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High Exemplar Gravus by cwalton73 High Exemplar Gravus by cwalton73
"The epitome of his order, High Exemplar Sarvan Gravus shirks from no order, no matter how bloody, and has shattered the weak flesh of Devourer worshipers, Cygnaran soldiers, and every other enemy of his faith. Men decades his junior struggle to match his energy as Gravus rides with his Venger cavalry to where the battle rages fiercest and breaks whatever foe he meets."

Ah, everybody seemed to hate this model. :P I think he looks cool...

I guess what really left me scratching my head were the two complaints that he shouldn't have his face showing and that he's armed with a flail...a bunch of Menite models have exposed faces (Deliverers, Daughters of the Flame, Vilimon, both Paladins of the Wall, the Idrians...and those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head...)...and the flail...well the first ever High Exemplar debuted to the pulic was armed with...a flail. You may have heard of him...a friendly little fellow named Kreoss. :) Last I checked the two weapons associated with Menoth were the sword and the flail.

Well, I'm in your corner Gravus!

Maybe just me, though.
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:iconcoillscath:
Coillscath Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I think Gravus is a great model, and the concept art is fantastic. If every sergeant in the army wears no helmet, it gets a bit silly. However he's, as you say, one of just a few characters who don't cover their face. He's earned the right to have his face uncovered through his sheer badassery.
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Dysturbed7 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Do you like pass this off to someone who sculpts this in Zbrush & Maya or how does that process work?
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Barkindji Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2011
%$%@^&* 4-headed flail... do you know how much that would hurt!!?

Haha, the drawing is awesome man keep it up.
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Excelsi Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
well. meaby im not great draughtsman but i freakin love this one.
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SuperCJ Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
This is an awesome drawing =D! what is this from? You mentioned "model" several times...
I love the armor design!! It's simple yet so detailed that it's a wonder your not famous!!! =D=D=D
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Nightbringer24 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Looks like a warhammer 40,000 Black Templar marine.
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kimx1636 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
Awesomely done in my opinion!

Gravus is like... the unloved child of Menoth.

well... mostly unloved. I luff him lots! :D

He is awesome, i am sure to include him in my epic kreoss/exemplar army. he is more than certainly welcome.
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kimx1636 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
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And to the people who do not understand why his horse is the way it is, its quite clear that its about to smash into an enemy force, hench why his flail is drawn back and quite clearly about to swing into some Cygnaran/Cryxian/something else's face :P
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Tercado Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
I have a question, how did this take to complete? I'd have to guess quite a bit of time, the details are amazing!
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webhead89 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2008
insane design love the quad mace!!!!!
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whitembers Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2008
I disagree with the complaints... :D
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silentjosh847 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008   Digital Artist
You know I'm a big fan, and this is a great design Chris! But I'm a big stickler for the protectorate and I guess the thing about the face is that, sure the protectorate has models that show their faces, but up to this point the Knights exemplar weren't one of them.

Overall its still a great design and I hope you don't hate me or anything, but seeing the Vilmon-esque helmet on a model called "high-exemplar" threw me off for a second. Still, great design as always my friend. :)
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XenosAstartes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008
Wahoooouuuw! This is awesome!
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kaerii Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
how long did this take you? 0.0
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Kazemahou Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Inspirational, great job!
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Zanatillo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I know you worked your ass off on this, but this is a little exagerated! He would be a sitting duck!
Well just talking on a realistic means, I like ot a lot! Very cool
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Graphite-Dream Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Student Digital Artist
love the character study, the chainmail looks especially impressive, i've never really found a way i like to draw mail yet.
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Kdar Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
wow... amazing shapes and overall looking! I really like your style, my compliments.
that's PP's warmachine, right? ^^
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jamescordeiro21 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
nice work dude:headbang:
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WillCaligan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
I think this design rocks bro. I don't think I would have changed anything. I would hate to draw this thing over and over though. That would be a task. LOL
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mrnyuckles Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Wow. Wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley. Great job. Looks badass for sure!
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Iron-Peanut Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Student General Artist
I think his hat is silly, but well within theme for Menoth. The Creator does love His silly hats.
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TheSilverTopHat Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Personally, whatever else has been said, I think he looks awesome. Great detail pencil work on this picture, and a stunning costume design. I certainly wouldn't mind having a miniature of this guy on my shelf.
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cirathorn Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
For the Glory of Menoth!
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fdiskart Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
This is my favorite one you have done so far. At this point you should be designing armor for Blizzard; this is phenomenal.
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PatCarlucci Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Awesome design!
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Dust-989 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lolz, "i lost me head". The plate armour to match the horse is cool, i bet the sculptors enjoy that part
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atlantiya Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
I think he model looks good too. I'm on your side Gravus. I'm a Protectorate player and I think his model and this concept sketch of him are awesome. The rest well...they just enjoy whining I think *grin*
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otakud00d Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Personally, I love the fact that there's more Flail-wielding Menites out there, considering that it's Menoth's other favored weapon.

Also. An Exemplar WITHOUT the goofy helmet -and- he's maskless? Double awesome right there.
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Xareel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
woah!
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CurseReaper Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Wow, he really looks fantastic. I swear you keep getting more detailed every time you create a new character.
The one thing I thought was humorously off about the model form was how long his arms were in proportion to the rest of him. hehehe
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Silverelf-Gilraen Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
Hm... I don't seewhat everyone's making a fuss about. Sure, I don't play the Menoth faction, but I think the Menite models look awesome. Especially Gravus.

Plus the flail looks particularly wicked. :XD:
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dragon4343 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what i wouldn't give to be able to draw like that...
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The-Drunken-Celt Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008
dude thats heinous
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