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Warhammer 40K Dark Angel Assault Marine

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Another commission for the Dark Angels Codex. In addition to staying on model, I really like to add as much personality as I can to the characters I paint. Even though there isn't maybe much room in the project brief for varying designs and facial features, paying attention to things like how much a character would be sweating and just plain TIRED from fighting can really add to a piece in subtle ways!

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manati20's avatar
You like them Dark Angels?
This is a really good piece. The colours and the way everything is drawn is really impressive. Not to mention how you did his face and expression really do give him a lot of personality in a chaotic scenario. Awesome work.
JakeMurray's avatar
Thank you very much! I really wanted him to feel like more than just a generic space hulk, so I'm glad it comes through haha. :)
sinndogg's avatar
Man, this is really well-done!  It's a shame that Games Workshop just seems to want its artists to copy the models these days, but that doesn't take away from your skill at all - this Marine definitely looks like he's being put through the meat grinder.  It'd be nice to see what would happen if they let you get really creative with their IP!
JakeMurray's avatar
Thank you very much. :) Yeah staying on model is just the nature of the job. But there's always little ways you can get creative with it.
sciencevsart's avatar
This is deserving of the Codex alright. He looks so angry and the picture is simply bursting with action.
JakeMurray's avatar
Thank you! It's a very fantastical world, but I really wanted to give this guy a hint of more human qualities. Like, even if he's built to be a rage filled war machine, I wanted it to seem like those qualities were being pushed through all the exhaustion that would come from battle. :)
ayman13's avatar
what did you use to paint this??
JakeMurray's avatar
This piece was done in Photoshop CS3. :)
ayman13's avatar
why not update most new brushes dont work on cs3 ??
JakeMurray's avatar
I actually did make the jump to CC 2014 right after this project. Though I still use pretty much the same brushes lol.
ayman13's avatar
could you tell me the brushes you are using been having a hard time finding good ones
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I mostly use my own that I've made over the years. But I sometimes use Jaime Jones' brushes as well: www.mediafire.com/download/hj1…
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Arianod's avatar
Wow, dude this is freakin' awesome :meow: I love that subtle blur effect you've put around the intakes of the jump pack. This might just be the finest official GW art ever!
JakeMurray's avatar
Thanks a lot! That's very kind of you to say. :)
Arianod's avatar
And it's also true ^^
thevampiredio's avatar
damn awesome art here!:D
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SpectorKnight's avatar
Really cool work :)
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