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30MS - Tau Fire Warrior

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[::: 30 Minute Sketch - Tau Fire Warrior :::]

Kinda ... a tonal study. Just wanted to play with some dramatic lighting/shading. I'd ... quite like to have spent longer on this, BUT ... i'd also have liked to have drawn it bigger, which is why i didnt spend longer on it ;)! The helmet is a little wonky ... oh well

Tau, WH40K © Games Workshop
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KarakNornClansman's avatar
Fine study! Your style is deft and lovely shaded. 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: www.the-ninth-age.com/ )? 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: i.imgur.com/dlmQkB6.jpg

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.imgur.com/ORLCncV.jpg

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 very well shaded. Have a nice day. :)
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battlebrothertherixHobbyist Writer
Helmet is only slightly wonky but actually fairly correct - the eyes are meant to be off-centre anyway, so call him a Pathfinder and get away with it? XD
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martinhouldenProfessional General Artist
;) Yeah man, i hate this picture, all i can see is the wonky but people keep finding it years later!
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battlebrothertherixHobbyist Writer
An artist is never satisfied with his work, and on top of that people always like the bit that the artist doesn't XD
Some of my 'best' written pieces are my personal worst ones.
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martinhouldenProfessional General Artist
tru dat
ilsunh's avatar
Oh man that helmet is wonky :l but it does look really good other than that
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martinhouldenProfessional General Artist
Tell me about it bro ...
ilsunh's avatar
If you gave the top of it more a curve to the right then put the antenna on the right side rather than the left I think it might make helmet look a little better
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martinhouldenProfessional General Artist
oh yeah, i did this sketch like 10 years ago, i dont even know where it is now even if i wanted to change it!
ilsunh's avatar
know how that feels
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KagegeFan9235Student Traditional Artist
This is awesome, A masterpiece if i say my self.
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Andrew-FaulknerHobbyist Writer
That is exceptional work for just 30 minutes.
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martinhouldenProfessional General Artist
thankyou! :)
Yfronus's avatar
YfronusHobbyist Traditional Artist
Dat's a Pathfinder.
ilsunh's avatar
you can tell its a pathfinder by the large shoulder guard granted he might have drawn it smaller than normal its a fire warrior plus pathfinders have plus carbines with marker lights that guy has a pulse rifle
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Ma-amarthHobbyist General Artist
wow...
Aronan's avatar
AronanHobbyist Writer
I like it. Gives the Firewarrior a rougher, grittier look than they're usually attributed.
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RigacStudent Traditional Artist
Nice drawing :) , what type of art programe did you use.
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martinhouldenProfessional General Artist
just pencil - thanks =)
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tekanako-the-firstStudent General Artist
Aww cool, your cross hatching awesome, to the greater good!
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martinhouldenProfessional General Artist
B-)
TechLoveAffair's avatar
Lovin' the mixed hatching here, Optic. Also loving the Tau, so I guess this one is going into my favorites as well.
RedPhoneBox's avatar
Very dark and moody. I like :)
TokyoUnderdog13's avatar
Totally Awesome!!!!!!
Need to see more from you!
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