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DECEPTOR by NicolasRGiacondino DECEPTOR by NicolasRGiacondino
It feels like a while from my last Warhammer 40,000 illustration, but I think that's due to all the other projects I've been developing in-between.

I return to the Dark Millenium, though, with the latest Primarch in the Libris Primaris series: Alpharius Omegon, of the Alpha Legion.

This is one I was really looking forward to depicting. Mostly because I knew there was going to be a lot of symbolism to him, given the secretive and deceitful nature of the Legion.
As I had foreseen, I did incorporate many elements that make this one one of my favourites.
The most obvious is, of course, the presence of Omegon in the background. Or is he Alpharius? No one will know. That's key to the Alpha Legion, their unknown plans and schemes, which i tried to accentuate by making this Traitor Primarch face left as a loyalist, but looking right, as my Taritors. Omegon is promptly doing the inverse, so you never know...
They don't have an established homeworld, so I incorporated the many faces effect on the background, emphasising the Hydra quality of the Legion as well as Alpharius' likeness to that of a regular Marine from his ranks. Something also present in the relatively simple design of his armour, less pompous than his brothers'.
The Hydra is a repetitive motif all around, too...

So, overall, I'm very satisfied and happy with this one and I hope I've once again done justice to the character. You'll be the judges, as usual!

Have a great weekend and see you all soon!

Nic.-

© Games Workshop Ltd. 2010
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MalkariPrime Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Nicely done! You put a lot of thought into these. Love the facing as you mentioned, really captures the essence of the Alpha Legion.
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SeDevri Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Hmm i have to say that i think they are my favorite Legion of them all.
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
The greatest practical joke the deceptive and sneaky Alpha Legion ever pulled during their loyalist days was performed in a distant theater of war in the Eastern Fringe during the Great Crusade.

The victim of this prank was a humble Imperial FedEx delivery man on a tight schedule.

--- Humorus Historia Imperialis, 4th Edition

[Alpha Legion HQ, XXX.M32]

"Hi, I am looking for Alpharius."

"WE ARE ALPHARIUS!"

"Emm... haha, funny, now may I ask where's Alpharius?"

"WE ARE ALPHARIUS!"

"Okay, it wasn't funny the first time, so please, can anyone tell me who is Alpharius so I can -"

"WE ARE ALPHARIUS!"

"Look, I am just here to deliver this Imp-FedEx parcel! I am not here to spy you or anything! I just need his signature!"

"WE ARE ALPHARIUS!"

"I am on a busy schedule here, SO FOR THE LAST TIME, DROP THE PERMEABLE AND TELL ME WHO IS ALPHARIUS?!"

"WE ARE AL-"

"You know what, forget it, I will just leave the parcel on the table and let you guys hand it to him. I will just write him off and say he's not here to receive it. Go ahead and carry on with that deception crap...yeesh."

[Delivery man walks off. One of the Alpha Legionnaire walks to the table and picks up the parcel. He takes off the helmet]

[At that exact moment, the delivery man jumps back in from the door]

"AHA! Gotcha you sneaky SOB! Think you can fool me? You MUST be Alpharius!"

"Nope... I am Omegon."

"AAAAAARGH!!!"
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mcgamerforever Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
my only critique of it would be that, they should have little darker skin tone, as they were describe to have copper color skin tone, other than that great work.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is just EPIC
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mandomasta Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
i love the possibity of there being 21 primarchs. or 20 and omegon/alpharius
being one of "lost" you did a really good job on this. it's hard to tell weather
alpha legion has purple and green armor or indigo/blue armor with turquise.
it's either some color between blue or purple and any where from green to
turquise blue (i'm not sure if i'm spelling that right.)
good work
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donobowk Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
alpha legion maybe my favorite legion, although I only discovered more about them after I stopped playing, I played boring black legion when I played 40K, I was young and foolish and was scared of making armies that specialized in something if I was a space marine player I would have probably gone ultramarine back then :|
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protagon1st Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Such an interesting character! And art is awesome, as always.
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mlobatoiii Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010
love the design on the gauntlets... excellent...
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ElementOfChaos Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Great addition to your Primarch series!
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