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Thousand Sons

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Just finished reading the "A thousand sons" horus heresy novel and felt like drawing one.

I realized that I haven't actually drawn any space marine with a proper bolter I made him hold a bolter instead of a staff..

Note that this is intended to be Pre-Heresy.

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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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PharithosHobbyist Traditional Artist
Sick AF.  Love the Thousand Sons, but -- we might have a beef here lol -- I love them pre-heresy when they were super cool Aegyptian space wizards.  However, I love the rubric armor and blue color of the post heresy, and even though your pic is in B&W, you know he's in rubric armor and you know (lol maybe) that he's in blue. 

The red just doesn't do it for me, and the pre Heresy helms are not as BA as that sweet rubric helm.   Great stuff.
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How much for a a1 print of this ? Love thousand sons.
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Sael-arHobbyist Digital Artist
All is dust!
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CoconutdawnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome again. My only thought is the head is a bit small. Apart from that is awesome and really captures the darkness of 4oK, and the baroque robotisism of the Thosand sons.
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So, I realize that I'm kinda late, but has anyone asked why they have a Rubric Helm on if it's pre-heresy?

Awesome no matter what. just figured I'd ask.
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Thats fucking AWESOME! i cant wait for someone to color it with maybe a dark mystic background. I love the details you gave him like all the inscriptions and his (crown?) how it is slanted instead of straight which i think always looked gay. Out of all the traitor legiions, thousand sons have always seemed bleak like everyone thinks their unique helmets are enough. Wish theyd include this guy in the upcoming game
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CrimsonMagpie Traditional Artist
It's certainly a very impressive drawing, and the rendering is nice and sharp. :nod: A suggestion about the gun magazine; try making the horizontal lines along the front follow the same angle as the horizontal lines along the front of the gun itself. At present the magazine looks like it's angled away from the viewer. Perspective on curved box magazines is a bitch though, one can but practice. :thumbsup:
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DeVmarine General Artist
thank's for the tip i will keep it in mind next time.
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tcwouaHobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to epic gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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DeVmarine General Artist
thank you
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LiteriHobbyist Traditional Artist
great work \o\ the deatils are amazing
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here you can find the pre-heresy colour scheme ---> [link]
anyway, it's a very good work, my compliments
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oMariLinkoProfessional General Artist

I think.....

its GREAT!!!!!


the pen looks great
and shadows and all are very well done
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DeVmarine General Artist
What pen O.o this was all done in pencil
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oMariLinkoProfessional General Artist
if he knew it was done in pencil
but I was wrong and put pen (o.o)

sorry! :iconbegplz: (my english is bad) T.T

your drawing is great
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DeVmarine General Artist
thanks xd
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Viking-otakuHobbyist General Artist
Great work! The detail is astonishing. Everything in this work feels so.. heavy.

Once again, great work^^
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matthewmcentireProfessional Digital Artist
Looks awesome, but his head looks way too small.
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DeVmarine General Artist
Which only makes him look more gigantic and space-marine like.
Im heavily influenced by the Games-workshop art style, but admittedly I do tend to draw space marine's head smaller than normal proportions.
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