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Black Library: Plagues of Orath by ukitakumuki Black Library: Plagues of Orath by ukitakumuki
Check out the trilogy of e/books by Cavan Scott/Steve Lyons here! : www.blacklibrary.com/new-at-bl…
Illustration © Games Workshop
Art director/producer: Karen Miksza
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Hope everyone's been keeping well!

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!!
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Qeztotz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i detest all the new models, but this is a great piece nonetheless
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Backup4 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
armpit missiles lol
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psychopath556 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing 
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PhantomPheonix8 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
PLEASE DO SOME ELDAR ART :D
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LTDragoonIII Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
A battle of pure legendary in every way shape and form many battle brothers died that day but even more heretics, mutants and xeno! FOR THE EMPEROR, FOR THE IMPERIUM, FOR MANKIND!!!
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shimamori Featured By Owner May 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
but challenges are what makes this sort of thing fun!  :D You solved the problems and I'm digging the colour scheme of this piece a lot!
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FeysalAnthonyNair Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
intense...awesome
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hirowolf Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I love it! You should of made the The man in mk 8 armor a stern guard, then it would of been my fav look for a space marine. He is still fine as he is though. Mind if I use that for avatars? :D
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Exphrasis Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
stop being so good ! 
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SirRinge Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is like a showcase of all the new SM hardware xD Awesome man. Just a bit of feedback, you might want to make your bolters a bit taller. They look a bit then as of now.

And yea, the lighting is crazy :D
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