I can't believe it has been this long since I last posted art or an update. For anyone out there that actually reads my blarg, you have my sincerest aplogies. It is no excuse but having a second child who is now 9 months old and working full time makes this hard to find time to do.
Enough of that.
The above image is just what it says. This is fan concept art by yours truly, Tim Kaney, of a Chaos Space Marine Bolter for the upcoming video game Warhammer 40,000 Eternal Crusade.
The piece was inspired by the game, the 40K universe, my twisted mind, and my brother. My brother introduced my to Warhammer 40K when I was maybe 10 or 12 and he veered towards the Space Wolves and I towards Chaos. Probably because in real life I live pretty straight and narrow.
This particular concept art piece of a bolter is a photo of a ink and pencil illustration. Both the photo and the effects were done with, shocker, my simple cell phone.
I was inspired as well by Space Marine scout weapons with their scopes and tried to imagine what a Chaos version might look like. To that end, there are the classic Chaos markers to identify it as such - menacing beast countenance on the forefront, putrid skin tacked on, boroque or Gothic elements, spikes, and cursed insriptions. All elements granting the wielder supernatural firepower on the battlefield.
In keeping with the style of Eternal Crusade, I imagined a few names for the Chaos bolter, if it were deserving. I had some ideas and ended up landing on this one -
I look forward to hearing what you all think.
Enjoy and good night!