Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Horus Heresy: Galaxy in Flames

For Galaxy in Flames, Bl Publishing had a fairly specific brief: a pre-heresy Titan, Death Guard, Luna Wolves and a massive explosion on the left hand side. Organising these elements was the tricky part, such as making sure the Titan would be clearly visible after the title box was overlaid. Having a template for the book cover was a real help in laying out the image.

Trivia: In earlier versions of the image, the main Death Guard Marine had no helmet.

3 comments:

Michael p Hays said...

You are an absolute amazing CG artist. I love the Warhammer 40K Horus Heresy Series. I have the Fallen Angels poster and I will be getting the Legion, Mechanicum, and Battle for the Abyss posters.

Adam Hunter Taylor said...

Amazing image, but one question, Why are the LW/SoH still in white armour at this point in the story? Did you not have any info on the time line when commissioned?

Neil Roberts said...

Hi there - the Lunar Wolves/ SoH’s armour is moving into the grey/ green style in this pic and this was done about 10+? years ago, waaaay before things were properly canonised as they are now. From a compositional point of view it distinguishes them from the white and greens of the DG