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The Blood by NicolasRGiacondino The Blood by NicolasRGiacondino
Salutations, watchers and watcherettes...

In keeping with my promise of instilling life to the Gallery, I've put my pride aside and decided to upload works (if disclosure agreements permit) as I finish it, whether they're worth it or not of being amongst what I consider my best.

This one will appeal to all of you Imperial citizens. An illustration of some of the legends of the Blood Angels.
I've always loved illustrating this Chapter and, even though the Ultramarines are the chosen ones to represent the best of the Astartes, they've always seemed to me to be very good examples of what a Space Marine is. In fact, it was even acknowledged by Horus himself that the Warmaster title should've been given to his brother Sanguinius.
So, important fellows indeed.

I tied to keep the colours very tight and in tune with the Chapter's scheme. Golds, reds and white are predominant. I've also used (at the express request of the client) the same composition of my Mournival piece and to great effect I think.

As usual, you'll be the true judges of this piece. I hope you enjoy it.

Nic.-

Games Workshop Ltd. 2011
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:icongentlemanbanana:
GentlemanBanana Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2015
This....this is the most beautiful W40K art I've ever seen.
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! That's a huge compliment and I hope to continue to delight you.

Nic.-
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:iconcladdaugh:
Claddaugh Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dante, Calistarius, Rafen? and the Sanguinor. Beautiful.
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:iconlibra1010:
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
 For Sanguinus, For The Emperor and for my own money this is a truly beautiful image; I'd love to see you compose pieces like this for every Loyalist chapter, but fear that there simply aren't enough hours in the day for me to justify taking up so much of your time!  
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:iconfarcrykiller225:
farcrykiller225 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
dante and astroth the grim......who are the others? the lord of death should be in this piece
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The other are the requester's creations actually.

Nic.-
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:iconsiliconespectre:
SiliconeSpectre Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If 40k had a cartoon, this style would be it.
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D Thank you, mate!

Nic.-
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:iconbigboss2402:
bigboss2402 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have looked at all of your work with astonishment, I really wish however that youd do some pro chaos pieces, that would be epic,
a fan.
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:iconsanguineangel:
SanguineAngel Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
I have been playing them for 12 years....and you do them justice. This is awesome.
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:icontheasorlinsstrike:
TheAsorlinsStrike Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You've inspired me to do something similar.
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:iconpsychosityc:
Psychosityc Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
hmmm....
this reminds me of dwarfs armors in skyrim XD
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:iconmike-ultra17th:
Mike-Ultra17th Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Left to Right I believe is;

Lord Commander Cervan Dante, Astorath the Grim, Sanguinary Guard Member, and Sanguinor, Exemplar of the Host.

Love your work. :)
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:iconlysandros:
lysandros Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Right on most, but the Sanguinary Guard are all gold. Third from left's simply a Veteran.
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:iconmike-ultra17th:
Mike-Ultra17th Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
I stand corrected, thank you sir. :)
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:iconlysandros:
lysandros Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Thank you for reading my comment. :)
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:iconmike-ultra17th:
Mike-Ultra17th Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
My pleasure. :)
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:iconflanando:
Flanando Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   Filmographer
That's not mephiston, it's astorath the Grimm (black wings)
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:icongervall:
gervall Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012   Artist
i believe the four are none other than (left to right) Commader Dante, Lord Mephiston, honour guard and the badass Sanguinor (or i think thats how u spell it)
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:iconimperial32:
Imperial32 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
If I may ask whom some of these characters are in this detailed and beautiful artwork may be?
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:iconorkronos:
Orkronos Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
I think the Blood angels are the truest of the space marines. Sanguinius genuinely cared for humanity. He wanted the Imperium to be a truly utopian state under the Emperor. If they had not divided the legion as per the Codex Astarties I am quite sure they would have had alot more power in deciding the future of the Imperium and not let it come to the state its in now.
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:icongv0zd:
GV0zD Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
As always, great artwork! My favourite chapter! And I love the image of Baal with its moons - what a beautiful place! :)
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:iconvampkirick:
VampKirick Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
I kujw ut really works
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:iconvampkirick:
VampKirick Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Sorry ment like it, cat got on keyboard
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:iconorkronos:
Orkronos Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Any chance I could get a wall print of this?
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:iconwolfwing9115:
WolfWing9115 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ok so let me see if i get the characters right, starting on the left is Lord Dante, then Mephiston, followed by an Honour Guard, then either Sanguinius or Arkio
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:icondonobowk:
donobowk Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
its only now I appreciate this chapter, back when I played chaos and orks I was pretty anti-imperium and this was a friends army, now I really like the imperium, would be a guard player if I started again
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:iconsebbythefreak:
Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I like em
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:icongeneiya:
Geneiya Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011
amazing !
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:iconroughbugger13:
roughbugger13 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love these guys. they're my favorite chapter. good one
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:iconraypettit74:
raypettit74 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I will not judge, I will enjoy :)
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:iconangaelwings:
AngaelWings Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student General Artist
golden areolas :P
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:iconangaelwings:
AngaelWings Featured By Owner May 24, 2011  Student General Artist
i love it!
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:iconstratojugger:
stratojugger Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
the other guy is corbulo.... only that is wearing a helmet.. i think...
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:iconpresarioman:
presarioman Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
Awesome piece. The expression on Astarath is especially good. I do however miss Mephiston, my personal favourite blood angel :)
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:icon9ore:
9ore Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Astorath the Grim
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:iconraymax90:
RayMax90 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Sanguinius would be proud.
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
even though i hate matt ward's codexes. i did enjoy the blood angles. still cheese as hell...

anyway. fantastic work!!
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:icontr01ka:
Tr01ka Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Hate "codices" of matthew fart? Cheers!
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
/brofist
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:iconfieldy:
fieldy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
My goodness! As always youre artwork is amazing. I absolutely love it.
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:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really amazing.
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:iconfarfafred:
Farfafred Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I instantly loved it! Each portrait has a lot of caracter! Asthorath and Dante are my favorite of the bunch. I, too, really like the depth of the Red you used. If I ever were to paint Blood Angels I would probably try that!
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Vlaskiyov Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
This is rather awesome actually, and another favorite for me. Though I'm not fan of the Blood Angels (Vampyr's.....), but I recognize these hero's though I can't put a single name on any of them.
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:iconfellhearth:
Fellhearth Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
fuck offffffffffffffff!!!!!!

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:iconvalgan:
Valgan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Incredible :O
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:iconkaustos:
Kaustos Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
I thought Horus said Lion El'Jonson, Primarch of the Dark Angels, would be a better Warmaster. Well, more willing at any rate.
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:iconvernul:
Vernul Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
"Sanguinius. It always should have been him." Go back and reread False Gods.
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:iconzarim:
Zarim Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
This is really, really awesome. Who's in the second panel there?
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:iconnicolasrgiacondino:
NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, mate!

If it is the second panel from the left, it's Astorath. If not, it's a charracter of the client's own force.

Nic.-
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