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The XIth Primarch by saint-max The XIth Primarch by saint-max
The XIth Primarch

Number XI crashed into an ocean world, risking being drowned, he was saved by sea hunters and been raised by them. Living in a solidarity society of both humans and aliens, XI didnít take much time to become the king of hunters. Later XI was found by the God Emperor and accepted to serve the Imperium of Mankind but not for a long, when he was accused of heresy for supporting a Craftworld in a conflict long forgotten, he and his legion were cast out from the Imperium by his father the Emperor to be forgotten just like his brother the Second.

Now thousands of light years away from the Imperium, XI fights his way through with his legion allied with the Eldars.

This is my attempt to create a concept for one of the Unknown Primarchs from the universe of Warhammer 40k.
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Perturabo93 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Amazing. The idea of his story is sound and the drawing itself is breathtaking. I'd really like to know more of his life. *applauses*
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saint-max Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanx a lot.
I got another illustration in the work for the same character :D  hopefully I will get the time to finish the drawing soon.
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Perturabo93 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015
Awesome! :la: I'll be looking forward to it :)
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Coconutdawn Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
utterly love it! The little details like the Eldar rune on his armour are awesome. The back story you've created is really good and something that I've thought of as well, I love the idea of one of the Primarchs being brought up not to hate Xenos on principle. The colour scheme and theme of the armour is gorgeous and unique especially compared to the other primarchs
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanx :D :D
I did a sketch for another illustration for this Primarch, I put it on hold for the moment but I should get back to it soon...
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Coconutdawn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Then I look forward to it :D
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Kayzah Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
I'm speechless. Loving the idea of the concept and the perfect execution! It's really brilliant. Would love to see how the chapter looks.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot Kayzah. I am really glad that you liked the Primarch and the idea :D. I started on a drawing for this Primarch with his chapter, and will have to finish it before the end of the year, hmmmmm.
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rabentito Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
Indeed Imperium should've made allies out of Eldar (but we all know, that it would be too often seen in other fantasy universes scenario)
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dankmemes Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
its becuase the world and story of warhammer 40k is supposed to be tragedian (with lots of emphasis on irony) so thats why they didnt ally with the eldar 
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saint-max Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Never thought of it this way, but maybe you are right... :S
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MrLegioXXIII Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Twice the wolves of Fenris were loosed before Prospero, but i realy like this :)
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saint-max Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
;) thanx
and I am working on a new piece for him, so keep an eye on the gallery for an update :D
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Chaos-Undecided Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
[Desire to know more intensifies]
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Uhasada Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
Amazing job!

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saint-max Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thnx :D
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Cenrtergg Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Beatiful!
please! please permit use this picture for my fanfic as illustration!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
As long as you give me the credits for it ;)
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Emo-Catboy Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely phenomenal piece of artwork. The shoulder pads are so beautifully ornate, it's spectacular the amount of detail you've packed into this piece.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanx a lot :D 
yeah I was crazy about details back then :P now its moving more towards minimalism :P
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SpittinLead308 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is spectacular. Not only does #11 look AMAZING (should get him a name. Maybe something that's a combo of Eldar and Human? Like Var'Kas or Konnan'Shiire), but I love what you did with the backstory. It's about damn time someone with power stood for human-Eldar peace.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx a lot :D  I always say that I will be doing another piece for this Primarch, maybe one day when I have the time :D
aaand I am really bad with names, so yeah I would keep those options might help me later to choose the right one ;)
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SpittinLead308 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Think nothing of it bruva! And it would be kinda cool if you did another piece of #9 with a name I made... :icongleeplz:
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Rocketfist14 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Do you plan on doing Number II?

I love this short information, like i wish there was more to his story life and accomplishment to becoming king of hunters..
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the plan is do paint all of the Primarchs, so yes the II is included :D
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thealdor64 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
for a second there the purple armour threw me off, I thought it was fulgrim....
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, well Fulgrim is my favorite Primarch, so he is going to get a special treatment ;) 
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JGZIGGY Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
What would the name be for the Legion?
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am really bad with names >_< 
so all suggestions are more than welcome.
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lasttimeseeker Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
This Primarch needs to become canon.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanx :D
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lasttimeseeker Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Will you be doing anything for Leman Russ? I think Leman Russ done in your style would look good.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
For now I am placing the Primarch project on hold, until I feel that I can bring something more to the set. But yes I will be illustrating all of the Primarchs :D
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Timotheos13 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Simply put: This is AWESOME!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
;) Hey thanx a lot :D
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KidSapiens Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
YEEEES!
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lasttimeseeker Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Awesome work. I have been a huge supporter of the idea of one of the lost Primarchs being stricken from the record because of something xenos. I like your idea as it also involves him being aquatic themed which is something I've wanted to see.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am really glad you liked the idea, I have a plan to get back to this Primarch and do another painting for him... if I got the time ;)
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jproteus Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Wonderful!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx :D
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Imperator-Lawrence Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Writer
Truly an Archangel amongst the Emperor's Angels of Death. An interesting idea, too, and it'd be nice if the missing Primarchs were still around in some fashion.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you liked it :D
Yep I still have a plan to draw the other one but probably not any time soon >_<
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
Very epic. I love the idea for a water Primarch. You'd think they would need more ocean warfare in the dark future. Very cool concept.
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Rocketfist14 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Interesting, but easily exposeable and vulnerable to Forces of Chaos, Nurgle...and his poisonous plague in open water...
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yes its a whole forgotten part of warfare in the 40K universe
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Arklyte84826 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Forgotten by most major factions, who have access to space ships. Something tells me that PDF's are using naval warfare(after all, ships are most powerfull units they can have with their level of tech), but we simply don't see them in neither books, nor games.
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zen242 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
I LOVE this image. its amazing in that you have captured a detailed character that is so unique yet somehow familiar - a character that is regal and almost a little roman or classical. Amazing. I love his face, the weapon, the armour and especially the stuff on his shoulders.

The newer Black Library / Horus Heresy books are starting to paint a picture of the lost primarchs so there is a possibility we may find out more in the future and rumours abound that this will be the case.
The the First Heretic some of the Word Bearers want to smash the capsule of the XI primarch to 'finish it now'.
In a Thousand Sons Mortarion warns Magnus that he would not be the first to be tempted to use the powers of the immatirium and intimates that the last time things ended badly.
Horus in one of the first books stands in wonder at the capsule of the XI primarch and thinks of the 'glories that could have been' before punching a hole in the capsule.
Leman Russ suggests he has been used as the executioner of the Emporer before which openly suggests that perhaps he was involved in supressing or 'erasing' the legions of the two lost Primarchs.
Most of the Horus Heresy books make it clear that the lost primarchs were lost before the Heresy.
Rogal Dorn in the Lightning Tower short story suggests that the two lost legions could have been his allies against Horus which argues against them being involved in heresy.
But somewhere else Rogal Dorn looks at the blanked statues of the two lost Primarchs (perhaps in the same story) and suggests that they could have been a warning of the heresy to come.

All very confusing!!

BTW - I name im Darius Leonida or Darius Mayde
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanx a lot @_@ you managed to collect all the bits and pieces of the story here. yes I enjoy it when they mention the two lost ones in the HH novels, makes you always wana look for more clues :D
Darius is a cool name >_>
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IlyaRysenkov Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
He is both handsome and deadly. Something in him is just like in Fulgrim, but this primarch's handsomeness is of deadly blade.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I am really glad to hear this, I believe in giving the right features to the right character.... its all about the face
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