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Warhammer 40,000: Avatar vs. Keeper of Secrets by NicholasKay Warhammer 40,000: Avatar vs. Keeper of Secrets by NicholasKay
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Hey everyone!!!

I'm happy to share this new piece with you all. Rather than go Imperial for my third piece, I decided to pursue both Chaos and Xenos, in this case Slaanesh and Eldar.

This was a pretty intense piece to finish and definitely ended up being pretty glam-rock-tastic.

I'd love to hear your C&C, so please leave a comment below!

-K

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:iconzillafire101:
zillafire101 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
Awesome sauce! This has got to be one of the best 40k pics I've seen.
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:iconsunzer0:
SunZer0 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Considering that KoS looks like Zarakynel, this is an entirely effortless murderous stomp in her favor.

However, the more likely outcome is they bang and Khaine finally gets rid of that several million year pent up rage................................................And THEN Z steals his essence.
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:iconfulgrim65:
Fulgrim65 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013
Just superb.
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:iconpaledraconisalpha:
paledraconisalpha Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
I think this is one of my favourite pieces of 40k art ever. I clicked on the 'buy the print' link and it didn't go anywhere, which made me sad.
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks! I can't sell 40k themed prints, since I don't own the IP. :-/
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:iconpaledraconisalpha:
paledraconisalpha Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
You're welcome. I think I like the Keeper the best. Glad you didn't go with the goat/tentacle-faced bondage fan style. The more 'human' one looks really nice. I swear there's just a hint of exuberance in her as she leaps.

To steal a joke from the Nostalgia Critic:

An avatar strides into a darkened chamber. A voice purrs from the shadows. "Knock knock."

The avatar's voice is like molten rock: "Who's there?"

The Keeper leaps from the shadows. "Zuul, motherfrakker!"

...I'm a huge nerd, I admit.

It's a shame about the lack of prints. Ah well. Just wanted to give you a thumbs-up for whatever it's worth.
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:iconcheeselover555:
cheeselover555 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
i agree. But it would have been funnier if it was the goat/cow/backwards-duck/tentacle/bondage style one.
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:icondeathincarnate15:
DeathIncarnate15 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As much as I hate Slaanesh, I just can't get over seeing one of the Dark Prince's servants take on an Avatar without flinching. Plus, that Avatar looks like a true badass. Well done, sir. Very well done.
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:iconrocketfist14:
Rocketfist14 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Mmmmmhh....sexual tension is all I'm feeling...
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:iconsirartsalot:
sirartsalot Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Agreed. Khaine could probably use a roll in the Psychic hay. :)
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:icondragon-the-tribrid:
Dragon-the-Tribrid Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, that looks epic!
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:iconfinkfebruary:
FinkFebruary Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconpredatorias:
predatorias Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
this is really good work!
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Mega super cool!
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:icontrebuszeq:
TrebuszeQ Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stunning and amazing.
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:iconstoneddrgn:
StonedDrgn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey man, mind if I use this as the inspiration for a modeling project? I would love to see the faces at my FLGS when I pull that puppy out for my Iyanden army.
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
go for it!
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:iconstoneddrgn:
StonedDrgn Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, one forgeworld avatar is on its way as we speak.
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm pretty jealous.
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:iconlordsia:
LordSia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
I did not think it was possible to have your mind blown by a picture. Congratulations, you've proven me wrong.
Now shut up and take my money.
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
prints for saaaaale [link]
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:iconyunaris:
Yunaris Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Awesome!
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:Dx2
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:iconmortdres:
Mortdres Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
EPIC! Very good job d(U<)
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:iconpaintdrawer:
PaintDrawer Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
whoa, who would win this? looks awesome beyond words! good job!
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:iconvadrigos:
Vadrigos Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Most impressive!!!
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:iconhidasama:
hidasama Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
WAOWW !!! Magnifique térrible !! j'adore !!
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:iconmadman-mattjf01:
Madman-MattJF01 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
only one word can sum this picture up- EPIC!!!!!!!
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:iconthesolinvictus:
TheSolInvictus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
WOW! EPIC!! Very very AWSOME!
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:iconevilhippo:
evilhippo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Quite possibly the greatest 40k image I have ever seen. A masterpiece.
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:iconkahru18:
Kahru18 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Shit. aaannnd "poof" my soul is taken.
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:icondarkkrish:
DaRKkrish Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Holy hell.
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:iconnightterrorseye:
NightTerrorsEye Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
...my mnd is blown...
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:iconnukethemallfuckhha:
nukethemallfuckhha Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Pffft The avatar will kick its butt,it's the incarnation of a god not just some demon albeit a greater one.
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:iconsoulfein:
Soulfein Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The picture is amazing, very dinamic and epic! And I love your video tutorial!
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconsoulfein:
Soulfein Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks to you for share your art. I'm going to wait your next warhammer picture or tutorial
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:iconkishy-chan:
Kishy-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
amazing!
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:iconkillajake117:
KillaJake117 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
This is so awesome.
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:iconchrisrevis:
chrisrevis Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
A. Maz. Ing.
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:iconhalios17:
Halios17 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
JUST AMAZING!!!
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:iconghostofburden:
GhostofBurden Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Impossible to ignore, Go Khaine win for ur children as some books proclaim.
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:iconragnarok6664:
Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! Go Khaine though! :horns:
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:iconeldracm:
eldracm Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Which Edition is the Keeper from? Most ones I've seen had more bestial heads.

Regardless, this is awesome.
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Meh, I didn't go edition specific. Daemons can manifest in nearly any form and I really dislike both of the current KOS models (though the new one is admittedly better than the old one).
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:iconeldracm:
eldracm Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
To be honest I like this form over the more common 'cow head' version Games Workshop keeps pumping out... Looks like a super sized Daemonette
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:iconsacrafire:
Sacrafire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Slaanesh and Khaine meet again XD

Good job man!!!! Love the flames on the avatar :D
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconcardshark93:
Cardshark93 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I'd like to see the Swarm Lord fighting Scarbrand
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:iconnicholaskay:
NicholasKay Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I take commissions ;-)
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