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Black Templar: The Crusade Begins! (Complete) by NicholasKay Black Templar: The Crusade Begins! (Complete) by NicholasKay
Further updates? Of course! New video with music (previous one didn't)
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************** FURTHER UPDATES!************
The tutorial video is now up! You can watch it here:
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**************SUPER GINORMOUS UPDATE!*************
The speed video for this piece is now available! You can watch it here: [link]


**************IN THE NAME OF THE EMPEROR, READ THE BLOG POST BELOW!*************

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Welcome back friends, the saga of my Black Templar painting finally comes to a close here! After what seems like an eternity of leaning against my Cintiq, the Black Templar (and a few friends) are now ready to strike force and burn a holy path through the forces of darkness.

This piece took a super long time to do... I honestly can't gauge it accurately but it's somewhere in the ballpark of 14+ hours, possibly even 18 or 20.

Everything was done in Adobe Photoshop and (if you are kind enough to wait) you can view the PROCESS VIDEO for this piece tomorrow once I edit my screen recordings and begin narration. When the video is ready, I'll make sure to make a big, ugly update at the top of this painting's description so that everyone can see. :-D

Thanks for checking out my piece, I really hope you like it. Once again, don't forget to check out my blog... there's good stuff there, I promise.

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Best,

-K


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:iconkano-20:
Kano-20 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
i use this as my phone screen
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:icongregtalia:
gregtalia Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
wow!
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:iconnevaeh2076:
Nevaeh2076 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome work. Wish it was available as a background. Love 
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:icondaimonxx:
DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
No Pity! No Remorse! No Fear!
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:iconel-jorro:
El-Jorro Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Is that a new kind of armor?
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:iconbrujahonly:
brujahonly Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
HA! He looks very clean, shiny even :D
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:iconzhugebeifong:
zhugebeifong Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What game do these guys come from? I saw a mod of them in Fallout New Vegas.
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:iconalexandrzaytsevet:
AlexandrZaytsevet Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Student General Artist
That would be Warhammer: 40.000, a tabletop game and the greatest contribution to mankind since bacon.
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:iconzhugebeifong:
zhugebeifong Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Then never mind.
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:iconpapasenji:
Papasenji Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Perfect, simply perfect :)
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:iconlocustwithbeans:
Locustwithbeans Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're my hero, Huge fan of your work.
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconlocustwithbeans:
Locustwithbeans Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh you're welcome
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:iconnorlindesign:
NorlinDesign Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. I don't know what else to say! Great work and thank you for the tutorial!
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:iconwinterbonez:
WinterBonez Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist
I'm not usually a fan Blact Templars but this is just too beautiful.
It's got just the right amount of gothing bling and the atmosphere is just perfect.
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Drackenmoore Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Rightly amazing piece.  Not too clean, not too gritty, and all the while it manages to capture the feel of righteousness that surrounds an Astartes of the Black Templars.
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:iconbersekers1:
Bersekers1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
None shall find The Black Templars in Their Unending Crusade Wanting.
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:iconilsunh:
ilsunh Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
I just recently found out that all the Warhammer art that I really liked was actually done by you who knew?
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Any faves in particular?
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:iconilsunh:
ilsunh Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013
The Tech Priest interrogation
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:iconshadowfang3000:
Shadowfang3000 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
What I'd give to have this as a big A3 poster! ;P
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:iconkillerartboy:
Killerartboy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
hi Nicholas what would you say was the best number of art for a portfolio
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
5-15
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:iconkillerartboy:
Killerartboy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013

thanks mate its so stress full when you want to apply to a job but you have to hold back because my portfolio isn't done.

  

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:iconduggsdoesart:
DuggsDoesArt Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
man ive been watching ur vids for a long time
i absolutely love ur work keep it up
=D =D =D =D =D =D
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconemprahsque23:
emprahsque23 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
I love their armor
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:iconqualotesh:
Qualotesh Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just watched the YouTube vid you have on this bad boy. Great job man, I loved watching you do it. I was glad to have come to your DA account, can't wait to see all the other stuff you have around. >=D
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:iconadamrozza:
AdamRozza Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student General Artist
This is probably one of the best pieces I've seen!
Everything is so detailed and looks like it belongs where it is!
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:iconraiu1994:
Raiu1994 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
That... That...

Wow.

While most armor in 40k looks big and blocky, this one seems slim and sleek yet powerful. That is very good.
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:iconeffigytormented:
effigytormented Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Let none survive!
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:iconearltheartist:
earltheartist Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
the best Black Templar artwork I've seen :3
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:iconterronviking:
TerronViking Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i would buy the print! great job!
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:iconwnter06:
wnter06 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
No Pity! No Remorse! No Fear!
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:iconzeroziggy:
zeroziggy Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
AWESOME!
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:iconangewaire:
Angewaire Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Deserves DD
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:icongraybard:
Graybard Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING!
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:icontesarus:
Tesarus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
One of the best Black Templar drawings ever.
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:iconcarcharadon:
Carcharadon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Epic!
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:iconyunaris:
Yunaris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Great work on the details, I adore the eyes on this one.
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:icondarkstalker00:
darkstalker00 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
your detail is incredible! i can feel the armor just by looking at it, i want one
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:iconssfusion:
SSFusion Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconap0physis:
Ap0physis Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Great work! Amazing watching this created on YouTube :D
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:icongrahckh:
Grahckh Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
His armor does, indeed, look a bit on the skinnier side. For example, that guy just left of him in the background looks more proportionate. Then again, it's probably because he's a blur in the distance.
Now that that's out of the way...

His helmet looks perfect, his power-sword looks awesome. In fact, this is the kind of picture that would make me want to take to the streets and put some unbelievers to the sword! :D Praise the Emperor and strike down his foes!
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:iconseobrynkaiser:
SeobrynKaiser Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
It could be that this Black Templar is wearing the Generation one Power armor but its hard to say what the original generation 1 power armor looked like in the first place
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Makani22 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Holy shit balls! Badass Templar...agree with shotokan exactly how a space marine should look realistically. I read ahead some of the other comments, he doesn't look femme at all. He's got that regal stance that's simply breathtaking. More like royalty than anything. I'm fairly new to the warhammer universe and I understand how a marine should look but, this is fricken stuuuuuunning dude.
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ajha100 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous! And thank you so much for all the supporting material, I loved the tut video (and your youtube channel in general). Keep up the excellent work!
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Shotokan99 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I love this, this is what all space marines should actually look like. At least proportionally wise.
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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