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The Apostle by NicolasRGiacondino The Apostle by NicolasRGiacondino
Happy Friday, my dear watchers and watcherettes!

There's not been much activity here lately due to my nightmarishly busy schedule; that being said, I still try and update at least once a week with the work I can show you, so as to keep things fresh.

It's been a while since I've dabbled into the Dark Millenium, which doesn't mean I don't have (literally) piles of LONG overdue commissions relating to it to finish. I've just been slowly moving many projects forward at the same time, including these delayed pieces.
This illustration was a joy to render because I love the Word Bearers legion. In a universe were religious zeal is the default, these brothers are the embodiment of that. Using their teachings and channelling the dark forces of their masters through their dreaded Dark Apostles, the Word Bearers are a huge menace, not only physically, but also psychologically for The Imperium.

There's a lot of details I like about this image, the Dark Crozius and the Apostle's face being a couple. There's also the fact that I was able to use some very deep reds to work the armor color, which I love, as well as making some intrincate facial writing.

I hope you all enjoy this one and I expect your thoughts and comments as usual.

Thank you and hope you have a great weekend!

Nic.-

© Games Workshop Ltd. 2015
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Sigmanimus Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
is this Jarulek or Marduk later on in his saga?
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Actually, it is neither, but just an Apostle.

Nic.-
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SuperfrycookSB Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Is that pre-Heresy Eliphas?
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Not actually. It was just a random Legionnaire.

Nic.-
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The-Lord-Marshal Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
particularly fantastic sir! looks like he should be in my Prakyth Durcor Jal host!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the kind words, my friend!

Nic.-
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The-Lord-Marshal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure!
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Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think, this Apostle is about to recieve one another of "revelations" Chaos Pantheon.
BTW, the haloed face on his book seems to be suspiciously similar to Iron Warriors varriant logo. Some dark and clandestine pacts with sons of Perturabo?
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Could very well be! Chaos worshippers often come in numbers and from many different factions, so...

Nic.-
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015
 Fine work Master Nicholas - very illuminating!:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Indeed! Come-to-the-light-or-be-burnt kind of illumination.

Nic.-
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Libra1010 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2015
 Or if your prefer Illumination-through-Incineration!:o (Eek) 
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Zankaze1 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
Outstanding work as usually. The guy is sweating madness and zeal, and the Ultramarine in me is struggling not to grab a Bolter. I love it.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, my friend!

Nic.-
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:iconmuady:
Muady Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
Those eyes are terrifying
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
That was the intention! Glad I made it :D

Nic.-
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Muady Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015
Keep up the good work. You do some of the best 40k art out there.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic work again!:D
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, my friend!

Nic.-
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no prob dude.
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jango6 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015
:happybounce: 
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow:

Nic.-
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saber359 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Did you color this digitally, or with markers? Either way it's amazing! Love your work dude.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Edwin! I colored this illustration as I do all of mine: with markers. I use a couple of other materials here and there for effects and glows (like oil pastels and watercolored pencils), but the bulk of it is done with Kurecolor.

Thank you for the kind words!

Nic.-
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Awesome work on this amazingly detailed warrior. Truly a fearsome foe of the Imperium.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you as usual, Joseph! Slowly, but surely, I'm getting many long overdue commissions out of the way, so I will be getting to yours shortly.

Nic.-
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
It's surprising how quickly six years can fly by, isn't it. ;p 
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my... that just made me feel so wrong on so many levels. I'll send sketches next week or earlier for you, my friend.

Nic.-
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015
I will definitely look forward to that. Remember to contact me by note or email for additional details and information. A lot of my ideas and concepts for the characters have changed since December of '09.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Will do, James. We went over the characters extensively not so long ago (according to the LONG standards anyway), so I should have everything I need. And once I do the sketches, it should be easier to keep track of any edits needed, since there would be more solid ground to tread on.

Nic.-
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
All right. Sounds good to me. :)
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GentlemanBanana Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Always love how shiny you make your art look. Probably my favorite bit of it. 
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, my friend!

Nic.-
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JRinaldi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
These guys are frustrating. On one hand they've got cool layered villains like Lorgar himself and Argel Tal. On the other hand they also have utterly ridiculous cartoon bad guys like Erebus who couldn't be flatter if they tried.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I think that has more to do with the wirters behind the characters than the Legion itself :D

Nic.-
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JRinaldi Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd bet if Aaron Dembksi-Bowden TRIED making Erebus interesting, he could.
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TRUEvector Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dat eyes!
True pleasure as always. Best pictures of my beloved WH40k from greatly respected artist.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Ivan!

Nic.-
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Gaston25 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
You make my jaw drop with these Warhammer drawings Nic! Awesome job as  always.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much for the constant support, Lee!

Nic.-
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Is that you, Erebus, you detestable bastard?

As always enjoying all the details - esp the scripture tattooed on the face.
Excellent stuff.  ;)
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, my friend! It isn't Erebus, but I'm glad you thought so. I love that character :)

Nic.-
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Always my pleasure, sir!
I hate Erebus with a burning passion.  ;p
I guess you could say I love to hate him.  :lmao:
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KKylimos Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015   Digital Artist
My Jewel :)
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you think so, dear Kyriakos!

Nic.-
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blackjak189 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Love how the eyes turned out.  
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Me too. It's always a difficult thing to achieve the right ammount of glow when you're working traditionally; but I'm glad I achieved it.

Nic.-
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Rarmus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Hnnnnnrrrrrghhh. Word BEARERS! Love these guys. Mostly because it's interesting to see how they turned their devotion to the Emperor into one for the concept of Chaos as a whole - and especially the beautiful irony of their Primarch, now a heretic, having written the text that turned the Imperium from an atheist empire into the hideous religious maelstrom it is today.

Still waitin' on my comm, too, y'cheeky bugger. Good work so far!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, my friend! I love these guys for the very same reasons: the Lectitio Divinitatus is something I'd love to illustrate one day :D

And worry not, your commission is close to the top of the pile, so it will be done very soon!

Nic.-
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Horacus Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015
¡Todos alaben! 
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