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The Kahuna by DavidSondered The Kahuna by DavidSondered
Private commission.
In the series of illustrations of the Lantern Marines, this time a depiction of the Lantern Marines equivalent of a Chaplain- the Kahuna.

Big thanks to the commissioner who was very patient with this particular commission.

Also, keep checking out the blog for updates. Sometimes I post things there that don't end up on deviantart-> [link]

(edit: accidentally added the "just before end"-file rather then the "completed"-file. Amended now!)
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:iconaranniel:
Aranniel Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
he looks like from Legion of Damned then Latern one
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:iconviliboy:
viliboy Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
I really like your style.
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:iconrazort300:
razort300 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
cool
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:iconflyingdextersart:
flyingdextersart Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
He looks pretty heated. Get meh? hehhehe
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconlordofthememes:
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Prepare yourselves! judgement is coming
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Light at the end of the tunnel is not the end of the tunnel...
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:icontannon34:
Tannon34 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Its a power fist!
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:iconlordofthememes:
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
but not in that dudes chase
he's like: THE EMPEROR'S TORCH IS MY LIGHT!
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconlordofthememes:
Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
also he's like come brothers the space tikki party awaits i shall start the holy barbeque
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:iconjimmymyself:
jimmymyself Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Once again you have done an amazing job with these lantern themed marines.
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, they are great to paint.
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:iconallsmiles98311:
Allsmiles98311 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013
Well I must say... This looks extremely impressive and more than a little terrifying... Far more ornate than most Space Marine depictions I see, even with all their ritual and pomp most go for a more direct armored brutal look. The markings on the skulls, extra details beneath the skulls, lantern-shapes and lantern-mace weapon are all really rather intricate and fascinating to look at, not to mention his... face... That's probably the single scariest detail, though I do love the little skull in the cage at his side. So yes, extremely impressive, and really rather terrifying...
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, that was the idea :) It's a sort of Chaplain type..
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:iconallsmiles98311:
Allsmiles98311 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
And a fascinating one at that... The differences between this spiritual leader and the Chaplains of the other Chapters on a purely aesthetic format, name and appearance, make me wonder about the other differences... I'm kind of interested in what the spiritual beliefs of the Lantern Marines are now.
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:iconflyingdextersart:
flyingdextersart Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Best Chaplin I ve Evan seen
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconluckerman:
Luckerman Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
go and make some khorne berserkers have nightmares so they wet themselves
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
...as is customary...

:D
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:iconauto27:
auto27 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student
too badass
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Merci
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:iconauto27:
auto27 Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Student
i have a new marine worked out, care to comment?
[link]
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice idea, you trying to get the manga/anime feel?
Otherwise I'd look at some illustrations/models, specifically at size of heads and leg (armour on leg in compaison to other items).

:)
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:iconauto27:
auto27 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Student
Nah, my style is more like between anime/manga and real drawing.The illustration of normal space marine is kinda weird(too board even as super human and head too small for 7 foot giant)so i kinda make adjustment myself.But hey, he's post heresy CSM. GamesWorkshop won't come for this right?
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm afraid not, but that has mainly with the style to do. They are sort of picky with style.

If you want GW to come after your stuff, you should try to paint like Paul Dainton, Stafan/Karl Kopinski or Wayne England...
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:iconauto27:
auto27 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student
the GW is about lawsuit, copyright and stuff...
which i kinda worried if they r really so stingy
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No.
It works like this:

Someone comissioned you to do a GW Intelectual Property-related image?
No problem. You paint it and get paid and everyone is happy.

If your commissioner sells the image on, he is risking GW following him (thus make sure you write over legal responsibility when/if commissioned, you should always have a contract when doing a commission, even between friends).


If you make prints and sell them, of an IP-related character or troop-type of GW's, it also is a bad deal.

If you made something FOR GW, or a license holder of GW IP, check your contract and/or with the peoplewho hired you, before doing anything like printing and selling posters etc...
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:iconazraeldarkangel540:
AzraelDarkAngel540 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Just wow! The lighting effects are very cool.
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, I was going for dramatic..
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:iconmadmonty13:
MadMonty13 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can definitely picture this guy staring down a Bloodthirster. Like the Warhounds, but with less rage and more fire.
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:iconmarinescu0511:
marinescu0511 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Say arrow in the knee ONE MORE TIME!!!
ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)
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:iconmoorkasaur:
moorkasaur Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kahuna... Matata )))
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:iconr-ql:
R-ql Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Chapter's aesthetics is awesomesauce and only gets better.
I can agree on slight chapter name overhaul, but that's all.
Cheers :)
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, name is something I do not have much to say about, but it has grown on me :)
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:iconstalker9292:
stalker9292 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
In the name of the God Emperor! It is beautiful! Our Immortal Emperor and Machine Spirit bless you!
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:icontoht981:
toht981 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
He looks a bit like a pre-heresy Word Bearer witht he braziers and symbols.
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Pre-Heresy is still loyal though ;)
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
"kahuna" hahahahah i lost it there. :lol:
love the oriental mask there!!
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Im quite fond of it myself :)
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
fo sure!
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:iconvegarblack:
vegarBlack Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student Artist
This painting is wonderful! Ive featured it in my most recent journal entry of some of my favourite scifi on DA :)
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:iconmorghat:
Morghat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome !
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:icongwann:
gwann Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
i this painting is just awesome as i really like it i will use it for my next character for dark heresy campaign I really want to see more of this character !!!! thanks for beeing so professionnal !!!!
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
As long as you do not sell anything using this image, claim it as your own or print it with intent on using it outside the scope of personal use.

I am a bit concerned about the fact that this exact comment appears twice and that you are referring to me with the comment "thanks for being so professional" as that hints at you wanting to use these outside of the scopes of what would be acceptable. The fact that you have an account with nothing on it at all doubles that suspicion.

If it is just for personal use (i.e. a few friends come over for an RPG and you printed it for inspiration/show it on your ipad) then go ahead.
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:icondasiggy:
DasIggy Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
just a side note here, that's not me. i only have one account here. that and all of my stuff has always been for over on heresy-online
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Good to know DasOmen. I will be keeping my eyes open for the Lanternmrines on the internet (as should you) to make sure nobody sells prints of them without my (or your) agreement.
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:iconblacktemplar777:
Blacktemplar777 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
The left hand is gauntness!
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:icondavidsondered:
DavidSondered Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconcount-vilanova:
Count-Vilanova Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL.
This is both hilarious and cool at the same time!
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