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Follow the Leader by Aerion-the-Faithful Follow the Leader by Aerion-the-Faithful
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!

Nic.-

Games Workshop Ltd. 2010
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:iconzolem:
Uh oh, is he about to Black Rage?
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:iconorkronos:
Looks like a case of the black rage.
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:iconraymax90:
He's not about to succomb to the red thirst, is he?
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kelvingreen Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
This is another one with a great sense of design behind it. Very nice!
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:iconurbanesmala:
This one and The Past Recedes are easily my favorite. They hint at a greater story that makes me wish you had a comic to go with it.
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MaLize Dec 6, 2010  Professional Photographer
Awesome work :)
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jmqrz Aug 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
absolutely awesome, colors are awesome!
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:iconemperorbassexe:
I see a semi glaring problem with Sanguinius in the vision. his left wing [on the viewer's right] is positioned behind his shoulder guard an that looks natural- however his right wing is positioned behind his other shoulder guard, making it appear that it's sprouting out of the middle of that shoulder-guard. :O_o:
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:iconsaguinius:
Magnificent brother, you have done the Sons of Sanguinius proud.
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:iconanimus-seed:
This makes me proud to play Blood Angels.
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