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Adepta Sororita by r7ll Adepta Sororita by r7ll
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I think this would be a good time to say a belated thank you for 40,000 hits :)


Sister of Battle from the Order of our Martyred Lady.
I've yet to name her, so I'm open to suggestions :)


This is by far the biggest thing I've attempted. 200+ hours over 8 months, 146 layers... were it not for :icondeadxcross:'s incessant nagging I probably wouldn't have finished this at all :p Cheers bro!

In all honesty though, most of the time spent on this piece was spent failing >.<
I really need to go back to basics and learn anatomy and perspective.
Textures from cgtextures.

Also: I hate painting gold trim. Why do imperials wear so much damn gold trim?! :iconurseriousplz:

Anyway, I'm just glad this is finally over.

Enjoy!
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:iconilikecommas:
ILikeCommas Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
The detail on this is glorious.
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malleus-daemonum Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Bolters, I'm guessing, are not all the same caliber or size... the standard Astartes boltgun is meant to be so big that carrying one is meant to be like some child-like fantasy for even a grown woman (Dan Abnett; Brothers of the Snake...)... said woman wasn't wearing power armour, but the difference while massive surely wouldn't apply to a gun that's so ridiculously big for its wielder, one would therefore assume that there are smaller variants of the same gun that still fires those miniature rocket propelled projectiles ... they do, after all, have bolt pistols, therefore.... 

They don't quite go through the 'same stuff' as the space marines; while they're devastatingly powerful heavy infantry, they're still, ultimately human; also, while they wear power armour, they can't interface with their armour the same as the Astartes do (no black carapace...) ... either way; these bitches be cray, I would not fuck with one with anything less then a lascannon and a lot o distance. No thank you, I value my scrotum far too much for such tomfoolery :/ 
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pittbull44 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Actually I always wanted to know how the Sisters are able to carry/use bolters since they come from the same place as Commissars and there wasn't any details of them going through the same stuff as the Space Marines.
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Chickendude Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013   Writer
Are you fucking kidding me? Dont be so hard on yourself this artwork is fantastic and I am not saying that to give you encouragement. Heck no, this piece of art is really the kinda one that I just have to save on my PC.
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R-ql Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
That sounds like a frackton of work. Looking at it, totally worth it. Good job!
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Forge-T Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
How do you gold so well?
:iconhowdoishotwebplz:
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:iconjsfantasy:
JSfantasy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic rendering mate, Im a nazi to my own work in trying to get better, so I understand completely your pain with the gold trim... however, you nailed it and it looks mint! fantastic work mate.
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:iconmavericktheinsane:
mavericktheinsane Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
for a second i thought you where acctually saying you where a nazi,

my bad.
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Thrownik Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Gold is nice <3
She's pretty but... WHY EYE AND ARM!!
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:iconmavericktheinsane:
mavericktheinsane Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
becaus it fits in the warhammer 40k univurse.
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:iconimortis:
Imortis Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I've had this in my favourites for a long time and seen it several times but only now noticed the Bionic Arm. God damn.
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:iconwnter06:
wnter06 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Very nice
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:iconmajorfreak:
majorfreak Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
simply amazing!
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:iconchadcomics:
ChadComics Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!
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:iconm0tt0m0:
M0tt0M0 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Looks like a scene capture from very expensive animation :) Good work!
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:iconoxhine:
Oxhine Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great job! :+fav:
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:iconmaygusta:
MAYGUSTA Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Epic!
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:iconboloblotz:
Boloblotz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thats great boyo ...
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:icondforrest:
dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the best, cleanest and most artfully executed rendering of a Sister I've seen on DA. Good job.
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:iconr7ll:
r7ll Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Woah, thanks dude! You've got a very spiffy gallery yourself! Love your style :)
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:icondforrest:
dForrest Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for that. It's truly an honor coming from someone who renders as well as you.
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:iconeaglecaste:
Eaglecaste Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Awesome
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:iconr7ll:
r7ll Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
Thankye! :)
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:iconalpha-omega-protocol:
Alpha-Omega-Protocol Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this work. I want that chainsword so bad!
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VeteserusLupus Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Hmph... This work is perfect))
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:iconakeidamos:
Akeidamos Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
finally I found the creator of this...excelent work, dude :) it's wonderful
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:iconarages:
Arages Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Beautiful, so much details! Amazing work, fav'd
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:iconwilliamgreen:
williamgreen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
This is the single most amazing piece of 40k artwork of all time.
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ThePainIsDeep Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
nice!

for the emperor!
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:iconkalgoras:
Kalgoras Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning. Enough said. :)
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DrMcAllister Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is some really fine artwork! The expression on her face is really grim!
I hope the gold trim won't put you off from doing more servants of the Throne, because this is top quality!
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Nabonidus Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gold trim.... Because its bling!

I love this piece of art. A perfect balance between photorealism and art. Tons of amounts of details. It is, in fact, epic. Very nicely done!
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DressyDung Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
great details, loving the mech arm
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:iconbensonkkila:
BenSonkkila Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanx Man!!! I love this! :onfire:
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GreatHarlequin Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Simply stunning! How about... Sister Superior Raqkel
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:icondan-cable:
dan-cable Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Fab work. Well worth all the hours for such an awesome final result :)
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:iconmaliciousdog:
MaliciouSDoG Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Detail is brilliant! Amazing pic!
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:iconbarcenas-lightborn:
Barcenas-Lightborn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student General Artist
simply perfect!
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:iconhelfyre:
Helfyre Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
DUDE! THAT'S AWESOME!
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Sebbythefreak Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
That is friggin' lovely
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:iconsickoleman:
sickoleman Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
This rocks
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:iconshinfen:
Shinfen Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
I used to play this Army. Amazing work! Best I have seen!
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:iconstabuwithaspoon:
Stabuwithaspoon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
DEATH TO THE FALSE... wait...

Splendid work indeed..
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:iconkombinat:
kombinat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap:
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:iconprimtac:
primtac Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
oh shit inquisition! fall back!
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:iconblackwoodforest:
Blackwoodforest Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome inquisitores!!!! WOW
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ggfangirl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Nice! :D
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:icondracomane:
Dracomane Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Holy Crap, thats amazing!!!!!!
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:iconeludajae:
Eludajae Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
One word...phenomenal!
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:iconjinx-pantax-kun:
Jinx-Pantax-Kun Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2010  Student Photographer
wow, simply wow.

she is marvellous. You ... You are amazing for doing this. and her anatomy looks perfect so i don't think you need to go back to basic's at all.
your attention to detail is breath taking. her mechanical arm looks perfectly fitting for her. she kind of remind's me of Cat Von D... =']

this illustration is just.. wow. depth of field = perfect. colour = perfect, attention to detail = perfect.

very well done.

name idea : Sister Volterra <3
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