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XII Legion - Angron by Noldofinve XII Legion - Angron by Noldofinve
"The Emperor promised Angron a legion made in his image, limitless power, and life-times spent perfecting the Art of Conquest. But, to his surprise, Angron refused. He chose instead to die amongst his comrades while fighting his oppressors. Reluctantly, the Emperor returned to his flagship above.

Yet just as the battle was about to begin, the Emperor teleported Angron against his will back up to the fleet. He could only watch in anguish as those he regarded as his brothers and comrades were quickly annihilated." From: [link]

The main reference was Mr. Blanche's artwork. And.. I must admit I feel some sorry to Angron despite he is my most unfavourite primarch.
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LinnScarlett Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You drew him really well regardless (he happens to be my favourite primarch :3), I absolutely love the piece to bits.
curiousMigo Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
I like his expression very much. :)
Zulkuss Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Ah... calm Angron... Probably one of those moments when his army was arriving to some rebellious planet and he was smiling to himself, 'cause he know that a good battle (with a bit of Born Maim Kill) was awaiting him and his men...

The only thing that Roboute Guilliman (hate that guy) ever say right, was about Emperor: "The Emperor was a brilliant scientist, a powerful warrior, and great psyker, but he was a terrible father..." and that is the best thing we could say about him... How much could change if he would not favorite some of his sons (Horus, Rogal Dorn, Sanguinus, Leman Russ, Rawboat Girlyman) and care more about the others (Angron, Mortarion, Lorgar, Alpharius Omegon, Perturabo).

He could at least not place Horus as the leader - any supervisor who would just coordinate Legions would be enough - someone who would think which of the brothers should cooperate with each other, so conflicts between Primarchs would be avoided. Imagine cooperating Alpharius/Omegon with Perturabo, Corvus Corax with Conrad Curze/Night Haunter, or Corvus Corax with Alpharius/Omegon. Angron could have friendly rivalry with Leman Russ and Lion El'Jonson (as all 3 of them are more martial oriented). As both Perturabo and Ferrus Manus were interested in technology, they too could work well with each other.

Many other combinations would be quite good, instead of those relationship created during Great Crusade, when the only Brother that Curze could reach was Rogal Dorn, or for Alpharius that was friend of Horus only (as he don't spend much time with other Brothers) and most of the Primarchs he met during his visits on Holy Terra were Guilliman (which almost hated him and his tactics) and Dorn (which at least could praise Alpharius success, but right after that he make it worse, as he dislike tactics that use deceptions...).

The list of Emperor's mistakes as a father is long, one of the greatest was just teleporting Angron instead of giving him aid, or banning Sorcery and Psychic Powers - Empire would be much different if he would avoid such great mistakes.
morqwal Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
just finished False Gods. i think you got the scars perfect. but for my money, his eyes need more insanity.

.... then again, perhaps this is a "peaceful" moment for angron, and you definitely have his terrifying smoldering look.
and uh, your art looks aged, classical, refined. and it looks like your tools would be hard to manipulate. im in awe. :)

... yeah, now that i look at it, it terrifies me. and he's not even a daemon or anything! he's just horrifying because i can see the seething mass of "ill tear out your heart, eat it, and not think twice" in his face. the "calmness" makes it more scary.
Altsien Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
Sad realy, his strength is seconded to none but the Emperor but since his brain was picked when he was a Gladiator he ended up being a blood thirsty demon that only wanted war.
Noldofinve Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Угу. Тоже трагическая фигура, несмотря на налепленные ярлыки.
khorne1543 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
Hmm well done. Angron is my most favorite primarch. But I do feel sorry for him. I mean it's such a shame. He could have turned out much like Russ. They were both berserkers in their own right but both were also honorable in their own way. I think if the Emperor had simply helped Angron instead of making him watch as the people he loved were butchered. If that was the case i think Angron might have ripped Horus to shreds at the very mention of Heresy. But Regardless. Well done you have lot's of talent.
Noldofinve Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your comment. I think you're about Angron and the Emperor. I think the Emperor could have loyalty of his son if he saved his men.
Thousand-Knights-Art Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
after when i read tales of heresy, i felt very sorry for him and i could imagine how painful it was to live his life, i can see why he was easy to manipulate by Horus to turn against the Emperor, if only the emperor had assisted Angron and his brethren of gladiators rather than kidnapping him.
DeusImperator Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Hm I think he is a bit too slender to be Angron, who was much wider than the other Primarchs in shoulder. The artwork is still great, and Noldofinve makes all primarchs's faces to look a bit alike, which is quite logical since they were all sons of the Emprah.
Personally he is my second favourite of the Traitors (after Kurze).

The Emperor (and the Chaos Gods) are so prone to making errors...
Why could he not helped Angron? Or rewarded Perturabo and Kurze more?
It was always Daddy's favourite Horus, Sanguinius, Dorn and Guilliman.

But his biggest mistake was disgracing Lorgar, banning Librarians and creating the Imperial Truth.
A wonder how the Imperium survived... no fanatical priests, no zealot marines, and no Librarians to watch out for daemons.

He should have put Lorgar at the head of the Ecclesiarchy, and made Kurze the head of the Inquistion. Oh sorry for ranting...
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