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Warhammer: Blood Angels Marine by mikkow Warhammer: Blood Angels Marine by mikkow
Update: This appears to be my most loved deviation by the people on here, so I now include this old collage I made of the process of painting it. [link] From sketch to coloured. Note that I never paint like that anymore, I have a lot of problems with those black outlines. :P Painter 7, completely.

Painted in "Painter 7" using a graphical tablet, and the 'wallpaper' elements were simply added in Paint Shop Pro 7. Referene used was a small photo of a miniature space marine. Colour and insignia/logo scheme was not referenced. Estimated time to do all this you ask? About 20 hours.

"Adeptus Astartes" refers to the name given to the genetically modified warriors he created by inserting an organ cloned from any of the original 20 Primarches.

The soldier is one such human belonging to the Blood Angels chapter. All taken from Warhammer 40,000 tabletop game universe. They stand over 7 feet (213cm) tall.

Note that if you enjoyed this or Warhammer 40,000 in general, I have another (better, imho) Blood Angels marine in my gallery.

~gw-club is a good spot for Warhammer fans.

EDIT: Due to my monitor settings being far too dark when painting this, it appeared too bright. Gamma has now been reduced by a massive 25% to get it back to the way it looked like to me when painting it.
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CommissarD Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I seriously thought it was the 6 inch figure ForgeWorld released a while back. This is a good drawing indeed. It has been favorited. I also enjoy the Blood Angels chapter the most out of any Warhammer 40k faction. Assailed by the temptations of all the Chaos gods and yet they stand firm.
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JerryAlton Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, it looks like a MINIATURE from a distance. Nice work on my favorite army.
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InfamousHippo Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
i was wondering what was keeping his knife attached... than i remembered that he is a space marine and it all made sense
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NerdyAndyB Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
This is brilliant!

I love the Blood Angels, and this is one of the best graphics of one I've ever seen
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Olly3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
how are blood angels different from space marines? they have different battle forces and everything!
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Olly3 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
if u want a good programme for a graphics pad, use "auto sketchbook pro". I use it and check out my griffon!!!
[link]
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Fear712 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
lol i first thought it was a picture of a model :P guess that alone is a compliment at its own :)
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Steve3po Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
This is great!
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aidenloathe Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
that is one of the most epic blood angels marine i have ever seen. EPIC!
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Alexander750 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm going to be a dickhead and point out that his chapter badge should be on the other shoulder. But seriously, this is awesome, blood angels are totally my bag and you're gallery inspires me to work harder on my digital painting.
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Starcraftor Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
I love how the helmet makes him look like he's saying, "who's getting owned next?" =D

BA FTW.
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UltramarineMatt Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
Wow exceptional model the colour is very outstanding and the model itself holds alot of pride it think its great this one is a fav for sure
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witch-of-chaos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist
Looks great ;)
Lola
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olsianon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
Great work!!!!!
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Cipher-032 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
You dont know how much you confused me between the model and digital art. That is some awesome work! :+fav: Really nice job :D
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Zaamel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
Wha ... What the? It looks just like the real miniature from Forge World, I can barely tell that its a picture.
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boldmarauder Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
FOR THE EMPEROR!!!!!!
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Troez Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
Mate this is awesome, also glad someone else out there thinks the Blood Angels are the best ;)
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makistony Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Nice Job guy!!!
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CetniK Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
let me UPDATE you too the year *2007* - your SPACE MARINE ill be thinking you painted it, if you did your a legend i love the way you positioned him as his reloading - nice work with colours
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mikkow Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007
I can't take that much credit for it. I had a picture (albeit quite low resolution) of one of the forgeworld models. I painted it from scratch while referencing the pose and basic shading. But It was some generic blue marine. I made sure it became my favourite blood angels. It was basically the first attempt of painting properly, and doing on a computer, and trying out a painting program ever. I was quite proud to have made it so nice looking at my first go. :)

39.3C (102.7F) fever. ugh..
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Wolfxero Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
Reminds me of the uber model
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CetniK Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
it sure does look impresive thats for a fact
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FirstKeeper Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Good work
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Barss Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Very nice work brother :)
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LastDancer Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2007
Really cool, i like it, even if Blood Angels aren't my favourite Space Marine Chapter. :)
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Newbizom Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007
nicccccccccceeeeeeee! i like warhammer alot.
all in painter 7? im impressed! great pic!
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WinTechnic Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Wow cool o___O
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wildrig Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
worthy of Sanguinius' chosen *nodsnods*
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OblivionDreamer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007
WARRRHAMMMER!!!!! I prefer ORKS really...
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FuzzyEye Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
nice job on the space marine every time I try to draw their helmets I screw upon the proportions ^-^
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adrenalini Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007
do u play warhamer 400 i play warhamer and i prefer it tha 40k wats do u think?and by the way nice work
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saintthegunsman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
hey is that scope on the gun nice work blood angels for life w00t
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Kuviare Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
I paint blood angels,:#1: but this is AWE-INSPIRING!:w00t:
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Nice one! BA rule! Gotta love those Death Company!
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RockyFS Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
Awesome! Faved!
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MaverickGuyver Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
Great piece bro. When looking at it its very hard to tell that its not actually a guy in a very well deisgned suit. Unbelievable artwork bro but I understand why your style has changed and its definately a good thing.
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JoffL Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2006   Digital Artist
Thats just awsome. Fave
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Forodus Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic! It looks so 3D. Maybe the shells are too little compared to the barrel, but nevermind, this is awesome!
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jamesraymor Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah, that's bad ass. I was about to wonder if it was a picture of the model taken and painted in photoshop but I randomly saw the real one on coolminiornot a few minutes ago and noticed you changed some of the pose and armour, and for the better in my opinion. I like the NMM and the bone work alot, plus the staining. Back when I had time for hobbies used to paint the Warhammer figs and when I first saw this I thought it was the FW model painted, now i'm just amazed. Good stuff.
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Makilla-X1 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006   Digital Artist
Awesome work A must-fav for me... I'm a Warhammer Fanatic XD. Any knowledge if theres a Warhammer club in dA? o.o
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mikkow Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006
There are several :) I believe I might have two of them in the footer for each of my journal entries.
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kallitechnis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006   Writer
It looks so clean and smooth and crisp, it's really an amazing sketch, and on a computer no less.
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kallitechnis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2006   Writer
This peice is sheer brilliance, I thought it was a one of the large statues you can purchase at first, it's brilliant in it's detail.
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Thundax Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006   Photographer
The Blood Angels used to be my favourite chapter in WH40k, it's good to see a cool painting of them! However I would prefer it if it didn't have the Blood Angels insignia in the background and the title at the top. Apart from that, nice work.
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dant3z Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2005
haha thisones realy cool..., faving it
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pellp Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005   Photographer
GREAT ONE!
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Arielis200 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2005
DUDE!!!! I LOOVE THIS!!!!!!!! I SOOO GOTTA :+fav: THIS BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF ART!!!!!
can i?
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mikkow Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2005
Silly, of course you can favourite it. It is not up to me to have any say in it, it's purely your business. :lol: I'm glad you like it. Don't forget to actually fav it then in all your excitement :P
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