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Praise the Lord... by NicolasRGiacondino Praise the Lord... by NicolasRGiacondino
...and pass the ammunition!

Another busy week for me, but fortunately this time, the fruit of my labours can be shown here for your enjoyment.

This is a long overdue work for a client, involving his Iron Hands Commander.
This Chapter has always fascinated me and I take any assignment involving them with eagerness. To me, they're the pinnacle of the Dark Millenium: devoted, strong, unforgiving and completely zealous in their quest to rid mankind of its flesh. Their extensive use of bionics as well as their baroque decorations and praise of technology are, to me, the core of the gothic setting of Warhammer 40,000.

This illustration is a new favourite of mine, for many reasons: the depth I've achieved with colors is very noticeable and everything occupies it's right space within the composition. The level of detail is huge, but without causing the whole to be confusing. In terms of design, I'm also ery proud of the Leviathan fortress in the background as well as the rusty colour of Medusa's soil.

So, I hope you enjoy this one, as usual, and let me know if you agree on my assessment that this is one of my best to date!


PS.. The title comes from a song by Serj Tankian, of his 2007 album 'Elect the Dead'. Very fitting for the Imperium!

Games Workshop Ltd. 2011
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BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
You just made the Techpriests of the Adeptus Mechanicus squeal in delight.
duketheman Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Praise the Emperor!
Awesome work! :)
Endaruka Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally someone shows some proper respect for The Forgotten Chapter, the Iron Hands! Thank you! It's awesome!
Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've always loved the Iron hands. The guys who embrace technology rather than turn it away.
Dacecifo Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The Flesh is weak!!
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
khador-bear Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
Thanks, Nic. I think you've inspired me to tackle converting this beast of a picture into mini form. Iron Captain in terminator armor... yes please. :)

As always your stuff looks great!
NachoMon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Impresionante! El barroquismo de la escena me recuerda a las ilustraciones del antiguo Rogue Trader!

Un saludo, amigo! :)
Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Filmographer
"The level of detail is huge, but without causing the whole to be confusing"

Exactly! The tones are just right on this one. The little white outlines helps at defining the shapes too, although they might be a little artificial or inconsistant for the taste of some. Ain't perfect, but it sure is better!
34g5h6g8no9 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
how do terminators reload?
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