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Iskandar Khayon

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Iskandar Khayon, also known as the Kingbreaker and Khayon the Black, is a Chaos Sorcerer and Lord Vigilator of the Black Legion.
He is one of Warmaster Abaddon's most trusted and valued lieutenants and a member of the Ezekarion, the elite brotherhood within the legion.
Khayon was born on Prospero and recruited by the Thousand Sons Legion in early age.

Being gravely injured he survived near-death experience when a Fenrisian Wolf came close to tearing him apart.
He was saved, however, by his familiar Gyre, which possessed the wolf, obliterating it and assuming its shape permanently.


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Raptorcaptor911's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Impact

((Not doing rating, don't count it please.))

I do like it, though, I think the wolf would have more solid black and less whiteish coming in on the edges. I think it would be better if you showed some form of weather in the background with the wolf, like, snow, or wind.

The arms look a bit short, though, unless that's just me. And at the head of the axe, where the wolf ears are, it's more colored like the wolf and not solid like the rest of the axe. Unless you meant to draw that. I would also make more connection between the chains and the book, it looks a bit weird to me.
Empyronaut's avatar
:star::star::star::star::star: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

First of all: Of course I am biased when it comes to this one. Because the "Talon of Horus" is one of my favouurite newer releases from the Black Library but also because I praise the works of D1sarmon1a for quite some time now.

But on the other hand, these two points also enable me to write a critique from a point of view that is familiar with the theme and the artist.

Let´s see...

[Warning - may contains spoilers from the novel]

I like the amount of details you´ve put into this. The axe that he took from the Space Wolf on Prospero . The fine texturing of the armour is superb and again you layed perfectly with the focus by keeping the center sharp and the outer parts a bit blurry. And I guess it was hard to decide how you would make the female wolf look like. In the book, it is said that her appearance can change drastically, from a calm and nice wolf to a cruel and monstrous predator of the warp. I think that your decision to make her stalk in the background and looking like she would tear everything that could harm him apart, was a wise one.

I don´t know, what to criticize at all. The only thing that made me think at first was, that he looked way older in my imagination, but I guess that making him look the way he is now is absolutely legitimate. Astartes genes and stuff - Warp influence. <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";)" data-embed-type="emoticon" data-embed-id="387" title=";) (Wink)"/>

So in the end, I know that some people might think I´m crawling up your ass, but I can´t see a single reason, why I shouldn´t give you all the stars there are in the rating. I would give more, if I could.

Thank you another time, that you are sharing your visions with us and that you´re investing so much time to make people like me dream for a while.

See you...
d1sarmon1a's avatar
thank you so much for the kind words, it means a lot :)
Empyronaut's avatar
No need to thank me. One day, when you will be way more famous than you already are, I will tell my friends that I had the luck to talk to you sometimes. That´s enough for me... Meow :3 
Artandcreation4you's avatar
I wonder how he would react to seeing Ahriman again.

But hey. Maybe that's the reason why Abaddon sent him to Terra in the first place ! xD
vulpescorax's avatar
Really love this picture! Any chance you'll also do Ashur-Kai one day?
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heavens-champion's avatar
Looks awfully sane for a Chaos Space Marine.
d1sarmon1a's avatar
well, he IS awfully sane for a CSM
heavens-champion's avatar
That would explain it.
audy4o's avatar
Wow... That's so how I was seeing him, he's beautiful! And Gyre is beautiful too :)
BlightusTheBlighted's avatar
You always capture emotions perfectly, I love it. 
Astraltower's avatar
Never liked CSM before...until Khayon.
GrahellArt's avatar
Love it, everything about it actually. I am a fan of armor and axes.. and wolves.

Surprised to see a sorcerer use an axe though.
audy4o's avatar
He stole this axe from a space wolf and it became his favorite weapon :) it's a frost axe iirc 
black3825's avatar
"Iskandar Khayon, Chosen of the despoiler, Lord Vigilator of the Black Legion, and once a son of Magnus the Red." - Ahriman's remembrance.

The moment I read his name I realized who this was. So I had to look him up in Ahriman Unchanged. He seems like a pretty cool guy.
thevampiredio's avatar
whoa thats cool!! thousand sons is the hot shit right now!!
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Oberonmeister's avatar
Ah, there's Iskandar! Second most ridiculous space marine ever after Caldor Draigo and... It so happens that he is also my second most favorite son of Magnus. So, thank you so much Veronica, this one is marvelous, just as expected. 
Danny-DoSomeBeat's avatar
Wow, It looks badass. Good job !
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