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Si vis pacem, para bellum by SharpWriter Si vis pacem, para bellum by SharpWriter
This is the final of 3 pieces I've done for portfolio work. This one is the centerpiece, and the one I spent the most time on.

GW here I come, Hopefully

All done in PS CS5
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alithking Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
We are angels of death, amazing work.
Drakozozh Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
There is only one thing I see that is incorrect canonically about this piece: All Imperial power armor for the Adeptus Astartes (modern armor is the Mk. VII Aquila pattern) has the Holy Imperial Aquila embossed on the breastplate in the chapter's colors. Otherwise, stellar work, and I hope to see much, much more from you.
Nacerius Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
40.000 thumbs up for you, sir. I'm atherwise speechless before such an awe-inspiring masterpiece. Emperor bless you.
superthrowdown Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
I really hope i see your work in GW soon, this is incedible
Ivi1k35 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Realy awesome!
Only one little thing should be corrected... there need to be imperial eagles on the breastplates...
Non the less a very impressiv pic!
AlanBajric Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011   Traditional Artist
Fantastic, cant find any constructive critic, simply amazing
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
omg!! one of the most amazing 40k art i've seen here!!:D
mosesIV Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Animus-Seed Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
One day, when I am a famous Black Library author, I'll hope you're the one doing the covers. ;)
DavetheBlade Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just amazing. great image!
Winyard Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
ReinoutJansen Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing.. I really like the armours looking "natural" not too shiny :D
westcoast1313 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
This is very nice mate!!!
Tinmansoldier Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
This is so epic Chuck Norris must acknowledge it existents
Darkmatter001 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh God dam that is cool!
theoggster Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet! I personaly prefer the breast plate without the Imperial aquilla & love the texturized armour.
C-W-V Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Wow. Very Awesome!
BrotherOstavia Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Man, I also wanted to make a Warhammer 40k portfolio but, after seeing this piece of awesomeness, better stay crying at home.
SDGRAPHICS Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey man awesome work and good luck. Hope you get in.
MygoodGovernor Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011
I LOVE IT!! only one thing is missing, the chest decor, either of the Imperial eagle or a skull with wings. other than that this is AWESOME!!!
artem-sh Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
great job! can we see picture with imperial eagle on chest ?
G1G4DR34DKN0T Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! Good luck!
ritchieritz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the quote, and the artwork is great too!
AlexKonstad Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This came out extra slick although my only nit pick, the depth of field is weird with that one servitor so close yet just kind of blurred. I think if you blurred out a lot more of those shapes and had more of a vague sillhouette you'd be doin good, camera would be focusing waaaay past that guy if he was that close so you'd have little to no clarity. I think. haha. good show!
SengokuTenno Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
As a fellow SM lover and GW fanatic, I will simply say that I think the next time you do Space Marines, you should be careful not to diminish the armor too much. You've done fantastic here! My only concern is the shoulder pauldrons look just a little too "shallow" if you take my meaning? They should be just a little bit bigger, is my take on it, in comparison to other artwork that I have seen. Not that all SMs are uniform, and indeed people may think that this opinion of mine is wrong and that you nailed it (which, I think you did quite well), but yeah, that is just my two cents worth.

Good luck and I hope you get hired by them.
Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
we march for macragge! :w00t:
uchuujinx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
And we shall know no fear! :D
J0nsey Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saw this on the BnC but I'll comment here too, great stuff! Hope to see more.
general-ducky Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
MathiasTemplar Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work man!
StugMeister Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice job sir - it almost looks like it's been rendered in a raytracing prog! :D

Good luck with GW! :) Keep us updated on how it goes.
InvictusSanguis Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice!!! this is a great pice but the only thing that is a bit disturbing is the miss of the imperial eagle or a big ultramarinessign on their chests! with those signs you could improve this piece even more!!but it's only and advice and if it was on purpose to miss those signs then ignore this^^
but anyway great great pic !!! really
SharpWriter Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011   Digital Artist
I originally had them on the chest, but they were to shiny and distracting. So I eliminated them, personal choice really I know the fluff nazis will look down on it though haha.
Count-Vilanova Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
honestly, I agree with your choice.
ShadowAdam Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
I really think this is fantastic artwork, and it is far more impressive than some of the art I've seen in the army books and GW would be idiots not to take you on.
Baron-Nutsnboltz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
With great work like this, They would be fools to say no. Space Marines FTW!
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January 2, 2011
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