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The Raven by Aerion-the-Faithful The Raven by Aerion-the-Faithful
Happy Friday, dear watchers and watcherettes...

Well, keeping t my vow of updating more regularly, I bring you here my latest finished commission; a LONG overdue commission.

The brief for this one was simple: "His name is Azrael Corvus, Captain of the Blood Ravens 3rd Company after the former Captain, Gabriel Angelos, became the new Chapter Master (in the wake of the Dawn of War II: Retribution game). He's more about speed than absolute brute strength, handsome and lean, with short black hair and piercing blue eyes. He favors a power sword and bolt pistol over other weapons.

With this in mind I set out to create this piece, much in the vein of my Primarch busts (as requested too).
I like to think I made a very interesting character out of the brief description and that it is that simplicity that makes this image be a really good one. It's not overly detailed with bling or baroque elements. It cuts to the chase and shows a proud Brother Marine in his Chapter insignia. Straightforward and because of it, more powerful.
Let it be known that, for some reason, I love the Blood ravens' colour scheme, even though I know there's a lot of others like it (the Blood Angels nonwithstanding). It's great to colour it!

I hope you enjoy and see you (hopefully!) Monday.

Nic.-

© Games Workshop Ltd. 2012
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farcrykiller225 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
ever thought of making the blood raven primarch?
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jontun-davidro Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
Will he have a story?
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Aerion-the-Faithful Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I believe he does in the client's fluff ;)

Nic.-
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Wyzilla Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
BLUHD REHVENS! TODEH WE WILL STEHL THE ENEMEH!

The DOW series is priceless simply for those wonderful voice actors.
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fanglish Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
He is named after MKVI Power Armor "Corvus", which rather fittingly is favored by assault marines for its mobility and light weight compared to MKVII Aquilla. A swift Man and a Swift armor.

 I like to see this guy with those Assassins from your other series.
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BlackTemplar124 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Are you sure he's not named after the Primarch who the armour is named after? XD
Corvus Corax, the Primarch of Space Marine Legion XI, Raven Guard.
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fanglish Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Good point.
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DeathfromSpace Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I actually decided to do Blood Ravens on tabletop. I had always thought about one of the big legions but ended up with Blood Ravens after a friends suggestion. I legit like them. Great artwork btw, all your stuff is awesome man.
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Delacroixhcm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Blood Ravens!!!!!!! WOOOOOOhOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
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Ikeos12 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Praise the Emporer, a picture of the Blood Ravens, and none to shabby a picture at that. Thow hast the Emporers blessing my man :)
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