It's been quite a while since my latest update and I apologise to all of you watching (I'm assuming there's still someone out there!). Work, as usual, has kept me mighty busy; that said though, the fruit of my labor can be enjoyed here from time to time, and such is the case with these latest illustrations I bring you from the darkest depths of the Imperium of Man.
As you all know, black and white is a passion of mine, vastly surpassing my liking of color work. Thus, to get a chance to do the Dark Millenium in this medium was a great joy and also a bit of a challenge. Why? I had to illustrate many armies I'd only briefly rendered here and there, very much associated with a strong, recognisable palette. I tried to convey the very essence of the characters within my lines and I'm very satisfied with the results. Black and white has a power all of its own that enhances (if used correctly) the core of any image depicted in that style. It's raw, it's gritty... it's grimdark! Perectly fitting for Warhammer 40,000 then. As a matter of fact, some of my favourite illustrations form the Inquis Exterminatus (fabulous book!) are in black and white.
Typhus is as iconic a character as you get within the Warhammer 40,000 mythos, so it was definitely a challenge to illustrate him, even more so when I didn't have the chance to convey the corruption he carries through color hues. I focused, then, on trying to make the damage sustained by his power armor as rotten and insidious as possible, emphasising his Nurgle given gifts.
See you soon.
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