Well, my latest upload didn't hold your interest a lot (except for those hardcore fans of good ol' 2000AD-vibe Sci-Fi), so I hope you get a kick out of this one...
My latest Primarch in the Libris Primaris project: Angron, Primarch of the World Eaters Legion.
As usual, I'm quite proud of how this illustration one turned out, especially considering I did take a lot of liberties with it.
There's an official representation of Angron, which I didn't hold too close to my chest when coming up with my own vision. To me, his gladiatorial past was paramount to the character as well as the whole anger stance he should have. On top of that, I also envisioned this Primarch to be like Alpharius: closer to the rank and file soldier than high up above them. Getting dirty is a must for a leader who's watched in horror how all of his battle brothers were slaughtered in his homeworld.
There are a few details I'd like to point out and which hold particular interest to me: the gory axe versus the white of his armour are something I love. I thought about the grim fact that white armour would likely be moist with blood all the time, making it more noticeable and terrible to behold; I chose it over the gold of the official.
The tattoos are also something I'm fond of. From afar it looks like it's blood, but when you look closely you see they have a pattern. Thus, he looks as if his whole face was drenched in blood. Also, I've featured a stubble on him as well. I didn't reckon he'd be the clean type of Primarch after all.
The background is a homage to his gladiatorial roots and the whole design of his artificer armour is also meant to look light and permit a vast ammount of speed when in close combat. I wanted Angron to look like he could outrun you easily, despite being a terrible giant.
So, as usual, the final word is with you, fellow fans.
Hope you enjoy!
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