Had a chance to do a bit more work on this series. Getting closer to the end and looking forward to it. Pretty soon, I shall have the other Chaos Cursed Armor, Grenade, etc. to add to the collection.
For now, I have uploaded the steps and final piece most recently worked on.
For those that do not know, this is a Chaos Space Marine version of a Chainsword - common tool of vanquishing one's enemies in the grimdark of the Warhammer 40,000 Universe (Eternal Crusade included).
The process has been largely the same:
- Outline sketch in just dark black lines and white
- Scanned into PC and edit in Photoshop to clean up lines (crop, paste, mirror if half image needing to be stitched).
- Print on illustration paper with high contrast
- Using a good pencil (I prefer the Black Warrior Mirado), and imaging a fake light source, add shading and highlights to denote value, depth, and dimension.
- Scan that into PC as well. Making sure that each step is saved as a new file.
- Open file in Photoshop and lay some base colors down using layer over grayscale image set to a Multiply blend setting.
- If needed, add some layers to work in more dark shadows and lighter edge highlights. The shadows layer likely you'll want on Multiply again. However, the highlights can be Normal, but different Opacity.
Here are other steps of this Chaos Space Marine Chainsword fan art I did:
Kre'eel - The Exalted's Evisceration Device
The Exalted hoisted his infernal hatred machine over his head, blades growling and whirring at unimaginable speed, poised to bring down unholy vengeance unto his foe. When it finally planted itself into the plasteel floorplates of the spacehulk, the Chapter Master of our Legion lay motionless amid a shroud of smoke, sparks, and blood. His form had been bisected from head to toe. From that day, we came to call the Exalted's hated tool of execution as the 'Evisceration Device'. We've been on the hunt for the Exalted ever since. That was 10,000 years ago. Our passion and determination have never faltered or faded. Soon, we shall find him and pass judgement on that foul devotee of the ruinous Chaos Gods. Will you join our quest, brother?