It is always a pleasure to draw Space Marines and whilst sometimes it can get a bit old, I still very much like to do these pieces, showing the regular angel of death about to strike the Emperor's foes with his mighty strength!
This time, the term Angel of Death has a double meaning, because I've had the opportunity to draw one of the most fabled Chapters in the history of the Imperium: Blood Angels.
Since their new Codex is almost upon us, a client commissioned me to render his favourite Chapter, to inspire his miniature painting. I hope I've done a worthy work of such request!
I like a lot of effects I've tried here, most of all, the many hues and shades of red I've achieved, which let the work flow without it looking dull or lacking volume. Sanguinius has become very easy to illustrate and I think it shows I'm really comfortable with him.
I've tried to match the Marine and his Primarch in their actions as if he was summoning the strength of the latter before battle, which is very 'gothic' and fitting of such a religious background as the Dark Millenium's.
So, let me know what you feel and I hope you enjoy this one!
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