A commission for Sabertooth Games'
Warhammer 40,000 Collectible Card Game "Dark Millenium"
It portrays an advancing Blood Ravens [Space Marines] Landraider Tank in a desert battle scene.
The foreground desert with the metal piece is not going to be seen in the actual print, so I didn't give it much attention.
No direct references.
Copyright 2005 Games Workshop.
Finished polishing the marine getting sand-blasted. Added some details on the side. Added red half-logo thing on the white side door. Added radar dish on top. Tweaked colours on marine on top. Lowered saturation on the sand in the foreground. Fixed the shadow cast by the tank. Added purity seal above the white door.
Fixed some logo perspective issues. Replaced the right shoulder logo on the sandblasted soldier. Fixed some colour issues + minor wear and tear on both soldiers. Minor cleanup on the grenade launchers. The sand/dust whipped up was 1 pixel from the left border, now it extends fully to the border.
Did some colour/saturation/hue/brightness correction. I've come to discover that my monitor was set too dark when painting this back in the day, and as a result this and many others were too bright on a correctly setup monitor. The tank colour should be a very dark deep red, and the shadowed areas of the tank should be just baarely readable. Added a neat border as well. To see how this looks like in print, click [link] --- to see it featured on the news section, click [link] -- and to see it as a featured downloadable desktop (unfortunately their version is not as properly prepared as my own) click [link]