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Counting bodies like sheep... by NicolasRGiacondino Counting bodies like sheep... by NicolasRGiacondino
Another image from me!? What a productive week, huh? :D
I'm not usually this active, but it's that time of the month when all of the client's sketches and pencils come to life, so there's a thunderstorm of art here in my Gallery...
However (though somewhat related to a project I'm doing) this illustration came up from the latest jam we had at home with my usual partners in crime :iconiadm:, :iconcontrol01: and :iconphotus:. It's been a long time since I wanted to do a Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor going "fully-inquisitorial" on some foul heretic, and I got my chance with a character I've also wanted to draw: Inquisitor Impetro Respondi.
Impetro is the incarnation of the Bolter & Chainsword Moderator's ability to close a thread or send a warning when the rules are broken on the boards ( [link] ). There's an image of him they use ( [link] ), but it's always been veiled and so I wondered what he'd look like if we could see a little more. Thus, this image...

There's a lot I'm proud of about this one: for starters, I took a chance on a more dramatic lighting than my usual; and the Emperor knows I have an issue with that! The result gave the piece an overall dark and brooding mood, which makes the character very imposing and powerful. I'm also very, very happy with the face of Impetro; I've been improving on that area as well, and I think it shows.

And, the most important bit: I had a LOT of fun doing this piece. And I do mean a lot. I think that's what counts most...

So, you let me know what you think, as usual and I hope you see what I mean about this piece being powerful.

'til soon!

Nic.-

© Games Workshop Ltd. 2008
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Kielrae Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
huh. that's weird. this is the first time in a long while that the little "don't forget to leave a comment!" box hasn't popped up when faved. naturally, i am perversely compelled to leave a comment.

it is refreshing to see a badass inquisitor who doesn't have ridiculously oversized pauldrons. and he is badass. the raven is my favorite part. i've always mentally associated corvids with the inquisition for both their intelligence and their unsavory reputation, but oddly enough few other people seem to see the connection...but you did so...hooray?
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nicholsjt20 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice artwork, is all of your work done with marker? if so its amazing and if not its amazing keep up the good work. I wish i had time to do numerous postings, don't ever have time with school and work.
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CyanideJack Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic title. Epic picture.
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Who-Is-LSDave Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
APC, fantastic band.

Very nice image. Wish I had something more, or something constructive to say, but I don't really. I like the art-style.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you David! I've always found music very inspiring, and, of course, APC suits the grim darkness of the far future perfectly with some of its songs.

And there's nothing wrong with compliments! It's what encourages me to keep at it!

Nic.-
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Comrade-K-Rad Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Oh awesome! This one is great! Inquisitors in general are great, and you make him look even more cool. The skeleton, and raven, the wires, everything looks great!
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweeeet. Chalk up another heretic. His eyes were the first thing that really stood for me. (Besides the obvious.) Those peepers will keep you up at night.

Remind me to stay on this guys good side. If that's at all possible.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Chris! The eyes are actually oneo f the elements of this work that really draws you into it so I'm not surprised it's the first thing you noticed. It's a detail I was keen on portraying just right, because the original character image posted in the boards is actually completely obscured except for the red glowing eyes...

Oh, and of course you can stay on this guy's good side; just remember to say your prayers to the Emperor and step away from any unpleseant fellows :D...

Nic.-
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Words to live by.
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EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
So if the title is indeed true, he falls asleep on the job? :o
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
He does... with his eyes open. that way he can fool those Chaos bastards and have them run away scared nonetheless :D

Nic.-
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Gonfrask Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008
Igualmente!

Demonios...o mi ordenador o Devianart me han jugado una mala pasada...

Ten asegurado ese link!
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Gonfrask Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Pues no se que ha pasado con mi comentario pero rapidamente lo repito:

Me has solucionado el esquema de color y aspecto final para el ultimo inquisidor en el que estoy trabajando (un ultrapuritano de la Ordo Xenos). Es un trabajo que a pesar de su colorido es sombrio tetrico, es impresionante Aerion.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Y yo repito el que te habia hecho, mi amigo: ¡enviame un link cuando la tengas terminada! Siempre es un placer aportar ideas para las minis, que de eso se trata todo, al fin...

Un abrazo y Felices Fiestas por allá en el Viejo Continente.

Nico.-
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Gonfrask Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Pues no se que ha pasado con mi comentario pero rapidamente lo repito:

Me has solucionado el esquema de color y aspecto final para el ultimo inquisidor en el que estoy trabajando (un ultrapuritano de la Ordo Xenos). Es un trabajo que a pesar de su colorido es sombrio tetrico, es impresionante Aerion.
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AmrothDin Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008
Plasma pistol for the win! ^^
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Gonfrask Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008
Amigo mio, me acabas de dar el esquema de color para el ulitmo inquisidor en el que estoy trabajando, algo se te pagara, yo creo que unas gracias seran mas que suficiente jajajajaja
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
¡Un gracias es más que suficiente, si señor! Es más, creo que hasta puedo darte vuelto y todo :D...

Espero me envies un link en cuanto termines a tu muchacho asi puedo ver como ha quedado este esquema en la vida real.

Un abrazo.

Nico.-
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SoyUnHamster Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Me perturba :fear: En verdad me pone los pelos de punta (y no es nada màs por que hace frìo por estos lares). A pesar de ese careto, me da la impresiòn de que sì disfruta su trabajo (de una manera amenazante y sin emociones, extrañamente).

Excelente trabajo con el humo, me parece que lo que hiciste con la iluminaciòn en este aspecto en particular es muy bueno :thumbsup: Y el tìtulo me encantò :D :D :D Sumamente apropiado ;)
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MaKo85 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Brrrr....a shiver ran down my spine...this guy is definately a puritan monodominant >_>;
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WyattBanks Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
This is great. I love all your Warhammer-related stuff! And, well, all your work. As always, beautiful job with the composition, colors, expression, motion, lighting... Awesome!

(Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums!) >:D
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, mate! I'm really glad that you like my art so much and that you find almost no flaw in it; it's a thing I'll always look up to and hope to keep up...

(A Perfect Circle indeed! :D)

Nic.-
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SickZano Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Sorry I meant the fave of faves :-D
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It's a true honour, mate! Thank you very much for the support and enthusiasm :bow:

Nic.-
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SickZano Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Yeah! That is my a fav of faves!!!
Really great work!!!
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
burn! BURN! let the motherf0cker feel the heat and make the motherf0cker BURN

i f0cking love it.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
That's the kind of thinking that makes a good citizen of the Imperium! Burn the Heretic, Purge the Unclean, brother!

(And thank you for the compliments :D)

Nic.-
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soulfreeze Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
no probs. still not sat down and bought your graphic novel. don't let me forget, i will get to it.
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ookthelibrarian Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
Funnily enough, I picked up on the Tannenburg link as well.

Another cracker Nic, definately one of the better works I've seen. It won't beat "Obsecrationis", but IMHO, it would take a LOT to beat that!

Keep it up chap.

Joe
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! Two comparisons to the great John Blanche say a lot! :boogie:

I still have "Obsecrationis" saved for you, mate, so whenever you want it... it's yours! ;)

Nic.-
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ookthelibrarian Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Legend. With any luck my bonus will kick in at the end of January, so expect a message around then! Cheers mate!

Joe
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Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
very nice image Nic, very inquisitorial imagery =) the screaming demon skeleton is very nice and the psyber raven is a cool touch. personally I think the should have been some vapors steaming from the plasma pistol, but I could imagine it'd clutter the image
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Keon! I thought of adding a bit of smoke, too... but having so desaturated a background, I was afraid it would lose its effect, so i decided against it.

I hope the Eisenhorn piece we're working on will be even better than this one! ;) I'll have news on it soon...

Nic.-
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Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
I am litterally excited like a fiveyear old at christmas eve XD
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javipascual213 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist
Realmente muy bueno, felicidades
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Gracias, como siempre, Javi!

Nico.-
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cavefish Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
You're brilliant. Draw some Bad Moon Orkz!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, mate! Orks aren't my thing, truth be told, but I guess that's because I've not drawn them enough; so, some Bad Moon Orks would perhaps stir the greenskin in me!

Nic.-
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Turain Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Ah the Inquisition...

Innocence proves nothing ;)

As always, great work, I particularly like the wax seal and the raven on his shoulder =)
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Those little snipets of Imperial thoughts always cracked me up... they reflect a lot of the hipocrisy and mind-control that the Imperium puts upon their subjects.
The purity seal is one of my favourite parts of this illustration as well, so I'm glad you felt the same way! Thank you, mate!

Nic.-
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Hoshikage869 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
to the rhythm of war *sings*

cool drawing
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, mate! Glad you picked up the reference to the song...

Nic.-
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Oh gawd, thats friggin awesome XD They should use it on BnC xD
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
It would certainly be a dream come true if they used it on the BnC... but I kind of like the image they use now, and it inspired this one, so... perhaps as a "special warning"? :D

Thank you for the compliments as usual!

Nic.-
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I was thinking in the lines of Impetro's photo in his bio page xD
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FencersGrace Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Ha! So cool! Ever since I heard that song, I thought it fit the Imperium of Man to perfection. It's just so exactly how the Lords of Terra treat their uneducated masses.

++Thought for the day: 'A narrow mind provides greater focus'++

:D Great work! :+fav:
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I always try to get my images a 'soundtrack' and whilst thinking about the right one for this illustration, that song by A Perfect Circle seemed, well... perfect! ;)

I'm glad you approve and feel the same way about the meaning behind this piece, Peter!

Nic.-
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Acid-On-Diamonds Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
this definitely didn't come to mind when I heard that song
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
I hope it's fitting nonetheless, m'lady...

And(though I don't usually voice such things in public) let me say that you have amazing eyes and are overall beautiful and have popped up a few ideas into my head already for illustrations ;)...

Nic.-
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Acid-On-Diamonds Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
well it wasn't necessarily a bad statement, sorry if it seemed that way.

And thank you very much =)
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