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Cadian Vi [look and feel sketch] by Salahir Cadian Vi [look and feel sketch] by Salahir
Just a look and feel sketch until now, but why not sharing it :3 It features Viriathus, a main character of the graphic novel Dreamkeepers. Not read it yet? Go ahead! Link: www.dreamkeeperscomic.com/home… She's wearing an Imperial Guard armor (Cadian type) and a heavy bolter, normally used on a tripod and carried by two shock troopers. Yeah, Warhammer 40k stuff. That damn little 0.75 Kaliber rapidfire baby suits her well and she may let hell break loose with it on the battlefield.

That's how I work if I'm not a lazy basterd :D I do some sketching based on a rough stick figure(not included) and clean up the blurry lines a bit. Then I do some fast inking with simple shadows and light reflections to get an overall look and feel for the picture and the colors. If I'm ok with it, I'll start drawing clear outlines and do some more detailed inking. It eats up much more time, but the result will be much better. Well, at least I hope so :D

But cause I'm sometimes slow like a Baneblade, enjoy this sketch until I've finished the finalized picture :3 Uh, maybe a rough sketch has it's charm, too? ;)

Dreamkeepers and Viriathus by Dave and Liz Lillie :icondreamkeepers:
Warhammer 40k by Games Workshop
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Chaudown450 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I almost thought she was a Colonial Marine. :p
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dralee Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
can anyone tell me what vi power is?
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Salahir Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's yet unknown. It will discover at some time in the new book, I think.
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dralee Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
i can't wait!!
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nknuds01 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
With Vi a heavy bolter almost seems insufficient. Heck, that beast of a gun she uses in the novel actually bears resemblance to a spring powered auto-cannon.
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Salahir Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, yeah, would be an alternative, but auto-cannons are nearly always of the mounted type on armors or vehicles :/
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leinglo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing to say that hasn't already been said. Awesome + awesome = more awesome.

Makes me wonder what other 40K/Dreamkeepers crossovers could be done....Oh, Mace and Whip as a heavy weapons team!
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THIRDY9 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
it looks more to a plasma gun
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, it is nearly 1:1 an Accatran pattern MkV d heavy bolter. You may look it up here: wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Heavy…
A plasma gun always features the plasma spools and the heat exchanger typical for such weapons. The grip and the shoulder pad confuse a bit, because it is a generic part used with many heavy Imperial weapons and especially the MK II Accatran Pattern plasma rifle. Both weapons are crafted at the same forge world.
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nknuds01 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
The encyclopedic knowledge 40K fans have of the franchise's lore always astounds me.
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Salahir Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I just like the type of weapons and have the Lexicanum on my side ;)
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heavens-champion Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
Very good. I can definitely see Vi using a heavy bolter.
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DanWithTheHat Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
The one thing I do know about Warhammer is that everyone wears good looking armor. Vi fits it perfectly!
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Xenanraptor720 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
This is brilliant for a look-and-feel sketch. And why don't we see enough of these cool crossovers? Keep up the good work Salahir.
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) I never thought this will be so popular. As a W40k fan by heart, there sure will be more in the future. But first of all, finish this one with clear lines.
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Xenanraptor720 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
You're welcome, and good luck with that.
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Awesome crossover!Might draw her as an Adepta Sororita one day but this looks awesome!The 41st millenium is certainly a cruel setting but there are many heroic types that could thrive and kick ass in that universe and I really think Vi would fit in quite nicely!Excellent work with this in general though she really does look beautiful like that.Maybe with that bomber style jacket of hers she would look nice as an Elysian drop troop too(From Forge World).Just be sure to save a few crossover ideas for Halloween because I think you'd have a fair chance then.
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D Dunno why I ever stopped drawing Warhammer 40k and anthro stuff at all. Yeah, the world is dark and full of cruelty, but especially that brings up the good and right in one's heart. The stories are full of glory, heroism and heartbreaking sacrifices. And sometimes your righteous heart and a bolter is all that is between you and the Chaos scums. Vi would be a beacon of hope...and many emptied bolt rounds ;)
Yeah, the Elysian drop troop where an inspiration for the design, because the regular Cadian troops are featuring a not so well fitting armor design. The breastplate with the strips is inspired by drop troops, as well as the bolstered trousers. The Kasrkin are using bulkier full body armor, so I skipped that design. The heavy bolter is an Accatran pattern MkV d, which is used by the regular 99th Elysian drop troop regiment, featuring a flat design to be placed behind improvised cover, a mounted bipod for fast installation and a shoulder bolster to stabilise it while firing 'on the run'. I even like the fast Valkyries more than a Thunderhawk. You can use one of that Accatran pattern design as a mounted variant in the Valkyrie flight in Space Marine.
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Your very welcome!You certainly know your 40K background fluff incredibly well!Vi would be awesome since she'd kick ass,keep others safe,and avoid messy death by getting eaten by Tyranids or something equally unpleasant but in spite of the horrific Vi would be brave in the face of such horror and fight to keep others safe.I think it's safe to say a lot of the Troika members could do a lot of good and kick ass in the Warhammer universe.Karo would make a good Blood Angel,and Nainso would make a good Lord General I think.Who do you think would make a good Inquisitor?
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've grown up with Warhammer 40k :D My black library, so to speak, is full of W40k books, for now reading the newest Horus Heresy books. Many close friends dun care about Warhammer 40k though, so I'm happy to talk to everyone who likes it :) A good Lord General would always be a good Inquisitor of the puritan way with the right devotion, so Nainso would also make an acceptable ordo haereticus inquisitor. The blood angels featuring some incredible assault troops, yes, that would be fitting for Karo. Igrath is so strongwilled, calm, devoted and always firm as a rock, he is just like an Ultramarine, but more the type of Captain Titus or Captain Ventris, interpreting the Codex Astartes a bit more loose. Woods, Damon and Bill are the Elysian drop troop HE laser cannon team, sometimes messing things up with great danger, but without dying :D To come back to the inquisitor question: I think fitting character types are missing. There is no devoted believer in the Saints of the Sacrare cult to be a stoic ironbiter like Coteaz, smashing his way through with just a prayer on his lips. Or you need wits, knowledge and thinking outside the box to play off against a demon/nightmare like inquisitor Nyxos or Ligeia. There seems to be no nightmare specialist at all. Maybe Lillith would be able to become a good researcher, but she is too hesitant and unsure. The Ordo Xenos maybe skipped away, for there is no racism against alien species. There is no one of the good guys to be ruthless enough to do genocide on people just to reach the goal of purification. Or sacrifice even friends to battle against Chaos. I hate this type of Inquisitor myself, making his task easy by leaving a trail of destruction. My own character Blake is some sort of inquisitor type. I would really like to implement him in the Dreamkeepers style and make him a Dreamkeeper, but there is too much information missing not yet dealt with. Now you understand some of my questions to Dave much more ^.^
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow those are some good choices!The main group of heroes and a lot of other people probably would not fit in nearly as well since in the 41st Millenium  there is not much room for doing good if you're not out soldiering although the main group especially has to deal with horrific danger in the graphic novel saga.I'm sure that Dave would love to answer your questions though!
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do heroes ever fit in the role they're forced to do? And sometimes only the will to do good is all they're made of. Look at Ravenor, once an ambitious interrogator, a catastrophe nearly destroyed him and now he's a floating metal box only capable of using his mind. I think, especially the 41st millenium brings up good will. Everyone can use a weapon, but not everyone can use his mind properly. The problems and threats of Alduruna and the galaxy in Warhammer 40k are nearly the same. Just the tools and dimensions are different.
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Ravenor and Eisenhorn were both good series in their own rights and I am excited for when Ravenor Vs. Eisenhorn will continue. Ravenor certainly is inspiring though because he's a good fictional example of how one can always be a hero.I think that the will to protect others is a very empowering thing and a lot of characters could be heroes because what's the alternative?A brutal and painful death?Somehow I doubt many of the well meaning characters would let that stand and it truly says something for their willpower(Look how willingly Mace goes into Wisp's hideout so that he might do some good or how Lilith musters up courage against Tendril)I do have a question since you're a Warhammer fan;what do you think of how GW is running it nowadays?
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some would say, the conclusion is: Know no fear, to be a hero. But that is taken without context and Guillaume would be ashamed. It is your willpower and goal that makes you immune to fear. You overthrow it. And you should never rely on hope but on facts. Look at Lillith. She starts to be a real hero after she loses the fear for Tendril and points for her goal. She relied on facts, she tricked him...and didn't focus on mere hope and some shivery prayers. After rethinking, Lillith could be a good interrogator.
I regret to admit, but GW seems to run on money nowadays, that's all. The figurines getting more and more expensive, strange new inventions that are as fast published even the newest books couldn't cover them up and silly monthly sets like a whole Ultramarine chapter for the price of a new car. Okay, GW, would totally buy it. Here, take my life insurance. The only good thing was to bring the publishing and translations under their own control and away from Heyne in Germany. Heynes translations were...eh...sometimes pretty silly. The Black Library books are equal the price of the old books, have a fold-out page for the front picture and are much more durable.
And the amount of colors freak me out. Come on, special colors for dry brushing? You dun need that. I hope good authors keep the 41th millenium alive, like Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill or Ben Counter.
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I simply hate it when I hit enter before finishing -_- My keyboard is Tzeentch cursed. Halloween? Chance? You mean the contest? Oh well, I stopped drawing just for good chances, because that's frustrating. Drawing what comes to my mind feels better and if no one likes it, at least I do. Nothing against steamrolling an enemy, but in an art contest, I dun wanna have 'enemies' :(
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Zagura Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know nothing of warhammer ;-;

But this is awesome. Keep it up. 
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That will be no prob. So many ideas and that less time. Well, Warhammer in one quote: In the far grim future there is only war :>
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Leokingdom10 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME!!!
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :3
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Leokingdom10 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
your welcome ^^
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Kafelnikov Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
40K + Vi = Awesome
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Yep she would definitely be a hero in the vein of Gunnery Sergeant Harker.You know as cruel as the setting is most of everybody it does allow for certain heroes to thrive and kick ass and I think Vi would fit right in although maybe not as an Battle Sister since she's a bit smarter than to make a beeline towards the enemy without any regard for cover at the sound of the word "heretic"(Borrowed the joke from the excellent Ciaphas Cain novels set in the 40K universe LOL).
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joedik441 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
So long as she dosen't fight alongside any grey knights she'd be a hero
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Well the Grey Knights are heroic it's just that due to the nature of what they have to do they have to remain secretive no matter the cost although without them I'm sure the rest of the Imperium would just love to get wrecked by demonic incursions.
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joedik441 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
yea true but it still dosen't mean serving beside them is a good career choice with the whole kill the guard and scramble the space marine's minds polices
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Well those are the policies of the Inquisition not the Grey Knights.The Grey Knights just serve the Inquisition loyally and kill a bunch of vile demons and there mindset is arguably the purest out of all Space Marines.How many Grey Knights have succumbed to Chaos?
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joedik441 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
i`m not saying the Grey knights are bad it's just that from watching miniwargames lore videos it says that space marines who serve with them get their minds wiped and the guard are just killed off on the spot. I know they have never lost a member to chaos and they aren't evil but from what i`ve heard was the inquisition doesn't want anyone knowing about chaos or the grey knights.
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ezioauditore97 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student General Artist
Well again that is the Inquisition and the entire Imperium being incredibly secretive and cruel.
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This procedure is very different to the authors who are writing. None of Justiciar Alarics helpers needed to die because they've just seen him. In 'the gift of the Emperor' they're even killed for seeing demonic appearances. In some books, Grey Knights are a mystery, because they're rare and barely seen, acting on terrain that's mostly deadly for normal people. Now Demski-Bowden writes people are mind wiped and killed for seeing them. But if that procedure is true, the inquisition would've needed to wipe out much more even important worlds. No, I think it's dangerous and not a good career choice to serve a freak-out of an puritan inquisitor.
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Salahir Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothing's as good as shooting nightmares with rapid impact triggering 0.75 high explosive shells to chunky salza :3
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