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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 Aug 16, 2014  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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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm greatly appreciate this.
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pyramidhead7 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
no problem
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Captain-Varro Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding! I really love how you've drawn the Primarchs! :+fav:

Always wandered what Corax might look like, since my own chapter, the Eagles of Kai are a successor chapter of the Raven Guard. :)
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much for your comment. :) I like Corax and his men too. And there will be one more his fan-art in digital.
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Captain-Varro Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome! :) I look forwards to seeing your next piece.
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ZeroGundam117 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
this is really good.
and as a 40k player (Raven Guard 3rd Company) i am especially glad that someone has done Corax.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :) Glad you liked it. :)
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Smrznuti Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008
rly great , just like i was imagine Corax gj man
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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Thekrug Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
I look forward to seeing Bob, primarch of theEmperor's Holy Thingys
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Skryke Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
I like this :) most secretive of the primarchs (except possibly Alpharius) :+fav:
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
And those two from unnamed Legions. :)
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Skryke Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
:D those to but they don't really count
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional General Artist
But I think.. I'll try to draw them too.
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Skryke Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
with no refrence? you may have trouble there...
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008  Professional General Artist
"Use the Force, Luke" once Obi-Wan said. ))))
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netfoo Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Do you understand that the entire Raven Guard legion and chapter are based souly around Edger Allen Poe's short-story "The Raven." Corax's description highly reminiscent of Poe, not a native American. You're thinking of the Emperor of Mankind. :shoutbox:

Other than that it's pretty good :spyed:
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derby80 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student
oddly enough, other than a few references, such as the 'never more' bit, and a sergeant named 'e. allenpoe', i've never found any explicit references to poe in raven guard lore. 
my own successor chapter has more references in the backstory than gw/bl canon does for the raven guard.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
I agree there are parallels with Poe. But I don't think you can say what I was thinking about during drawing. :)
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EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Damnit I finally found you!!!!! :pissed: :D :w00t: :glomp:
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008  Professional General Artist
Did you look for Corax's portrait?
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EmperorBassexe Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Not the portriat, the guy who I just replied to, Netfoo, he's an old friend of mine.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
Understood. :)
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ZekkSirius Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
He's never had a very detailed description beyond alabaster white skin, pure black eyes and raven black hair, with an aquiline profile.

I think you captured him very well. Will this be a series?
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah, but you know, I studied three different miniatures of Corax. And there was quite big difference between them. For example, one Corax had bronze skin. And I hardly could describe the profile as aquiline. So... there were many sketches of Corax's face until I drew something what satisfied me.

I want to draw all primarchs in such style. :)
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GuyverLycan24 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007   Writer
This is so Awesome! Just like how I thought him to be, Another great piece of art add to the 40k world.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Rfetus Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007   Traditional Artist
i love you art! its soo good!
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
Well, I'm rather dissapointed from this one. :( It could be better.
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Rfetus Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007   Traditional Artist
better than what i could do! i cant even draw men very good! hey is it day night or morning where you live ?
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
Actually I don't know. :D When I draw it doesn't matter what time is it. ))) I live in Eastern Europe, it's +2 hours according to Greenwich.
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Rfetus Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007   Traditional Artist
oh i see i was asking becuase it was like 2 in the morning when i messaged you cause yeah i live in america
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
Well, sometimes I draw at night instead of sleeping. It's very good time for creation. :)
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Rfetus Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008   Traditional Artist
I know i have been staying up until like 6 in the morning
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Awful thing. ))) But sometimes very useful for creativity process.
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