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I got my bass back, and here's the tune for it: [link]

"If we were to talk about the heretic Excommunicate Traitor known as Torturer, it would be unwise to overestimate our foe. He, by no means, is the strongest warband leader in the sector, and a "champion" that had known defeat far too many times to be respected by the savages the heretic warlords are... But, for what we know, he has an ability to draw loyalty to his wretched and depraved persona, something he had falled back on for decadeds. It had even amounted to the traitor consorting with warpish fiends - and we know that Torturer has no source of power to keep them on a short leash. This matter should be investigated by Ordo Malleus, in standard proceeding." - Morran Tenepht, Lord-Inquisitor.

Fucking shit. Fucking finished, as I wanted before New Years. 8 months in the works. Fucking outdone myself.

Fuck everyone who don't fave and comment, and praise Slaanesh, bitches.
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:iconbelazikkal:
Okay, long time coming. Sorry for that.

Your female anatomy is getting better, with better proportions, even if Domine is in danger of duckface. It could just be full lips too, hard to judge from a face-on view. If I have one complaint on the Daemonettes, it's that their arms are so skinny! They may be daemons but give them some shapes to put those nice tats on!
And speaking of tats/tits: They look nice and weighty and have a sense of presence. There's jiggle-factor in them. Middle one is a bit bony for those knockers, but something a little smoothing out of muscle definition can't rectify.
Dead Beckjannic Dark Eldar: nice touch.

Now, Torturer: It is nice to see him unarmoured, to show how utterly wasted his body actually is, a far cry from the well muscled physiques of your average Astartes. Somehow that just highlights his depravity. The bionic fingers and jaw don't help. He might've been handsome once, but no more.
The connector ports for the black carapace dotting his body are nicely spread out, look sensible and are very neatly woven into the chest tattoo. Hinduic inspiration?

You have done a great job with values here. Torturer is brighter than the others, bringing him to the fore. Despite the almost insane detailing, the picture is very readable.
The trouble is that it isn't the most original of motifs, even with the Chaotic 40k twist. It feels as if I've seen this elsewhere in fantasy art.
The Slaanesh icon at the top is also slightly lopsided. There's something to it that feels as if it doesn't quite align properly.

And yes, this is probably just gonna sound as griping, but I am missing a background. The grey is neutral, but with all the other grey going on in this, it gets irrevocably flat. It is better than a white void, though I can't convince myself a black background would have been even better.
Lastly: where are Torturer's legs, as well as the two daemonettes'? They just sort of hover in the background. Okay, if it is more meant to be iconography, but the highly realistic render belies that. This is, to my eyes, a pic of them in the middle of a Slaaneshii sermon, a photo if you will.

In closing: technically and conceptually I can find little issue with this. Maybe a darker background, to really make Torturer pop out.
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thanatos1988 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015
now we took off, go to GW and kick 'em faces until they made a model of Torturer and these three daemonettes!
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gkid1107 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
that smile, I likes it.
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Cryophase Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome. I love the demonette designs especially
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emprahsque23 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Creepy.....it would be less creepy if they had anime boobs
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
That is insanely well done! Just wow, 8 months to do it? But damn well worth the time with these results, Im stunned, superb!

Hate when people just fave and not comment, but I have to apologize, Im not much of a faver, prefer to comment, but: I freaking love this, details, shading, the poses everything is stunning :D
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is 8 months?? but damn this is hot shit!!!!
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:iconbabushka-nipples:
Babushka-Nipples Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Still has a wip feel to it.
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andy9 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Student Interface Designer
brb colour overlaying this piece of fine art
:3

but seriously... looks amazing... and thorny
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HeadbangingMidget Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your shading is always excellent, I am serious, the value scale is off the charts here.
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:iconrainuskarn:
RainusKarn Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This is outstanding. Ive been following your artworks for years now, but this is extra impressive.

I like the iconic "feel" to it.
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Tr01ka Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Daemonette's cunt doesn't have enough teeth.
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chezarawolf Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
Beautiful!
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:iconblackevilskull666:
BlackEvilSkull666 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
8 months? WOW! This turned out amazing, it seems like it combines elements of the future with the past.
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Neetsfagging322297 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
All praises Slaanesh for the perfection and the beheading of transgender eldars! And You Are Coming With Us
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:iconcommisarjakster:
CommisarJakster Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So much delicious detail. The 8 months was completely worth it.
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Supremejudge Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Reminds me a bit of the cenobites, especially because of the title.
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DivisionLeitbild Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
its been about time, eh. Not that I want to complain, but I kindah missed that stuff from you for a while. Love the details, like the dead spiky eldar Head or the tatoos, Torturers head looks awesome as allways.

Oh and btw, fuck slaanesh. All Hail to the Undivided Chaos... so basicly slaanesh too. :P

Are ye Interrested to get some new Band/Dj names so you got new noise/Industrial to listen?
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:iconpeterhat:
PeterHat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am speechless. I see you wore aiming for something like the sacred icon from the church of the heretics.
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wanizame4545354 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Fucking Nice.
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Pezantri Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Torturer for Jesus 2013? Either way this is an amazing pic, good to see someone make some high quality grey scale that's a completed work and not just some doodle.
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Alejo-AWES Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You said it; fucking gorgeus
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
irrelevant lore comm3nt about your irrelevant preferences, instead of artwork? deletion.
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Babushka-Nipples Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
I never thought you'd be the one to flag comments as SPAM because you didn't like it or whatever.
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Count-Vilanova Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
look below it.
"Your lighting is truly superb.
I love the look of the flesh with the wrinkle the shades give it and the depth to the wounded mouth."
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Count-Vilanova Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Your lighting is truly superb.
I love the look of the flesh with the wrinkle the shades give it and the depth to the wounded mouth.
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Rither Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
A well done job on Torturer's face, the detail is remarkable. Would love to see this in full color.
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dahksinol Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
The detail in this piece is superb. His smirk, as always, is reminiscent of a predatory smile, much like a wolf's or an ape's once they feel threatened or when they're about to attack. The veins and black carapace sockets around his body are amazingly disturbing, the ones one his abdominals action reminded me of... no offense, a man's version of a six-breasted daemonnette at first glance, which in my opinion is very understandable with him being a champion of Slaanesh and all.

Can't really say much about the daemonnettes, though, aside from their variety and uniqueness while still adhering to Warhammer 40k lore (or should I rather say, exploring the unexplored areas that Games Workshop had left for us to fill in?)

Also, is that eye on his chest a mutation or a tattoo?

Again, awesome piece. Really conveys what Torturer is, in my eyes, an ever defiant traitor to the imperium. Which is just fine by me.
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PhilippeLizard Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
The only thing I don't like is the plain background; the white wall doesn't improve, in my opinion, the cruelty and the twistedness of the subjects; a black or pink wall would be more effective; more, the daemonettes looks more reasonable than him, and this is cute; the central position of the main character with the dark messiah pose is awesome and effective, even empowered by the fake sensation of weakness given by Torturer's nudity(one Winged Angel?).

Besides, about the ispirations....Evil has never been so androginous....and ego-centered; but Chaos is fueled by ego, isn't it?
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tyrannos Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
3rd form of final boss?
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:icontd-vice:
TD-Vice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorta
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tyrannos Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Next form should be more androgynic. Then it's hawt :3
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
love that detail. his arms are so wonderfully druggy
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Druggy?)
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SoylentRobot Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
all full of veins and plugs, like they're just injected with drugs 24/7
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lobo297 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Nice, Torturer looks like typical normal human(not Space Marine) and it fits him very well.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He ain't bulky cuz Raptor.
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lobo297 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
My bad mate :D. But I have to admit that it looks like a true Champion of Slaanesh, and just as the Joker ever happy whit that grin.
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Korikaze Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
What Seems off to me:
I thought Space marines were supposed to have smaller heads proportioned to they're bodies than normal humans do, but I suppose that could be explained by all of Torturer's cranial and jaw augmetics. Also his torso looks to be a tad on the slim side to me.

What I like:
I love what you've done with the Daemonettes and the variation between them, you've portrayed them such that their twisted sexuality and utter wrongness/creepiness comes through excellently in the piece.

Torturer himself makes a great focal point and his relaxed almost bored expression offset by his grinning jaws and his outstretched arms as if to say "And all this could be yours, for the paltry price of your soul..."
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. But point is here, that when I came up with Torturer, he was made as a self-insert character. And since I'm heavily on the skinny/scrawny side, I thought - hm, making a character that is like uber-buff would be silly. So I thought about it and was like: hey, but he's a Raptor. Supposedly, in the Codex, it was hinted that they mutated in a manner that allowed them to fly better and longer using their warped jumppacks that loyalist Assault Marines. And usually, the less a mass of something is, the better this something is propelled through the air - birds even have hollow bones for that to happen. So I decided that Torturer sort of "withered" as a Raptor compared to regular Astarted, that his speciality made him lean for better well, "raptoring")

Yeah, the daemonnets were the funnest part here, wanted to make them sort of traditional in the lore, but still with a twist.

Yum, tasty souls)
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KittyTheSilence Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist
распечатать,повесить,регулярно восхвалять Слаанеш путем оргий перед плакатом :D

holy shit!still unbeliveble that you finished THIS,our prayers were not in vain lol.

ябать,с чего же начать?!с охуенных демонеток (всех троих?каждой по отдельности?заебенных крыльев?кучи сисек??) или с центральной фигуры всего этого? (потрясающе детализированного тела?неебической ухмыляющейся челюсти??взгяда??). Решение,решение..кстати мне на ум пришла пугающая ассоциация с иконой )) если еще по делу,то хороший баланс оттенков серого.
но,ебаный насос,чую,публика доведена до исступления :D
хотя многие пытаются придраться к рукам,по мне так это сложно,в них встроено столько всяких примочек,что можно просто не увидеть точную анатомию.
одно слово(за исключением всех верхних))): впечатляюще

Praise to the Slaanesh :iconheresyplz:
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Рад слышать, реально - ты у нас спец по демонеткам, хех) Спасибище)
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KittyTheSilence Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
:iconohstopityouplz:
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Erzool Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
It's odd seeing the more mortal side of the big guy for a change. Strip away the armour and there's still something remarkably human under there, especially compared to those around him here. A man among daemons.

As far as the skill goes it really is something to behold. There is a silent motion behind the lines that speaks of more than just what you see here. Torture is becoming richer as a character all the time and is a constant inspiration as to what can be achieved if you put the effort in.

The perfection of Slaanesh speaks for itself.
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man is to rule over daemons, sort of a supremacy heh?)

Great to know that there is progression, that's what often worries me about my art - not to get stale.
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Erzool Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Oh yer I agree, I find it impossible to stick to one art form for very long. Or creative output for that matter.
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DrProfesser Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Oh my god(slaanesh), this came out wonderful. Remeber seeing the WIP and thought that was great, but now finished its amazing Good work as always
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TD-Vice Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate, I'm happy I had finished it too.
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DrProfesser Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Hey you earned it and no problem. I love the deamnettas(sorry for misspelling), both sexy and kinda creepy. I like the tatto on torture's chest, love the slit wrist oozeing blood(I think thats what it is) to the daemon's hand. The way torture smiles with mechanical mouth looks awesome. Detailing looks great(reminds me of H.R.Giger in a way).

Jesus man, a true master piece is in front of me.
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Narric-SB0 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I prefer Khorne. "Milk for the Khorneflakes!!" and all that :P

Superb piece.

I don't envy you for working 8 months. That is an amount of time I don't think I'm prepared to work on a piece for.

Your fluff bit feels to be "short of breath." By that I mean it a few too many pauses from commas. There are also a couple places where a comma or two would slow down the sentence, letting it sink in more comfortably. Just my thoughts.
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