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Larks and the Angel by Agrifex Larks and the Angel by Agrifex
I haven't... EVER... done fan art, unless drawing all that other warhammer stuff counts. Which it does not.
I'm a huge fan of the daniverse, as those of you who are familiar with it know it's called, and the adventures within it I most enjoy are those experienced by the Tanith 1st.
I love almost all of the characters. Dan Abnett is a fantastic writer, the best that the Black Library has to offer, in my opinion (so far), and I have almost no qualms about his writing, other than the fact he enjoys his Deus Ex Machina a bit too much. Regardless, if you haven't read any of his stuff, and you call yourself a warhammer fan, you go out and read this shit.

Mad Hlaine Larkin of Gaunt's Ghosts may be my favorite character, with Brostin, Soric, Kolea, and Corbec coming in close positions behind.
I AM a fan of characters with mental instabilities (probably because I've got one meself and I sympathize), and I AM a fan of snipers. That's the SMART way to fight a war.
There's something about Larks that just charms me.

Here he is, aiming at an archenemy warlord, I forget which, (Enok Innokenti? Enlighten me, please!) with an angel, likely the Beati, watching over him. With his old and battered longlas with its custom nalwood stock.
Look closely enough and you'll see his arm is bandaged with a part of the angel's (nonexistent here, I wanted to do an anatomical study) robe.
My favorite moment of his. I'm aware the scene is not the precise scene in the book, but this kinda developed as I kept drawing into this specific moment.

About nine-ish hours. I should stop doing lineart and get used to painting, I need to get groove on.
Comment/Feedback/Critique/Criticisms please. (I know the wings suck).

TL;DR? Read Dan Abnett.

EDIT-
Thank you :iconpirozok:! Nokad the smiling's the one he was aiming at during operation: Larisel.
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:iconwiktorios:
AWESOME! I LOVE it!
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:icongoboomonyou:
Out of all the Gaunt stuff I've read, this is probably one of my top three favorite parts.  Awesome job, I think you  captured it quite well. :)
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Agrifex Jan 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Danke. I didn't do it justice, imo. Heh.
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:iconiajohn126:
Men of Tanith! Do you want to live forever?!
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Agrifex Apr 5, 2013  Student General Artist
HELL NO
LIVING FOREVER WOULD SUCK
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:iconyurtus:
one of the stories from Ghostmaker i like the most - you did a great job
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Agrifex Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Danke, bro
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:icongrimsheeper:
The angel's head seems a little too far towards the chest at this angle, like her neck extends right into her skull from behind. You got Hlaine spot on though.
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Agrifex Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a bunch! Always appreciate a critical eye. :D
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:icongrimsheeper:
Glad I could help then.
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