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Xavier Kain - Grand Master of the Bloodwing by Greyall Xavier Kain - Grand Master of the Bloodwing by Greyall
The Daemonette tried to run, but a vice clamped around her claw - an irony that Asoron didn't fail to notice - holding her in place. Turning to face her attacker in desperation, the lithe daemon found herself pierced by a gigantic lighting claw, so large only three of the four blades fit within her frame.

A flick of a wrist and the Daemonette was severed from the collarbone up, her beautifully grotesque face still showing the shock that marked her return to the Warp.

This was a grim defeat. Asoron had fought Astartes before, of course, and even lost battles, but this was an annihilation, his forces had been completely wiped out. He felt his hearts racing, the sensation filling him with an acrid pleasure. The last time he'd known such a feeling of dread, a Primarch was advancing on him, his eyes those of a prime beast challenged by runts and unexpectedly wounded. He'd fallen upon his lesser competitors like a lion among hounds, tearing into them until only Asoron was left. By the fickle will of the gods did the Lion sense something deeper inside the fortress and raced to confront it.

But the look of hate Lion El'Jonson threw at Asoron while he moved away was a killing blow in itself.

Yet a new master had accepted the Fallen Angel's service, a master who was ever-watching and proud of Asoron's service. Yes...Slaanesh had given him a new existence. And Asoron had spent much of it killing the Corpse-God's angels. Every once in a while, though, he revived the look on the Lion's eyes in his mind, the memory enough to jolt his hearts.

The bone-and-black Terminator slowly strode towards Asoron, his iconography catching the light of a burning Defiler. The Fallen narrowed his eyes.

"Unforgiven", Asoron hissed, his lashing tongue lending to the contempt with which he spoke the word. There was something different about this one, though. "But a lesser breed, I see. You lack a wing, little ange-"

"Ours is not the long soar of the questing seraph
But the hovering watch of the vigilant angel
And the stooping wrath of the righteous host."

The Astartes' voice was smooth and almost young, but Asoron sensed power behind the fašade.

"Will you lecture me to death, is it, Guilt-Ridden?", Asoron asked, his grin barely masking his irritation.

"You will not be awarded the pleasure of vengeance, Fallen. I will deal with you as I did with your cultists and daemon-whores. No Interrogator, blessed be their service, shall waste his time with you."

Asoron wanted to answer, but no words left his dry mouth, such as no structured though left his mind. He was expecting the pageantry that came with every Unforgiven hunt, the hatred and importance they directed at him...for a servant of Slaanesh, being confronted with indifference was a knife wound.

The Lion's eyes appeared in his mind, still burning with rage and betrayal, but there was something more in them this time. A sense of righteousness, of justice having been made...of...relief for another traitor slain...?

Asoron, a black-clad and fucsia monstrosity taller than a Terminator, the slayer and torturer of thousands, roared, a roar so rasp and devoid of power that it resembled a desperate scream, so weak the Fallen Angel still perceived what the charging Astartes spoke, his words the last Asoron would ever hear.

"I've come merely to clean the filth."

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:iconshamblin85: has been one hell of a matey, performing some great colouring on my drawings. This is Xavier Kain, a count-as Belial for his DIY Deathwing, named Bloodwing.

I can't thank Shamblin enough, to have someone devoting his time to my artwork is just awesome, it's really a dream come true, since I've always wanted to see them in colour.

Here's to you, mate. Hope you like it. Thanks a bunch, and stick around. Cheers

Greyall
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:iconrovien:
Rovien Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
That's a really interesting pose for the character. It really gives it that intimidating feel. Nice job!
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:iconarmamentdawg:
ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
You REALLY SHOULD write for the Black Library. Though short, this story bears qualities that are becoming rare in the post-Ward era.
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:icongespenstjaeger:
Gespenstjaeger Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Who do you suppose would win in a battle between this guy and Braianel the Blessed?
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Well, Kain is much more focused than Braianel, who still rages over Jonson as if it had been yesterday. This means Xavier definitely won't go berserk about past crimes.

However, the Raptor is incredibly confident in his abilites and, as a literal herald for the Chaos Gods, he's supposed to be supernaturally strong and fast.

Still, Kain wears Terminator Armour, which gives him a measure of resistance against Braianel.
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Dark Angels (and the Bloodwing) rule!
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:iconcarlostelecaster:
CarlosTelecaster Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hi!
could you tell me how do you ink your drawings? Do you ink digitaly or just on a paper and the scan it? thank you so much in advance!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I darken the line with my mechanical pencil, then scan and darken them even more, digitally using Microsoft Picture Manager. Hope that helped =)
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconbravoplz: dem claws gets me everytime.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Credit goes to FW, they reached the stars with that design. Thanks, mate.
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:icondruslb:
dRuSLb Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
It's something... something... I can't find a words... So monumental, so epic.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Thanks =)
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:iconstorykillinger:
StoryKillinger Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh his beautiful. But that statue on top of him. Disbalances him so greatly. I don't know just pokes in the eye...
its because she is asymmetrical. Its Great!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Thank you ^^
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:iconnoviceartist487:
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I just love the angelic/wing motifs on this one :D
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
The symbol was Shamblin's idea, I get the wing part. Thanks, mate =)
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:iconbrothercaptainramon:
BrotherCaptainRamon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
The amount of detail on this is ridiculous great work and great fluff.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Thanks =)
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:iconshadowshogun50:
ShadowShogun50 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful story
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thank you =)
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:iconlycanthropica:
lycanthropica Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very cool!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thank you =)
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:iconbokhaj:
bokhaj Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Excellent, pose, lines, it has it all. Always a pleasure.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Thank you, mate, likewise.
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:iconratibor31:
Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are nearly reached Godhood!

SUCH A TITANIC CHARACTER...
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Thank you =)
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:iconratibor31:
Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
by the way, the one-winged motif quite symbolic...
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
It was Shamblin's idea, I liked it very much too, just thought a little explanation would enrich it, but coming up with those 3 little verses was a pain.
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:iconratibor31:
Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes... yes... this is symbolical because of the Dark Angels' past...
One-winged angel represents both mortally wounded El'Johnson kept in stasis-crypt beneath the central chamber of The Rock and the fate of Dark Angels which were divided forever.
1st wing - Lion
2nd wing - Luther
the Sword (sometimes portrayed as broken) - Caliban.

You depict the figurine on the top of Tetminator's armour with one hand outstretched which means that Dark Angels may yet redeem their sins, following Lion's spiritual Path...
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
Man, those are some interesting points. I've only made it to the first wing. =)
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:iconratibor31:
Ratibor31 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to help you.

You may add my symbolical descriptions to overall description of this pic....
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:iconmisterscourge:
MisterScourge Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw the mate's coloured works; fricking awesome; must had a hard time colouring those details you draw on.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I've yet to understand how Shamblin manages to work at such a quick pace and deliver such quality. The best part is he's getting better by the minute.
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:iconmisterscourge:
MisterScourge Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yes he sure is; saw his works. :)
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:iconnaust187:
Naust187 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
I have to say this is quite impressive! The detail in this alone is worth viewing! The story for it a definite bonus!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Many many thanks, mate. Cheers.
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:iconnaust187:
Naust187 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Not a prob!
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:iconyamina20:
Yamina20 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hope to see the colored version soon. :) This is another good piece you've done.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thanks, mate =)
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:iconyamina20:
Yamina20 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome. :)
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CadianConcript Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
WOW! You guys should collaborate more often!
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Shamblin85 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
We have been for a bit now, i think ive done 4, 5 in color? Check my gallery if you want to see the color versions of his awesome work! And i hope to be working with him for quite a wile to come.....
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:iconcadianconcript:
CadianConcript Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Oh, I checked your gallery dude - wicked coloring. It was half the reason I encourage your collaboration. The other half is the mindblowing linework of :icongreyall: =)
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:iconshamblin85:
Shamblin85 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
i know right! without his exquisite armor designs and character bio's NONE of what i do would be possible! It is nothing but a sheer joy to put colors to his linework.
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Oh, we will, definitely. I loved drawing this guy.
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Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding o.o
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thank you =)
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd love to colour one of these someday :la: I'd totally do one right now if I had the time!
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:icongreyall:
Greyall Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Feel free to, whenever you want.
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:iconblazbaros:
Blazbaros Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet, I'll let you know ahead of time :D
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