My dear citizens of the Imperium of Mankind...
It isn't often that I get the chance to draw something from the Dark Millenim that isn't Space Marines or the forces of The Emperor of Mankind. So, I relish these assignments when I do get an opportunity to depict other aspects of the vast galaxy of the 41st Millenium.
Lately, I've been getting more Eldar requests that usual from my clients. It's a race I love to depict, mostly because I try and instill them with a very alien look, the opposite of the official depictions, which make them look too human to my tastes.
Thin, elongated fingers and cold countenances are the trademark of the Eldar for me and I hope I've got that accross with this Autarch rendition.
The design was a special request by the client, of his own imagining, so I tried to stay as close as possible to the original and still add my own touch (especially with the aforementioned anatomy distortion).
The enemy this brave warrior is facing isn't something to take lightly either: Necrons have also been a favourite army of mine and I love to depict those ancient skeleton-machines...
I'm especially proud of colours with this one, as I am with all my illustrations lately. I'm focusing light much better and getting the best our of contrasting hues.
I hope I've done these two great races justice and stay tuned for some more Warhammer 40,000 variety!
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