It has been a while. All of you that still come and look frequently are awesome. I thank you. As a reward, I worked hard the last few nights to provide a new update. This post includes a color version of the grayscale of the chaos space marine lascannon concept design for Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade. With this full color version comes some faction markings and designs consistent with one of my long favored chaos chapters - The Night Lords. The first image posted was drawn on paper, scanned, printed, inked and shaded, then re-scanned and painted digitally using Adobe Photoshop CC. Below, I have included some process shots.
There are some traditional markings and colors associated with the Night Lords Chaos Space Marines - including the lightning bolt motifs and the dark blues accented with the yellowish and dirty-golds. Some new elements included are the parts draped in claimed hides, stitched together in some places. A chaos weapon would never be complete without icons of the ruinous powers so I have incorporated a prominent chaos star pendant off the main portion of the lascannon. The views here show the back or outer portion of the lascannon's power supply backpack on the bottom of the image. Connected to that is the glowing power supply cabling to the main weapon and shoulder rest, which you can see the inside of from this angle. There is a sighting device, controls, the barrel, and grips with the trigger underneath the head of the cannon's demon-like countenance greeting its victims. Topping it off - we see the warp-influenced structure has given way to spikes, horns, and twisting corruption sprinkled throughout.
The method here was one I had researched as a more efficient way of getting better at painting and at working more cleanly in Photoshop. I have utilized several layers, broken down by main colors, and painted at 100% opacity for most of the time while having the layer set to Multiply. This way the colors and the undersketch's grayscale shading both show and mix together in an acceptable way. Of course, beyond that, there were small tweaks as needed.
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