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Vow by Aerion-the-Faithful Vow by Aerion-the-Faithful
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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!

Nic.-

Games Workshop Ltd. 2012
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KingOfCopper16 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
reclusiarch!
*bows*
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Aerion-the-Faithful Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:bow: indeed!

Nic.-
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
:iconawesomenessplz::iconsaysplz: Well this is simply awesome! Seriously staggering level of detail, ranging from individual purity seals and the background stars, to individual special equipment and various armour models. Incredibly cool stuff!
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Aerion-the-Faithful Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It was quite a painful illustration to render because I had to pay very close attention to all of those details you mention, mate. These were actually players' characters, so I wanted to take them as seriously as they did and pay them proper respect.

Glad you liked it!

Nic.-
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Corporal-Yakob Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Yes, I can only imagine the hours upon hours of painstaking detail, and I can barely make a legible doodle sketch! 
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WMdragonJ Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
welcome to death watch... bitch
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Aerion-the-Faithful Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:salute:

Nic.-
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RockHighlander Featured By Owner May 17, 2014
Stop being so good at this, seriously now. ^^
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Aerion-the-Faithful Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
:D 

I'll try to stop being so awesome for a couple of days, haha.

Nic.-
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G0atboy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Is that Grimaldus?
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