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MiniMasterpieces - The Autarch by NicolasRGiacondino MiniMasterpieces - The Autarch by NicolasRGiacondino
My dear citizens of the Imperium of Mankind...

It isn't often that I get the chance to draw something from the Dark Millenim that isn't Space Marines or the forces of The Emperor of Mankind. So, I relish these assignments when I do get an opportunity to depict other aspects of the vast galaxy of the 41st Millenium.

Lately, I've been getting more Eldar requests that usual from my clients. It's a race I love to depict, mostly because I try and instill them with a very alien look, the opposite of the official depictions, which make them look too human to my tastes.
Thin, elongated fingers and cold countenances are the trademark of the Eldar for me and I hope I've got that accross with this Autarch rendition.

The design was a special request by the client, of his own imagining, so I tried to stay as close as possible to the original and still add my own touch (especially with the aforementioned anatomy distortion).
The enemy this brave warrior is facing isn't something to take lightly either: Necrons have also been a favourite army of mine and I love to depict those ancient skeleton-machines...

I'm especially proud of colours with this one, as I am with all my illustrations lately. I'm focusing light much better and getting the best our of contrasting hues.

I hope I've done these two great races justice and stay tuned for some more Warhammer 40,000 variety!


Games Workshop Ltd. 2010
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist
eldar ftw

that shade of red is splendid
Estonius Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012
Love the styley and colours on this.
SageWolf009 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
awesome. the dead necrons were a nice touch.
cat-gray-and-me78 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Curious and very interesting.
VanRipper Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
your best art in ages

best eldar fanart in ages

best warhammer fanart in ages
Reverberon Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
I can not agree with you more about the eldar looking alien, beautiful. It is also refreshing to see it is wearing it's helmet, in franchises like dawn of war they lose quite a bit of their appeal when they simply appear to be ladies in tight armor. Hoping to see more!
AngaelWings Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
space elves!
StudioOgma Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Lovely work. Good choice of colours and I like the addition of th fur cape/mantel.
High-Remnant-Shadow Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
lovlely done i love your work keep the good art work up
Shavarn Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
He showed them Necrons! Good art work.
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