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Prophet of Damnation by TD-Vice Prophet of Damnation by TD-Vice

This veteran Word Bearer had seen a thousand wars. Enslaved dozens of weaker souls, wrecked havoc on the weakining, anti-human Imperium of Man - and defied his own mortality in the process. He is the Prophet of Damnation, the Herald of the Dark Powers, death incarnate.

Well, what can I say. This has been a long ride - I started this picture about a year ago, dropped it in a very raw state, and recently returned to it now.

This is the pinnacle, the apotheosis of my soulless technical skill at the moment. Am I happy? I'm pretty fucking happy. Now will suffer from carpal tunnel syndrom, but finally I've been able to achieve the quality of official Games Workshop artwork, as I see it. Maybe it's a delusion, but then, who knows.

There are flaws to the work that were inherit to it, but then, if there are no flaws, there is no improvement to them. It's also the first work where I used so many lightsources and tried to render them all realistically.

This is what I do. A signature work. Not funny, not entertaining, but a display of das qualitat.

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I must argue with you when you say this piece is not entertaining. Perhaps not in the way you meant it, but it certainly entertains the eye, as well as the mind.

The time and effort put into this are strikingly apparently. The dimensions - the lines and shapes - of it are done amazingly well, it almost seems like you could reach out and feel the image as if it were real flesh and metal.

Again, here you show your mastery at creating realistic surfaces and textures. The etched and cracked metal, the glow of light on reflective surfaces, the gleam in the eyes of the demon creatures, all pulled off absolutely amazingly.

The only thing I find myself not quite amazed with is his face. There just seems to be something... missing. The rest of the image is just filled with impact and sheer raw visual power and then his face just seems to fall flat amidst it all. His skin is so smooth compared to all the other textures, perhaps more wrinkles or scars would be appropriate? Even the skull attached to his breast plate is still somehow more "alive" than his face.

I did score you quite low in Originality simply because this so much resembles the vast majority of your work in theme and visual aspect, if not in the actual quality of the work. That quality does, in this case, make up for the slight unoriginality of the subject.

This is filled with details and is proof of what a great artist can put out when effort and time are put into something they have desire to complete, and complete well. It is food for the eye, impossible to stop roving and absorbing the sheer detailed complexity of this amazing piece.
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Having watched your work for a year or more now, I must say that this may be one of the best work you've constructed so far. A piece does not have to be made up as an action scene to thrill the mind. There's so much detail in this piece that there doesn't seem to be an end to how long you can look at it and try to examine every little piece, without it getting annoying like many artists make.

Not to mention your practice at rendering texture and materials have really paid off, by the looks of it, from the rough, scarred texture of steel on the armour to the fleshy faces on the shoulderplate.

And finally, I am quite pleased with the way you've managed to show personally from the Marine with so simple a pose and apperance.

All in all, a fine work, nigh-perfect.
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DasTierLockjaw Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man, I'd say this is pretty damn close to that quality. Kick-ass work! Keep it up!
Tratnaivedeerf Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Otherwise really good work but his nose just looks too damn massive. No matter how much I admire all the other details in this picture I always end up staring and cursing that snout.
Willroy Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
This is beyond amazing, and deserves a daily deviation
UselessHopeless Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist
У тебя такие офигенные вещи по Вахе, но, блин, кривовато все же.
enis-s Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Amazing Speechless
Squadlala-the-13th Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
All the "essence" of the World Bearers is here. Just awesome as a dark apostle.
UniverseOwl Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
One of the best warhammer-portrait I ever seen.
Horacus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
All praises my brother. Let's have faith on the true powers.
ASteriFegari Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Artist
ASteriFegari Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Student Artist
THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME!!!!! FORRRRRRRR CHAOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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