Two updates close to each other? And Dark Millenium related...? You can't say I'm not spoiling you
This is an illustration requested by ~Turain
, which I had a lot of fun rendering. Most of all because all of the elements involved in it are trademarks in my style: giant sand worms (resembling those of Herbert
's greatest work, Thousand Sons, Pre-Heresy times and desertic landscapes... if you've watched my gallery for a while, you know those things appear every now and then.
There's lots of details that I enjoy about this piece; the egyptian theme of the Thousand Sons librarian, his vague resemblance in armour to his Primarch Magnus (one of my favourite Libris Primaris renditions), and the muted, weird palette amongst other bits. I think it's this last item that's made me most proud.
I usually am wary with colours, but this time I tried to use a combination like the old masters did. Like Frazetta, for example. And I didn't went over the top with them either. The subdued sky, the purple/yellowish/greenish hues of the worm, all conspite with the older armour on the Space Marine to tint this illustration with a bit of a retro-vibe. As if it was a pulp cover.
So, I hope you enjoy this one and hit that
button if you do!
See you all soon.
PS.. For some unknown reason to me, Led Zeppelin's Kashmir
fits this image perfectly well. Listen to it, if you can, whilst viewing it and you'll know what I mean.
I think it's the desert references in the lyrics and that oriental atmosphere in the sounds... or maybe it's just my lack of sleep
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