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Shield of Baal: Tyranids vs Flesh Tearers by agnidevi Shield of Baal: Tyranids vs Flesh Tearers by agnidevi
Illustration for Shield of Baal: Exterminatus campaign supplement.

The book is filled with stunning art so you may want to check it out: www.games-workshop.com/en-WW/S…
or get a digital version: www.blacklibrary.com/all-produ…

That piece was pretty fun to paint. I mean sometimes you struggle to get the things work and sometimes it flows to you effortlessly. I'm eager for cinematic lighting, look and feel as well as for action packed scenery so I'm happy I was able to pull it out here.

© 2014 Games Workshop
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:icondarthmcbob:
DarthMcBob Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
So... they're choosing to stand out in the open, right in front of fortress walls?

At least they'll look cool for the few seconds before they're surrounded and made into snack food.
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Lancer787 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2017
Common sense is non existant in the grimdarkness of the 41st millenium.
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:iconagnidevi:
agnidevi Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017   Digital Artist
...and these suits and guns are totally impractical against the swarm. They should use tactical nukes or at least multiple rocket launchers with thermobaric warheads.
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BULLETPROOFCHEETAH Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016
This is gorgeous!
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2015
impressive.. isnt even enough of a word to describe your work.
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:iconagnidevi:
agnidevi Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjaquio:
Jaquio Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
wonderful so much detail!
do you have the process to share? how do you start??
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:iconagnidevi:
agnidevi Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you!

Regarding the process, sorry I don't have one. It's a ton of work and not much fun to watch.
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:iconjaquio:
Jaquio Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
oh I see.. but the technique has a name ? seems something related to displacement maps.. but I can´t figure out how to search for more info
thank you :)
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:iconagnidevi:
agnidevi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015   Digital Artist
No, it's not a 3d image so there is no displacement maps. Basically I use the same approach as artists at VFX houses - the image is a comp of layers (background, sky, fortress, dust, mud, fire, tyranids, marines etc.). Check out ILM channel on youtube for some ideas: www.youtube.com/user/ILMVisual…
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:iconjaquio:
Jaquio Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
very cool!
thank you :)
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:iconkjarnold:
kjarnold Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015   Digital Artist
The atmosphere is very cinematic.
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:iconroukxi:
ROUKXI Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
sooooooEPIC
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:icondeathwingpls:
Deathwingpls Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
So this is the game where starcraft was ripped off from or reverse?
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:icondavewitchit:
DaveWitchit Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Starcraft was originally going to be a 40k game but they decided to go in a different direction.
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:iconshadowraptor89:
ShadowRaptor89 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Student Artist
reverse
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:iconthemonkeysunkle:
TheMonkeysUnkle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Are you saying Warhammer 40k ripped off Starcraft?
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:iconshadowraptor89:
ShadowRaptor89 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Student Artist
no. I was saying that starcraft took inspiration off of warhammer 40k.
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:iconcanniart:
canniart Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
wow so cool4
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:iconspitfire-panda:
spitfire-panda Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Fantastic!  Tyrannids are one of the more interesting WH40K races imo.  You did a great job with this battle scene :)
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:iconthemonkeysunkle:
TheMonkeysUnkle Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
It's just too bad they aren't very good as a playable army right now.
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
oh my... this is glorious!!:D
why are the marines exploding thou? 
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:iconebolasparklebear:
EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015
Because they're too awesome and thus have to explode
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i dont mind that. keep exploding!
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:iconebolasparklebear:
EbolaSparkleBear Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
:iconexplodeplz:
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:iconagnidevi:
agnidevi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   Digital Artist
They aren't exploding. It's just a fire around the fortress.
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
ah ok. :D
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:iconthepoweroflogic:
thepoweroflogic Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dear Emperor the epicness! Magnificent work!
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:icongregorygrookett:
GregoryGrookett Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Great work. Death to the alien.
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:iconredracer01:
redracer01 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Epic
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:iconlord-chrisicus:
Alien vs Iron Man? I'd pay to watch that.
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:icondarthturder12:
DARTHTURDER12 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
death to the alien the angel demand it
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:iconlankaido:
LanKaido Featured By Owner Edited Dec 29, 2014
Suffer not the alien the mutant the heretic...

Awesome work anyways!
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:iconshadow-gryphon:
shadow-gryphon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
For the Emperor!
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:iconkeltsat:
keltsat Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoah!
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow!
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:icona3kitsune:
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Awesome.                                                                                             WH40K Space Marine Emoticon 
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:iconarianod:
Arianod Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great *w* Pure 40K.
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:iconmarkaunit:
markaunit Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist
Huge fan of Dawn of war games :), Reminds me of some intense battles.
Amazing artwork 
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:iconxhydralisk:
Xhydralisk Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those Space Marines might be f*cked.
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SneakyNinja95 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Filmographer
I miss the old Dawn of War games where you could build armies and buildings, Great PC game but after Soul storm not so much for me!! Eldar are the best 
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:iconsael-ar:
Sael-ar Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cant tell if its a photomanipulation or a drawing. You have an amazing talent, sir. Beautiful backgrounds.
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:iconirish-john:
Irish-John Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
NICE!
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:iconredgamer8:
redgamer8 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
For the Emperor!
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:iconemptypulchritude:
emptypulchritude Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
whoa, epic
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:iconbarcod:
barcod Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
oh that's pretty, gotta love them flesh tearers XD
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:iconartja:
Artja Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Those brave men! For tha Emprah!
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:iconhattonslayden:
hattonslayden Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
i keep looking back and forth between the Tyranids and the space marines.  my first impression is that the 'niddies look like the miniatures painted and photographed then blended into the scene and if so that is impressive on two fronts.  first if true i assume these are your painted models and therefore your model painting is excellent. second your ability to blend a photo with a painting is fantastic.

if they are not real models then your ability to make them look as such is amazing :clap:
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Drake-UK Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Photographer
I believe agnidevi draws these images from scratch.
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:icondarkereve:
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
Amazing
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