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Published: March 1, 2011
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Ouh, yeah. I took markers in my hands for first time in my life to make a full-scale picture. It is full of noob mistakes, so feel free to criticise (but only if you actually have something smart to say. )

I was suffering while painting the berzerker models, and i almost promised myself i would never paint one again. And guess what i did as my first marker pic?
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Wow! This is really well executed. The lighting effect! Well detailed and great sense of action.

Are you into WHFB as well? Please pardon me asking, but would you by any chance be interested in helping out the volunteer project known as the Ninth Age (T9A for short: )? It is the spiritual successor of Warhammer Fantasy, run by 300+ volunteer contributors all tinkering in their spare time, and it aims to go even further than Warhammer did along the paths of historically based dark fantasy smörgåsbord setting:

For one thing, T9A is the perfect way for what used to be Warhammer fantasy fanart to instead become official artwork for an emerging setting, and thus gain much more widespread exposure.

Moreover, T9A is always welcoming artists who want to join their art team, and your skill and distinctive designs would be great to have on board, should you ever be interested in joining and help develop this setting by putting your own distinctive mark upon its art pool. If you would by any chance be interested in donating old artworks of yours, then here is a quick guide for T9A gallery upload of art contributions:

I can get you in E-mail contact with the head of their art team, if ever you're interested.

At any rate, splendid artworks! Evocative to boot, and coloured greatly. Have a nice day. :)
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yeahgirl11Student Traditional Artist
As *31883milesperhour said, working from darkest to lightest is best, since it blends shadows and other tones much more better (you also save a lot more ink!). Highlights on the metal are definitely important. But I mean, shit man, this is off the chain for someone who hasn't used markers before. :o What kind of paper did you use? It looks like you used vellum, based on the translucent look of the colors.
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I do accept commissions for very fair prices ;P
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BantiratHobbyist Digital Artist
pretty good light effects
Every one loves Khorne Berzerker!
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toht981Student Traditional Artist
The lust for blood is never satiated! Blood for the Blood God!
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yellowpinProfessional General Artist
wow like the movement in the pose and perspective. The shading is done well too. : )
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thevampiredioProfessional Digital Artist
blood for da- u know.
nice action pose!!
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31883milesperhourProfessional Digital Artist
this ain't bad for your first time w/ markers dude.. their not an easy medium to use right away.. best way to work them is from darkest to lightest... my best advise could be for you to follow Adam Hughes who is on this site.. he's a pretty famous comic book artist and uses Copics a lot.. might be a good idea to see how he builds up his markers but leaves areas unmarked for specular highlights..


and this guy.. He's in the 40k guild and has a pretty cool marker technique looking into too...


also.. I really like this guys cars and TFs, so he's working in metals and reflections a lot.. check him out too


good luck man.. fun stuff.. peace
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Hm,i worked from lightest to darkest, and then lightest again to blend the colors. I might try working the other way, but it does feel a little bit unnatural for me... Oh well, maybe i'll change my impression when actually working ;P

I do know and watch AH (not since long, but i do ;P ) so i know, that dude's awesome, not only because he knows how to use markers, but he does some magnificent linework.

I looked at that Aeron dude, and he seems to be worth watching and learning from too, thanks for that :) But i must say i don'y enjoy the last artist's work too much... maybe it's just not my type of thing...

Anyways, thanks again :)
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MisterScourgeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Mistakes, sure there are, but everyone do make them.
One thing for sure, this picture is great! :)
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Would you specify then what mistakes did you find? :)
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MisterScourgeHobbyist Traditional Artist
1.) Chainsword's angle is kinda out by a bit... should be pointing forward a bit more.
2.) The thighs should be bigger; as for most space marines, including Chaos Marines, their boots are usually bigger at the end.
3.) Hands are decorated; so should the boots too with spikes etc.

They're just my opinion only; comments can be good but an artist should not be too restrained by them.
Hope mine helped. :)
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Hell Yeah! Styling bad ass :D
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Blood for the blood god!:headbang:
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A ja myślałem że pod tym tytułem czai sie radośnie czarna opowieść o braku papieru toaletowego w kluczowym momencie twojego życia ;P Cheers
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wow cool! Great colours and details! :)
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