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Iron Hands - Godfried by Greyall Iron Hands - Godfried by Greyall
"In the days after Isstvan, I saw my brothers frantically resorting to cybernetics. They claimed that weakness resides in flesh, that our father had preached the superiority of metal to our deaf ears. I did not think it possible but, during that time, my heart sank lower than what I thought possible since the death of Ferrus...

Yet I've managed to draw something from our tragedy and, in employing that new knowledge, to now stand before you the way our father would've truly wanted...coated in iron.

What is metal without flesh, brothers? What good is a blade lying inert in an armoury without a kindred warrior spirit to wield it? How does the best suit of Power Armour defend the Imperium without a Marine's heart bringing it to life against our foes? Is a Titan's potencial truly fulfilled without a princeps to meld with it?

Indeed, brothers, we are meant to become one with iron and steel, but not by replacing what makes us more. What makes us human. What makes us Astartes. What allows us to feel seething, pure, righteous hatred against those who've betrayed us.

We have ships. We have guns. We have blades and tanks and the hulls of Dreadnoughts from whence our revered brethren inspire us to greater feats. We have no shortage of steel with which to deliver our righteous vengeance to Fulgrim and his debauched lot. It falls to us to show them our flesh cuts just as deep."

Godfried of the Iron Hands

Hope you like Tinman, had a lot of fun drawing him. Cheers.

PS: If you think his speech is rather moderate, remember he's a Pre-Heresy character.
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:icontaikosenpai:
TaikoSenpai Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
awsome! Thinking of reflecting it in a miniature!
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Greyall Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
If you do, post it here, please. Thanks =)
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TaikoSenpai Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Umm i forgot what about please?
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Debbysh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Hi dear!
#ArtSupporters has featured you :)
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Greyall Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thank you so much =)
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Rovien Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Why would it sound moderate? I think it sounds pretty good!
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Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
I meant his speech. It's much more reasonable than the current "Ironlove" mentality the iron Hands have in 40K.
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anaknangfilipina Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I like Godfried for the simple fact that he doesn't act like just any other Iron Hands marine. Despite being mostly part iron and steel, his simple speech shows that his heart is a lot more powerful than his various weapons and bionics. It also helps that you drew Godfried in such a way that he simply exudes manliness despite being less detailed than your other works. I hope he still stays the same through the Post-Heresy.
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Greyall Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you very much, mate, glad you like 'Fried. =)
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very nice!!!!
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