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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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:iconsoveriegnoftruth:
SoveriegnofTruth Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  New member
FOR THE EMPEROR!!!
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:iconangaelwings:
AngaelWings Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Student General Artist
these are the slimmest space marines yet! freakishly awesome tho.
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:iconindeliblemark:
IndelibleMark Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant work. Hats off.
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:iconfrancordoba:
francordoba Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional
Brutal! For the emperor!
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:iconmisty130:
misty130 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
I forget, are the soul drinkers chaos or still with the imperium?
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:iconswitchblade1080:
Switchblade1080 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
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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:iconfella22:
Fella22 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they fired before "they saw the whites of their eyes!" school house rock!
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:iconamora117:
Amora117 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Artist
Death to the Enemies of Mankind! - Space Marine.
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:iconbrowncoatmando:
BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist
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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:iconcrowbarofjustice:
Crowbarofjustice Featured By Owner 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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:iconthegreatchimp:
thegreatchimp Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I like everything about this, but the perspectice is particularely amazing.
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:iconbobonthefobcomics:
bobonthefobcomics Featured By Owner 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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:icontheknightsrant:
TheKnightsRant Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
That is so sick
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:iconpavel-sokov:
Pavel-Sokov Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   General Artist
Great subtle coloring
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:iconsarsgnu:
sarsgnu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
made me jizz, best cover art ever mate.
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:iconnuclearconvoy:
NuclearConvoy Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
These are amazing
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:iconanothergreymonkey:
anotherGreyMonkey Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Jaw-dropping piece of art
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:iconkivallex:
Kivallex Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Great action, details, background, and etc. :)
You should draw something like this for starcraft if you like starcraft :P
Its really cool :) I like it a lot :D the action :D
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:iconkarnivorous:
Karnivorous Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Definitely did us SD fans justice, this is amazing!
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:iconandgil:
AndgIl Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
epic
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:iconbrickbradford:
BrickBradford Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love all of your art man, it is absolutely incredible!
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:iconrandychen:
randychen Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
epic!
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:icondalintyman:
DaLintyMan Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Steel Rehn!
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:iconnamelessmanic:
NamelessManic Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
I've been on the fence about reading about these guys for a while. Would you say it was a good read and an interesting chapter?
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haven't had the time to start yet :) But many friends I speak to say they love them dearly, especially due to the amount of hardship they endure, and their bittersweet 'career'.
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:icongvcspecks:
gvcspecks Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
Definitely interesting, they are more than just a list of numerous battles and there are a few twists.
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:iconchaosaurion:
ChaosAurion Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
HOLY, EPIC, EMPEROR. you should do a battle scene with Sarpedons squad all together, Tellos, and such
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I suppose you could wait for the #3 cover with Daenyathos :) Thanks kindly!
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:icongabriel256:
GABRIEL256 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013   Writer
no one f**ck with the ultramarines XD
the pic is just .. perfect , it makes all the epicness of the moment!
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks :) But these are the soul drinkers :D
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:iconostrich160:
ostrich160 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
just wait till they meet the tyranids, wont be so easy then ;)
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:iconukitakumuki:
ukitakumuki Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Perhaps ill get to do a tyranid battle image soon :)
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:iconlieberaider:
Lieberaider Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
BURN, HERETICS!
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:iconpierreloyvet:
pierreloyvet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! :)
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Emperor's fury eh, epic ;p
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:iconjackmackhack:
jackmackhack Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Did you just draw the boltguns with sensible proportions, as opposed to being huge gigantic Rob Liefeld esque box cannons?

I'm pretty sure that's extra heretical! =O



Love it ;) Especially the Marine on the right posing as he fires, and takes hits. I like that while you made him tank like, you didn't make him lumbering tank like. He's a tank that knows how to maneuver its bulk around with surprising agility for his size and bulk.You can tell by the kind of pose he has, as well as the way the cloth fabric on his armor is moving. This guy is rushing forward quite fast.

Like it!
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:icondeadxcross:
DeadXCross Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH man. I am so inspired to make something like this right now. Thanks for posting these, bro.
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:iconcount-urbonov:
Count-Urbonov Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing. Please keep up the great work!
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:iconnathanchristopher:
NathanChristopher Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Badass artwork...:tmnt2:
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tomsymonds Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Professional Artist
sweet
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:iconcolourbrand:
Colourbrand Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this - it has violence galore, brutality, violence, guns, death, violence, and heroic poses!!!

WHat is not to like?!?!?!?!?!?
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soundaprentis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
i just love it! not over done and not over dramatic/bloody. just superbe
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:iconraincassidy:
RainCassidy Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Hey, friend! What are great pics! Cheers!
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:iconpaladnqp:
PaladNqp Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
...finally, a new cool picture by the Warhammer 40000)
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:icontatarigamiwa:
tatarigamiwa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Whoa!

Feel the action...
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:iconamiiras:
Amiiras Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amazing truly :)
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:iconpiofoks:
piofoks Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hellyeah ;)
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freejimmy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is like a dream come true for 40k fans. Everything has a realistic proportion and weight, whilst being very dynamic. Fantastic work!:judge:
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:iconcindertwig:
Cindertwig Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
For the emperha! You get a favorite from me this is fantastic.
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Wolvencheif Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic
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