like it, guys. Cheers.
Even with the Primarch locked inside his sanctum, for whatever reason, the Thousand Sons could still rout the Wolves and Custodians. Tatumuhz was determined to set an example.
Until now, his vanguard had vanquished all the enemies they came across, including a Wolf Lord and his personal guard. They had cleared key locations for the rest of the Thousand sons to occupy, and were growing in number as they came across more brethren beget by Fenrisians and Custodians. Fifty warriors now marched together, ten of them - Tatumuhz included - psykers. Accompanying them was a hero of the Legion, Khatham, his body now interred in a Dreadnought's iron sarcophagus. They could take on any force invading Prospero.
As the group came across a plaza framed by trees, Tatumuhz spotted on of the giant, shaggy wolves that accompanied the dogs of Russ. This one was massive, easily larger than most of the others he'd slain, but what gave pause toTatumuhz, a veteran of the Raptora, was the being stroking the predator's fur.
It was Fenris.
It's body was the stone-skin of the planet, not the stormcloud grey of the Wolves but the darker tone of the fenrisian peaks at the distance, trimmed with the bluish ore that formed beneath the crust. It carried a bone-sword taken from one of the great Leviathans of the fenrisian deeps, its blade exhuding a fine glacial mist while thunder laced its surface.
On its back it wore a cloak made from the fur of all the wolves from Fenris: every tone of grey, together with black and brown. Across the massive cloak, wolfish and human skulls were visible, and Tatumuhz noticed the human skulls were from Space Wolves. Fenris wore its fallen sons.
Across its armour there were runes, the language of the planet's peoples. Its hair was the pale yellowish orange of Fenris' sun.
Even as he stood frozen in place by the being's majesty, Tatumuhz sensed something was amiss in this divine character.
One of his group whispered the demigod's name, and it all became clear.
The Primarch looked at them like a predator, and Tatumuhz saw the missing element from before: in Russ's eyes burned the molten core of Fenris.
They were not prepared to take on a Primarch, but retreating would be impossible now that the Wolves' genefather was aware of their presence.
With a roar that was the fury of every wolf in Fenris, Russ charged at them.
"Khatham!", Tatumuhz yelled in desperation.
The dreadnought put himself between the Thousand Sons and the raging Primarch, bringing down his power fist.
Without a second of hesitation, Russ rammed his sword into Khatham's close combat weapon. The limb exploded in an instant, throwing the old warrior off-balance. The Wolf Lord seized the opportunity, smashing Khatham's head with a thunderous punch. With the human inside it dead, the dreadnought flayed for a few seconds before dropping to the ground, along with the Thousand Sons' hopes.
Leman Russ climbed on top of the great sarcophagus with a predator's grin, only to be hit by a colossal wave of combined magic. The Primarch disappeared behind the blinding red glow, but any last hope the Thousand Sons magi could've harboured shattered when Russ's sword cut through the crimson torrent. They'd barely managed to set some his fur trophies on fire, making the Primarch appear even more dangerous than before.
In two minutes, Tatumuhz was the only one left alive from his group. He sent a blast of concussive force against Leman Russ. It would've shattered a normal man and it could even stun a marine, but against a demigod, it did little but throw Russ's hair an cloak back.
The Wolf Lord grabbed Tatumuhz by the throat with just enough strength to keep him conscious. The Thousand Son was wondering what would happen next when Russ released his psychic howl to the psyker's face. Tatumuhz's armour's interface went wild, runes flashing nonsensically. His brain seemed to burn with lightning and he lost control of his limbs, spasming in agony. Foam spewed out of his mouth and his eyes filled with blood.
It only got worse when Russ's sword sliced through his armour, leaving his guts hanging, and let Tatumuhz fall to the ground.
He watched through a red tinge and tremendous pain as Fenris walked away from him to hunt his brothers, until a growl made him turn. The gigantic wolf was on top of him, salivating profusely at the spasming warrior. The effects of Russ's howl were as strong as when they started, so Tatumuhz was almost thankful when teeth the size of his hand closed on his insides.
I honestly think this is the best drawing I've ever done. Tell me your thoughts.
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