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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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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
sweet jebus dreadnaughts.
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maniacmullins Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
btw this is freaking awesome!
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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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Pavel-Sokov Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   General Artist
Awesome perspective!
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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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Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Ouch! You are actually hurting me with your awesome.
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