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Istvaan III by slaine69 Istvaan III by slaine69
Hahahahaaaaaaaaah I've wanted to draw this picture for ages but never got around to it but bit by bit I chipped away at it and I've finally got it done a.k.a stopped myself from messing around with it any more. Don't forget to enlarge there's plenty too see in there.
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Defreeee Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student
so impressive!
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
Only one word to summarize this with: Epic.
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Daemon6223 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Nice! The dark colors of the entire picture really help bring about the feelings that this image is trying to invoke. One of horror and tragedy. And I love all of the details on the faces of the space marines from the more human looking loyalists to the corrupted traitors. This is a good tribute to Istvaan III.
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ultracritic Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
their are so many things about this picture that are awesome that ill just let it speak for itself.....though without a doubt the best part i love about this is the, im going to guess, dies irea looming in the background like a manelovent diety watching the carnage of brother killing brother knowing that at any second it can end everything with but a step and a single blast.....ok im saying hello to my new desktop
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MadGobo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
Simply stunning O.O
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J0nsey Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Legendary
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If it has an Imperator titan, it gets a fav from me. :+fav:

Plus it's a damned fine battle pic! :D
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
haha cheers Stug
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem mate. :)
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thefox321 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Amamzing!
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thanks man
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You brought the true carnage of what happened on Istvaan III to life. Fav'd :)
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Cheers man
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BrotherZahraiel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist
But other than that its AMAZING everywhere I look theres a new thing to see!
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BrotherZahraiel Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist
I hate to be That Guy but I don't believe they had the symbol of Khorne yet
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
The way I figured it was that they've been battling for months, the world eater are going to have gathered a buttload of trophies (flayed skin being one of them) and they're going to want to adorn their armour with them, and with all the strange sigils popping up from the lodges the world eaters, this one in particular, would have been touched by chaos, thus it isn't that much of a stretch to Imagine a great and malevolent influence from the warp guiding this makeshift artisans hands. Of course thats what I was thinking while drawing the pic and it doesn't show but I'm sure you can find some reason or story for why this purposefully unknown character had the mark.

Cheers also, glad you like the pic
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BrotherZahraiel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist
See when you put it that way it makes perfect sense thank you
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Honestly I was more concerned about explaining the guy to the left of him whose got some serious warp mutations going on and the only explanation I have for it is that I really wanted to draw a guy all grossed out on chaos juice haha
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BrotherZahraiel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist
No one needs an excuse for warp mutation
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Haha true
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kain186 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Imperitor class Titan in the backround?
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Sure is dude, the DIES IRAE, it's like the schwarzenegger of titans
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kain186 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Wasn't that Titan in Storms of Iron?
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Haha yeah man, I gave my brother (of Iron warrior allegiance)shit for weeks cuz his stupid bloody legion broke the Dies Irae, they totally should have given it to the Word Bearers after the HH, it cracked me up how defensive he got about it.
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kain186 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Lolz, Im really behind on HH need to catch up.
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.... I can't see anyone! T.T sorry

But the titan is awesome!
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
have you tried enlarging it?

thanks man
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BattleHamsterReturns Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Love + Fav .

Is the Luna Wolf , Loken ?
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
sure is dude, there's also torgaddon, saul tarvits, kharn, angron the vengful spirit and the DIES IRAE, an allstar cast dude
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BattleHamsterReturns Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
OMG

Smack himself in the head . Goes back to watch picture again . Apologizes for not recognizing the true value of the pic . Shame :)
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
haha thanks man I totally nerded out on this one
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armagedon1st Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow epic titan
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
aye Titans rarely get the spotlight in a picture this is the Dies Irae though, it's like a titan superstar
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Vindarten Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Amazing!
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Cheers
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The-Avatar Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is fantastic! You've out-done yourself this time, man!:)
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
thanks dude
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The-Avatar Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that 'Dies Irae' in the background?
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
yep it is indeed now see if you can spot torgaddon, saul tarvits, kharn, angron the vengful spirit.
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The-Avatar Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see 'em.;)
Dude, you are the greatest.
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Wretched-Doom Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Badass doesn't begin to describe this....
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
haha cheers man
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Erzool Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
utterly biblical in the way only the 40k universe can quite achieve. Warfare on an unfathomable scale never looked so good :)
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Thanks dude
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Borntothevoid Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Has your stuff ever been in White Dwarf? Its easily good enough.
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Not so far dude, cheers though
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stabbedwithacarrot Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
The stance of the berserker's right hand man... I know it is a minor detail but that's the only thing that disturbed me in all the awsome mess of things. Eiter that or we should be able to see the frontal view of the chain axe.
Delicious work anyway.
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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
I get what you mean but if you imagine swinging an axe his right hand is going to be in motion sliding down the shaft as he swings, the swing itself is from the shoulder creating a downward arch which dictated the axehead angle.
Thanks man
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Run on for a long time
Sooner or later Khorne'll cut you down
Sooner or later Khorne'll cut you down...


Sorry, couldn't help myself seeing the berserker ready to chop through the Luna Wolf's knee)
Marvelous picture, especially the scale and magnitude of the battle presented through the backdrop of the Titan and spaceships, a wonderful sense of dynamism to the poses and lines, that all scream battle.
Great details, but if I may critique, a lot of that is lost on the totally messy lighting job, that is too patchy and breaking the masses of the picture up.

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slaine69 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Hahaha, thanks man I appreciate it.
Aye it certainly does look messy, here's the reasoning...

I wanted to do a shout out to the old school warhammer pictures from the 80's and 90's like john Blanche's battle scenes, which is why there is no real sky, something that does indeed break up the solidarity of the picture this is further compounded by my attempts to direct the viewers eye to points of interest as a kind of 'ooh whats that white blotch? it looks like some sort of....HOLY SHIT IT'S ANGRON!!!' method, I'm not sure what the technical name for it is.

Aaaaanyway I'm working on a 3D version of the pic which while not addressing the bleaching should clear the shapes up a bit....if you have 3D glasses....if you don't it'll be fuck'n waaaaaaaaaaaaay more messy haha
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