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Since moving into my new house I've been re-introduced to the world of Warhammer (and WH 40000), and I've been thinking 'space marines... now, they're *much* cooler than I remember them being'. Which gave rise to this essentially. It's based loosely on a rather shiny inquisitor model which I used copiously for reference. I *think* this counts as fan art. Oh well, it's here anyway.
I'm going to be interested to see how many people who watch me know (or should I say care XD) what this is.
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:iconkwaichangkang:
kwaichangkang Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it. Very detailed. Frank Miller's Ronin comes to mind.
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very cool style!:D
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:iconzatgeneral:
ZatGeneral Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Somemarine's very angry XD
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aren't they always? XD
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Fexyomnom345 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
was artemis the 'shiny inquisitor model'?
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
It was indeed!
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Fexyomnom345 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
awesome
although. uh no backpack?
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha! Yeah, really dumb mistake that I haven't got round to fixing!
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:iconxxsentinelxx:
xxsentinelxx Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
warhammer 40k looks pretty cool, the game that came out is just as sick as a game can look and i love this fan art
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks! Space Marines are the original marines in space really - so many games have been influenced by the design.
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:iconpyrodrakon:
PyroDrakon Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Photographer
Space Marines. When they charge, you shit bricks.:omfg:
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Indeed! And then your guts!
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:iconhowls-in-sorrow:
howls-in-sorrow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
I know what it is!
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awesome :D
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:iconjosegoncalo:
josegoncalo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great colors
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
:) Thanks!
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FirstHeretic Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Amazing artwork, but being a WH 40K collector my self, i am shocked at your description of the pic. Space marines are much cooler that you remember them being? WTF are you talking about?! THEY ARE COOL, WERE COOL AND ALWAYS WILL BE COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
p.s. GREAT PICTURE!
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hahaha! Well, in all seriousness, back when I first collected, space marine figures and artwork weren't nearly as awesome as they are now, but I guess you could say that of all the games workshop range.
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FirstHeretic Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
yey, i remember the old ones... Rouge Trader Frame 1....
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:iconiron-cannon:
Iron-Cannon Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
Epic
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thanks!
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:iconthehondaguy:
TheHondaGuy Featured By Owner May 4, 2010  Student General Artist
That's crazy! Nice colours and posing.

The only real issue I have is where's the backpack?
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greblu2 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
AWESOME!
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D
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BrotherBones1111 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009   Filmographer
Fraggin' cooler than a snowman's cold bits.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
^_^ Thankyou!
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gringoloco Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awesome man! Your sleeker stylization of the space marine armor (instead of the bulky too large to wear properly armor I'm used to see), is cool to observe. Your coloring is also amazing!
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PH3NF1X Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, what and what did you use to do this?
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Pencil and photoshop! :)
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PH3NF1X Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Speechless
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zippo-cod2 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Its Fantastic. However, you have forgotten the Power Pack that has to go on his back, unless that is WIP in which case, never mind.

Massive props, very well done.
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah, definitely forgot the power pack. It's not WIP technically, but I was referencing off a WIP model that hadn't had the power pack attached yet, and did some forgetting along the way. I may come back and fix it at some point.
Thanks for the comment! :)
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zer0nix Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
just call it an articifer level powered armor :p

i have long been a fan of this piece and i've just stopped by to say that this is one of my very favorite space marine pictures -even if it is not the most photo-realistically rendered or ';perfect.'

it is just so... ALIVE with details and motion that it's freaking awesome and totally inspiring! i get some of the best ideas looking at this piece. thanks for sharing it with everyone for free! i know i get a lot out of looking at it.
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Vex-Black Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Looks awesome man, great detail on the eyes

Vex
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RJTheBearEllis Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
.... .-. meep
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:iconlt-mariachi:
Lt-Mariachi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008   Digital Artist
for the empire! very kickass pic
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Haha! :D Thanks!
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LordGawaine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
Very cool!

I played Orks once upon a time. I loved painting them!!! I have a pic of some of them in my gallery. I spent so much time working on them, haha.
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LordGawaine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
Very cool!

I played Orks once upon a time. I loved painting them!!! I have a pic of some of them in my gallery of them. I spent so much time working on them, haha.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
Cool, thanks! :D *goes to have a look*
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:iconstoneyalex:
StoneyAlex Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2007
Thats awesome, you really captured the idea of a space marine brilliantly. You should see if GW would pay you for a few peices, i gather they pay quite well.
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
^__^ Thanks! @@ Wow, I hadn't even thought of trying. Thier artists are so good. I wonder how I'd go about showing them my work?
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StoneyAlex Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
well you'd obviously need to do a few more, but you could probably walk into any games workshop store and ask for a number you could use to get into contact... or if you happen to be in nottingham just pop into warhammer world
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:iconspoonbard:
spoonbard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ah, cool :D Well, I'm certainly not adverse to doing some more GW stuff. I'd like to try an eldar illustration. Thanks for the tips! ^_^
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007  Professional General Artist
Ah, cool :D Well, I'm certainly not adverse to doing some more GW stuff. I'd like to try an eldar illustration. Thanks for the tips! ^_^
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Geshet Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006
Sure he doesn't know fear at all...
But background wise two things are not perfect.
Bolter is not standard type bolter as a ultramarine he's supposed to have, but a deathwatcher bolter. The "things" on the side are a sort of feeds for not standard bullet, like hellfire bullets. Btw we can suppose he's a tyranid hunter, so the bolter fit the bg. Another thing not really right is the left shoulderpad, similar to deathwatcher shoulderpad (the one with =I= simbol). Sure these things come from the fact you use Artemis from Inquisitor range for model, and he's a Marine form deathwatchers.
Apart these two little things... Excellent work, may Emperor bless you.
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006  Professional General Artist
Ah, I didn't realise he was a deathwatch marine! Thanks for pointing out the inconsistancies in my conversion. Worth mentioning that on top of what you pointed out, I forgot to draw his backpack too XD
I'm actually an Eldar player myself, but the latest Ultramarines models are absolutely amazing!
Thanks for the comment ^_^
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westernphilosopher Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I kinda dig the dark Eldar myself... :) I'm not very good at WH though. I picked them because I like the way they look. Luckily I have a friend that's teaching me tactics. I'll show him this, i'm sure he'll be as impressed as I am. Very nice!
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2006  Professional General Artist
^__^ Thanks!
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Genesis-Reborn Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: amazing, keep it up!
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