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Imperial Missionary by Koshindou Imperial Missionary by Koshindou
"You see these scars, heathen? They are proof of the Emperor's protection, of his mercy and his love! Dare you deny him, and force me to reveal to you that same touch, when roused in hate!?"

Subtelty is not common in the Imperial dogma.

I drew this character because I just needed to get her out of my mind and on paper, so that I could move on to other characters (more valid ones) that needed to be sketched out. I was asked to come up with a character for a potential Rogue Trader RPG (which I'm kinda picturing as Pirates of Dark Water in The Future while In Space) and came up with a deranged Imperial Missionary. Sadly, I was later informed that it was expected that I would play the Rogue Trader himself, so I came up with a new concept and moved on (figuring that my fellow players would not appreciate a leader whose solution to every situation was "if it can be set on fire, it's not a real problem").

I still like this character, though.

Edit: Holy cow - check out this wonderful coloring work Aegresen did! [link]
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:iconreign05:
Reign05 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, fantastic work!! :wow: :love:
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
You are too kind. :)
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Reign05 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Dark-Emissary Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Splendid work with the details on the chainsword and the mechanic arm in particular! :D
Very clean lineart as well, good job. ^^
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thanks very much - happy to hear that you approve. :)
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Dark-Emissary Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, you're welcome. ^^
I'm just stating my opinion. :D
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
So noted. ;)
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V1lian Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow her scars are nasty, just noticed her left arm is completely charred, too.
Did a barrel full of promethium explode to her left?
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
If I remember her backstory correctly her blessed scars resulted from holding a heretic in a fire with that arm in a moment of piety. :)
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:iconv1lian:
V1lian Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She sure has a burning passion for her work.
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
Arrgh - the pun, it burns! :D
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:iconv1lian:
V1lian Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She never misses an opportunity to....punish those she finds wanting.
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
You seem to have a very good grasp for this character...

That worries me a little. ;)
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:iconv1lian:
V1lian Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am just a leal servant of the Imperium. With a liking for hot chicks xD
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Hot chicks and bad puns. :D
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A6A7 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Great idea for the character, kudos to you :D
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Koshindou Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Thanks - I'm glad to hear that you like the results. :D
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Mastersanosa Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That was my Void Master's solution to everything, except it was more "Almost everything can be Melta'd to death. If you find something that can't, then give me enough time to fire up my Guncutter." Yeah. She was kinda crazy.

Love this design!
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
It's always a good backup plan to have, especially in 40K. :D
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:iconchaelim:
Chaelim Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist
I'm thinking Crusader would be the better word for it...
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
I think that could be a perfectly appropriate term, yes. :)
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Chaelim Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Indeed -sip tea-
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
:)
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TRUEvector Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You really know how to draw Wahamma.
Keep on drawing, don't leave this universe, please!
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
No worries there (at least in the short run) - I'm enjoying the world a lot, and it's quite different from what I had been drawing. I'll be sticking around. :)
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Foji Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
"You see these scars, heathen? They are proof of the Emperor's protection, of his mercy and his love! Dare you deny him, and force me to reveal to you that same touch, when roused in hate!?"

Very cool.

So many little touches to love in this picture. She burns heretics, yet she's been half-consumed in fire herself... does that make her half-heretic?

She wields a chainsword while missing half an arm. Perhaps lost in the fire... or cut off by an equally gruesome weapon.

Well done.
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
"She burns heretics, yet she's been half-consumed in fire herself... does that make her half-heretic?"

+10 Cool Points for noticing this. ;)
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Foji Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
How many charms can I buy with 10 cool points? :)
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:iconkoshindou:
Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
They don't work like that. Besides, you're still working at a negative number for being so...you.
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Foji Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Good point.. :(
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Daidoji-Gisei Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
That's a really scary gun. I approve.
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I'm glad you like it. Imperium designs are not what I call elegant, but they do get the point across. :D
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maratai Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excessive weaons, always good.
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
There is no kill like overkill, or so they tell me.
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aegresen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, can I paint this? I'm a slow painter but I surely want to try this one out, I need a change of perspective and I'll let you know once I'm finished. What do you think?
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Of course, feel free! :)
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aegresen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!! I just have one project to finish and then its go time!
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
Best of luck! :)
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aegresen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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ThisPendentWorld Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Not sure if I can make the anime style and warhammer work together, but very good work regardless :)
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
<cries> I can only be me!

Just kidding. ;)

It does make for a bit of contrast - sometimes too much. It's something that I'm still feeling out, design-wise. Based on some of the other characters that I'm sketching at the moment, change may well be approaching, but I'm hardly competent enough to know what the final result will be. :)
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ThisPendentWorld Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Hehe it's always refreshing to try out something that's not been done a lot before, so in that sense it's very cool :) I might be more old-fashioned that I like to admit when it comes to the image of 40K, but it'll be interesting to see how it develops :)

Keep it up! ^_^
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I do like the 'classic' look of the 40K artwork - I just don't have much proficiency with it.

But that may change. :)
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Gurlow Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
rouge traders are as much of an asset to the imperium as anything else, sometimes moreso because they can get to places not even the officio assassinorum can't get to well done as as always mr koshindo and I offer this piece of imperial wisdom to you. "He who loses his limbs lives on, he who loses his head does not."
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I'm not sure if that counts as wisdom, but it is excellent advice. :D

And yes, I do find the Rogue Traders to be a pretty interesting part of the universe. I still have a lot to read about them, but they play an interesting role from what I've seen...
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Gurlow Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
that was a classic imperial thought for the day mr koshindou, anywho hope you keep us up to date on your rouge traderness.
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
I'll try to keep you informed of the situation - it will probably be a while before the ball starts rolling. People are still learning the rules and coming up with characters (the slowpokes).
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GuiltyFlare Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
nice, and whats wrong with setting things on fire first? when going into the dark places in space fire can be your best friend
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Koshindou Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
I'm just saying, it's not always the best first solution, that's all. :D

I do agree, though - never leave home without it. :)
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WelderFace Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This. Rocks.

Seriously; I now have an urge to play Soulstorm. Again.

I love how much detail is in this picture, all those little bits of armour and weaponry
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