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Garviel Loken by Noldofinve Garviel Loken by Noldofinve
Adeptus Astartes Captain Garviel Loken from Luna Wolves Legion (Warhammer 40.000 universe). This portrait was inspirated by D. Abnett's book "Horus Rising".
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soeven001 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009
Well you still did a good job reguardless your artestry is impressive in My humbal opinion. I look forward to your next depiction. And I hope your not to upset when you learn of Loken fate I know I was.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
But there are still rumours that Loken could survive in caves of the city together with Ryllanor. But even if he is dead he remains my first favourite Warhammer character. For because of him I began to draw W40 fan-art.
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soeven001 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Well its likely he is no more. He was damaged to a point where he is nothing but pulpy mess of himself crushed under a tomb of a collapsed building of Isstvan III and if I was not misstaken Horus ordered anouther firing secion just to be sure everything is annaliated. He has no chance I am afraid. Oh and if you like him honesly he is the steriotypical version of an Astartes for a LOT of characters are exactly like him in the Warhammar 40,000 literature. He is reffered to as the "cookie cutter Marine" look up the blogs sometime it might be interesting for you I know I enjoy it.
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Jax-The-Saint Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011
Spoiler: Loken went on to becoming one of the founding members of the Grey Knights
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soeven001 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
How could be become a founding member of the Grey Knights since he's not a Psyker? Also the Grey Knights are relatively unknown where their gene-seed comes from this would be kinda ruin for them since it would imply Horus the Greatest Heretic eva!!! is in fact the primarch of the most loyal chapter ever.
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soeven001 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
Well first off Lexicanum has been wrong before..... many many many times in the past granted its a decent source I have no other backing that Loken lived he likely died man.... a horrible death as I stated before so its seems like a snowballs chance in hell the dude even could be identified after all that happened. Plus I've not seen anything talking about ANYONE from the The Betrayal at Istvaan III surviving I mean if anyone did means Horus did a shit job which he clearly did not. So uhhh yeah man gotta have better evidence than Lexicanum, till than I hold the view in reserve till better evidence or cannon says otherwise. Not fan fiction or any other random crap on the interwebs.
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Jax-The-Saint Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
It's also on the wikia for warhammer.
One of the Grey Knights books.

And probably in the Horus Herasy books. Im only on the 3rd one.
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Jax-The-Saint Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
The grey knights were originally the loyal members of the heritic legions. When they arrived on Terra, the were told the Emperor has plans for them. Because they stayed loyal in the face of Daemons, they became the Grey Knights.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
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soeven001 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
While it is a great image and well done. Graviel Loken of the Luna Wolfs did not look like that from his description his skin was pale and freckled he was balded and was of a broud look not as gaunt. Please do not take this as insulting critisisim.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you. This was my first fan-art. And Garviel Loken is one of my favourite Horus Heresy characters.
I need to draw another his portrait. Better.
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thalzarr Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Lupercal! Captain Garviel Loken .. I love this character from horus rising. He's my favorit. You said there are rumours? I thought he died in the bombardement. I hope I'm wrong.

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Great as ever. But I imagined him with short hair. And a bit younger. Have you any sources for his look? I am going to build an Luna Wolves Pre Heresy Army. And he will be my Captain.

For Garvi!
Sorry for my bad english.

Greetings,
Thalzarr
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MisterScourge Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is nice.
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Gavm01 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008
anyone else think he could still be alive cos even though in galaxy in flames it said he closed his eyes for the last time or summat, it also hinted that some of the other loyalists went to some underground chamber like sual tarvitz.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
I hope he stayed alive after the bombardment. There are rumours (and Abnett so darkly said) that he'll return in another form (may be dreadnaught?).
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Genesis-Reborn Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like the art peice of Saul Tarvitz from the Horus Heresy Art book :)

But still, :clap: amazing artwork on this :)
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :) That was my first W40K artwork.
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VrRyoko Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting. I always pictured Garvi as being bald and with rougher features then this. He looks all.. noble. xD It suits him.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional General Artist
I draw this during reading of the first book and before I found out that Loken's hair are short. This was the first imagination of this Luna Wolf. And yes, he is really noble by his soul. I think. :)
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VrRyoko Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhhhh. :3 Well, I love it anyways like I said! XD

... I'd hit 'im. *coughs*
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MalikaChevack Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
I really like this one, it has a little bit less of the manga vibe of most of your other work. Sorry, Im just not the biggest fan of manga :( But keep up the good work!
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Morwiwan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
оо, да, так я его и представлял;)
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Professional General Artist
А у нас в компании до недавнего времени все еще велись споры: подстриженный или длинноволосый. В книге - подстриженный, на арте - длинные волосы. Я его после прочтения "Возвышения Хоруса" представила с длинными волосами. )
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Morwiwan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
+1 за длинные
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
Пасиб. ))))) Даешь длинноволосого Локена!
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Kael-Thas-Sunstrider Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
All Hail Loken!

I felt bad after 'Galaxy in Flames'
He didnt deserve that...:cries:
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional General Artist
The first my attempt of drawing him. I was greatly impressed by this Luna Wolf. Though there some mistakes - there were some discussion during which we came to conclussion that Loken has short hair.

Did he really perished in "Galaxy in Flames"?
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Kael-Thas-Sunstrider Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
The Luna Wolves are my faviorite legion, and I'm so glad they took back that name, even if their is only one Luna Wolf Left, Iacton.
Aint fully sure like, its possible, what with Tarik being dead and all, and the orbatal bombardment landing on his head pretty much, but Ryalnor of the Emperors Children was said by Lucius to have found some underground airhanger, so maybe him and Saul are still alive down there, with Garviel, but I doubt he'll still live. mores the pity :(
But we can hope some survived down there...I suppose
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The-Avatar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He gets better!!
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
I don't know much about Tarik's fate. In Wikipedia it was written he was killed by Little Horus. But there are rumours in one of "Horus Heresy" books (I guess after "Galaxy in flames") Garviel saw him in his dream as a bodyguard of Horus. Have you read all released books from this series?
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Kael-Thas-Sunstrider Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah I read them all, and at the end of "Galaxy in Flames" during the fight between Logan and Abbadon, and with Little Horus and Tarik in says that he uses his sword to dicapitate him. so its kinda certain hes dead :cries:
but he did see him in his dream, but that was in the temple and was more of a illusion, with him being a chaos marine and twisted by evil.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
I hope writers won't do such thing with Tarik. Ne'd better stay dead than a chaos marine.
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Kael-Thas-Sunstrider Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Aye, Its an Insult to his legacy to bring him back to suffer. and ya have to feel for the Third Captain of the Emperors Children, he didnt deserve that like... :cries:
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Skryke Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
Who was Emporer's children 3rd cap? Wasn't Lucius was it?
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godlikeangel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007
thank god! someone did something for Loken...
i always imagined him with short hair
gerat pic
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
There was a discussion between my friends and me about Loken's hair length. As I know later Space-Marines, for examples, Ultramarines are short-haired. But there are some official art where Luna Wolves are long-haired.
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godlikeangel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
ok
i guess it makes sense that they are, i dunno why but i just imagined him like to stick out with short hair
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Professional General Artist
And this is the same reason why I drew him with long hair. ))))) Though I know that Astartes hair is rather short.
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The-Avatar Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a bit late, I know, but the book clearly states that he had cropped fair hair. I imagine he was either not one of the 'Sons of Horus' Cthonians mentioned at the beginning, or he was Terran-born.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
I drew him such as I imagined him at that moment. Thank you very much for reminding but I know this book very well.
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Alpharius-Omegon Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
you did A good job anycase. its true that he actualy had short croped hair, maybe an idea for insperation. but any how, nicely done
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
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ShadowAdam Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
The Art I've seen of Loken shows him with Long hair, and it does describe him as having long, fair, almost white, hair. Great art by the way.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ;) Glad you liked it.
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ShadowAdam Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
It's better than anything I've done, plus your Trinity Blood Art owns.
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Noldofinve Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
You're still have chance to do it better. :) I'm not very good at drawing of all technic things.
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1NDI4 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007   Traditional Artist
aww it's cool :clap: ^^
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Haalu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
!!! Гарви!!!
Я его тоже рисую (с Морнивальцами;), надеюсь когда нибудь закончить ))
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