Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Neutralise by OEVRLORD Neutralise by OEVRLORD
My wonderful holidays finish on Tuesday, so I thought I should do one 'big special' artwork before I have to go back, since my time for this kind of thing will sweep dramatically to all-time lows.

Brother-Sergeant Mordeus proceeds to eliminate a Shas'Ui Pathfinder, who has infiltrated some Imperial facility. His righteous attack only fails to strike due to the relative quickness of the Pathfinder's dodge. Instead, his colossal fist, Death's Hammer, destroys the floor before him, mangling electrical cables and causing a small fire.

So yeah. Heresy-bait or whatever you want to call it.
But no! The original image was supposed to be of the Space Marine only. I decided to add the Tau after small consideration.
I don't get it either, maybe the Tau have a sense of humour.

I actually thought about things like 'colour theory' and 'composition' for this one. The reasonably clean lines and shiny equipment of the Shas'ui are a clear contrast to the stark, worn bulk of the Space Marine.

I put FORTY hours into this, so please take thirty seconds from your clearly-busy schedule to comment. I like reading comments.

***

40 hours; drawn in Photoshop.

COMMENT OR DIE
Add a Comment:
 
:iconralfarris:
RalfArris Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
Cant help but think that the SM's eyes look sad. As if the Tau is scolding him for failing at killing her. Do like shading and crispness.
Reply
:iconfediken83:
Fediken83 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
I love it! Amazing work!
Reply
:iconsgtsolarflare:
SgtSolarFlare Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the sad part is this follows video game female armor logic, regardless of how little army is covering vital orgin int thiscase she still somehow gets a 5 + armorwith a 6+ stealth which in the building I think makes it a 4+ b/c its a ruin  anyway love this and even if it were heresy bait im half for tau  half for imperium
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's just fanservice, don't worry about it. Glad you like it, though. :)
Reply
:iconevilgermantier:
EvilGermanTier Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Silly, stupid Space Marine. Don't you know you can never win?
Great use of shadows and highlights on the armour of both opponents. I like the dark hue over it too, kinda looks like they're fighting in the dark.
Reply
:icondusterboy:
Dusterboy Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
I don't think she's there to kill him. More like seduce him....
*falsetto* Well, hellllooooo there, big boy."
Reply
:icondarkload24:
Darkload24 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Why do I get the feeling that the Tau is as good as a 6+ cover save to terminator? oh yeah, she has barely any armour on, must be the Carde's casual friday,

in all honesty this is a good image, I like how the colours and the shading work and (not because I asorb the Lore like a Adamantium plate being shot by las bolts) I can tell the Astares is an Imperial fist, so you get bonus points for that.

but one thing is bugging me, whats attached to the Marines left arm? it looks like a powerfist because of the wires,
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's not a very good artwork. It was done a long time ago, and as such, it has a lot of technical, composition, and anatomical errors. The space marine is fighting with a power fist, yes.
Reply
:icondarkload24:
Darkload24 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
well, I like it, it may be old and you most certainly may of gotten better but this is still good, certainly if you were to do it again, or something simlair it would be just as good if not better.

I have amussed myself with my 40K jokes, you may use them in future if you wish
Reply
:iconplanken:
Planken Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I dont think that Tau Armor is defending much.
Reply
:icon2biscuitspp:
2biscuitspp Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
dont u know the rules regarding female armor? the less useful it is the better it is.
Reply
:iconraze-n-burn:
Raze-n-Burn Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
I like the pic but I'm not seeing all the movement you've described in the info. I can see the Tau (stripper?) Pathfinder is not touching the ground and the Marine has his powerfist inside a box with the lid bent around it (I know it's actually the floor but that's how I saw it at first glance and I think it's important to keep that in mind) but it still looks static.
I think perhaps the reason for this is that the pose of the Tau is not dynamic enough to tell me she's dodging an attack as well as there being a lack of debris coming from the strike. Just a thought.

I intend for this critique to be taken constructively, not destructively. Keep up the good work. :)
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you.
Reply
:iconraze-n-burn:
Raze-n-Burn Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
Lol. I was expecting a longer response but you're welcome. :)
Reply
:iconxsonohx:
XSONOHX Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awsome and I like the armor of both!
Reply
:iconwarbosssezhi:
warbosssezhi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
The new version of the stealth suit... it comes with an invulnerable 5+ due to.... Do I want to mar that hottie?

Seriously, I like this piece, it gives no true indication of who wins next but leavesit up to the viewer.
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
Reply
:iconkraeten:
Kraeten Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Awesome!
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks.
Reply
:iconthebigloulou:
thebigloulou Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
I love the Space Marine, but the Tau Girl's armor doesn't really seem great for protection, she looks more like a bald stripper.
Great stuff anyway
Reply
:iconterrylovesboobs:
TerrylovesBoobs Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hmmm, moar juicy extra heretical xeno boobs? *BLAM*
Reply
:iconkaldesh-ral:
Kaldesh-ral Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the details AND the titties :D XD, pretty fucking sweet tho
Reply
:iconbzenwrath:
BZenwrath Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol the tau looks like she's think or saying "Well look what the cat dragged in"
Reply
:iconzaft49:
Zaft49 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Thats tau is hot you should do more Tau Females
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uh-huh.
Reply
:iconhanddeeman:
HandDeeMan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
The Tau has some African facial features. Wouldn't Asian make more sense?
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does it? I wasn't really aiming for either.
Reply
:iconfmwcelt:
fmwcelt Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
It's remarkable how many female Tau Fire caste end up losing so much of their attire on the battlefield ;)
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Weird, eh?
Reply
:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hurr...i take a few seconds of mah busy schedule to comment on this.

but all seriousness. i like the marine's baddass fist to ground pose. u painted quite well on both of them. only real flaw is the tau chick. her pose (im asuming she just dodged that power fist.) is too static.
her legs are way small too, proportion-wise.
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Yeah, I seem to get a lot of comments on that Tau pose. In future paintings I'll try to mind the poses a bit more.
Reply
:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
also proportions. its ok to elongate/enlarge body parts.
but if its smaller than it should. it wont look good.
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought the proportions came out okay, personally. Whereabouts do you mean?
Reply
:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
her legs. they are tiny.:P
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hm. Maybe the lower half is a bit short. I just noticed that now.
Reply
:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
its becos u were trying to fit her whole body in the frame. :P
common mistake i sometime does it too lolz.
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I see what you mean now.
Reply
:iconimpurepaladin:
IMPUREPALADIN Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since when do you draw women in such a manner?
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Since never, basically. This one is practically a one-off. Why do you ask?
Reply
:iconimpurepaladin:
IMPUREPALADIN Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Because it is sexual.
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No it's not. And why do you care?
Reply
:iconimpurepaladin:
IMPUREPALADIN Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't care,but would Tau women really wear armour like that? Do you think that this is their general attire?
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It probably is. Who can say for sure? The only female Tau miniature is Shadowsun, who's in a battlesuit. Searching DA for Tau, you'll notice that just about all the other female Tau are probably attired similarly.
Reply
:iconimpurepaladin:
IMPUREPALADIN Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Some are dressed so, but not all.
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfft. Not important.
Reply
(1 Reply)
:icondavetheblade:
DavetheBlade Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is an amazing artwork from you. The marine's helmet has a new style which I love! The angular elements and the shading just work perfectly! This is an instant fave and I can safely say that you are moving in all the right directions with your artwork. Also she is hot for a Tau! Great work man!
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks! Apparently there are a few things I need to improve upon in regards to shadows, but I'm getting there. Thank you for the kind words.
Reply
:iconmisterscourge:
MisterScourge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colours could be improved....
But the overall artwork is nice. :D
Reply
:iconoevrlord:
OEVRLORD Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you kindly, and for the watch as well. :thumbsup:
Reply
:iconmisterscourge:
MisterScourge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Forgot to hit the watch button previously =P
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×
Download JPG 2048 × 1280




Details

Submitted on
February 11, 2011
Image Size
852 KB
Resolution
2048×1280
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
7,838 (3 today)
Favourites
125 (who?)
Comments
170
Downloads
124
×