What can I say- this piece ate my weekends! The single greatest challenge behind this image were the requirements: The lead character (Centurion), Stormtalon and Hunter tank were to eventually be made separate as standalone subjects for their respective covers but still work cohesively when they come together as a single image. This meant balancing lighting and position for narrative as well as overall visual impact, and evaluating the compositing alone made me sweat buckets. Suffice to say it was an exciting piece to work on given the lack of artwork available (for reference) of the aforementioned characters/units. Risks had to be taken and subjects not often tackled all kind of came together (as they normally do in the masochistic world of 40k) to screw me over but I gained more from the process than I gave and put into practice principles I've not had the opportunity nor discipline to try before.
In that sense, I'm proud to be one of the first few artists to portray them in action and paint them in... ah...the best possible light? ( •_•)>⌐■-■
Oh and Shaddy Safadi's dirt brush... :'D with some tweaks I think ive found a new favourite! Thanks for sharing!!
This had the potential to be such a masterpiece of the Warhammer setting, but there is such a glaring flaw, which goes against pretty much all the lore regarding space marines.
That one guy is reloading, that must be heresy, it demands too much common sense of us. Next thing you know, they are going to use cover, and from that it's one step to demand less invasive corrective brain conditioning, or battlefield anesthesia.
Oh, I was joking. Sometimes they do, but they have hollywood ammo most of the time. I was just poking at the lack of common sense, perhaps any sense, in this GLORIOUS and CRAZY setting.
The gun he's reloading? That's a bolter, they fire GRENADES, the barrel actually has to be that big. And the magazine couldn't hold many of those, but usually they spray a lot of those all over the place before reloading, if the author bothers.
Bolter got a magazine of 24 ammo, which are bolts, bolts does explode at contact with the target. maaan, I got more problems with those new stupid pseudo-terminatro armors and those fucking thunderhawk-like midget spaceships, Games Workshop really fucked up Warhammer 40 000... long live Warhammer 40,000 V2 and V3.