It seems my updates are coming scarcely these days, but you'll read all about that in my Journal. The short story is: on top of being swamped with work, I've also had the annoyance of experiencing a week-long Internet crash, so...
However, all that time I could've spent surfing the web has bore some interesting fruit, with my finishing some things I was quite behind on. This latest Primarch being a perfect example.Ferrus Manus
was always - and ever since I got into the Dark Millenium - my favourite Primarch. There was something about him, his strength, resilience and overall essence that (to me) represented the 41st Millenium perfectly. Perhaps it was his metal hands, crafted in the fires of a volcano whilst he fought a C'Tan; or the rust and decay of Medusa, in constant strife for survival; or his Legion's allegiance to the Adeptus Mechanicus and its dark technology... everything conspired to make Ferrus a very important figure for me.
Thus, this image is one of my favourites in this project. As you'll notice, the armour on this Primarch is much less ornate than his brothers's, much more 'utilitarian' and blocky, because I wanted to keep Ferrus true to his essence; it being his faith in his own strength above all things. That also led me to render his arms in such a way as to make them a pivotal part of his design. I also kept the decoration very crude and tribal, as a nod to Medusa.
I think this one is a worthy succesor to my first depiction of this great legend of the Imperium and a huge improvement on it as well: [link]
I hope you enjoy it!
PS.. It's my first time using this new Critique
feature here on dA, so feel free to add yours!
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