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School of Astarthens by Greyall School of Astarthens by Greyall
I wanted to do a Space Marine drawing based on the School of Athens by Raphael ([link]) so I took the chance during a contest on Bolter & Chainsword and voilá.

Too tired to be proud, right now, but I do know this is the most ambitious work I've ever done...and it will remain so for a long time, lol.

Cheers, guys, take care.

PS: Sorry for not mentioning this earlier, but the design of every marine was described to me by the Chapter's creator (he was very eager =) ), so this was mostly a work of illustration, not creation.
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:iconinfernalvoice:
infernalvoice Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
whow, so much detail! the work has definetly has paid off!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Thanks, mate. Cheers :)
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:iconjamiewilly:
jamiewilly Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Again another masterclass in line-art. I don't have green eyes but I am so jealous!!
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YorkGod Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
I think you'd be able to do some great drawings of the different warhammer fantasy races :P
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This has so much detail in every inch of paper... I can't even fathom the time and effort it took to ink every last glorious, beautiful detail here! Each Astartes is a work of art in itself down to their perspectives, mannerisms, even gait; it's perfect, so perfect!
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Andr3w137 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Nicely done.
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:iconthanatus-kun:
Thanatus-kun Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I could fave this a million times, and it would still not be enough to represent how awesome it is.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Super-thanks, matey.
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:icondgs-krieger:
Dgs-Krieger Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
This is absolutely brilliant, but in concept and in quality! ^^
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Thanks, mate =)
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:iconimperator-lawrence:
Imperator-Lawrence Featured By Owner May 9, 2013   Writer
A fine idea, and you pulled it off well. The only thing left, I think, is colour.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
As always =P, but I'm trying to change that flaw. Many thanks, matey
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:iconazraeldarkangel540:
AzraelDarkAngel540 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
This is just rad, love it to bits :D
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Thanks, mate =)
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:iconsirgodspeed:
SirGodspeed Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
OH GOD THE PUNITUDE!

Fantastic - love it. XD
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
Eheh, thank you. =)
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:icontoht981:
toht981 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
The detailing you have put in reaches Paul Dainton's heights.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
Oh, how I wish. Glad to hear from another Dainton fan, there's still too few of us, mate. Cheers.
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:iconazraeldarkangel540:
AzraelDarkAngel540 Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I like Paul Dainton's work as well :)
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:iconketshamine:
Ketshamine Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Forget the scoped heavy bolter, what about the one whose arm looks like a howitzer with an arm mounted on top
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Credit goes to the Chapter's creator, as well, it really was an awesome thing to draw,this one, lots of great ideas.
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:iconstalker9292:
stalker9292 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
The Machine Spirit, bless this man for this masterpiece! God Emperor, give him force to make more! For the glory of the Imperium of Mankind...
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Eheh, thank you, mate, thank you very much.
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:icontherealhabib:
TheRealHabib Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Geez man, your drawings have such amazing detail in them - any chance of a coloured version?
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Don't think so, mate, at least not anytime soon. Thanks a bunch =)
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:iconaveryforge:
averyforge Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is that a tau on the lower right?
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
And on the upper right, as well, in a battlesuit. =p
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:iconaveryforge:
averyforge Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh the poor thing. Awesome as always mate. =)
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Ilqar Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Awsome.....for the long time all of us,ur fans like me waited some thing from u,but this is..some thing i couldn't expect...i can see here a lot of hours ,a lot of hard work...i really would like to thank u as a member of ur fan team for such amazing work dude..
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
The thanks are on me, mate. =)
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BlooDrunk666 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
AWEFUCKINSOME!!!! Great work dude!

ps: like the dead Tau joke on the right!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thanks a bunch, man.
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UglyPete Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
When I look at your latest piece, feelings of hilarity and awe clash in my mind. The concept is both brilliant and funny at the same time, the execution flawless as usual.

There are two other reasons, though, that make me consider this image a 'milestone' in your artistic development.
First - the source of inspiration. Most 'fan-artists' just keep on chewing and regurgiturating their favourite characters and themes, mindlessly and repetitively slamming themselves into dead-end street of never going past their own limitations. This is not the case with your art, as you've tapped into works of some of the greatest artists in history to find inspiration once your techniqe in line-art became proficient. This may be a great path to explore for someone of your ability.
Second - this is one of the few occasions when you've actually placed your characters in an environment instead of plain white background. The perspective is covered nice yet simple, all the Imperial iconography well-planned and ambiguous. Creating environments alone may be another interesting direction if taken once for a while. Your characters are already greatly developed - how 'bout trying something new?
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
This, I can say safely, is one of the best comments I've ever received. Thank you, man. Thank you very much, your words are engraved.
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Blacktemplar777 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
On the left-Heavy Bolter!!! My favorite weapon!!! Very interesting how he hold the weapon-I liked!!! And the bolter loooks like tooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Kudos go the Chapter's creator. Thank you very much, man.
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:iconblacktemplar777:
Blacktemplar777 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
Your Best pict ever!!! Great Work! (but i hope will be better, good luck!!!)
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Thanks, man, for both the critique and the hopes =)
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TheBearclaw Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist
this is amazing, so much detail, and all of your lines look perfect, I love how clear everything is. will you be coloring this at all?
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Not soon, mate. Many thanks, though =)
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:iconancelyn1331:
ancelyn1331 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Very cool
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Many thanks
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Inspired. ;)
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Thanks, mate.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm enjoying it even more now looking at it side by side with Raphael's original. ;)
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
=)
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Tight drawing. Good work...:skull::star:
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Thank you =)
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DayDreamOrNightmare Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:sun: Sure thing!:onfire:
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:iconbokhaj:
bokhaj Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
superb! man great execution
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