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Corax by Noldofinve Corax by Noldofinve
Corax, Raven Guards' primarch. Sadly I had only some photographs of Corax's miniatures for references. So I have no idea about his canonical appearance.
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derby80 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student
this is a pretty good piece, since it's based only on vague descriptions, and there is no official gw or forge world miniature of him. there is a picture of him on the cover of 'deliverance lost', and he is described quite thoroughly within.
i'd say the most striking difference is his eyes, which are described as being all black. so you have a guy with black hair, black eyes, and white skin. a very striking appearance, i would say...
and i would left out the cleft in his chin, it just seems a bit... elfin.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
I draw this primarch when there were no official art and official miniatures. ) So I think I have a right for my own fan-vision. ;)
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derby80 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Student
ahh. well, yes, you do. really, you can envision him anyway you like. your skill in rendering those visions is considerable, and any picture of corax is a good one, really.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :) 
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Dyceman88 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
corax is the "baby brother" of the Primarchs in metaphor i mean, he was the light hearted one with many traits of immaturity but when he went to war he was very tactical and stoic. i still don;t thnik he commited suicide. corax has milk white skin and i mena MILK white it's his major feature.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
The colour of skin is, of course, very bright and memorable but face features are also very important.
I can't agree with your statement about "baby brother" and immaturity of Corax. His life before unifying with his father and brothers wasn't the life of a kid or delicate person. And where is Corax's suicide mentioned?
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Dyceman88 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
i can't honestly remember which image this is refering to but most Corax images i've apporved of so, i'll just list what i do know through extensive research.

1. Corax has dark hair and very prominent eyebrows, also dark this is only highlited even more by the milk white of his skin. he looks intimidating and fierce and is when he wants/ has to be and is stoic (meaning he can endure great hardship no doubt due to his childhood). he is one of thsoe guys who even when they raise their eyeborws to the highest he still looks like he's frowning.

2. when i said baby-brother i just meant how he is when there is no battle going on and when he is with his brothers. i meant this metaphorically and in no way as an insult, i'm the youngest of three myself. it is said Corax got along with most brohters and was light hearted when with them. it is alos noted that Sanguinius gave tise long dictance message to manus and Vulkan before Istvaan V to 'look after him'.

3. being from a world that was ensalved Corax believes in equality. it's the reason he hates the idea of warmaster, never wears capes or sashes or any other marks of superiority. in his mind he was raised by slaves and became as great as he is by being taught by them so clearly rank holds no importance(if u can become a great leader when raised by slaves n kick the butt of the enslavers it proves authority has no meaning)

4.i have the utmost respect for Corax and his legion above all otehr so nothnig i say would demerite him in any way. but if u read his stroy u will learn that he supposedly commited suicide from guilt after creating those freaks. he took a ship and drove straight into the eye of terror leaving the message "never more" from the poem "The Raven" it is believed he commitied suiced though no one is certain.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you. You know, this your reply helps me a lot because I'm still working on another Corax's full length portrait.
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Dyceman88 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
SWEEEEEEET! n no problem, just sharing what i know, don;t get me wrong the Corak pic here is awesome and i can see now that he quite pale in it it's jsut the light angle 9or at least that is how it looks :D)
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pyramidhead7 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
aaaw sweet,i love raven guard and like so many of the primarchs corax has no pictures,its really great to have so many beautiful drawings to look at for reference,keep up the good work!
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