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Counting bodies like sheep... by Aerion-the-Faithful Counting bodies like sheep... by Aerion-the-Faithful
Another image from me!? What a productive week, huh? :D
I'm not usually this active, but it's that time of the month when all of the client's sketches and pencils come to life, so there's a thunderstorm of art here in my Gallery...
However (though somewhat related to a project I'm doing) this illustration came up from the latest jam we had at home with my usual partners in crime :iconiadm:, :iconcontrol01: and :iconphotus:. It's been a long time since I wanted to do a Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor going "fully-inquisitorial" on some foul heretic, and I got my chance with a character I've also wanted to draw: Inquisitor Impetro Respondi.
Impetro is the incarnation of the Bolter & Chainsword Moderator's ability to close a thread or send a warning when the rules are broken on the boards ( [link] ). There's an image of him they use ( [link] ), but it's always been veiled and so I wondered what he'd look like if we could see a little more. Thus, this image...

There's a lot I'm proud of about this one: for starters, I took a chance on a more dramatic lighting than my usual; and the Emperor knows I have an issue with that! The result gave the piece an overall dark and brooding mood, which makes the character very imposing and powerful. I'm also very, very happy with the face of Impetro; I've been improving on that area as well, and I think it shows.

And, the most important bit: I had a LOT of fun doing this piece. And I do mean a lot. I think that's what counts most...

So, you let me know what you think, as usual and I hope you see what I mean about this piece being powerful.

'til soon!

Nic.-

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Kielrae Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
huh. that's weird. this is the first time in a long while that the little "don't forget to leave a comment!" box hasn't popped up when faved. naturally, i am perversely compelled to leave a comment.

it is refreshing to see a badass inquisitor who doesn't have ridiculously oversized pauldrons. and he is badass. the raven is my favorite part. i've always mentally associated corvids with the inquisition for both their intelligence and their unsavory reputation, but oddly enough few other people seem to see the connection...but you did so...hooray?
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nicholsjt20 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very nice artwork, is all of your work done with marker? if so its amazing and if not its amazing keep up the good work. I wish i had time to do numerous postings, don't ever have time with school and work.
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CyanideJack Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic title. Epic picture.
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Who-Is-LSDave Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
APC, fantastic band.

Very nice image. Wish I had something more, or something constructive to say, but I don't really. I like the art-style.
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Aerion-the-Faithful Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you David! I've always found music very inspiring, and, of course, APC suits the grim darkness of the far future perfectly with some of its songs.

And there's nothing wrong with compliments! It's what encourages me to keep at it!

Nic.-
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Comrade-K-Rad Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Oh awesome! This one is great! Inquisitors in general are great, and you make him look even more cool. The skeleton, and raven, the wires, everything looks great!
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweeeet. Chalk up another heretic. His eyes were the first thing that really stood for me. (Besides the obvious.) Those peepers will keep you up at night.

Remind me to stay on this guys good side. If that's at all possible.
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Aerion-the-Faithful Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Chris! The eyes are actually oneo f the elements of this work that really draws you into it so I'm not surprised it's the first thing you noticed. It's a detail I was keen on portraying just right, because the original character image posted in the boards is actually completely obscured except for the red glowing eyes...

Oh, and of course you can stay on this guy's good side; just remember to say your prayers to the Emperor and step away from any unpleseant fellows :D...

Nic.-
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Words to live by.
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EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
So if the title is indeed true, he falls asleep on the job? :o
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