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I did expect the Inquisition by TD-Vice I did expect the Inquisition by TD-Vice
Zekkel was an unfortunate Excorcists initiate who failed the secondary daemon possession trial, which was practiced among this "Grey Knights ripoff" chapter. Realizing he'd be executed after his corruption is known, he prepared to fight for his life - a decision virtually unknown of amongst the Excorcists space marines.

But, Brother Zekkel was a fellow that found life and its pleasures too hard to part with in the prospect of his gruesome demise. Though amongst Torturer's warband he's not known for battle prowess, but rather his spiritual and occult side, the single fact that he managed to escape an Excorcists battle fortress and Inquisitorial pursuiters tells that the most pacifist of the renegades harbors more power than meets the eye.

So there's Zekkel waiting for his former Brothers to come and kill him, alongside an overseeing Inquisitor Lord.
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:iconbelazikkal:
Belazikkal Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Always wondered where this guy was from :3

Apart from dem elbowguards, I can find nothing to crit really, beyond the rather crude door lightning, which I think could have been handled better in a separate layer with Overlay. Then again, that point is moot if you were aiming for traditional painting in digital. (I still think you should have a go at acrylics/oils on canvas again and photograph your results. Be interesting to see your growth!)

You strike a good balance with the detailing now, I think. It's not too cluttered or too crude. The armour is nice and sharp (and yes, its Exorcists and yes, they are red, but you need to do some green, yellow or silver... or turquoise like a more refine Alpha Legionnaire hint hint ;) )

Will you allow one character question? Zekkel's skin and the scribbles on them that appear later: are they tattoos or a bi-effect of the daemonic possession gone awry? And are they based on any language or just random squirlies? Because yes, this is important for a project I have. And I now have time to do it.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exorcists, he was a real churchboy)

Yes, I do try to emulate traditional painting techniques. Real life shit is too messy for me nowadays, but maybe some day I'll do it) When I get my own house instead of 1-room flat) Good to hear about the detail balance, that's something I've always been struggling with,

Zekkel's tattoos appear after he joins the Word Bearers. They're essentially just that, tattoes, done in a technique that allows them to shift on the wearer's skin. Funny thing is that the texting is permanent, so that even though Zekkel isn't a legion-assigned Word Bearer, but a Slaaneshi demagogue, the texting is still the same, from the Book of Lorgar)

Oh, what project?
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:iconbelazikkal:
Belazikkal Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, okay.

As for the project: how things change in a few days. You'll see, but shit just got very busy very fast. But it is for the better, for my life. I'll bring more info on dA later when things have cleared up a bit.
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Medikun Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
While I think the lighting of the opening door is somewhat crude, the concept and placement are just perfect. I kind of struggle with 'just too little detail to enjoy' and 'Just enough detail, no bullshit.'
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
very nice!:D
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Neetsfagging322297 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Pretty sure a bolter and a fast pair of leggs alone would have saved him.
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:icontd-vice:
TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mayhap
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Neetsfagging322297 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Mistake, wouldn´t, not would.
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Zarrazheno Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For someone that went from super KILL ALL DAEMONS, and then in a way embraced it, his armor is really clean. There's not much desecration/wear aside from the usual roughness. Will you change that as you progress with this character? And or write stories as to when he carved his first 100 chaos stars?
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The change will be in that his armor will be pink and full of daemon faces)
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Zarrazheno Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Also nice art. Derp. No edit button. I like the lighting strip, very film-like. My only question is that; shouldn't the light be angled more towards the center, or have him kind of facing that direction? It feels a bit odd.
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Mishai Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm another scary psychoguy:) welcome on board crazy buddy-offers so many fun in future storyes with his possesion open mind:D good one-looking for one where will be eyes in detail:)
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should really learn english before writing anything in it.
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:iconmishai:
Mishai Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ye ye...when i start do all things what i "should" i die before comes to bottom of list-learn english:D
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:icontd-vice:
TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But I dont understand Garblish.
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:iconmishai:
Mishai Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, so you dont? I dont care. I like your picture, i sayd it, you are welcome....i dont care about your fucked up mood, you can go grammar bully someone else, writing to me this shit is pointless:)
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KittyTheSilence Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist
разве что руки сложены немного "по-цыплячьи",и то это можно объяснить громоздкостью обмундирования,в остальном все сделано шикарно,все эти символы,потертости и просто космические глаза)) еретики у тебя такие,что в них веришь)вообще на все комфортно смотреть+я люблю связь названия с работой,так что у тебя,даже не читая описания,уже можно сформулировать в голове идущий ход событий - и это супер
короче ты крут,но ты ведь и так это знаешь))
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
В силовом доспехе вообще трудно передать какую либо позу кроме "я эпично стою" и "я эпично замахиваюсь дрыном/эпично стреляю". Но по мне это и тупо скучно. Вон есть такой художник тут, рисует БлядАнгелов и все кипятком ссут, но дело-то в том, что рисует он своих маринов в одинаковых позах под одинаковым углом, и это на мой взгляд тоская смертная.

Поэтому я вот решил попробовать такую позу, она не столь приелась) Рад что тебе по нраву)
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KittyTheSilence Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist
Надо бы замутить тутор по тому как правильно рисовать мариносов(хаоситских конечно D: ).
Твоя поза хороша тем,что она как бы бросает вызов "ну привет,папочка уже вас заждался". :D

Продолжай в том же духе:3
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pyro-social Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
I love how you not only create these characters, but they tie in well with your own warband. damned impressive.
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:icontd-vice:
TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like coming up with stories about underdogs working up to the real stuff.
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Reyjavik Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Very nicely done illumination.
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:icontd-vice:
TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I share the centiment
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DisturbiaWolf13 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Very good, just the right level of detail. You avoided being overburdened with crap but kept it very interesting to look at. I especially like the carved wards and the eyes.

Nice depiction of when this process goes "wrong". I prefer these guys to the Grey Knights, less eye-rollingly uber and a more interesting colour scheme.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno, GKs are so Mary Sue it's sweet to hate them. Not even the Ultrasmurfs compare.


Overburdening of crap, it took me years to start getting rid of that in my works.
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Exarch-of-Khaine Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
So, I'm getting mixed ideas, are the purpleish eyes a sign he's Slaanesh affiliated or is the armor red for Khorne? Maybe both?
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Armor aint Khornate, its the Exorcists pattern. They also use occult signs on their armor to repel demons.

Didnt work for this fellow, tho.
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CMVreud Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Seeing the mishappen star on his shoulder-armor I can't get the idea of a whole Cthulhu-themed GRIMDARK out of my head.
What when between the stars wouldn't lurk the gods of chaos, but more Lovecraftian?
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dunno man
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HellSecond Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Holy moly. An actual more ''human'' looking in your Warband? :o I like the whole 'pacifist' thing too,maybe link me the story of him or make one? :3 I am very intrigued to know more about this fella.

Anyway, as an artpiece, I like the whole pose and mood of the character. *i suck at describing my thoughts I know >.>* Even if he's on the chaos side I don't really get that ''evil'' vibe from him as I do from your other characters. Even with all the pentagrams and skulls :P

Color is nice too,not too much,not to little :3 Keep up the good work!
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
His story is somewhat described in a few installations of my fanfics, actually.

But yeah, he had a pretty rough life. He briefly associated with Word Bearers, but then left them due to the fact that his connection with the slaaneshi daemon that posseses him is very weak and he's not a true Word Bearer by geneseed. He was outcast eventually, so he went on to spread the word of Slaanesh alone.

Main thing is that indeed, he's more about recruitment, diplomacy and mentoring than brute force, and he's fascinated with mortals, much more than other Astartes like himself whom he consideres irrevocably damaged and therefore not as attuned to the warp.

Thanks mate.
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Vsencke Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Artist
...just not the Spanish one.

Really cool work. I wish there were more details in the pauldrons, but that's just my personal preference.

My favorite part are the eyes. They really stand out. U_U
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks
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DeathfromSpace Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Grey Knights - Exorcists
Recruit from Pskyers, who are pretty much Daemon-chow - Recruits are possessed and exorcised of Daemons, making them invisible to Daemons.
Kills or mindwipes everyone who sees them - Don't murder innocent civilians for being saved by them
Recruits from an already rare population and only 1 in a billion survive Recruits from an entire planet, and two extra scout companies offset the lethality of Daemonic Possession Therapy
Only fights Daemons - Actually fights non-Chaos enemies on a regular basis
Secret base is in one of the most overpopulated solar systems in the Imperium - Secret base is in the middle of a forbidden sector
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And how is this a comment on an artwork?
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DeathfromSpace Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
it ain't just saw some guys arguing over grey knights and exorcists.

As for the art work, its excellently drawn and coloured as always. Really the brutal and dark style that more modern 40k shit should look to. And the background story is very good, I like the Idea of a possessed - doomed marine being the renegade spiritualist. Great job.
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jareddm Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Changed Zekkel from being a Word Bearer eh? As cool as the failed initiate story is, I think I liked the Word Bearer Demagogue background better if only because of your other piece of work regarding Zekkel of him looking over a grieving heretic trooper. It was very powerful for me and I felt it added a strong element to Zekkel's character as one of the few among the Sick Six who truly understood humanity and why they fight as they do. It is still an awesome piece and certainly captures the look of a proper Slaaneshi possession. Just my two cents.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah no, that was the backstory for quite some time. Failed initiate,then tagged along Word Bearers becoming a demagogue, then ran away from them too, and after traveling some, bumped into Torturers warband.

Glad you dig.
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jareddm Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
Ah, gotcha. That makes much more sense. Thanks.
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Melkor13 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's true that the exorcists are a grey knight wannabe chapter.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And your sharing of this sacred knowledge pertains to the artwork how exactly?
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Melkor13 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I have no clue.
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scorrius Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
cept grey's don't let demons get into their heads
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Melkor13 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Exactly
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scorrius Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
which in my opinion gives the exorcist some badass points
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Melkor13 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I agree with you. That is a pretty badass way of making soldiers.
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scorrius Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Aye
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