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Refugees WIP by TD-Vice Refugees WIP by TD-Vice
These kids' parents were all in the PDF when the military and government of their planet declaired their world independent from the Imperium. They quickly got rid of the remaining Imperial cults and governing bodies and prepared for the immenent assault. The Planetary Defense, however, didn't stand a chance agains the Mordian Iron Guard that had been sent on the planet to decapitate and destroy the rebellion. In a war that engulfed most of the world's Hives, these children lost parents, homes and by a lucky chance had avoided the same fate - the loyalists intended to burn out the whole planet to bare earth, and it would happen, if the Pact, always attracted to war, hadn't joined the battle in support of the rebels.

Most were afraid to ask for food from the notorious Pact, but some battled their fear and, firstly showing off the symbols of alliance, went to the camps to beg or trade for food and clothes.

Nidhok, being a Valhallan, always had a soft spot for children as his culture valued and protected the youth, so he hadn't been needed to ask twice to share some of his ration with the kids. Blind, remembering his days of scavenging on Savlar and being unpleasantly reminded of it, still shared too.

This is mostly finished lines, coloring will be next.

Comments and crit welcom especially on child anatomy since I suck at it.
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PossessedIron Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
I love the kid stroking the maulerfeind on the left.
Wolfeh12 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
the third kid to the right looks light a midget physique, not a child's physique. Otherwise gret.
Frittsthedeviant Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
the center cultist has this look of being far away, and looks very tired, i would think one would be when making enemys with your own race...i think this shows lots of emotion the normal codex's describe chaos with i think this should be new canon.
Bubbawing Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
why u make chaos so cute.

I love you man.
HailMyself Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
My brother say that you Chaos Scum is more Human than us. Maybe he Right.
VAMPYBlood99 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very touching sir very touching. Love the look on the tallest boy, the look of fear and desperation. I love their gear, looks just like what a refugee would wear. Is the third boy from the left blind? poor little thing. Very well done, a side of 40k even Chaos not seen a lot, they do need somewhere to recruit from right? this is where it starts. Such a brave girl (?) to pet the wirewolf's chin. So cute :) Really inspirational, Love the detail. All in all....a beautiful piece.
Scourge-Eagle Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student
I was surprised seeing bloodpact-pictures like this. They didnt seem being friendly to imperial kids, when they started shooting at the children in the manufactory in a Sabbat-World novel. but anyway, its an amazing drawing.

sry for bad english.
RecklessCharge Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the gear the kids are wearin and bahaha brave kid touchin the wirewolf, if thats what it is eh?
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yerp it is)
Warpwind Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
definitly one of my favs
Silenstvi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awe it's cute.
Connorgeet Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My friend this piece is absolutely amazing, and it has inspired me to develop some fluff for my own traitor regiment if that is okay?
WARORK Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Wow.....I actually never thought the pact could be so, humanitarian i guess...

Nice concept XD
brit92 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
excellent, clear details
dukeleto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing work, I love the Wirewolf (?) getting its chin tickled!
Jesseearlswift Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010
heh, surprized they didint wring every last drop of blood they could out of thoes kids, although,new recruits/foodstuffs have to come from somewhere, right? its kina funny seeing chaos aligned kids, like seeing a chibi bloodletter.
WaKelessREX Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing, it shows the forces of chaos in a way that is rarely if ever done. I love it
Wafflewarrior7 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Student General Artist
So that cameo of the badass with the Mow-hawk, is that you? Pretty badass.
Chaos-Cultist Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
I absolutely love this pic. What makes me prefer your art to that of others is that yours shows both sides of these guys. Some pictures show them in battle doing what they do best, and others show them in situations like these. It adds a depth of realism that few bother to show.

If everyone was too busy punching each other in the guts or snapping each others necks once a foe was beaten, these guys would never get past the first fight!

Unfortunately I cant add any suggestions on things that would make this better, as I lack the knoweledge and understanding to make such an opinion, however I will praise what is my favourite part of the picture - the kid at the back, petting the daemon engine.

Again, it adds realism, that's the kind of thing a child would do if it saw something that was essentially a pet, the pose and facial expressions have been pulled off perfectly and it really helps give the kids their own set of emotions and depth, rather than just have them all look identical stood in a bunch looking sad.

Absolutely top class work, sir.

BloodKing71 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Very Impressive, the Anatomy of the children actually is great, and I find it interesting, actually kind of beautiful that they are helping the little children... looks like your character have some piece of heart in them at all...
Upwinger Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I love the usual stuff, (awesome Space Marines with GIANT swords, heroic guardsmen, etc), but this really hits me because it's so different and yet..It kind of rings true. After all, Khorne is ALSO the god of martial honor: he is said to send his bloodhounds after those who prey on the weak and the skulls of the weaks don't make good material for the Skull Throne!
This picture make me want to know more. is this a ploy of the Ruinous Powers, who are tempting these kids? Are these Blood Pact troopers being genuinely good toward them?
Also, what the hell is inside those cans? If it was just pork and beans I would be severely disappointed :)!
AdamskiTheShirtless Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
The child scratching the Wirewolf is epic and heartwarming, as with most of your bloodpact art this is epic
Kryol Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
Олололололо, микрохаоситы доставляют!!1
Ravenkeeper Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2010
nice line art and not as improbable as most purist would claim. it is fruit for thought indeed =)
ZeroMKII Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
I do enjoy this and can totally see this happening.
Despite being a loyalist player myself, I understand that chaos is not all "FRAEG SHIT ON IMPERIAL TEMPLES RAEP RAEG FFFFF". Rather, it is typically the cults that are used as fodder and don't last at ALL agaisnt an Imperial force that act that way. A unit like the Pact, with from what I have seen is essentially a chaos-themed Imperial Gaurd, would have no problem giving hand-outs to their allies; provided, of course, that they are not at the moment fighting for their lives.
Enjoy the look on Blind's face, and the wirewolf getting it's chin scratched is good too, with the child's smile just adding onto it.
DNecro Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
this peaces specks volumes and then read the back story. the need so be more story's on the bad guys side in 40k. it look great can wait to see it in color.
Freakiq Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
40k needs more moments like this to really contrast the grimness.

Very well done!
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And to show that Chaos isn't a bunch of braindead villain henchmen)
FlyingDevastator Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
awwww so Chaos has a soft side too :)
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009  Hobbyist
hohohohoho... if only the loyalists weren't so unforgiving. blood pact ftw!
Maloch-Reus Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
I hope those cans are filled with poison, little traitors. Especially for the big'un, pencilling on a Chaos Star indeed, eww it makes me so mad! ;)

Great characterisation.
tyrantwache Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg sweeeeet! :excited:

I always thought the kornish guys know just death, kill and blood for the bloodgod.
Because it seems in all background things and fanstories they don't have a soft side.
But you show us the opposite..

I'm impressed...

btw, how are the things? :)
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
pretty cool idea here
those kids must come from a pretty tech advanced planet
looks like there's some fresh meat for the blood pact new recruits maybe

but one thing that i find odd is that wouldn't the presence of chaos give the imperials more reason to exterminatus the planet instead of reason to hesitate?
zeraful Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist
In that case, they would probably Exterminatus'd the entire galaxy quite a long time ago ;)
dukeleto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you mean because they have access to can-openers? :-D
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
not just 'cause of can openers but if you were to compare their clothes to that of the citizens of Tartarus featured on Dawn Of War who look pretty old fashioned by even today's standards these kids look pretty geared up

and also i don't think they'd need can openers here those cans seem to have those rings on them in which you can just pull the lids open
dukeleto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, there're a lot of worlds in the Imperium.
MistyMiasma Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
thought about having one of the guy, smiling and ruffling one of the kid's hair?
anyways, a change from your usual battle or bloody scene. quite lovely and i like the idea
ResentingFate777 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Wow I didn't think there would be a human side to chaos. Guess things aren't so black and white.
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Things are grey.
Petesamd Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
I like this one quite a bit. Shows the humane side of the cultists and the 1d side of the "good guys" imperium.

Oh and will you be working on any more of Blind's journal, I enjoyed the last one.
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Humans are humans. Those who follow Chaos just manifest it more vividly.

I will, probably) Literature in english is harder to do than art, though)
Babushka-Nipples Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Blind just needs a hug.

I think the lil' kids look cute. :meow: Can't wait to see it finished though, heh.
saintbomber Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
40k characters looking a little odd adds to the surreality of it, not that you're trucking along with any glaring issues on your child anatomy.
I'll try not to bore you with more "OMG THEME!!!" that I know I tend to, I love your blood pact stuff.
Composition wise, I think the division between Nidhok and The guy on his right is what makes this piece. When coloring this piece, I think letting the colors remove Blind(?) from the rest of the squad would set this piece well.
Good stuff.
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, actually I like theme and concept discussions. It ge's bland when people comment only on the technical side of your work especially when you try to tell a story and no one is actually interested in it or cares for it apart from how you draw.

Yes, in the colored work the light would certainly do the trick)

Thanks man,
HC-IIX Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Добрый хаос О.О
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
не добрый. реалистичный.
acid--rainbow Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
Aww, there is a squishy center after all. lol
I can't wait to see this one colored.
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not all that squishy, just human.
MisterScourge Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So far, there's no problem about the children anatomy part, apart from their custom tailored suits that fit them too perfectly (I would have expected those kids to wear or take salvage in bigger armours or suits considering they are "on the run" and wouldn't have time to find one that suit their size perfectly. Besides, I would prefer if all of them were in "tattered" clothings)
and the boy who's hand is in his pocket, I can't help to feel that he seems to be a teenager with wrong proportions.

And of course, I hope to see this coloured.
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