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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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RobertLegion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Awesome, I love it
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D
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RobertLegion Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016
No problem
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Master-of-the-Boot Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Given what we know of the emperor, working with aliens would be a crime greater than treason or heresy. he did have Vulcan wipe out a world where humans and Eldar lived peacefully. It's an amazing idea and an even more amazing character design
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saint-max Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Master of the Boot :D
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martinus-de-zuza Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016
OH WOW! OH WOW! OH WOW! What a cool idear!!! Thats so original (as far as I know). I would VERY much like to read/see some of their adventures... I haven't looked @ your profile or anything so if you have already done some then oops, my bad... (¦-D)
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saint-max Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :D
Yeah as I mentioned in my other comment, I have another piece that I should get back to or maybe redraw and paint :D
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SixBarrellShotgun Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
I like everything about this, the artwork and the background of the XI Primarch is brilliant. I'm just going to accept that this is exactly what happened. 
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hahah thanks :D glad you liked it, and deep in my heart I know that one day I will return to do another piece for this Primarch.
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Defrag34 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Great w40k
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Newbtrigger69 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats a pretty good piece of fluff along with a badass rendition
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :D :D
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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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