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Massacre at Sanctuary 101 by NicholasKay Massacre at Sanctuary 101 by NicholasKay
Hi everyone!

The Massacre at Sanctuary 101 is complete! You can see the monochrome (uncolored) version here:
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Also, there is a blog post accompanying this piece. If you'd like to hear more about how it was painted, please click here:
[link]

Also, here are two videos!

Speed Paint:[link]

Tutorial Video:[link]
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:iconvandal030:
Vandal030 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
Good Job!
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:icondaimonxx:
DaimoNxx Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
Domine, libra nos. 
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Great piece to study composition from, love the use of a circular theme to frame the action.
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:iconlazyboris:
Lazyboris Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
a few seconds before necrons
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:iconbrotherkir:
brotherKir Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
a few seconds before death
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Intense and bad@ss! Great work
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:icontenpeoplez:
tenpeoplez Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
i must break you ...
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:iconkrysnha:
Krysnha Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Directly to my favorite a work about my two favorites facctions in warhammer 40000k thanks a million for this
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:iconamaranth7777:
Amaranth7777 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Excellent work man.......(right cllick....save image as...) j/k lol
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
;-)
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:icont2gibbon:
T2Gibbon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Really awesome piece. However, i think the face of the monochrome version should have stayed because it fits better with the "beauty vs beast" kind of theme which is further refined by the black vs white/holy (dooves and halo)
With the old face i felt more sorry for her and was more convinved that she would die. The new one makes her seem somewhat too strong imo.
Watched a few videos on your channel, cool stuff - hearing your thoughts on 40k designs is interesting.
I like it alot *comissar voice* i'll be watching you
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the feedback- I just didn't feel the original sketch was intense enough- I really wanted that fervor to show.
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:iconshe-who-thrist:
She-who-thrist Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
I can't wait till they make IA 12, aka, this into reality
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:iconjessica-prando:
Jessica-Prando Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it!
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:iconddd09ish1:
ddd09ish1 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The doves and her halo really bring this out for me
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconnolaan1:
Nolaan1 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Świetna robota! W 100% profesjonalna, no i te detale...
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:iconbristock:
Bristock Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is amazing.... truly amazing. I love it. This is perfect. I love the movement, the detail... your detail is outstanding.
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:icontheewraithgod:
TheeWraithGod Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
Very badass :D
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:iconophiguris:
Ophiguris Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Aaaah Wraiths - Where Did You Go?
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:iconmikethemadness:
mikethemadness Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i can see how this was inspired by that picture of the Black Templars fighting a necron ambush.
exellent painting though.
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:icontherius123:
therius123 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
to be pretty damn fair.. i think this is actually inspired by the massacre at sanctuary 101... as it SAYS! go read some SoB books :)
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:iconmikethemadness:
mikethemadness Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link]

please. continue.
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:iconmikethemadness:
mikethemadness Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
or more accurately [link]
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:icondragon-the-tribrid:
Dragon-the-Tribrid Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember that from when it was just a battle report in White Dwarf! I probably still have the issue somewhere too. It's hard to decide where to start with saying what I like most, but the Necron's glowing ribcage is certainly an eye catcher!
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:iconnitegrafix:
nitegrafix Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so amazing, from the lighting to her details.
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:iconkorinr:
KorinR Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhh I love this! There's much less Adepta Sororitas art out there, it's really cool that you made the beautiful painting (:
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:iconkorinr:
KorinR Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Alright, I derped. I meant there's much less Sororitas art than any other chapters'.
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:iconsickoleman:
sickoleman Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
great job, not a good event for us
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:iconshinaryun:
ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
*whistles* That is going to be one dead Sororitas.
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:iconlolcatsneverdies:
lolcatsneverdies Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
I find your lack of faith disturbing. Would you like to discuss it with my bolter
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:iconshinaryun:
ShinaRyun Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012
*shrugs* I'm just calling this as I see it...it would be a very close call, but I would bet my money on the Wraith. I have no doubt that the Sororitas would put up a hell of a fight and that the Wraith would not escape unscathed...but from this range, it's got the speed on her and the ability to spring out of anywhere to catch her.
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:iconlolcatsneverdies:
lolcatsneverdies Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
I just enjoyed mimicking typical sisters of battle quotes.
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:iconlolcatsneverdies:
lolcatsneverdies Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
This is just truely wonderful !
Do I get your permission to use the sister's head as an avatar on forums ?
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I can't really stop you, just please give credit.
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:iconlolcatsneverdies:
lolcatsneverdies Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
Well, if I did not care for your approval, I wouldn't have asked so. So really, if you say no, I won't do it, and I will keep my previous avatar from second edition codex (which author I cannot contact, or even know his/her identity) : [link] .
Is adding a link to here in my signature enough ?
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ya that's totally fine :)
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:iconlolcatsneverdies:
lolcatsneverdies Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Thanks !
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:iconmidnightclashtiger:
midnightclashtiger Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love the movement of your works OwO ;w;
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:iconwnter06:
wnter06 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012
for the emperor!!
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:iconhacketo:
Hacketo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
cool composition!
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:iconerto1986:
Erto1986 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I can't help but to think that, if jhon woo worked on a warhammer piece, this would be the result

great work!
I love the birds flying in the background!
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:iconjeroenbrugman:
jeroenbrugman Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I especially love the way the doves work in this brutal portrail of SoB bravery
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:iconeverfreesculpting:
EverfreeSculpting Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the doves, nice touch
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:iconoctohat:
OctoHat Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
the wrait wins
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:iconseeten:
Seeten Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Wow
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:iconalarum23:
Alarum23 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I read this story in White Dwarf when I was 13 years old. Was it issue 226? I can't quite remember. The issue came with a free Necron Blister Pack. Man... those were the days. Thanks for digging this memory up, it's a fond one. Necrons have been my favourite race in 40k ever since.
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:icondaddybrown:
DaddyBrown Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, that's quality! Brilliant action.
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:iconvelox-mortis:
Velox-Mortis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I watched the speed paint video and was blown away. I am now going to watch your tutorial video and see if I can learn anything from it.
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:iconchangingcactus:
changingcactus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
very impressive.
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