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Culexus Asassin by garr0t Culexus Asassin by garr0t
This started as a doodle in my sketch book and very little planning went into it (which is why there is no background).

The pic was inspired by a quote somewhere in the assassins codex saying that to the Eldar psychers the Culexus assassins are the most evil creatures in the universe.

I wanted to depict it on its hands and knees like an animal (as Culexus assassins are soulless).
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2015
Very cool work on this :)
swetard2007 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
The only human being capable of terrifying an Eldar.
anew742 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely amazing! So much detail in it, I love it! I can't believe this isn't in a codex by now! :D
damonx99 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Man, this thing looks scarier than the one GW makes.
numbertwentyfour Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
Such a creepy face, i can imagine him going "tee hee" whilst playing with a dead eldar. Awesome drawing of my favorite assassins in WH40k.
VacuityMechanica Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Artist
You know what's most haunting about this?

That mask is hauntingly cute and happily terrifying, both at the same time.
ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He has such a strong facial expression :P Still looks awesome ;)
RTmis1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Now that, THAT is what I call a soulless psyker killer. I love the gore btw.
garr0t Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
heh heh glad you like it.
rikomortis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
MarkusVogt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!:)

just wanted to inform you that this wonderful image has been featured in my latest journal. Feel free to take a look at:


garr0t Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Awesome, thanks a lot
Russellwanderer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Looks like a cross between Aliens & the Borg from Star Trek
garr0t Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
Whoa how cool would it be for one of Giger's aliens to be assimilated into the Borg.
Russellwanderer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
It would be Strange,but cool Idea.
ForgetfulRainn Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
I found a way to see it... I just had to view the previous image, and click on forward, and tada, it appeared. You gotta be sneaky with dA these days... Awesome work!
garr0t Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Lol its not showing up for me either, frickin dA. I probably should have compressed the image a little before posting it.

Anyway thanks for the fav, glad u like it. :D
ForgetfulRainn Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
I don't think it's a resolution problem, it just happens with dA sometimes, I don't know why. It'll be ok soon!
ForgetfulRainn Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
For some reason, this image never appears on my screen! I would have faved it yesterday, but I couldn't see it; and today I still can't, but will fav based on the thumbnail, so maybe one day I can SEE it in my gallery of favs... Damn dA!
Thebuild Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Really like the way you've captured this piece, especially the skull helmet.
3Licht Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
looks dead ... I embrace it!
Rehtneug Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Very nice, dark and humorous with excellent contrast. I like it :)
Big0Jack Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
The facial expression gives off this creepy, child-like glee, and it's freaking me the fuck out.
garr0t Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
He's happy because he just disemboweled an Eldar farseer and now he gets to make angel patterns in the blood. :D
precinctomega Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
I keep coming back to this piece. I must have clicked on it half a dozen times since you posted it, just because it's such a compelling piece.

In many ways, it's far from perfect. There are some minor issues with the perspective (similar to the ones in the dreadnought piece) and the anatomy, and a few bits I feel could have benefited from a second look, and yet...

It reminds me of early H.R. Giger sketches: technically, they were terribly flawed but they oozed menace and horror.

There is some amazing 40k-related art on dA, from professionals as well as amateurs, but I think this is possibly my favourite ever piece.
garr0t Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Thanks man... i was hesitant about posting this for the reasons that you brought up, its not the most polished or well thought out image, but im rather fond of it nonetheless. :)
Steelwool Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Just plain scary, when the Predator goes to sleep at night, he checks his closet for one of these guys!
piotrasss Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
reminds me of Aliens 4
garr0t Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
heh yeah, the half human, half alien hybrid... i just noticed that. must have been in my subconscious while i was drawing it
Proiteus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice pic, that assassins body just reminds of the artist HR Giger's work.
Horacus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Atropos907 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
The forehead keeps drawing my attention like something is missing. Perhaps a bit more texture or wrinkles from being pulled tight, veins or necrotic decay? The hands have sufficent texture by comparison. I understand its a stretched skin over skull look but such a large section of plain flesh feels like it needs something. Skulls arent all that smooth so perhaps showing some cracks in the skull through the flesh?

Otherwise I love it. Awesome work.
TheWarmaster Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
Well, there is a human face under there (the Culexus' Animus Speculum is a helmet shaped like an elongated skull), but the forehead could use some more definition, even if it's just making the brow more pronounced in comparison.
EvilGermanTier Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Something IS missing from that forehead.
It's called a human soul.
Blue-Staple-Studios Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Creapy and neat
Keep up the good work
willy238 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Pretty unique rendition. Usually you see them with a metallic skull "helmet" so to speak. I like how it's like his own face, attached to the weapon. It's very cool.
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