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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.

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Thoughts:
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.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm but he got a really cool concept. ..
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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.)
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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
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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.)
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Little-Ceasars Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
I think Morty got screwed into joining the heretics.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm yeah probably
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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.
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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
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MelancholicGhost Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
EASILY my favorite Primarch  :D (Big Grin) 
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fanglish Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
 Since Mortarion here looks positively daemonic I believe it's from after his ascention to Daemonhood, yes?
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Still before Daemonhood, hmmmmm not sure if I like his design when it comes to daemonhood, I think the making him look as a grim reaper is kinda meh :S
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fanglish Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
 He is still a badass though.
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Thewatcherofdeath Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013
I've always had a unique liking for Nurgle. The way he and his Daemons fight is dangerous since 1) they rarely feel pain and 2)even when they do, they simply laugh in joy. Along with the fact that simply being near Daemons of Nurgle is dangerous enough to make someone sick is amazing in it's own way.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I totally agree :D
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Skoll Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
speechless :O
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
;) glad you liked it :D
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zen242 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
Love it - amazing.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad u do :D
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RogalDorn13 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
My brother how far you've fallen...
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saint-max Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:( yep
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agoodpainter Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really nice. Love the blade gas. Looks like some kind of LCD halo too. Cool.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanx
yeah maybe I should bring the halos back >_>
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BenUnay Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Whoah. You should illustrate for Black Library, and this illustration should be canon.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah I wish >_< I would love to be able to do some cover art for them, well maybe in the future :D
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lobo297 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
For grandfather Nurgle, may he grand us power for felling nooo pain!
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OxificationBegins Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
OH GOD YES
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saint-max Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
For Nurgle
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Auh-Kais Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Very nice pieces of the Primarchs, but the only issue I have is the head on Mortarion being so small...
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saint-max Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
True, yeah back then I was taken by the old 40k art, where the head is way to small compared to the body.
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Stupidfart9876 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've noticed that Mortarion has the best artwork of any primarch :/
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmmm well I didnt finish them all yet :P will make sure to make Fulgrim so EPIC :P my favorite Primarch
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AsmodeusKarr Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
damn, you just paint to good
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx mate :D
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The-Eliphas Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scythe looks absolutely awesome!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D thanx :D
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SpykeOkeeffe Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
i absolutely love your work
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saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx a lot "D
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UtahJak Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Absolutely amazing work! Mortarion is my favorite Chaos Primarch and head of my favorite Traitor Legion. I can't believe how well you've captured the raw power and terror of a primarch. Fantastic work! I can't wait to see your takes on the remaining primarchs! Definitely a favorite!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am really glad you liked him, Yeah it was fun and challenging to paint him :D
Working on Khan atm not sure who I will paint next ;)
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ASteriFegari Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Artist
AWESOME FINALLY!!!! someone made a kick ass design for him!!!! :DDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx a lot mate :D glad u liked it :D
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JCBicho Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
awesome work
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :D
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VeteserusLupus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Good work))
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :D
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matrixly Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012
frag-tacking beastly
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xalanthas Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, Morty!! Paintball?
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deathlordnightguard Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
still amazed this is an awesome work of art, cut it in with your Konrad picture and made it my background
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saint-max Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you will have to add Angron to the mix soon ;)
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