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ZHARIEL by saint-max ZHARIEL by saint-max
Descent of Angels was the first Horus Heresy titles i have read, I know that its not one of the best in the series, but me being a noob in the WH40K universe back then, i really liked the novel as it tell the story from a different perspective.

Its kind of a spoiler, but hay we all know what happens to the Dark Angels...

Depicting Zahariel as a boy, later to become an Astartes and to play a major role in the Dark Angel history.

a lot of artistic licenses are used here so dont pay much attention to them :P although i would like to hear you thoughts on armor, history of the Dark Angels ...etc
thoughts and comments are more than welcome :D
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audy4o Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
He is just lovely, even though he is corrupted, he looks so innocent, a pretty little angel :) Can't wait to see Nemiel
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My first 40K artwork :P 
thanks a lot
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audy4o Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
And a very good start, keep on feeding us with such wonders!!
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victortky Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Why is the right side of his armor infected with nurgle corruption? XD
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well, back then I was a noob I thought that the Black Angels were corrupted by Nurgle .... so yeah...
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victortky Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I don't think so...yes by chaos, but not by nurgle. (although some have)
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It was Tzeentch who has corrupted them.
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victortky Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I suspect so, but they destroyed a slaneesh demon.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You should never underestimate Tzeentch ;)
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victortky Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
lord of change, yeah XD
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farcrykiller225 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
technically the dark angels were corrupted, but not completely, those who were corrupted are known as fallen angels, and this has been the forever shame and secret of the dark angels
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ChaplainDA Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Student
He is looking nice, though the corruption colors are that of Nurgle, Pestilence God of Chaos, when the Dark Angels who fell to Chaos were corrupted by Tzeentch. Other than that, it is a beautiful picture, I would love to see his cousin, Nemiel, done o.o
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saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Are u sure that it wasnt Nurgle :S coz the novels were hinting strongly toward Nurgle corruption hmmmmm
I wasnt a fan of Nemiel, but the second book was really good, kinda love the character now.
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ChaplainDA Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student
Yeah, it's more Tzeentch in the 2nd book, because Luther turns to Chaos to save his world from Nurgle's corruption and Imperium control. Also, the 2nd book just loves Nemiel.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hmmmmm its not so clear, it seems that the Nurgle's corruption just found its way through
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ChaplainDA Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Student
It's a Black Library book.. The most clear they get is how things die. But, as I said, would love to see Nemiel done by your skillful hand, good patron.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahahha yeah u r right. Nemiel is on my long list of things I want to paint, so lets c :P
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ChaplainDA Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student
Come on, you know you want to ;)
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saint-max Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
damn the list is getting longer :P
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MartmeisterPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist
I liked it very much too. Fallen Angels was a good book, too.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes pretty good, I really enjoyed reading it :D
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BogarTRuleS Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
OMG this is amazing mate. I dont know what else to say other than please continue your blessed work. May the emperor protect.
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DivisionLeitbild Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
he look somewhat simial to Frodo from Lord of the Rings. But still a great work!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes he does :D
thanx a lot mate :D
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
for some reason, he reminds me of Paul Atreides of Dune...
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saint-max Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
@_@ damn u r right ...
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
hehhehe XD
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dForrest Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Law requires me to +fav any and all Dark Angel awesomeness.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hey thanx :D yes Descent of Angels was my first Heresy novels to read ... Dark angels got a special place in my heart :D
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dForrest Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was a little disappointed by it. But then I'm a hard-core DA fanatic. I highly recommend "Angels of Darkness" by Gav Thorpe if you want to read a really good take on the fall of Caliban from the POV of one of the Fallen.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yes that what i read i the reviews. well but to me it was my first 40k novel ever @_@ lol yeah i dont know y i picked it and not Horus Rising... maybe destiny :P but coz its so basic in nature i felt it was a good start into the series and the 40k universe.
right now i got like 3 novels that i got and didnt start with yet >_< but i will make sure to get Angels of Darkness :D
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dForrest Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to see what kind of things you'd draw after reading Titanicus. One of Abnett's best books in YEARS.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hmmmmm so another book to get i c :S ok will try and c if i can find this one in the bookstore :D
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1066TableTennis Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice, captures the character how i would imagine :-)
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saint-max Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i am happy to hear that :D as Zhariel is one of the first characters that i liked in the 40K universe
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kaa-angel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
did we wever find out what happened to him?
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saint-max Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i believe we will in the third installment of the Dark Angels in the Heresy. i have a feeling that after the final novel leading to the death of Horus, Black Library will follow up with novels to cover the aftermath ... its just how i think they will do it.... i really want to read the rest of the story of the Dark Angels.
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kaa-angel Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
same
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fmralchemist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic ! Specially the face and the cross between good and corruption.
I'd love to know more about Warhammer40k but I only have Dawn of War 2 for pc and there's tons of things i'd like to know but i don't know where to start.
I'll be watching you to see more of your awesome works
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you liked it :D
its good to know that you are into Warhammer 40k coz its going to be a life changing experience :D
i started whith DoW1 didnt know any thing about warhammer back then, i just liked the aggressive play style of the game. then came DoW2 and here i decided to get deeper into the Warhammer 40k universe. i started with "Descent of Angels" and i think its a very good start for someone with no background of the story. i think once you start you will know the rest of the way by your self :D
and yeah, i spent hours on [link]
just reading about every thing :P , i started reading about Orks, big fan of 40k Orks

hope this would help u start. and keep checking for update :D
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fmralchemist Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh interesting! Is Descent related to the famous Horus Heresy? I'm very curious about The Emperor since everyone calls his name. Is he currently a semi living Skull that protects mankind? (sorry i don't know much xD), I love the skull symbol the space marines wear.
Orks sure are funny xD love their scrapped technology.

Thanks for the links!
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saint-max Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes Descent of Angels is one of the Horus Heresy novels, not the first but it takes the story from a different perspective.
well the Emperor is indeed a very interesting character and u probably should read a lot about him. but to me, he is just an empty husk on a golden throne, a false God not worthy of worship.
Orks are really fun to play as in DoW2 specially with a friend who play Orks too :P double the fun. and hopefully as fun as killing them in Space Marines :D
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fmralchemist Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
orks are really fun, love their cockney accent and their waaaaagh
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BrotherCain Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Great work all around! Though I think the face is a tad feminine per Space Marine, I do like the effect on the armor. Whether he *TRULY* fell to chaos though (along with the rest of the fallen) are up for debate, so having him be chaotic, it was an interesting route and I like how you did that. (Especially the skull in the center.)
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx mate :D well i used some artistic licenses here and there depicting Zhariel as boy before becoming a Space Marine. i hope the third Dark Angels installment well revel some of the Fallen's hidden secrets :D
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Greyall Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
You nailed it, mate. Great job, I like the creeping corruption a lot.
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
many thanx :D Glad you liked the piece :D
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Steelwool Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
:iconsamwiseplz::iconsaysplz: MR FRODO! NO!!!!
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EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
Hmm... Nurgle Corruption? :?
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saint-max Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes Nurgle was always there ... a worthy God to be worshiped
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