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The XIV Primarch by saint-max The XIV Primarch by saint-max
Mortarion, XIV Primarch, the Death Lord, son of the Emperor of Mankind, Leader of the Death Guard Legion, Chosen son of Father Nurgle. ruler of the Plague Planet.

I decided to go with a more demonic scythe rather than a mechanical one that i have designed earlier. rather than having a chain-scythe kind of design i thought of a more poisonous blade, something so corrupted for the mortal minds to understand its power. i add some heat smoke coming out of the scythe, then i changed my mind and repainted it as a dark thick green poison gas generating out of the blade it self.

Hope you like the piece. :D
c&c are more than welcome
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The-Harbinger-FA Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
probably the most boring primarch out of them all.
saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm but he got a really cool concept. ..
Allsmiles98311 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
 (Awesome artwork. Really love how freaky imposing you made this guy. I saw him coming at me I would run the other way... and then probably die because of the noxious poison fumes he releases just by standing someplace but still, the point is, he is scary as heck. Nods.)
saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot,
this is one of the first illustrations I did for Warhammer 40k, but I think I did him justice here :D
Allsmiles98311 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
 (Welcome! And agreed. Scary as heck, huge pestilent scythe, nice three-skulls emulating Nurgle symbol, actually has a daemonic looking blaster as a side arm, right pauldron looks literally possessed by a rot daemon and the curved tubes in back pumping out noxious poison gas all while he stands cold and grim with a hooded face and gasmask... I'd say you did him more than due tribute in this pic. And I love the little skull-face on the scythe's handle... the little details really sell it.)
Little-Ceasars Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
I think Morty got screwed into joining the heretics.
saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm yeah probably
thepoweroflogic Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS is the creature that had a grandmaster's name carved into his heart? Matt Ward I swear to Nurgle. Brilliant artwork, very creative and I love his fusion pistol design, brilliant.
saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanks :D  yeah one of my first Primarchs to paint :D 
glad you liked him
MelancholicGhost Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
EASILY my favorite Primarch  :D (Big Grin) 
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