My dear watchers and watcherettes...
I apologise for not being around much, but I have an incredibly steep workload I must sift through most days to even get close to the computer. And when I do, it's just to scan, type replies or touch-up levels in PS.
However, some of that workload I may share, as is the case here.
This is a long overdue illustration for ~Molok04
, of his own Warhammer 40,000 Sapce Marine Chapter: the Red Legion
As you can see, it is heavily influeced by the Soviet era Russia, a period I'mvery keen on, when it comes to history. I have always had a deep respect for Russia and its architecture and culture, so I was very happy with this piece's theme.
I tried to convey a lot of resolution and might in this one, as well as showing a cold side to this march that is not usually seen on Warhammer 40,000 artwork. It's always red/orange explosions and caleidoscopic colours; I think seeing Marines march in the snow is just as menacing.
There are many details I like about this one, especially the palace in the background and the figure of Krusciev
, the commander in front; the Librarian being a mystic, with his dark-blue robes and haunting eyes, the bolters with added wood touches to resemble AK-47s; and the subtle effect of the snow.
I hope this serves as a bit of an encouragement to keep visiting my Gallery and I hope I can upload more illustrations in the near future!
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