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Portrait of a Sororitas by dForrest Portrait of a Sororitas by dForrest
Did this to test out some inks I bought.
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DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Classy
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
No problem 
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Walking-Maelstrom Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
What's amazing here is the complete lack of bowl-cut. I think that alone drives me off the wall.

Luckily the Sisters I created ([link]) have none of that. While I understand the textures look flat, I think your strong point here lies in her face. It's not one of vitriol. It's one of contemplation, something nice for a change.
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dForrest Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I really appreciate your comments. And may I say yours is simply amazing. I'm on my way over to +fav it right now.
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Walking-Maelstrom Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Heh...well actually the artist is Chaotic-AlterEgo, so all skill credit goes to her. The concept idea of the Sisters however belongs to me. I wanted to create more unique looks to them, especially with the Order of the Valorous Heart scheme (real GW order too btw). I wanted to create some without the bowl-cuts or the bland design...not to mention in the future personalities that aren't like that of a voice recording.
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dForrest Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I only recently started to appreciate the sisters as part of the 40K universe. In the past I dismissed them as fetishes to attract 14 year old boys. But when I started GMing Dark Heresy I had a player want to play a sister. And reading through the "Blood of Martyrs" got me fascinated with the Ecclesiarchy as an organization. So I'm seriously toying with the idea of a Sisters web comic at this point. But I don't want to do something typical of the usual fanboi sister worship. I want to do something with a less militant order, with deep personalities and a well written plot.
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Walking-Maelstrom Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
All you're going to get is nothing but the call of "fanservice" if you do. I had designed Gabrea, Cassia, and Maeve to specifically have actual personalities. The Order of the Valorous Heart is pretty much Orders Militant but they're not the damn typecast Sisters. Granted, they're but a part in the greater story of the Librarian vs. Chaos, but they were meant to actually show something beyond "GHAAHHH INNOCENCE PROVES NOTHING BURNNNN UNBELEEEEEEEEEVERRRRRRRRZ AND DONT TOUCH ME MEN." The three of them, different positions mind you, have their interactive personalities and some semblances of humanity.

Ciaphas Cain's story in Cain's Last Stand presented a veteran Sister who played cards, drank, and wasn't celibate. I won't make it that casual but I hope you could take a note from it.
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dForrest Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not communicating myself if you think I'm talking about fanservice here. I'm talking about gritty 40K with believable characters. Doing for the Sisters what Horus Heresy is doing for Space Marines.
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Walking-Maelstrom Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry...I was just being cynical. Typically when people do Sisters, the drooling masses tend to treat it LIKE fanservice. I know you've got a more creative angle up your sleeve. I'd like to see what you've got in mind and maybe I could tell you mine.
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dForrest Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's all still very primordial at this point. So I have no idea how long you'll have to wait to see something. My focus right now is on the other sisters I'm working on: The Sisters of the Laughing Doggebi.
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sickoleman Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
cool
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:icondforrest:
dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks
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McCoyPauley Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
Keep testing those inks! ;D
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. They're not really moleskine friendly. I'm going to play with them on bristol and card-stock and see what happens.
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lobaud Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Wicked! - great balance in armor details and and edginess of her hair!
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice work!

I actually really like the design of the gorget.
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I like now knowing what a gorget is called. :)
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :D
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andythemarine Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Writer
she looks a bit more like an inquisitor to me but very nice work
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I suppose a Sororitas could graduate to Inquisitor.
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andythemarine Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Writer
I always thought that sororatis(sorarati soraratisses idk) took the more diret approach and fought more like space marines and the like while inquisitors were like super cops
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are both militant and non militant orders within the Sororitas. And even among the militant wings there are aggressive and non aggressive orders. But older sisters grow in authority and rank. A Sister Superior or Cannoness is far more political than she is combative.
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andythemarine Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student Writer
interesting, I did not know that, I havent read the codex thourghouly, just skimmed in the store mostly, but cool
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Tombwalker-66 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Excellent!
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:icondforrest:
dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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o0Magnus Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
superb
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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koalachotao Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
I like your draw style. Nice job! ^^
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for saying so.
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Beckjann Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic illustration!!!
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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Spork1 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This looks relay good, I like the hard lines and and angles of the picture, they suite the sisters quite well. I also like the sepia effect you have created.
Excellent work!
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. The sepia effect comes mostly from the moleskine tablet's page.
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Alejo-AWES Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work here mate. Love the straight lines and the elegance of the blood splatter
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. It's always encouraging to hear what people like on a new piece. Because for about 48 hours after finishing I can see nothing but the flaws. Eventually I get over it and accept the piece :)
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lone-wolf-boudin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Nice face expression
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I redrew it about elleventeen thousand times.
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Eaglecaste Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Good job. I like how the armour looks solid and capable of stopping a bullet
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:icondforrest:
dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!

Yeah Sororitas armor is some pretty tremendous stuff. We've got a Sororitas in our Dark Heresy campaign and she's damn hard to wound.
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Nice portrait :)
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:icondforrest:
dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Imortis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
gasp! A non-white haired Sororitas? HERESY!

No but jokes aside, this looks really good, I love the bloodspatter. Is that a custom brush or freestyle?
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are several non white haired orders... It's not a brush. It's hand drawn with prisma color and fabercastle markers.
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Imortis Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes, the hair part was meant as a joke.

And that is quite impressive. I genuinly thought it was a digital painting.
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dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I do play with contrast after the scan. But the render itself is all traditional.
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