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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!
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
Greyall Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013
That's what I'm afraid of =p I'd be stuck on him for months...
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
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.
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
superthrowdown Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I love this, long time Salamanders fan
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Same here, but my Salamander Heresy Champion needs more juice.
Impguy101 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
The best rendotion of a primarch ive seen! Awesome work! A master of 40K!
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thanks, matey
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