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The I Primarch by saint-max The I Primarch by saint-max
Lion El'Jonson, son of the Emperor of Mankind, Primarch of Dark Angels Space Marine Chapter. A sleep within the Rock, yet to rise to lead the Dark Angels for the final battle.

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Greetings all, yes i know it has been a long time since i sketched the Lion, and didnt get the chance to paint the piece. But finally here we are :P
The original idea from the sketch was to paint the Lion's final moments surrounded by the Watchers In The Dark, but then i thought that there is no point in repainting the whole armor again specially that i already started with the main figure. So i changed my mind and went with something more mythical and spiritual.
I enjoyed doing this piece and i hope you liked it too.
My first Loyal Primarch :D

c&C are more than welcome.
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Dunaduna2000 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
You simply must draw Rogal Dorn! And this picture is amazing!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yes Dorn is on the list :D  but next is Corax
And thanx :D
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:iconashoof:
Ashoof Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014
WHOA! just... WHOA!!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you liked him :D
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:iconaudy4o:
audy4o Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2014
He looks so young in there, but at the time his real self, so distant from the lower matters, he is probably, in THIS picture, the noblest primarch ever
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
<3  he has a really interesting character, I am looking forward to reading the finally of his story in the HH.
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audy4o Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Yea, he has a very deep mind, nobody knows what he is really thinking, he is never showing anything, which makes him hard to read, and even harder to predict and you perfectly captured it, congrats!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
<3 thanks again :D
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:iconaudy4o:
audy4o Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
You're welcome :)
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Vehementscythe1337 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
This is easily the greatest rendition of Lion that I have ever seen. And believe me, I've seen a ton of Warhams art.
Faved in a heartbeat.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks :D :D  this means a lot to me, thanks :D
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Vehementscythe1337 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Anytime, battle-brother!
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El-Jorro Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
Lion El'Jonson, Lord of Caliban, Master of the Dark Angels...You are needed.
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Dalkielan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
awesome pic !!! say i thought Lion El'Jonson vanished along with the Astral Claws and is rumored that they are now a pirate raiding group?
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Where what?? @_@   where did u hear this version of the story, hahah still better than him being asleep under the rock.
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crismsonclaimer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I swear by the name of the Immortal Emperor, this one is totally amazing! One of the best WH artworks I've EVER seen. Epicness level - Outlaw.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
<3 thanx a lot :D hahahh really glad to hear this.
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BrotherZahraiel Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Love the winged lion
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saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
;) thanx mate
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acslaterisdead Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
wow this is really really impressive fantastic work :) 
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saint-max Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :D
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:iconrexspec:
ReXspec Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Writer
FOR THE LION!!!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
\m/
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:iconfanglish:
fanglish Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
 I always thought Lion was black haired, mostly because of the Winged Helmet which reminded me of House of Elendil and Numenoreans who are famous for their dark hairs, grey eyes and noble bearings.

 This a good Lion there.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :D  well according to the novels he got a blond hair ;)
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fanglish Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
 I know... that was one of the reasons I was disappointed with first Dark Angel book of HH series.... whatsitsname of Angels or something (the other being it reminded me too much of knightly stuff... unsurprisingly).
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seventhcaustic Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Student Writer
This is just perfect
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saint-max Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanx :D
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skillington Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
outstanding on all counts sir
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saint-max Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx a lot :D
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sailusj Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
This makes the Lion look so Boss!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :D :D
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BigBouddha Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
Tout simplement "SUBLIME". J'adore vos illustrations, notamment celles des primarques.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am glad you like my work :D :D
I hope I can paint more Primarchs this year.
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WAYofRAY Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My Primarch... The father of the only ones who truly mean something...

The first legion.

thanks to you for showing him in its most high magnificence.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahah glad that you liked it. it was a fun piece to work on. I like the Lion :D
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Vesmir789 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Awesome artwork, Dark Angels are my favorite chapter! You did a great job with this
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Glad that I managed to bring the image of the Dark Angels to the level of expectation of the fans :D
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Mr-retro-Man Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really cool
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :D
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AsmodeusKarr Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
for the lion!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed :D \m/
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ChaplainDA Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student
o.o The first born Primarch.... All bow to the Lion!

Thank you for providing an image of the Primarch for my favorite chapter... My jaw dropped as I saw this in the search.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahhahah my pleasure ;)
Glad u liked it :D
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ChaplainDA Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student
:D also, love your other primarch arts, can't wait to see more.
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TheSGC Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Yes.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
\m/
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:iconnarakubeforhewentbad:
you...really need to do the IX primarch. he was the only one worth talking about XD but still this is very very good. i might just look up the 1st legion because of this.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I have got a lot of demands regarding Sanguinius. His time is going to come soon :D :D
u got to love the Dark Angels, they got a really nice story.
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narakubeforhewentbad Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
oh im very glad to hear that. i saw your most recent night hunter, i just finished the book void stalker where they touch on his hatred for how his legion had changed. i must saw...you made him look as crazy and powerful as the book describes. i cannot wait to see the 9th primarch. or perhaphs even the Emperor himself XO
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