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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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swetard2007 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
The only human being capable of terrifying an Eldar.
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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
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damonx99 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Man, this thing looks scarier than the one GW makes.
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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.
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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.
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ArtCrusade Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
He has such a strong facial expression :P Still looks awesome ;)
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RTmis1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Now that, THAT is what I call a soulless psyker killer. I love the gore btw.
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garr0t Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
heh heh glad you like it.
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rikomortis Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
wicked!
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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:

[link]

thanks
Markus
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garr0t Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Awesome, thanks a lot
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Russellwanderer Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Looks like a cross between Aliens & the Borg from Star Trek
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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.
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Russellwanderer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
It would be Strange,but cool Idea.
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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!
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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
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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!
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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!
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Thebuild Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Really like the way you've captured this piece, especially the skull helmet.
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3Licht Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
looks dead ... I embrace it!
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Rehtneug Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Very nice, dark and humorous with excellent contrast. I like it :)
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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.
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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
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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.
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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. :)
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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!
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piotrasss Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
reminds me of Aliens 4
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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
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Proiteus Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice pic, that assassins body just reminds of the artist HR Giger's work.
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Horacus Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
Awsome
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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.
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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.
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EvilGermanTier Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Yes.
Something IS missing from that forehead.
It's called a human soul.
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Blue-Staple-Studios Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Creapy and neat
Keep up the good work
Cheers
~Hiram~
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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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