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EMPEROR'S TAROT - The Space Marine by Aerion-the-Faithful EMPEROR'S TAROT - The Space Marine by Aerion-the-Faithful
THE SPACE MARINE

Self-control – Being solid

Composure – Stability – Perseverance

Discipline – Inner strength


The Space Marine stresses discipline and control. The xenos creature represents the primal or id-like part of the mind, and the Astartes, the 'higher' or more elevated parts of the mind. The card tells the querent to be wary of base emotions and impulse.

This is one of the most iconic cards I've drawn. Space Marines are, to all intents and purposes, the representation of the Imperium of Man. Its defenders and most revered warriors. And, as such, I wanted this card to really evoke the relentlessness of the Adeptus Astartes and their famous "know no fear" trait. I, of course, chose the Ultramarines as they're (as I've mentioned before) the finest example of a Codex adherent Chapter.
In keeping with the symbolism of the Tarot deck, I replaced the traditional Lion with a Tyranid, which made this quite awesome, I think.

I hope you like this one and as usual, let me know what you think!

Nic.-

© Games Workshop Ltd. 2013
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:iconnightcorerulz:
Nightcorerulz Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

"Show me them pearly whits" *revs up chainsword* "This might sting a bit!"

Worst. Dentist. visit. Ever.
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:iconcorporal-yakob:
"Learn self-control by TEARING A FUCKING TYRANID'S HEAD APART WITH YOUR BARE HANDS! WARNING: self-control should not be attempted by mortals at home."
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:iconaerion-the-faithful:
Aerion-the-Faithful Nov 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:D

Awesome.

Nic.-
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:iconcorporal-yakob:
:iconimhappyplz: :iconsaysplz: Space Marines are the ultimate guidance counselors. 
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:iconratibor31:
Ratibor31 Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hercules and the Nemean Lion...
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:iconaerion-the-faithful:
Aerion-the-Faithful Nov 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Indeed!

Nic.-
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:iconciypher:
I have viewed all of your images and have to say, your one of the most original artists as well as my favorite period, and its an added bonus your a 40k fan as well, P.S  please do more Garviel Loken stuff, at least the final duel between him and Abaddon on Isstvan 3. Thanks for reading.
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:iconaerion-the-faithful:
Aerion-the-Faithful Oct 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for such kind words, my friend!

Back when I started illustrating the Dark Millenium, i did out of the love for the universe and didn't think the hardcore fans would accept it and embrace it so much. But I'm thankful that it happened!

I'll certainly revisit Garviel as soon as I'm able!

Nic.-
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:iconciypher:
I just got this reply, haven't been on Deviant art in a while. But you have made my day with the reply and your Exterminatus stuff is mindblowing thanks for reading :)
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Sallar47 Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your descriptions are as good as your art, man! I love it! ALL OF IT!
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