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The Emperor Protects by NicholasKay The Emperor Protects by NicholasKay
Hey guys, new 40k piece!

Live streams:
Part 1 [link]
Part 2 [link]

Speed Paint Video:
[link]

Tutorial Video:
[link]

This was a private commission and was a real pleasure. Videos will be available for this piece soon, I'll let you know when.

If you are interested in commissioning a painting, please feel free to contact me at artist@nicholaskay.com

Later!

-Nick

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:iconkrysnha:
Krysnha Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Yes he protect us and save us and trougth his daugthers and sons, he will prevail, for the emperor
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:icondrewk27:
DrewK27 Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Fantastic and gorgeous piece!
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:iconoctopusgames:
OctopusGames Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Super cool.

Robert Schwalb told me that Games Workshop's store in the UK is awesome, especially the basement. :)
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:icondarkyautja:
darkyautja Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic artwork ! goodjob !
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:icontheunknownemo:
theunknownemo Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Adeptus Astartes siter of battel
horcore troops
nice dun

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:iconberetta249:
Beretta249 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Pretty much perfect.
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:iconkubuk13:
kubuk13 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful
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:iconhellknightleon:
HellknightLeon Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
The Emperor protects but having a Sister with you never hurt.
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:iconthevampiredio:
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
oh my empraahh.... this is gorgeous!!!!:D
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:iconcereus-cactus:
cereus-cactus Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Oh my gods. That is beautiful, and powerful. I can see her devotion, and I'm moved. Good work.
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:iconboloblotz:
Boloblotz Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh i Love that Video. Very Good work.
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:iconebrech:
Ebrech Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You know I was thinking, people ask if you are french, lol it won't help if you use the french canadian symbol of their flags :P.
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:iconmalicethemad:
MalicetheMad Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sisters of battle must have some tight vajayjay. oh snap the space wolves are here to eleminate my heresy!
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
O_O

<_<

>_>

;-)
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:icondameodessastock:
DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
:icondragonhiplz:

This fantastic work has been featured in my journal: [link]

:iconhappydayplz::iconmerrychristmas1::iconmerrychristmas2:
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awesome, thanks!
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:icondameodessastock:
DameOdessaStock Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
:tighthug:
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:iconookthelibrarian:
ookthelibrarian Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Saw the speed paint. <3!!! Watched and fav'ing as we speak!
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconthrownik:
Thrownik Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Marvelous.
No other words needed.
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:iconlink99918:
link99918 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
For the greater good!
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:iconsickoleman:
sickoleman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
the best
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:iconsexual-yeti:
Sexual-Yeti Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I am gathering you are a big Sisters fan. Once more, amazing work.
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:iconthrownik:
Thrownik Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
em
I think that every (or almost every) Loyalist love Sisters XD
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:iconsexual-yeti:
Sexual-Yeti Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes! It is law!

Good thing I am not a loyalist. NURGLE'S ROT TO ALL!!!
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:iconthrownik:
Thrownik Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
eh. You're making nice, humor pictures...
sorry, but this is Imperial law too

so....
:iconkillitwithfireplz::iconfireplz:

PURGE THE UNCLEAN!!!
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:iconvaeisenberg:
VAEisenberg Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Good one, though especially given she's wearing ceramite power armour, her waist is a bit unnaturally thin.
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:iconoracle9i:
Oracle9i Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
This artwork pleases Slaanesh greatly! Yes, it does. ;)
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:iconthrownik:
Thrownik Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Fuck Slaanesh........ -,-

hmmm bad word, becouse it'll make him happy
so....
:iconkillitwithfireplz:
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:iconoracle9i:
Oracle9i Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Oh dear... I seem to have annoyed one of the Emprah's many fanboys.

What happened? No, don't tell me, just yet. Let me guess...

Some good-natured guy with a goofy grin and really weird Slaaneshi army list just WALKED over your Ultra-Marine army like it wasn't there because he's a better player.

But that isn't where the hatred comes from. It's when you were both packing up your armies and you met his incredibly sexy girlfriend. You realized she was going to do something that pleases Slaanesh with HIM and you'd be doing something that pleases Slaanesh by yourself.

That's what it is, isn't it? Every time I've seen a dedicated Slaanesh-hater, it always turns out to be a foul mixture of jealousy and bad sportsmanship.
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:iconthrownik:
Thrownik Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
No. XD
you're not Tzeentch XD
I'm entire chaos heater for I am loyal to the Emperor :D
and I'm Imperium fan(atic) by choice.

aliens (without orks) can exist IF they're not entering Imperial borders etc.

but chaos HAVE to be PURGED!!
FOR THE EMPEROR!!!!
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:iconstahlriven:
Stahlriven Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Uber cool!
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:iconblacktemplar777:
Blacktemplar777 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Purity seal on a...s -it's very important! And the power armor must be more massive!
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:icondukeleto:
dukeleto Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely. not sure about the shape of the sword blade tho.
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:iconsoul-daemon:
Soul-Daemon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But having a loaded bolter never hurt either.
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:iconwightpower:
wightpower Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice. Ave Imperator!
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:iconspqr-fr:
SPQR-FR Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Incredible art, so detailled, so real ! GW needs you ! ;)
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:iconaicasse:
Aicasse Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMG one of my favorite Sororitas of all time! Amazing expression and ambiance in the picture!
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:iconeldracm:
eldracm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
"And what use is your Corpse-Emperor against the plans of Tzeentch? What good is a carcase against the Rot of Nurgle? How can the dead shield you from the temptations of Slaanesh or the slaughter of Khorne? Hahaha pray little Sister, that death claims you in the first charge and not upon your alters that we desecrate!"

But in all seriousness, that is a really cool image.
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:iconnicklausofkrieg:
NicklausofKrieg Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
i like to believe that in a universe where gods, demons, angels, and, magic exists the thought of a demigod's corpse wielding some godly powers is not really that far fetched.
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:iconhellknightleon:
HellknightLeon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love the sisters of battle and wish people made more art of them. This is awesome. Keep up the good work.
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:iconironsides11:
ironsides11 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Great work! Love the sisters! :D
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D
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:iconksop:
ksop Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome work, your paintings are really inspirational. :)
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you
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:icontannon34:
Tannon34 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Death to the Heretics!
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:iconmishai:
Mishai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well thats a huge copyright :D....and totaly awesome picture:) bit cant imagine how that armor part around ass move but thats not important its really great impresive work....skull is the best part:)
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ha yes- I had to make some concessions around the butt...
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:iconmishai:
Mishai Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nope i jsut meaned some more parts there:) to alow here move legs:))
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I understood, no worries! :-p
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