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Vulkan - Primarch of the Salamanders by Greyall Vulkan - Primarch of the Salamanders by Greyall
Vulkan, the Primarch of the Salamanders.

Drew this as a prize for a contest held on a great place to talk 40K online: Bolter & Chainsword. The winner: a nice fellow that goes by the name of Brother Dakath.

You know this guy's backstory, so I'll focus on the drawing.

First things first, no way was I going to fit Vulkan inside a lowly Power Armour, even one custom-made for a Primarch. He's supposed to be one of the strongest among his brothers. So I got him a Terminator armour, albeit without the usual "cabin" above his head.

I tried to make him pretty menacing and primal. Vulkan's often portrayed as being on the tamer side of the Primarch spectrum, but he was raised in a world of fire and constant natural catastrophes, fought off Dark Eldar and giant lizards, while living with a good but certainly hardened people. So he might be a nice guy, but he won't exactly think twice before dealing with any enemy in old Imperial fashion.

The flamethrower-gauntlet got changed, since the one Vulkan He'stan carriers is...pretty meh. So I turned it into a saurian mandible.

The other weapon, the hammer...well, Vulkan is a man marked by his fathers. So the idea was for him to have crafted an hammer in dark iron resembling his Nocturnean father's (a blacksmith) tool and to sculpt a father in each side. You can see his "first" father on the side of the hammer, toiling in his forge. I opted to show him instead of the Emperor to reinforce Vulkan's (and, later, his Legion/Chapter) connection to his people.

In all honesty, I think he's one of my best pieces. State your mind, guys.
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Thomasfyren Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Awesome. Just friggin' awesome!
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SynysterRadec Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
Ok, this is by far the best Vulkan drawing/painting/art I have ever seen *____* By the way, make Perturabo, the amount of detail on him would suit you with all those pipes and mechanical thingies
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Greyall Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
That's what I'm afraid of =p I'd be stuck on him for months...
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SynysterRadec Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Cmon.... Fear no art for you are art incarnite xD No really, that would be the most awesome thing evah *____* Well, you could also do Curze, just make an awesome helm for him too, would make him even more scary.... if you want :P
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Greyall Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I have drawn Curze, though it's definitely not one of my best. Also, I usually draw Primarchs with bare heads, though helmets are one of the most awesome parts of armour.
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SynysterRadec Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
Well, helmets give an extra load of badassness. Also, Vulkan seems to be the best Primcarch by you (thus far). If I might suggest, do Aplharus, since he doesn`t have that many details, yet, some neat ornaments and has an offical and canon helm (source: DoW Soulstorm). If not that, Horus and Mortarion would be also awesome.... just saying, those are things that I would love to see by your divine hands, oh all mighty remeberancer
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superthrowdown Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I love this, long time Salamanders fan
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Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Same here, but my Salamander Heresy Champion needs more juice.
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Impguy101 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
The best rendotion of a primarch ive seen! Awesome work! A master of 40K!
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Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thanks, matey
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