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The Legion of the Damned Color by SharpWriter The Legion of the Damned Color by SharpWriter
The Legion of the damned.

Space marines, that are well..damned. His armor is cursed and therefore is constantly ablaze.

Colored version of this

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Listen to Rob Zombie while you view this for ultimate viewing.
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:iconwyzilla:
Wyzilla Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
I laugh especially now at people who ever though the Legion of the Damned are living Astartes.
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Aqaad Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Awesome work with fire effects, it looks so real! But the proportions sadden me a bit. The head could be bigger and the body respectively lesser and more slim.
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S1l3nc Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014
Looks insane.
And a lot better than the armor without the flames. the regular armor is portrayed with painted flames which looks lame ^^.
This looks more like how imagined the Legion of the damned looked like. One can even see the heat of the flame.
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M-A-T-T-S-M-I-T-H Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Your descriptions and back stories are incredible, also this is bad-ass!
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TheLastIronMan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Games Workshop Exec1: "Men, we need a way to make a chapter of loyalist Space Marines badass."
GWExec2: 'But how?"
Sarcastic Intern: "Why don't you light them on fire?"
Exec1 & 2: "You need a raise.'
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titans-ghost Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
is still a brother till the end damned or not
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MactireTheBeast Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
"Listen to Rob Zombie while you view this for ultimate viewing." - One of the best artist self-comments I have read here on Deviant, I am in total agreement with you on this one.
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LegionaireB Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A very nice Legionnaire, though I think you may have overdone it on the flames just a tad.

For those of you who don't know, almost nothing is known about the Legion of the Damned. What is known (though the Inquisition tries to keep a tight lid on this) is that they appear when Imperial interests are threatened, deal with the threat, then disappear without a trace. It seems random at the time, but later analysis always proves that their intervention is significant on a galactic scale. Their armor is insignialess except for a predominant Flame and Bone motif on black. The few glances that have been caught of what is beneath the armor generally consists of pale flesh or rotting bone.

Their are many theories regarding their origins. The one most supported by Games Workshop is that they are a lost Space Marines chapter (the Fire Hawks) who contracted a deadly pathogen during a warp storm that is slowly killing them, driving them mad in the process. Personally, I don't support this idea: it doesn't explain how they know exactly where they should be or how they get there.
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Dyceman Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012
the legion of the damned are NOT evil, they have numerus times saved imperial forces and have actually proven themselves better at fighting chaos than many other legions, the imperium n inquisition are just prejudice assholes who like to judge people by appearence....
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tau43 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
I think one of the only reasons they haven't been excommunicated is because the retards that are the Ordo Hereticus realize that Chaos doesn't need any more badder-assed soldiers than the Imperium has.
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BioWolff Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
AWESOME!!! :iconeeeeeplz:
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here4pics Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
All i can say is HOLY SHIT THIS IS AWESOME!
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equilibrik Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cool Idea looks pyrotastic ^^
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raulmontana Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I dont like evil looking drawings but if I ever have to pick one, this is it.
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Black-Cardinal Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
And out of the darkness came lights, no natural lights but an ethereal flame that touched nothing around it, they were the Emperors Space Marines for sure but like nothing we have seen except for in our nightmares. The monsters mortifying bolters spat death at our enemies but made no sound as if no shot was ever fired and though they spoke nothing the unnatural light in their helm and eyes spoke volumes and tomes of pain, suffering and vindication. When our foes where defeated we fully expected an attack on ourselves for these could not have been the Emperors angels of death, but with one last look our direction the angels left as if they had never existed leaving not a shell or boot print behind. Amazing Work COuldn't help myself.
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Nightbringer24 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
This is awesome and with good timing too since GW is releasing models for them in January. I am so getting them.
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sl44n3sh Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
awsome art there and a great piece!

can be pretty usefull to have him as friend if you like BBQ (the dude won t enjoy a cold beer though)
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NightHerald Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
Wow, excellent piece man. Almost terrifying.
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Starcraftor Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
I like this version much better than the lineart. =D
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MisterScourge Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Apart from the fire looking a bit unrealistic, this is a nice work.
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner May 11, 2009   Digital Artist
Thanks sir.
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diuf Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Good work. But,.. this don't space marine Legion of Damned.
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009   Digital Artist
THanks but What?
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Silas-Aurelias Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
Simply amazing man! I always thought of the Damned looking like that.
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SDGRAPHICS Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
pardon my spelling i havnt seen a bed in a while.
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SDGRAPHICS Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
awesopme work live the bulkyness you add to your warhammer characters. beutifull work.
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Hawkeye92 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
This is cool. Always had a soft spot for the legion of the damned. So much cooler than the Ultramarines any day!
I love the flaming armour
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JaffarHasad Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Love it Mr.Nipples!
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Warhammer-Fanatic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Really liking this :D
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008   Digital Artist
Thx
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Warhammer-Fanatic Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Most Welcome :D
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ReqiumChronicler Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2008
that is some truly amazing, detailed, utterly amazing art work! as for the armor being cursed, its not so much their armor as their bodies...i know way to much on this i admit but they contracted a warp disease that slowly decays their bodies, as it does this they grow immune to pain and become much much stronger(you would think the opposite if your body was rotting) anyway as the disease enters its final stage before death, the space marine becomes an unstopable killing machine able to tear anything apart. then he promptly dies. i found that interesting, anyway yea this picture is a perfect rendition of the firehawks in their cursed form!
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IndustGreaseMonkey Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
My Favorite Space Marine Tribe, next to Salamander. I really wish these guys took off in 40K.

Nice work, love the flames.
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Walking-Maelstrom Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Fucking awesome. Still my favorite quasi-chapter. They're like Ghost Rider 40K, except way more awesome.

Perhaps as awesome as the Angry Marines, but on fire.
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2008   Digital Artist
Thanks dude.
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Dravek Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
nothing....there is nothing i can truly say to grasp..... my feelings about this piece... other than basics of WOW and yet again my favorite chapter!
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008   Digital Artist
Well im glad you like it thank you. Im having a limited run of these printed if you are interested.
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Dravek Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
where are you selling it though?
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008   Digital Artist
on diff forums pm me i can give you info
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aaronprovost Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
watching and faving ^_-.

Comments in your Dakka thread!
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Digital Artist
Thank you much.
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Neurotiker Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008
Thats it. Now ive seen everything.
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008   Digital Artist
Have you seen a man eat his own head?
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Neurotiker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
Never seen a man eating his own head. But then again... i guess if i want to watch such crazy shit i'd only need to type "man eating own head" intro youtube.com, But porn is much better. :-P
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008   Digital Artist
haha
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Neurotiker Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
yeah man. ey, where do you get the time and patience to draw such detailed pictures? its incredible. really, my coffee-filled-body is amazed when looking at them.
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008   Digital Artist
Well it usually consists of a lot of music and boredom.
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Neurotiker Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
*obtrusion* *obtrusion* Got an ICQ number? *obtrusion* *obtrusion*
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SharpWriter Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008   Digital Artist
i dont use icq,i haz aim.
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basler2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks like the armour is melting. I love it
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