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High Exemplar Gravus

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By cwalton73   |   
Published: April 8, 2008
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"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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Coillscath's avatar
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.
Dysturbed7's avatar
Dysturbed7Professional Digital Artist
Do you like pass this off to someone who sculpts this in Zbrush & Maya or how does that process work?
Barkindji's avatar
%$%@^&* 4-headed flail... do you know how much that would hurt!!?

Haha, the drawing is awesome man keep it up.
Excelsi's avatar
well. meaby im not great draughtsman but i freakin love this one.
SuperCJ's avatar
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
Nightbringer24's avatar
Looks like a warhammer 40,000 Black Templar marine.
kimx1636's avatar
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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Added:
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
Tercado's avatar
I have a question, how did this take to complete? I'd have to guess quite a bit of time, the details are amazing!
webhead89's avatar
insane design love the quad mace!!!!!
whitembers's avatar
I disagree with the complaints... :D
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silentjosh847 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. :)
XenosAstartes's avatar
Wahoooouuuw! This is awesome!
kaerii's avatar
how long did this take you? 0.0
Kazemahou's avatar
Inspirational, great job!
Zanatillo's avatar
ZanatilloHobbyist 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
Graphite-Dream's avatar
Graphite-DreamStudent Digital Artist
love the character study, the chainmail looks especially impressive, i've never really found a way i like to draw mail yet.
Kdar's avatar
wow... amazing shapes and overall looking! I really like your style, my compliments.
that's PP's warmachine, right? ^^
WillCaligan's avatar
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
mrnyuckles's avatar
Wow. Wouldn't want to meet him in a dark alley. Great job. Looks badass for sure!
Iron-Peanut's avatar
Iron-PeanutStudent General Artist
I think his hat is silly, but well within theme for Menoth. The Creator does love His silly hats.
TheSilverTopHat's avatar
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.
cirathorn's avatar
For the Glory of Menoth!
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