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Sanguinus vs Bloodthirster by morganagod Sanguinus vs Bloodthirster by morganagod
I almost didn't make this. I started looking for reference and found that someone else had already painted this situation. The basic sketch was on my computer for months. Then I found top 10 list of advice for artists. And one of em was "Everythings been done... but not by you."

Originality is really overrated. I mean, some of the greatest artist throughout history have used other source material. Michelangelo didn't invent the stories he portrayed on the sistine chapel. Rembrandt did a sketch of the last supper, despite leonardo having already created his master piece.

So I decided, what the hell, this may have been done before, but that doesn't mean I can't give it a go.

I worry that the motion blur sort of blurred his left leg, so I kind of dilineated it a little bit. But tried to not over power the motion blur.

Also, this is my take on Sanguinus' armor, I know there are many canonical differences.
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:icondaminicus:
This a wonderful portrayal of the gallant and noble Sanguinus battling the dark forces of Chaos. Despite what other critics may say, their is no such thing as being unoriginal when it comes to art (Besides flatout tracing it line for line). I would be extremely happy to know that you take great pride in your work and continue to create masterpieces such as this in order to not only fulfill your own aspirations but to inspire others to do so themselves. I will agree though that the motion blur seems to some off a little strong, but I can still enjoy this painting to its fullest.
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:iconthemonkeysunkle:
TheMonkeysUnkle Featured By Owner May 30, 2013
Parks himself at the Eternity Gate.

Proceeds to troll bloodthirsters.
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:iconsirringe:
SirRinge Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's like a person fistfighting a bear, except the bear is a 20 ft tall angry, angry demon and the person is... well, Sanguinus.
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:iconzibzero777:
zibzero777 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
(Come demon! Taste my knuckle sandwich!) But seriously..... nice art sir.. :)
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:iconlizren:
Lizren Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is for the Emperor!
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:iconxaihellion:
XaiHellion Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
Not sure if this is the one Sanguinius breaks the Daemon's back and throws him over the stairs of Terra, or when Ka'Bandha utterly smacks the crap out of him. Seeing as I see no grand buildings of Terra, the latter. Amazing work here, great job.
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grimaldus343 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
loving it!!!
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:iconninthnow:
Ninthnow Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Two thoughts: 1) this is amazing. 2) I saw this and immediately thought, "Sanguinius is about to kill a Bloodthirster by punching it in the face." and that thought made my day.
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:iconlordcastigator:
LordCastigator Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Nice work. I'm guessing this is during the big siege? Been a while, but I do remember the Angel wrestling with a Bloodthurster in mid air, then breaking it's back on his knee before closing the gates...
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:iconroughbugger13:
roughbugger13 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, like your interpretation although it reminded me more of the Sanguinor and M'kar.
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:iconkamczan:
KamCzan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How about I slap your shit ? WITH MY BARE HANDS !
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:iconsaint-max:
saint-max Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
really nice .... love it :D
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:iconbrothercoa:
BrotherCoa Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
By the blood of Sanguinus!!!
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:icontoptimusprimus:
ToptimusPrimus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epicness!
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:iconbantirat:
Bantirat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hurrhurr, thats what i call epic!
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BioWolff Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
My eyes burn from the awesomeness !!!

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conquerer9192 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Amazing Picture !!
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:iconevohunter7:
Evohunter7 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Un-be-lievable!
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:iconmrstereo1:
MrStereo1 Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
epic
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:iconmorqwal:
morqwal Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
amen to originality on what you said.

i think it has more to do with execution. how you pull it off. and you sir, good good execution.
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:iconhadowsay:
Hadowsay Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
METAL
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:iconyohan-gas-mask:
Yohan-Gas-Mask Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011
Falcon pu-*insert [link] here*
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:iconartistvstrevor:
ArtistVsTrevor Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
Very smooth, its a different style compared to most warhammer drawings, because most of them are very detailed, this is too but its smoother, different style, i love it :)
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:iconbishup:
Bishup Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2010
:thumbsup: very nice :wow:
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:iconmeganbednarz:
meganbednarz Featured By Owner May 24, 2010   General Artist
Great work, I really love the blurred forms of the wings, it adds a lot of motion.
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:iconkaetaris:
kaetaris Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Wow, jsut wow. This is amazing.
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:iconturain:
Turain Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010
wow :O
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:iconkf11:
KF11 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
wow that's just ... wow
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:iconelementofchaos:
ElementOfChaos Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2009
Great rendition of an epic battle; love the colors and motion to this work.
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:iconcorvenicenail:
CorvenIcenail Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
Beautiful
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:iconstarcraftor:
Starcraftor Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
This is beyond amazing and even if it weren't SANGUINUS FTW.
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:iconmanticore912:
manticore912 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
that is so badass, freaking wonderful work on this man
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ValorB Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
The Coolest WAR40' Painting I've -ever- seen to date ._.
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misterpoppy Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Ok, I love the hair and armor, but the blurring around the bloodthirster's wings hurts the composition. With something as big as his wings, they shouldn't be streaking off the page with semetrical blurs. I think with your tallent you can think of a much more technical and badass way of fixing this problem.
Good job though:)
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igotsmeakabob11 Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
Ummmm...

Print?
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:icondanhte:
Danhte Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
My god, just perfect!!
I want it bigger to fit it as a wallpaper... could it be?
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:iconmorganagod:
morganagod Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
click download
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:iconbrujahonly:
brujahonly Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
True enough. I wouldn't appreciate the beauty without getting a full view. Excellent work.
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:iconandemius:
Andemius Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Its easy to see who shall win this epic fight, good job!
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:iconidene:
Idene Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
wow... there is nothing else to say about this besides :iconepic-win:

fav'd
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:iconj-2-the-rad:
J-2-the-Rad Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Ahhhh! it's eating his hand!!!
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TransientEternal Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008
Awesome, I've been looking round to see if someone had done this scene. Very nicely done. Also do you happen to have a link to the other one that you've seen.
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:iconreeveli:
Reeveli Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2008
Sanguinus for the win! Seriously, this stunning.
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:iconkourash:
Kourash Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008
Man that is just awesome
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:iconbasler2:
basler2 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it.
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:iconlazytopaz:
lazytopaz Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
wh40k + pre heresy/heresy drawing of primarchs are my instant fav's.
hope to see more of it.
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:icondeadxcross:
DeadXCross Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
just so fucking awesome
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Saguinius Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
Awesome, definite fav!
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:iconspineyguy:
Spineyguy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
that's a bit unfair, only lonely little bloodthirster against the might of a primarch,

excelent, love it :chainsaw:
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:iconreaper62:
Reaper62 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
That bloodthirster dosen't stand a chance against Sanguinus.

For Sanguinus and the Emperor
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:icontuqi:
tuqi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Student
very nice!
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