...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!
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