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Prophet of Damnation by TD-Vice Prophet of Damnation by TD-Vice

This veteran Word Bearer had seen a thousand wars. Enslaved dozens of weaker souls, wrecked havoc on the weakining, anti-human Imperium of Man - and defied his own mortality in the process. He is the Prophet of Damnation, the Herald of the Dark Powers, death incarnate.

Well, what can I say. This has been a long ride - I started this picture about a year ago, dropped it in a very raw state, and recently returned to it now.

This is the pinnacle, the apotheosis of my soulless technical skill at the moment. Am I happy? I'm pretty fucking happy. Now will suffer from carpal tunnel syndrom, but finally I've been able to achieve the quality of official Games Workshop artwork, as I see it. Maybe it's a delusion, but then, who knows.

There are flaws to the work that were inherit to it, but then, if there are no flaws, there is no improvement to them. It's also the first work where I used so many lightsources and tried to render them all realistically.

This is what I do. A signature work. Not funny, not entertaining, but a display of das qualitat.

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I must argue with you when you say this piece is not entertaining. Perhaps not in the way you meant it, but it certainly entertains the eye, as well as the mind.

The time and effort put into this are strikingly apparently. The dimensions - the lines and shapes - of it are done amazingly well, it almost seems like you could reach out and feel the image as if it were real flesh and metal.

Again, here you show your mastery at creating realistic surfaces and textures. The etched and cracked metal, the glow of light on reflective surfaces, the gleam in the eyes of the demon creatures, all pulled off absolutely amazingly.

The only thing I find myself not quite amazed with is his face. There just seems to be something... missing. The rest of the image is just filled with impact and sheer raw visual power and then his face just seems to fall flat amidst it all. His skin is so smooth compared to all the other textures, perhaps more wrinkles or scars would be appropriate? Even the skull attached to his breast plate is still somehow more "alive" than his face.

I did score you quite low in Originality simply because this so much resembles the vast majority of your work in theme and visual aspect, if not in the actual quality of the work. That quality does, in this case, make up for the slight unoriginality of the subject.

This is filled with details and is proof of what a great artist can put out when effort and time are put into something they have desire to complete, and complete well. It is food for the eye, impossible to stop roving and absorbing the sheer detailed complexity of this amazing piece.
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Having watched your work for a year or more now, I must say that this may be one of the best work you've constructed so far. A piece does not have to be made up as an action scene to thrill the mind. There's so much detail in this piece that there doesn't seem to be an end to how long you can look at it and try to examine every little piece, without it getting annoying like many artists make.

Not to mention your practice at rendering texture and materials have really paid off, by the looks of it, from the rough, scarred texture of steel on the armour to the fleshy faces on the shoulderplate.

And finally, I am quite pleased with the way you've managed to show personally from the Marine with so simple a pose and apperance.

All in all, a fine work, nigh-perfect.
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markartfreak Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Super amazing art!!


GIF Gravity Falls - Hugs! 
DarrolLayman2015 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist

Good job though.
antcow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2018
He looks bored XD

'Oh boy, time to spread some damnation to the unwitting masses.'
Vandal030 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
Cool Image. Good Job.
Ashofthewilliams Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Student General Artist
reminds me of that scene from a nightmare on elm street, where he reveals the victims, by ripping off his shirt and showing the faces of all of them!
skelethrone Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
this is brutal!
DasTierLockjaw Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I'd say this is pretty damn close to that quality. Kick-ass work! Keep it up!
Tratnaivedeerf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Otherwise really good work but his nose just looks too damn massive. No matter how much I admire all the other details in this picture I always end up staring and cursing that snout.
Willroy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
This is beyond amazing, and deserves a daily deviation
UselessHopeless Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist
У тебя такие офигенные вещи по Вахе, но, блин, кривовато все же.
enis-s Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Amazing Speechless
Squadlala-the-13th Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All the "essence" of the World Bearers is here. Just awesome as a dark apostle.
UniverseOwl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
One of the best warhammer-portrait I ever seen.
Horacus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
All praises my brother. Let's have faith on the true powers.
ASteriFegari Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Artist
ASteriFegari Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Artist
THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME!!!!! FORRRRRRRR CHAOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Terrordoktrin Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
I generally think the Word Bearers are rather boring when compared to other Chaos Legions, but this picture is simply damn awesome!
SexyZwonne Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, this is just pure awesomness..
GCARTIST85 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Thank you for letting us feature your Amazing work! :iconfantasyfans101::iconshuffelinplz:
Humanatis Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Always wondered who did this piece, as I found it on google with no trail back to its creator. Outstanding work, one of my favourite 40k pieces.
judgefatboy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow! that is fuckin awesome! that looks totally professional, i have seen illustrations that look like a piece of crap next to this
judgefatboy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow! fuckin awesome mate, just amazing
Another-Spacemarine Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
This Prophet somehow resembles the Despoiler to me... But thats probably just me.

"I've been able to achieve the quality of official Games Workshop artwork" - Definitely.
Silenstvi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want to squish his face for some weird reason..
priestofdune Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
I don't know what to say-I think you're the best Chaos Space Marine artiest of all time
VeteserusLupus Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
It is great, excellent, perfect, and gorgeous work)))) Awesome))))
Birdy2 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If this was a T-shirt I would wear it.
nexshadowsoul Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so much detail, amazing work!
6Atlon9 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
It is not beautiful, as the subject could not be, but it has a wicked magnetism... you almost can find yourself lost in those eyes, filled with a millenia of the darkest deeds and knowledge.
Also, even though he's a huge marine in an even more huge armor, filled with fuckin' daemons n' shit, he is hieratic; he emanates an authority that comes from a superior mind, one that could crush your very soul uttering a single word.
It is gorgeous, that is all.
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know it's pretty old by now, but this is, in my opinion, your masterpiece. The clear point of focus is his head, and the workings around it, but there is not a shortage of detail anywhere else. The tiny skulls in the backpack, the fire in the daemon mouths all over the pauldron, the light on the chest shining onto the corner of the other pauldron.

It's clear you put a lot of work into this, and I can say with sincerity that I am proud to have this piece in my favourites.
FoxDie49 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Nothing but improving
Cooooookies Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Wow. This is amazing. The only thing I see is the skull on his breastplate: The plate of metal drilled into his forehead makes the skull seem flat. Also, the septum of the nose is sideways.
Bantirat Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the light of this picture I'm only a weak heretic, I have to kneel in front of you, chosen.
spinosaurus01 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Fucking tops mate
janjns Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011

This piece gets your attention and doesn't let go for a good long while. Beautiful artwork, and bonus points for a subject from my favourite Chaos legion.
Many have praised the textures in your work, and I'm going to echo them. I especially like the scripture draped over the egde of his left shoulder pad, and the skull on his breast plate.

Your signature work certainly reflects well on your skill as an artist and your work ethic. Keep it up!
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I'm glad to hear you liked this)
Living-with-aliens Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Love all the detail in this, really amazing.
Corvus-Lucian Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
Это шикарно!
soulbreaker01 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
It's so...waaaaaa i'm so jealous , I want my figurines to be like that!!

lots of talent, I'm really fan!

O my god!

delinquit Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
quite interesting.. but you still suck..
mescall Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
That's awesome!
BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
really like this one :excited:
The-Sane-Will-Die Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
This is incredible! I'm speechless!
I really love it <3
ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutly love the amount of detail in this piece of art! This could very well be part of the Warhammer world, considering it looks similiar to one people of its world, the Chaos. The colouring is so nice that I am stunned by the visuals! It is just incredibly good!
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
That's some pretty fickin' amazing stuff right thar, especially the lil demons on the pauldron. Never woulda thought of that XD
Belazikkal Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've featured this here: [link]
Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
very impressive. particularly the endless amount of little cool details ^^d but also the daemons in his shoulder guard are really cool. but what I really like is that, contrary to the popular raging loon or hate incarnat expression chaos marines gets plastered with. you given your Word bearer an calm face, almost serene, it's quite uncanny, as he otherwise exudes such violence.
Necron-cheese Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010
The faces. Coming out of his shoulder guard.

This is so detailed, I love it - very impressive!
DaRKkrish Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
i know now our inevitable doom. I've always liked your work and thought it was just different..but then I'm not artist, but this is just amazing
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