Ah wonderful. He looks relatively young but you can see that he has seen some things. I love when Space Marines look older, because it must take some stuff out of you if you see what they see and do what they do. First I thought I could see a glimpse of mercy in his eyes, but now I thought about it and read it as callousness.
If I see a Space Marine without battle scars it must be a Blood Angel
I'd like to see him with his Deathwatch-Team! I'd like to see him 30 years from now and as neophyte!
Unfortunately, it has more views within 24 hours than your awesome Sister Cho in 3 weeks :/ Anyways, don't you dare to quit producing awesome stuff!
Thanks I'm glad you like it. I actually started him out as an original concept for a medieval story I was working on but decided that I wasn't happy with my other Dark Angel Depth of Field experiment and decided to take another go at it. 40K is easily my most favorite intellectual property it's been a dream of mine since I was 14 to be a contributor for them. About once a month I send them 2 or 3 new drawings. I figure the practice will either eventually make them think I'm worthy, or they'll just get tired of not responding
Aye, the market for 40k artists is pretty competitive. The 40k universe is so immensely well-written and well thought-out, along with being very stylish and ascetically pleasing that artists can't seem to keep their hands from drawing stuff from it.
Getting noticed by Games Workshop may seem a pretty daunting task, seeing as there are so many amazing artists all trying to get involved on more than just a fan-level, but here's a word of encouragement:
One thing that is absolutely important in any field of art is the ability to be eye-catching. The staff at Games Workshop probably go through dozens of amazing pieces of work every week without taking a second glance at many of them. Why? Because so many artists try to imitate the Gothic "Codex Book Style" of 40k work. While they're all individually good, few really stand out.
But when you draw in such a uniquely different style, people will stop and go: "Wait a minute, what what's this?". Then, now that it has their attention with your unique style, they can get a closer look and take time to actually appreciate some of the smaller details and little subtitles.
My point being: Keep at it. You have an eye-catching style that can seriously be used to your advantage. After all, of all the pictures of space marines that were in my deviantWatch inbox, yours was the one my eyes were immediately drawn to.
Here are some examples of other people who drew 40k in a different that usual style [link] [link] [link]