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Black Library: Soul Drinkers Omnibus #3 by ukitakumuki Black Library: Soul Drinkers Omnibus #3 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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:iconmg1342mg:
mg1342mg Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Very atmospheric. The lighting is superb.
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rawwad Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Love it. The atmosphere the light, so movie like.  If they`ll do the W40k movie one day I hope it will look like this.  You will be in a team for sure ;) Well done
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dankmemes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
you did the cover?
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MeAndMyLonsome Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
your drawlings make me want to buy them and read the books.
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xxVectorZeroxx Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet jebus dreadnaughts.
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:iconmaniacmullins:
maniacmullins Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
btw this is freaking awesome!
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:iconmaniacmullins:
maniacmullins Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
wait, theres another soul drinkers book coming out!? or is this an old post? i bought the soul drinkers omnibus. :sorry
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:iconpavel-sokov:
Pavel-Sokov Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   General Artist
Awesome perspective!
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:icondevmalya:
DEVMALYA Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
loving the angle and cinematic poses. very awesome
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BrianJMurphy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013   General Artist
Woah. Incredible. The mood and lighting is what I like most here :)
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:iconevohunter7:
Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Ouch! You are actually hurting me with your awesome.
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Red-Saturnine Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
They all have crozius' :p
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:icongeorgesconcepts:
GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Brilliant work. I'm looking forward to seeing it!
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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GreekState Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Love It!
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:iconukicookie:
UkiCookie Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
lighting is more then awesome. much love.
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:icondaverex:
Daverex Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh boy, I almost confused them for Chaos Marines for a second. Epic work here, sir.
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1oshuart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
GREAT !
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memoryus Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
dread!!! awesome work!
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Pete-Mitchell Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The Soul Drinker's books managed to pull me back into Games Workshop and this is just a beautiful rendition, haunting but beautiful at the same time.
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DasDreadNought Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Which Chapter is it? I can't make out which one it is....
Also: Beauty that creates jealousy, keep up the good work!!
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Arrogance127 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
It is the Soul Drinkers, he said so in the description,plus the heraldry crest of the Grail, skull and blood on the dreadnaught gives it away.
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DasDreadNought Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ok, thanks...
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:iconworldmostbeautiulplz:
NATURAL BEAUTY AND THE DEAD ZONE BUT WHY??
[link]
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:icondarkheartjerome:
Darkheartjerome Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job on the
"Semi glossy Purple in battle" now one of my Favourite Artworks :+fav:
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skmonteiro Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
SO much depth and atmosphere. Killer as always.
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hybridgothica Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great work :)
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XimonR Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The light is fucking fantastic.
The rest is meh!

I'm kidding ;)
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guywiththesuitcase Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Love this. All of it. I especially like the light beams from their flashlights and such, it really adds to the ambiance of a desolate temple.

The Dreddy looks a lil awkward in the front though, I feel like he should be following up the Space Marines, but that's just me.

It's all lovely and quite detailed. Keep it up! :D
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mrHood94 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student
Perfect)
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drbrBr Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Me likes dem Spacies. Mucho. Just gimme a bit more flash and thunder around the dreadnougth's powerfist and I'll be eternally happy. Well, for a while at least.
Well done!
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Dakuto Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
wooah that's awesome :I
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:iconsallar47:
Sallar47 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why do the Soul Drinkers always get the best art? D:
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ani-r Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You've become so skillful it's pretty much impossible to tell if your figures/characters/objects are renders painted over or what. You're still my idol after, what, 10 years? You're great.
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m0narch Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome work man! Love it!
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MrAAProductions Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Soul Drinkers are awesome, kinda sucks they're all dead.
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raypettit74 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
One of my favorite chapters! Great work!
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:iconchenese96:
Chenese96 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work. Nice concept. ^^
Stay inspired!
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edsfox Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work bro!!
I've been watching every piece you do and you're crazy!
Is good to see you around man!
Cheers to you! :D
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Revolucci Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome stuff.. i like it
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:iconkidimaster:
KidiMaster Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Student
this a very inpiring scene!! great piece!
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Nyewbee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When all of a sudden they hear "Hey, who turned out the lights?"
"Hey, who turned out the lights?"
"Hey, who turned out the lights?"
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calistoz Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
1920x1080??? PLZ! oh pahleeeeeeeeeez??
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:iconzeredek:
Zeredek Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Amazing!
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J-Skipper Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!!
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