It feels like a while from my last Warhammer 40,000 illustration, but I think that's due to all the other projects I've been developing in-between.
I return to the Dark Millenium, though, with the latest Primarch in the Libris Primaris series: Alpharius Omegon, of the Alpha Legion.
This is one I was really looking forward to depicting. Mostly because I knew there was going to be a lot of symbolism to him, given the secretive and deceitful nature of the Legion.
As I had foreseen, I did incorporate many elements that make this one one of my favourites.
The most obvious is, of course, the presence of Omegon in the background. Or is he Alpharius? No one will know. That's key to the Alpha Legion, their unknown plans and schemes, which i tried to accentuate by making this Traitor Primarch face left as a loyalist, but looking right, as my Taritors. Omegon is promptly doing the inverse, so you never know...
They don't have an established homeworld, so I incorporated the many faces effect on the background, emphasising the Hydra quality of the Legion as well as Alpharius' likeness to that of a regular Marine from his ranks. Something also present in the relatively simple design of his armour, less pompous than his brothers'.
The Hydra is a repetitive motif all around, too...
So, overall, I'm very satisfied and happy with this one and I hope I've once again done justice to the character. You'll be the judges, as usual!
Have a great weekend and see you all soon!
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