The guy in the image is a Warhammer 40K Space Marine that I redesigned quite a bit. I realize that not all (if any) W40K enthusiasts will agree with me, but I sort of feel that the armors in that game need a bit of work. I personally find them to be a bit too bulky and I don’t really see how a person could ever move in one of them. There are several explanations available about how the armor and the marines work and are made, but none of them are really satisfying in my opinion. So I made this image more in “my style”, with lighter armor and trying to think about how the thing actually works.
Now, the story behind this image is that the “Emperor’s Nightmare” is a Warhammer 40K Space Marine that basically suffers from Narcolepsy and Insomnia at the same time. They stay awake for extended periods of time (years, even) and then suddenly fall asleep for years just as well. During their time awake, lack of sleep makes the marines sharpers and quicker somehow – but eventually it drives them crazy. You can read more about them by clicking here, if you like.
The guy underneath his boot is an “Angry Marine”, which is basically… well… an angry Warhammer 40K Space Marine, I guess. You can also read about them by clicking here.
Warhammer 40K commissions are some of my favorite to produce. I honestly think it has one of the most potentially awesome settings in gaming and I really wish I could spend more time getting into it, reading the available info and novels and maybe even buying miniatures. But until I have enough time (and money) for such things, I’ll settle for occasionally reading up in order to draw commissions like this one.
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Today we’ve also got the image for Day 15 of the COMMISSIONATHLON, the Tribal Dragon Tattoo. It’s basically what the name says, but it’s a lot of fun to draw and definitely a refreshing change of pace from all the other images we’ve been working on. The idea is that the dragon’s head will be located on the chest and his body will go over the shoulder and on to the back.
For this tribal, I wanted to try and see if we could simulate a little bit of volume so that the tattoo doesn’t feel so flat. It also allows me to curve and twist the dragon and draw him at an angle, instead of the regularly sideways dragon tribal tattoos normally depict.
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