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A Blood Angels Marine shares a human moment with a fleeing mother and her daughter.

A new Artwork for you all. This is a portfolio peice thats taken a while to finish between other things.
I'm quite pleased with this, the lighting being great fun to mess with.

I wanted to show that a Space marine is meant to be something like 9 foot tall after all the genetic manipulation that have, so putting one next to a normal human mother and her daughter really brought that comparison home.

I liked drawing the little space marine plush toy the girl has in her hand. Kind of a nice little story there as the girl, who's been playing with her teddy, final meets the real thing and is awe struck by it.


EDIT: Wow, thanks for the DD and all the lovely comments. Really appreciate them. Thank you!

EDIT 2: Worked on the woman a little more to improve her Proportions. Not perfect, but better.


Had a lot of really cool comments about this Image, which I really, really appreciate.
Now, if only someone would rave about it to Games Workshop! Hint...!
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arschpo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014
:headbang: :headbang: :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :squee::squee: Great Artwork :squee::squee:   stupidme::stupidme:  Amazing :stupidme::stupidme::stupidme::stupidme:  :stupidme::
manukord Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
OH MY EMPEROR!, is like: "We fear our own shield". Many times, I wish to see a daily perspective of the Warhammer 40K world, but you know, "IN THE GRIM DARKNESS OF THE FAR FUTURE THERE IS ONLY WAR".
BlueGnoll2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Something you never see depicted!  Well done!
Wh40Khead Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
That is one helluva awesome depiction. Nice work!
Doc-Ginger Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Fuckin Brilliant man, this brings out a side of the Space Marines I have never seen in artwork and indeed a side most of the marine chapters themselves seem to forget in fluff :p Truly Impressive
Sev808 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
That's cute!
zwartekraai Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013

thats all i can say
Thrownik Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Sons of Sanguinius. Heroes has come.

"-You are so big- girl said- you are Space Marine? You came to save us?- little girl asked
-Yes girl, Emperor send us- he answered- I shall take back your home."

230cm <- Space Marine
160-170cm <- human woman

bloody awesome, men XD
Crazymagritte Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
Interesting concept. You don't often see that kind of depht in warhammer 40k art. You should do another one like that.
Ziet666 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Awesome picture!
notchthegreat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's cute and awesome at the same time. There should be more art like this. Thinking of the childen. It'd be awesome to think of this from one of the xeno's point of view.
Coconutdawn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is awesome. Nice original idea
BrutalityInc Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
For all their bravado about honor and glory, we must all remember that in the end the God-Emperor created the Space Marines as the defenders of Humanity, and that deep down, they are still Human. And only when Astartes forget this do they began to walk the road to damnation and ruin.
Path-Of-NoEnd Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015
True words, brother.
hamburgercranium Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
i wonder what the blood angel soldier is thinking about, giving that him and the chapter he is with love war as though it was a drug
LegioIX Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
YayaxBuddha Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student Photographer
Mech-Master Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is good, I MEAN GOOD but I honestly think you should change the mom's outfit. When I look at her the only thing I get is Hooker in my mind. It's likes a Hooker with a kid. Just change her skirt and boots. This is still good though. Most people don't understand or get how big Space marines are compared to regular humans.
Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sorry, this is going to sound really awful but it looks like he's sharing a human moment with a hooker and her daughter. It's the sexy open skirt and high heels.

It says street walker instead of humble mother, but that's my twisted mind for ya
millenia89 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
ITīs kind of stereotypical to put mom with a kid. What about dad with kid.
Harkavium Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Imperial Army where nearly everyone has to go of course :p
millenia89 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Wow didnīt know space marines were that big!
USdreadnaught92 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
OutofLuna Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Amazing picture! Great to see someone giving the 40k universe a "human" moment, showing the common people next to the extraordinary.
Could I make a little request? It would be great to see a guardsman in a similar situation. A grizzled guardsman remembering his family in trenches, or something to that effect.

The Imperial Guard are the backbone of the Imperium! They need to be given more credit!
Daminicus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Is that a Titan in the background? If it is I'm really wondering what kind of force would call for it?
AndrewDobell Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes it is, and I don't know. :-)
GreatTeacherDiCenso Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"As I looked down and saw the child, I was reminded, that after 200 years in service to His Most Holy, what I fight for! As I walked by, I smiled and replied 'Be afraid no longer little one. The Emperor has heard your prayers...We are here!'"
AndrewDobell Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice, I like it.
PatrickNegro Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Awesome. A true testament to the might of the Imperium.
Cathto Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Youve captured a really touching moment in what is essentially harsh, dark and grim subject matter. 40k needs more human quality to it.
EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
This is really cute!!! Of course due to the GrimDark setting, something terrible will happen to the mother and child. T.T
Tadashi2 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Not if the Sons of Sanguinius can say anything about it!
EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Sometimes they're part of the problem rather than the solution...
Tadashi2 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
True...if any Chapter can avoid civilian casualties, it's either the Salamanders - because the care - or the Blood Ravens - because they're masters of 'Just As Planned'.
EmeraldKeefe Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
Indeed, not many forces of the Imperium do that.
Tadashi2 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Amazing...this captures the feel of the Imperium of Man...despite all the sacrifices and cruelty, people still live on because of those sincerest thanks to the one who made this...
fanglish Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
Have read a fanfic with the same theme. Ironically enough that one's marine was a Blood Angel too, though the setting was different.

Good job.
NewGuy13 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
Hey, lady, settle a bet. Do I look like a giant bell to you?
mandomasta Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
love it
GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
You should be a drawer for GW. seriously, this is a level of epic that i have not seen.
AndrewDobell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
GeorgesConcepts Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
No problems.
omega3456 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
wow.... just wow...
dmastermanga Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd really like to know more about the story behind this picture. Probably my biggest question is why that world is under hostility by the spacemarines.
Good art anywho
AndrewDobell Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
No idea. I had a vague idea that it's a human hive that's been over run by one of humanities enemies, Genestealers maybe or Chaos, who knows. Anyway, the Space marines have been sent in to cleanse the hive of the pollutant and this is one of their offensives.
Flexxxfit Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it :)
really awesome work
LordCastigator Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Awesome job on this! I think it captures the human element of Blood Angels well, having a Blood Angel Successor Chapter myself.

I like how far back the little girl has to lean to look at him. 9 feet tall is enormous when you're only 2-3 feet tall...
Bantirat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
godlike linework!
especially the architecture is very nice!
dan-cable Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Great job, well done
Dogarn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Only awesome
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