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Aftermath by DiegoGisbertLlorens Aftermath by DiegoGisbertLlorens
A bloodied and battered Mordian Iron Guard, who has been through hell and back.
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Platinius Featured By Owner Edited Jul 22, 2015
I like that she doesn't throw the powerpacks into the fire, but instead lets them recharge much more gently to assure their longevity if more slowly.

Also, the dancing and crackling of a campfire after a hard day of difficult work has something oddly calming and healing. And this young lady definitely needs some healing. As an actual veteran of not just war, I know that face all too well.

Here is a little food for thought: Soldiers in the field are never alone unless it is absolutely unavoidable. This is after battle and none of her comrades are anywhere to be seen, I let you reach the conclusion from that statement in context of this lovely young lady's aloness by yourselves...

Edit: :o (Eek) It is only now that I notice that she is actually crying
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Good read of the image. Yes, she is crying. If you know the reputation of her regiment, the Mordian Iron Guard, the fact that she is crying and her uniform in poor condition only adds to the story. 
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Platinius Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
Sweating a little... Aw, thanks.

Were she not a mordi, she would already be dead, either by enemy hand or her own.

I don't know whether you realize this, but this painting demonstrates so well what "there is only war" does to even the strongest, healthiest, most disciplined and most resilient somewhat normal human beings. Be it a long time ago, today or in the far future.

I see her and all I want to do, all I really could do, is Hug her.
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ironleader Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
Fantastic depiction of a member of the guard! May the emperor smile upon this guardswoman for her diligence and sacrifice and to you for your amazing works! - Ave Imperator. 
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The Emperor protects.
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Gustauve-Drakenhime Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful; no need for a servant of the Emperor to be an over-glorified set of tits and ass. No. This woman exudes a sense of charm and beauty by the simple fact that she has persevered in the face of the horrors of the 41st millennium. As always. you do a fantastic job.
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Sometimes, I have a chance to contribute to the crusade for female image in illustration :)
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DrDoSoLittle Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
A great illustration. My favorite part is that she's charging her las magazines by placing them next to the fire. That's not a common bit of lore. Good on you. 
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I've read too much about Gaunt's Ghosts :D
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Picture worth a thousand words. Only in death does duty end.
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Without genhancement or servoarmour!
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sciencevsart Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Those are for pussies! Real heroes charge into battle with t-shirts and flashlights!
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NonieR Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014
I can't believe I managed to forget to Fave this, back when I was writing you rave comments. Silly me!
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hehe, no worries. It was here, waiting for you :D
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NonieR Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014
Yes, I'm very lucky.

Thanks for posting your brilliant art here for us all to see!

--Nonie
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Reclusiarch Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Saw this in the Only War book and had to look up who made it. Lovely, lonely piece with a lot of character. Just wow!
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I´m so happy for the big acceptance this piece has had amongst the fans.
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Baveboi Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2014  Student General Artist
If an Enginseer saw her charging the packs like that he would be royally pissed.
Beautiful details on all accounts.
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Those AdMech guys are just too uptight :D
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BlastronautAway Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Probably one of my favourite Imperial Guard pieces of all time. A picture that says a thousand words and then some!
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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DreadHaven Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Love the details in this. I know somewhere in the IG codex it says that power packs can be recharged with the help of fire, so that's cool to see. Not to mention the soot stained face and torn uniform . :thumbsup: 
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I love how resourceful and professional the Imperial Guard seems, specially in the Gauntīs novels.
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misty130 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
the space wolves always recognize good warriors who have lived their share in battle, and this one has clearly shared a large portion.
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That reminds me of a quote of the Get of Fenris clan: "we are warriors, and we recognize courage, wherever it might come from".
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misty130 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
battle and glory, brother. May many foes fall at your blade.
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slayer1968 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
Nice one with the power packs ;)
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
They are the batteries for the cell phone. Nothing like taking selfies in the thick of a battle.
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slayer1968 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
*Phone rings during battle*

-WHAT!?
-Hey honey, just calling to remind you to pick up some milk and eggs on your way home.And don't forget to pick up the kids from school. xD
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hirowolf Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
Probably sums up 40k in a nut shell. This truly says to me "There is only war." 
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
"No matter how you die, you will not be missed." Ah, that good ol' Grimdark.
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Broken-Justice Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Unless you're good enough to be put in a dreadnought lol
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Extra life!
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Broken-Justice Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
UNLIMITED COSMIC POWER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! itty-bitty living space.
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mg1342mg Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
What a great picture. It really does capture the veteran Guardsman; tattered, but in good order, las-cells charging in the fire. Especially good to see some love for the Iron Guard . Bloody but unbowed.
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I specially like the fact that itīs a female Mordian. Double awesome.
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Geusetelli Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I accidentally stumbled in here, and i instantly fell in love with the spot i stumbled into.
This is awesome!
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It was a happy accident, then ;D
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jtrox57 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
maaaaaan, I envy you.
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aha, envy is a powerful fuel for oneīs ambitions!
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Isilwe87 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Amazing work!!!

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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Cartoonfiend Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Great work. I especially love that, despite that hard visage, we can see a glimmer of emotion forcing its way through.
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the comment ^___^.
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Hedkrakka Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Gorgeous. It'll take the trooper awhile to get back into regulation gear.
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist

    Sheīll be back, and the enemy will regret it...
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Amaranth7777 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
I absolutely love this...immediately faved....kudos feller :)
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FoxySnowleo Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Is she crying? I bet just from the fire, not the many lost comrades..
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DiegoGisbertLlorens Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Itīs for the uniform. Itīs so hard to clean the blood off that fabric, you know...
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