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Never at Rest, Forever Alone

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‘I understand, Arafeo, that I must be a hero for humanity. They must look on the golden mask of Sanguinius and know he is there with them as they die or worse in the name of Terra. This is my role in life – to pretend to be something I am not. I allow my legend to grow beyond all measure of truthfulness. I allow men to think me infallible and potent beyond my means. I embrace it gladly for the service it gives mankind. But although I am mighty and wise, and of the Adeptus Astartes, I am just a man. Under my armour beats a human heart alongside the one gifted me by the Emperor. No man is isolate – all need company and companionship. This is why I share my thoughts with you. I apologise for my indiscretion, but I cannot keep my own concerns hidden from everyone. They will crush me.’
‘I understand,’ he said softly. ‘I am sorry to have raised these fears in you while you are at rest, but know you are never alone.’
‘I am never at rest,’ said Dante bitterly. ‘And I am forever alone.’

- Dante by Guy Haley


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heavenly777protector's avatar

in a universe where the "good guys" are literally giant super human blood drinking fleshtearing angel children Dante is BEST BOI.

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I swear if he dies......... Excellent artwork btw :)

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The champion of the imperium
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:star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

To begin with, the tones are greatly reflected in the coloring of this piece. The use of the golden tones and white out windows give this piece a sense of awe, loneliness and 'order'. The technique is solid, the vision and impact is portrayed well in the expression of the figures, lastly originality stands out in how different aspects of the piece appear familiar, yet have a different spin on them entirely.

The deep vermilion compliments the main color of the piece and upon further inspection I notice that the shading is strange, it seems more block-y and blob-like in some areas. The highlights are mostly white here and although it makes sense for most parts of the piece, more color would have been appreciated here to give more of an in depth look, especially on the curvature of the golden armor.

I love this piece, keep up the good work!
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For the emperor and Sanguinius!

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Dante: Shut up you youngsters! I'm trying to brood!

heavenly777protector's avatar
TOTALLY NOT A VAMPIRE, he even has the white hair!
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A most worthy successor of Sanguinius!
heavenly777protector's avatar
imagine if he had been around during the heresy??? damn, Dante could have basically been a 2nd primarch.
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Wish there was a higher resolution of this. Beautiful work.
vanBlood's avatar
Excellent piece :)
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May you be blocked as spam heretic.
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Their a!way another war
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yes, Dante unmasked.
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I wonder if Dante is the warrior of Sanguinus's rhetoric, the one who will resuscitate the Emperor.
This is really impressive! Again great work!
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The quote from Dante's story is definitely heartbreaking and encompasses him as an extremely interesting character very well!

I love the details and the expressions here, as well as the background of the armory chambers and all of the various blood angel iconography and paraphernalia! You have really managed to bring out his character as well as the design of the Blood Angels which was very impressive!  
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