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Lantern Marine Veteran by DavidSondered Lantern Marine Veteran by DavidSondered
This is for a commission.
Lantern Marines are Dark Angels successors, Monastic but with a Tiki/Polynesian native origin that shows in their armour.
They have Lanterns hanging on their backpacks that can, if nothing else is available, be used as powerweapons.

This was all in the brief (though I shortened it down).

They also have sort of a metal-rock theme going on, which explains some flame-motiefs.

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:iconarcticwolf125:
ArcticWolf125 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
this needs to be an official chapter
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I agree.
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SPARTAN-WOLF Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
So what do they specialize in?
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You'd have to check with the guy who made them (there should be a link)...
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SPARTAN-WOLF Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Thanks.
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Jetike Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
His face is really cool!
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like
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thedude009 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
nice! lovin the mk.8 armor
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Hinehaere Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
This is one of the most flattering renditions of Ta Moko I have ever seen in popular modern culture. As a Maori/Samoan not only did you convey our historical traditional tattoo respectfully but it is also a creative way of blending across cultures and generations. This work is not only cool but genuinely touching and encouraging to see...he mihi tautoko me aroha nui kia koe me to mahi.
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I did my best to be both respectful and make it fit within the imaginary universe it was designed for.

I unfortunately do not speak a single word of Maori, so I do not understand your last sentence, nor can I find a translation anywhere.

Thank you.
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Hinehaere Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012
Loosely translated "Respect and love to you and your work" in Maori

I have seen some rather undignified bastardized images of our Moko but I do respect that art in all of it's forms should be open to interpretation and copying is a form of flattery no matter how offensive the misinterpretation may be. This is one of the most beautiful trans-culteral images of my pacific heritage that I have ever seen and it makes me proud so thank you 1mpact.
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am honoured, Hinehaere.
Thank you.
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Hinehaere Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
"In the darkness all men are equal"

Don't forget your brown Polynesian sisters down in the South.
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
PErhaps I should paint some Polynesian Sisters of Battle... the only issue is that I only paint my own Sisters (Ahadi) and they are..well..evil is the best way to describe it. :/
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Hinehaere Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Lol evil is a point of view...just keep on painting.
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
will do...
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DasIggy Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Aloha and Mahalo david. this would be Dasomen from heresy online. as proof of this, i see you have not yet posted the chapter master peace up on the deviant art page. i'm intrested to see what the people will say on that.

if you guys wish to do some peace on the lantern marines, you know, fluff based work or mini work or anything else like that. please check with me via heresy online.

as for those of you with the question in your mind on how the lanterns work as power weapons, david recently did some work for me on just that note. whether or not he posts the completed work up here on his deviant account as well as the chapter master is completly up to him, he does however have my permission (as i stated numerous times in the emails) to use them on his blog, for his other works, and even here if he desires it. even work in progress things are completly up to him.

as far as how well the lanterns are connection wise, they do have a modern forge world called Pele, this forge world is capable of producing the Errant armor for the chapter among other things. they're of the most recent founding so their technological level is decent all thigns concidered for the arasties. as far as their lost forge world, that's a long story. perhaps i'll share some of it if david posts the picture of mano here on his deviant account.

oh and as far as stealthy? they used to be a stealthy chapter, but that all changed when their subsector was seiged by tyranids. they threw stealth out the window and well, made a few drastic changes.
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hello DasOmen,
you are correct, the ChapterMaster comes up right here the moment I get the ok on the revisions.
(I like to keep WiP's out of DA and leave them for my blog mostly.)

Would you like me to add the above in the description T? (with link to HO Lantern entry)
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DasIggy Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
sure, and the revisions you made on the chapter master are great david. sorry, thaught i mentioned that in the email, i'll go back and review the ones i sent you, i may have missed that.
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TerrylovesBoobs Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Awesome! Do they have any watery themes too, given their likely homeworld, similar to the Iron Snakes?
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know, I took the information I got from the client to make as best an illustration as I could. Watery themes where not really in there, though I know there are sharks on their homeworld...
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TerrylovesBoobs Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Big chompy ones?

I know polynesians navigated vast ocean distances by the stars... Lanterns?
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The sharks have at least four eyes... that's as much as I can tell really...
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TerrylovesBoobs Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Obviously Raven... Hmmm, have you heard of the little wormy thing that feasts on shark eyeballs? Cracked.com and Bogleech (owned by a monsters/biology obsessed DA artist writer) can be very informative! And gross...
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Peyotel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
This guy look A.M.A.Z.I.N.G, a real badass hero...The thing (i think) in your artwork of this veteran is on his face expression, a real dignity and honor, his eyes really have this sensation of a mastered power...

I really want to write their story now...But the bad fact is i'm not really good in english, i want to write it but in french a first time and test to translate this in english in a second time.

Can i wrote it please ?
I try many time to wrote stories about Space Marines but with your chapter i can really create an entire and strong identity for them...

I'm really sorry for my bad english, i've a lot to learn to be good at this.

The thing (i think) in your artwork of this veteran is on his face expression, a real dignity and honor, his eyes really have this sensation of a mastered power...
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's not my chapter. I did not invent them.
At the same time- I do not see any harm in you writing about them. The original creator of the Lantern Marines will have his version and you will have yours :)
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Peyotel Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
I've start to read the original story of this chapter on heresy-online forum...It's not incompatible whith his vision of his chapter.

I probably start my story this week in french. ^^
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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Peyotel Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Oops, sorry for the repeat sentence ^^'
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
imagine him doing the war chant.:D
fantastic job dude!! love his face paint. and helmet paint.
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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Light-Tricks Featured By Owner May 2, 2012   Interface Designer
Really like the moko there, great stuff, one of my fluff-only chapters draws on the maori/polynesian aesthetic and mythology, you've brought it to life - excellent work
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, glad you like it :)
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cene801 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture is without a doubt one of my favourite piece's of 40k art. On one hand there is the interesting theme, Polynesian/Tiki has never been done before as far as I am aware. The little bits of cultural style art and such that you have implemented into the armour and facial tattoo really bring this Chapter to life. The creator of these guys must no doubt be really happy seeing his idea brought to life in such a beautiful way. Then there is the composition of the piece which is purely amazing, the guy just radiates restrained power! the use of a dull light source allowing the lanterns to really "pop" makes the picture really interesting and gets the Monastic idea across beautifully. There is not really anything I can say about the art as I am far from qualified to judge art at this high standard, but I will say this. Over the past 15+ years that I have been a avid Games Workshop fan I have seen many pictures of Space Marines official and otherwise, and this piece easily ranks up there in the best.

Amazing work, and a credit to the 40K universe.
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That was....something.
Thank you!
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cene801 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
umm didn't mean to right that much, caffeine withdrawal does weird things to a man..
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am glad you did though, I am very appreciative of it!
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cene801 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
write* god my spelling and grammar is bad recently. Please do not arrest me oh Internet Grammar Nazi's!
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BrotherCain Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Amazing artwork! Absolutely love the ornamentation that embosses the flesh and the ceramite. Great job Brother :D
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!
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TheRussianFunk Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those ornate designs - wow.

I love that helmet especially
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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igorvet Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
awesome bro!
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers Igor, I do my best to evolve and improve.
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xalanthas Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not very good at sneaking up on people then, are they?
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldn't know, though not many Marines are in full Power Armour (apparently the Raven Guard have stealth-supreme-beating-Eldar-style-stealthy-powerarmoured-movement but beyond that, only Scouts relly move stealthy°.
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stalker9292 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
C.H.E.E.R.S.
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stalker9292 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
░WOOT░
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DavidSondered Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I dunno how to even reply to that :p
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