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Black Library: Soul Drinkers Omnibus #1 by ukitakumuki Black Library: Soul Drinkers Omnibus #1 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!

More official info here: [link]
Illustration Games Workshop / Black Library
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:iconfrancordoba:
francordoba Feb 28, 2014  Professional
Brutal! For the emperor!
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:iconmisty130:
I forget, are the soul drinkers chaos or still with the imperium?
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:iconlonetiger1080:
Regarded as Renegades of the Imperium, these Soul Drinkers are real BAMFs for still serving the Emperor despite being warped mutants of their former selves (Their Chapter Master is a nice guy with an Arachnid for feet)...second to the Legion of the Damned at least :b

still...THIS KIND OF SHIT DOES THEM JUSTICE!!!
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Fella22 Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they fired before "they saw the whites of their eyes!" school house rock!
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Amora117 Oct 11, 2013  Student Artist
Death to the Enemies of Mankind! - Space Marine.
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:iconbrowncoatmando:
I  agree with  Chimp.  Feels like looking  through  eyes of a cultist whose last sight is the armored feet of a Marine
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Crowbarofjustice Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
is it just me or am i not the only one who hates to draw feet here ;)
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thegreatchimp Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like everything about this, but the perspectice is particularely amazing.
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bobonthefobcomics Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OMFG I've been trying to find out for weeks who the artist was that made this! AWESOME work, man!! Just awesome!!
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TheKnightsRant Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That is so sick
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