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Feast of Blades by DavidSondered Feast of Blades by DavidSondered
I was approached by a representative of [link] a couple of weeks ago and asked if I could do a commission for them. Naturally I took it on.

This is the final illustration- A Raven Guard standing triumphant over an Iron Knight after the final fight has been decided. Watched by Space Marines (behind them, on the balconies and in front of them).

When the painting was commissioned there was not definite info on Feast of Blades being exclusive to IF + successors. Very shortly before the illustration was done, "Legion of the Damned" came out, nailing the feast as something exclusively IF.


Also, a new blogpost to be found here:
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Wyzilla Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
And then the Raven Guard swept in, and dammit, the rat bastard took the trophy.
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KKylimos Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013   Digital Artist
I thought the feast of blades was an event held between the succesors of Dorn to strengthen their bonds and remind them of their common past. Nevertheless amazing pic , i rly like the triumph on the victor's pose
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
see previous comments..
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KKylimos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
dont u think its smarter to add it in the description over saying "see previous comments" again and again..
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Its kind of weird, because I have edited the description three times now, and the text keep vanishing...
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KKylimos Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Oh , in this case i understand your frustation...i havent heard of a simiral problem. If i were u id ask some staff member for help cause its a pitty , its kinda disorienting and instead of ur deserved compliments u get the same question again and again. Good luck fixing it mate , cheers.
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Impguy101 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
An overall excellent picture i must say. It does depict the Trail of Blades in the best way ive seen. I do have to say one thing (Sorry if I sound like an ass): The Feast of Blades is a competition between the Iperial Fists Chapter and all successor chapters (like the Iron Knights, Crimson Fists, eg.). The Raven Guard are from an origal Founders Legion and as such are not allowed to partake in the competition. Repaint maybe?
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Read previous comments. When the painting was commissioned there was not definite info on Feast of Blades being exclusive to IF + successors. Very shortly before the ilustration ws done, "Legion of the Damned" came out, nailing the feast as something exclusively IF.

You do not sound like an ass at all, there was just no info on the topic preventing the commissioners wishes for Raven Guard winner.

Since this is a commissioned piece, I will also not repaint it.


But thank you for taking the time to comment :D
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Impguy101 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thanks for your feedback too! Didn't see all the comments on that piece ill admit! Still an excellent piece of artwork cencerning the 40K universe. Have you done work for Games Workshop before? If not do contact them. They are using more artwork these days for books than ever before, and your art will be seen as some of the best around! Keep up the good work (i cant paint or draw to save my life lol).
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ironsides11 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Very cool.
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