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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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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014
If you do, post it here, please. Thanks =)
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:icontaikosenpai:
TaikoSenpai Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Umm i forgot what about please?
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:icondebbysh:
Debbysh Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Hi dear!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Thank you so much =)
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:iconrovien:
Rovien Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Why would it sound moderate? I think it sounds pretty good!
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:icongreyall:
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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:iconanaknangfilipina:
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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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thank you very much, mate, glad you like 'Fried. =)
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very nice!!!!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Thanks, matey
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
welcome mate!
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:iconsirringe:
SirRinge Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
er... the shoulder pad looks like its the thousand sons symbol... but hey, this is awesome so what ever XD
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
It's the wyrm that Ferrus killed. And this guy lived long before the Thousand Sons adopted that symbol. Plus, the Ouroboros is universal.
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:iconsirringe:
SirRinge Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ah... now that u mention it, i remember xD anyway, still an awesome pic
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:iconangaelwings:
AngaelWings Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
FAVED. And thank you for making another Iron Hands.
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:iconredcruisair:
redcruisair Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Hmm Haven't read about this character before. In which book does he appear in?
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
None, mate, he's the product of fan-fiction.
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:iconredcruisair:
redcruisair Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
Damn... I really, REALLY wanted to read about him. The Iron Hands are one of my favourite Legions. Too bad there is only handful of notable characters of them out there.
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Orkronos Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
THE FLESH IS WEAK!
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
great speech and great work! I don't know if I've mentioned this, but I really like the proportions of your space marines. Some people end up making the way too skinny or ridiculously bulky. You make them look like they can actually function in a battle.

What symbol is on his shoulder guard? It looks like the post heresy Thousand Sons symbol.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
It's an Ouroboros, but it represents the wyrm Ferrus Manus killed on Medusa. So nothing to do with the Thousand Sons.

Thanks a bunch, mate.
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stalker9292 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Hurray! I am so happy to see Iron Hands! It is so hard to find their pictures i have to say. I love this chapter so much just because they are super half-metal, logical -fanatical, nazists-monks from the space! Greyall, you are best! The biggest brofist for The Emperor and Imperium!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Brofist accepted, mate. Although I fear this Iron Hand is a bit more moderate.
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:iconstalker9292:
stalker9292 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
He is fanatic...but his cold logic makes him more fearsome opponent in warfare. Thanks for correction.
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:icondiego2528:
diego2528 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
yeah. i can imagine this speeh forgotten because of the iron hand tendency with flesh and metal
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Aye, I tried to convey that feeling of tragedy.
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:iconkkylimos:
KKylimos Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012   Digital Artist
His Speech is marvelous dude , it makes me love him O_O great work overall i think ur getting better and better
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
To be honest, I think my skills at drawing Space Marines are indeed improving. It's become much easier, at least.
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randomeye713 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
...well that is canonical. I think. He should emphasize that without flesh, metal serves no purpose.
Anyways, in my readings I've heard about a successor chapter space marine chapter called the "Iron Knights" and Godfried could have been the first Chapter Master of it. That would be cool, Godfried in chapter master armor. Just saying.
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BrotherCain Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Keep it up, this is another amazing piece! It'd be interesting to see loyalists from the Traitor legions, or traitors from the loyalists haha
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
I've been thinking about that, I'll try to do it with some of the Legions, but traitors from loyalist legions is a messy subject, only Night Lords have those (officially), as far as I know.
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:icongago-sama:
Gago-sama Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :D
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thanks =)
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imaan8298 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Student
as usual, great job!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thanks, mate.
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:iconmaarten-michiel:
Maarten-Michiel Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Cool drawing and well drawn.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Danke
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:icongitorazor:
GiToRaZor Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Don't get me wrong, I think your Marine draws are super cool, but this time my first reaction was: Why is he holding a puppet in his hand? Until I realised it's helmet, and the face of the puppet actually just is a piece of armour on his hand.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Lol, decapitations are funny.
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:iconmandomasta:
mandomasta Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
very nice words. I like this guy.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thank you =)
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:iconmandomasta:
mandomasta Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
no problem
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:iconabrahell:
abrahell Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I like
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
I thank you
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist
I think his speech is rather good. :)
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thanks, mate. =)
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:iconjailgurdnegative:
jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist
You're welcome.
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:iconlordofallspacebugs:
lordofALLspacebugs Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
i agree with :iconratibor31: on the shoulder symbol, but other than that this is another classy representation :thumbsup: i especially like the mechanical winged skull, and how you incorporated the legion's symbol into his left gauntlet
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thanks, man. Not my idea, in both cases, Godfriend was an old request. The should symbol, though, I see no issue whatsoever. The Thousand Sons'symbol came much later and the ouroboros wasn't born with it.
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