Screw Commissar Yarrick!!! Ibrim Gaunt all the way!!! Although my Chaos Brethren would carve my chest open for saying that I don't care, this is spectacular so full of energy, dynamic movement and raw seriousness and the fact that it is traditional art and in oils takes the cake. Too many works are computer done these days. Well done man you deserve this talent, it is so rare and needs to be shared.
haha, glad you liked it. With Warhammer being a pretty firmly established IP over the past 20-30 years, there's not much choice but to adhere to the established character designs though. Maybe it wasn't *quite* so cliche when they first designed them
Actually, Blood Pact only feature in Dan Abnett's Gaunt's Ghosts book, and apart from one article in White Dwarf, also written by Abnett, they haven't been represented visually before. At least not canonically. Sry for the nerd-out here...
must have been conversions I saw then. They sent me a big ol' reference packet to keep the look consistent. yeah, I used to work in a game store and really liked Necromunda, but I always felt I was out of my depth in 40k so I didn't get too far with it.
Could be. Dave Taylor's rendition of the 'Pact as minis was the first one, as far as I know, so it is virtually seen as canonical. Sad to hear you didn't get into 40k. Necromunda is only such a small part of the whole universe.
thanks! haha, they're not my characters, there's aloooooot of back story. This is a cover for a novel series based on Warhammer 40k, which is a SF strategy game. I've played the game a bit but haven't read much of the books