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Black Library: Soul Drinkers Omnibus #2

By ukitakumuki
Breaking the radio silence! Finally got approval to release some screen friendlier versions of the Soul Drinker's covers I did for Black Library back in December; also a big shout out to Darius Hinks at Black Library/GW for being a great producer/art director on this!

"Semi glossy Purple in battle" was quite the challenge to work with for me, and I hope I did the Soul Drinkers justice to all you SD fans out there!

The general brief for the 3 covers was to have a tactical space marine, a captain, and lastly a dreadnought (being awoken). I thought it would be a neat idea to compose all the covers from a similar worms eye angle, not just for theatrics but rather to literally show the life cycle of a Space Marine as he fights and rises through the ranks, leading his brethren and eventually being entombed within a dreadnought to continue his tireless fight. I was told not to reference any notable characters of the SD lore and come up with my own designs. As such, a mini easter egg I had going just for shits and giggles was instead of the main character on each cover becoming the character in the subsequent cover, it was the background marine that made the evolution, implying that maybe the 'cover' characters never survived the cut. Whatevs. :| I hope you enjoy them regardless!

-Things noted about censorship in the world of 40K: Blowing off limbs with 25mm HEIT is o.k in general but slicing off Dark Eldar heads isn't. ;)

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Another great one! I like how you show the damage a bolter can do as it tears its victim to pieces.

This is some brutal stuff, efficient, merciless.  Great job.
alithking's avatar
Yes, kill the eldar scum! great art work.
SoveriegnofTruth's avatar
Ohhhh they've been pwned
Angie-Pictures's avatar
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

Soundwave04's avatar
Yeah, put those damn Eldar down! :D

Really cool front cover!
BluBoiArt's avatar
pretty crazy battle scene, very nice
Taren14's avatar
Are those regular or Dark Eldar?
TheLeshen's avatar
Those are definitely dark Eldar
oggiegonz's avatar
wow......this is amazing
hinack's avatar
Very nice composition ....  KILL THE ALIEN !!!
Jacob-Cross's avatar
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sciencevsart's avatar
About time this got a DD.
chefsbrian's avatar
"Monsters? LOOK AT ALL THE FUCKS I GIVE" Which I presume was followed by the decapitation xD
SimplySilent's avatar
:iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz: :iconcongratsddplz: :iconcuteicondivider2plz::iconcuteicondivider2plz:
:heart: Congrats on the Daily Deviation! :tighthug:  
Spider-Bat700's avatar
FOR THE EMPEROR!
JBDigitalArtist's avatar
This is just amazing!
Great mood and total control of the lights and shadows. Wow!
I like the green glass "eyeball".
DonMain13's avatar
Congrats on the DD! :clap:
redracer01's avatar
Purge the Xenos!!!! The emperor protects!
oni102's avatar
Im glad you made this 1: because its awesome and 2: the soul drinkers are my fav chapter

I remember seeing this when the second omnibus was scheduled to be released and liked it just as much then
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