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Kashmir by NicolasRGiacondino Kashmir by NicolasRGiacondino
Two updates close to each other? And Dark Millenium related...? You can't say I'm not spoiling you :D

This is an illustration requested by ~Turain, which I had a lot of fun rendering. Most of all because all of the elements involved in it are trademarks in my style: giant sand worms (resembling those of Herbert's greatest work, Thousand Sons, Pre-Heresy times and desertic landscapes... if you've watched my gallery for a while, you know those things appear every now and then.
There's lots of details that I enjoy about this piece; the egyptian theme of the Thousand Sons librarian, his vague resemblance in armour to his Primarch Magnus (one of my favourite Libris Primaris renditions), and the muted, weird palette amongst other bits. I think it's this last item that's made me most proud.
I usually am wary with colours, but this time I tried to use a combination like the old masters did. Like Frazetta, for example. And I didn't went over the top with them either. The subdued sky, the purple/yellowish/greenish hues of the worm, all conspite with the older armour on the Space Marine to tint this illustration with a bit of a retro-vibe. As if it was a pulp cover.

So, I hope you enjoy this one and hit that :+fav: button if you do!

See you all soon.


PS.. For some unknown reason to me, Led Zeppelin's Kashmir fits this image perfectly well. Listen to it, if you can, whilst viewing it and you'll know what I mean.
I think it's the desert references in the lyrics and that oriental atmosphere in the sounds... or maybe it's just my lack of sleep :P

Games Workshop Ltd. 2010
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NewGuy13 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Thousand Son: Aw crap. I'm in the wrong franchise. I'm in Dune!!
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The good thing about the Dark Millenium is that the galaxy is so wide and populated, that the Space Marines could even encounter a proper xenomorph one day :D

NewGuy13 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
You mean the tyronids? They already have the terminators, and Sauron's reach is large if he can put orks in space.
flyingwaffles14 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Morinki Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Pre-Heresy Thousands Sons= Amazing just amazing[link]
Darkie45 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Let me think,.... dune ? or space marine invade arrakis ?
AllintheTrousers Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
I really liked your work up until now.

Now...I want to bear your children...
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Sandworm pit, Desert Plains, , Galactic Padishah Empire, Dune Universe.

"What am I doing here? I am a Space Marine of the Thousand Sons in the service of Magnus and the God Emperor of Mankind! WHY AM I ON ARRAKIS STANDING NEXT TO A GIGANTIC SANDWORM?!"
jfriggin Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Smexy scimitar marine > Gigantic penis
AMSindridge Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
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