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For Prospero II by Noldofinve For Prospero II by Noldofinve
"By the Silver Towers and the Ever-Burning Eye, begone!" (from "Battle for the Abyss" by B. Counter)

This is an upgrade of my old artwork "For Prospero". Since that artwork is still quite popular I decided to improve it.
In 2008 during a work with the older version I dreamed to read about a person (Uthizzar) I've been painting and about the Council of Nikaea. At that time my only source of information was "Horus Heresy Collected Visions" artbook (it's still one of my favourite books). The dream came true after 2 years. At the end of 2010 I got my copy of "A Thousand Sons" by G. McNeill. I still read it not allowing myself to devour it in one week. Good book like a good wine must be read little by little, I guess. Especially this one. I really liked how Mr. McNeill portraited Uthizzar, Ahriman and others (damn, those captains of the Thousand Sons are outstanding!). And the whole story is like a spell - as if you are there, standing near Ahriman through all events, thinking and trying to understand who is right and who is wrong. Great feeling, must admit. And I'm very happy there are about 200 pages left to read.

All rights belong to Games Workshop (err.. guys, what about pre-Heresy Thousand Sons miniatures?)
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Given 2011-07-23
For Prospero II by ~Noldofinve

This piece is just as stunning as the rest of their gallery! Amazing tribute with a hint of epicsauce to it!

Also suggested by `Mishelangello ( Suggested by BlackStrogg and Featured by TommyGK )
Любимый легион, ставший жертвой обстоятельств. 

Я не читал ни одной книги, связанной с ними (плюс, наслышан, что МакНилл как заядлый лоялист и ультрамаринолюб мог их обрисовать совсем неприглядно), но были слухи, что Расс пытался сначала как-то договориться с Магнусом, мол, брат-за-брата-за-основу-взято?

И, да, изображение офигенное)
Numida Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Interface Designer
Офигенный арт. Вот только если верить книге, Магнус убил Утиззара еще до вторжения блохастых. Но, опять же, это по книге, а там насколько оно соответствует канону, х. его з.
А что касается самой книги. В корни не согласен. МакНил ужасен. Тысяча Сынов это мой любимый легион, а читая бумагоморательство МакНила я чуть ли не засыпал на каждой второй странице. Какие-то левые серые персонажи, занудные и такие же серые описания пейзажей, вырвиглазные конструкции предложений и слова, которые можно только в словарях архаизмов найти, и в добавок одни и те же выражения из абзаца в абзац ("A thousand times thousand none shall be found wanting. The pesedjet!") После этого, простите за выражение, дерьма, Ahriman: Exile Джона Френча это была просто благодать. Прочитал за неделю взахлеб.
Noldofinve Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Professional General Artist
Я рисовала первую версию этого арта еще до появления романа Макнилла. И считаю эту книгу одним из лучших романов в цикле. :) Дискутировать на этот счет не собираюсь. Она мне нравится и точка. Другие мнения не интересуют.
SepulturaSlayer Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
This is so cool!
No wonder the Thousand Sons are my favourite pre-heresy legion, they are badass, and the fact that the Space Wolves are their nemesis makes me like them even more. Im still a noob lore-wise, im just getting into Black Library books, but from what i heard the story behind them is great.
Amazing work, as the rest of your gallery.
Noldofinve Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot! I also like the Thousand Sons very much. 
Cr1zza Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Loving this.
I'm a great fan of the Thousand Sons and!
Noldofinve Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!
Decalibrator Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Preheresy Thousands of Sons. Just as I like. Thank you a lot.
Mercy-kun Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
It's so awesome!
Great work!
Noldofinve Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
curiousMigo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Utterly awesome!
rohansoldier Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
awesome work, as a big chaos fan (unfortunately without a chaos army) I loved reading ATS, it was so much better than Prospero Burns in my eyes!

Along with the First Heretic and Legion, ATS is the best Heresy BL book for me.

Loving the look here of the Sons!
leriko777 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
damn heretics! Burn in the Name of the Emperor.
Warpwind Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
If not for the systers of silence Space wolfs would never beat them. Even with their primarch.
Warpwind Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
and which kabal is that ?
ChapterMasterAntiges Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
So is this Mhotep?, and wasn't 'Battle for the Abyss' such a great book? :)
ReelBigDan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I'd love some pre-Heresy Rubric Marines.
toht981 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Teeming feckless masses!
VeteserusLupus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
Я - Волк. Я никогда не пожелаю смерти своим братьям. Тем более от руки тысячного сына... Но раздери меня Кракен, как красиво это нарисовано))))))))
AlphaPsyker Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011
I really love this! Excellent use of color, and you really capture the regal bearing of the sons of Magnus. You can just feel the will ebbing away from the Space Wolf under attack as the Thousand Son becomes more powerful. Awesome!

Regarding the pre-heresy Thousand Sons miniatures, not sure if anyone linked this yet, but looks like someone has already begun:

“Know this adept, for your journey has been long and you are to be trusted as few will ever be. Psykers represent Humanity’s future, the ideal creature into which mankind will evolve; a more powerful, more intelligent and more capable life form. As yet this race is weak, its members lacking the mental strength needed to face the dangers of the psychic universe. Were the new race of psykers permitted to develop free and unprotected, the whole of Humanity would soon be destroyed. We few who are privy to this truth have guarded it selflessly for nigh on four millennia, since the end of the great schism from which our order was born. It is our sole concern, for the very future of our race depends upon us, and us alone.” - Transcription of suppressed texts, from the archives of the Gethsemene Reclusium
Quakester Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spectacular work. It's a shame so many Legions fell.
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
stunning work!!!:D that'll teach those wolves a lesson.
SpearofSicarius Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Amazing quality! I love the feeling of a battle raging, and the Thousand Son looks like he is just striding through the carnage, sucking out the souls of the space puppies. =) For some reason when I see him, he makes me want to say - Haters gonna hate.... cuz he's that badass.
Sethfc Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Awesome i love dawn of war and this is an epic picture.
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
lolistick Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Cexxloc Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
thats realy intresting
XxEmoMassacrexX Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hehe, this pretty much feeds the nerd in me. If only some Warmachine could be drawn as well :p
TheLoneCourier Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
This is just pure awesomeness. Nothing i can say can credit how awesome this pic is XD
SergeantMajorOmega Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
I love this pic its epic
i love the space marines
ExaltedDreams Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This picture is amazing, the details and composition are beautiful. The only slight problem is the two space wolves at the front look like they're standing around nonchalantly. But other than that, this is a beautiful picture!
Miragician Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy @#$%, that's awesome.
MindsEye56 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011   Artist
So who here is excited for Space Marine to launch soon, cant wait to make my own raptor assault marine :D
X-vampiregenesis-X Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
IndioBlack619 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... awesome
shinwaokami Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
So glad to see a 40K piece getting a DD <3
bonzinhu Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
Stuning work!!!
Gratz on Daily Deviation, you deserve!!
isissousa2 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice! I liked the lightning specially, it gives a very tridimentional feel. The composition is very good, too! :)
omegacore Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
death to the false emperor !
JasonCliffordClement Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
primalaspects Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
IAM25CUTE Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
WKenney Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool.
ashury Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Interface Designer
wow !! wonderful ! :wow:
lWideShotl Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow , awsome !
alberti Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
поздравляю, Дорогой Тигр!
ialexies Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
wow.. awsome.. how do you do that...??
fangor777 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
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ToptimusPrimus Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
epic as can be. For Prospero!
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