I never thought I'd be so tired, fellow watchers and watcherettes... but I'm truly drained and exhausted beyonf words. Hopefully though, this image will be worth my investment in it.
This is a long overdue commission for a group of fine folks over at [link]
. These fellows asked me if I could do an oversized image of their Deathwatch Squad, the Vigilia Mortis
, whilst taking their vows of duty and devotion to the Emperor of Mankind.
To be honest, I hesitated at first, but I can't really refuse a challenge so I went for it and here's the result.
This illustration was rendered in A3 paper, with my usual markers and a bit of acrylic and whatnot here and there for effects and glows. This took me about five days, on and off in between my other deadlines (FREE MARS, for example!). There's 10 characters, all told; many Chapters and many facial features, special weapons/clothing and honours. The Inquisitor overseeing the ceremony was a plus for me, as I love the Inquisition!
There's a lot of details I'm proud of, but numbering them all would be quite tiring and I've already spent too long with these battle brothers.
I sincerely hope you enjoy this one; for all of those worried about my not illustrating the Dark Millenium since my last Journal, you'll be happy to see that's not quite the case. And I've got even more lined-up down the road.
Let me know what you think and have a great weekend!
© Games Workshop Ltd. 2012