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Black Library: Pandorax by ukitakumuki Black Library: Pandorax by ukitakumuki
Check out the e/book here! :…
Illustration Games Workshop
Art director/producer: Karen Miksza
Special thanks to Michael Haugen Wieske, German Language Production Editor for his reference help :)

This piece was done in April this year before I flew to attend the amazing Middle East Film and Comiccon, and I suppose at the time, was the most complex and stressful image that I had been commissioned by the Black Library to illustrate. :) The variety of colourful and famous characters, interpretive detail (based on the minis) and 'wrap around' composition made it quite a doozy to put together. Nonetheless I learnt a lot from it and had a really fun time 'reconfiguring/retweaking' their power armour and trying out various treatments, both aesthetic and textural, to make it more practical for me to produce this image on time and in the same breath try to bring out each character's 'essence' a bit clearer.

Here's a interesting side story of mine to go with this image and why Azrael in particular was pretty 'stressful' for me to illustrate:…

Getting Azrael feeling right had me looking through so many artists' interpretations of him, one of my favourite being a Paul Dainton?s and a cool detail on a Raymond Swanland image that had an imperial eagle tattooed on the side of his head - in a long winding creative converging of ideas which resulted in the claw marks you see now :) 

Hope the Grey Knight fans out there like Lord Draigo shiny!

Also... dual feed bolter gauntlet for Abbadon. FCK YEA CHAOS

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adistalker Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Grey Knights, most badass space marines out there, but not as famous as the Blood Angels or Ultramarines. They do the dirty jobs other Space marine chapters cant do. And they do it fine!! Since they are the best anti-demon weapon the imperium has ( all of the grey knights being psykers and whatnot ).Sweet piece ukitakumuki but i have to ask: whats with the chaos hounds? those are dark eldar summons, not chaos space marine. As in, Abbadon and them dont fit well toghether in any picture ( not that your drawing is not good or anything, its awesome ) :P  Just saying, u know? :D
alanj67 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
I know nothing about the subject matter, just love your artworks.
koora8 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
I missed this year ME comicon , i was back in my home in egypt , hope to see u next time .
Fenrir37 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Abaddon is my hero and he looks especially bad ass in this picture.

Well done on the whole piece.
Dragonlord104 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Excellent piece!
HELLGATEMARINE Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Student Digital Artist


The-Harbinger-FA Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
If these are Matt Ward Gay-Knights then I hope they die, if their are Pre-Wardian Heresy, then Failbadon is gonna get his ass kicked. AGAIN.
d715 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Get over it Draigo was great in the book

Also talk like that resulted in 6th edition tyranids
The-Harbinger-FA Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
You probably play Ultramarines I assume...
d715 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
How did you guess 

also Necrons 
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