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Space Marine Strike Cruiser by digital-fluids Space Marine Strike Cruiser by digital-fluids
Max 5, Brazil, Photoshop

Rendered in layers rather that one full piece. Lots of matte painting techniques used.
Lots of photographic stuff used for little touches.

Comments pleeeez.

EDIT: Wow 130 comments and 160 totally unpredicted favs
larer and i'd like to answer a couple of key Qs.

1) I work for Games Workshop HQ and was commissioned to
make an Ultramarines ship so that's my reason for the chaper (I know very little about 40K)

2) Sorry about the lens flare people. I shall have to release the full double size version without lenseflare and with less smoke for the fans.

Love you all!
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Given 2004-06-29
The work put into this image needs to be seen to be believed, Space Marine Strike Cruiser by ~digital-fluids is a remarkable render and design. ( Featured by randomcasualty )
ManganMan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Student Photographer
And another xeno bites the dust...
Great job :D
Zombiesatemyyoghurt Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
For when you really need something killed there are Space Marines :D
The-Avatar Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful work.:) The only thing I can see that I would say needs changing would be the 3 figures in the distance to the right. They make the ship look much smaller than it should be.

Other than that, this is great work! Thank you for sharing!
Ganoes-Paran Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
This is just too beautiful, it's just absolutely stunning...
VashTheRed Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Hi, I'm the lead on a mod team for Dawn of War, I was wondering if we could borrow this image and use it to show off our tech tree. Wouldn't have a place in the mod/game, just to show off our units on a forum to make people excited for the mod. Please let me know!
Terminate421 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
Awesome work!
TranceMonger Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wow... As I pirate I am in love...
knightTyler Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
0_0 I was absolutely shocked when I clicked the image! I love it! Thanks for the attention to detail and the amazing background!
Asepon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Very Nice Space marines flying fortress !
armoredcavalry Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Great work man! :D
pecpec Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
woah! impressive!
DistortionalIllusion Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
This is amazing. It reminds me of Enders Game.
shmonky721 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2007
Simply amazing!!! Worthy of its own movie!
Mohiten Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
A wonderful piece, it excellently shows the high tech nature of the imperium's finest in the far future, while also showing their heavy reliance on gothic styled architecture: A true flying monestary for the chapter.
znxster Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
Simply incredible, instant fav
daemonifrit Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007
WOW Awsome, this is a brilliant piece of art. And for those who don't like the clouds or dust clouds, I see that they are there for realism. When have you seen a totally clear sky? In the warhammer world I'm sure this is a perfect example of what it would be like.

Anyway, its a brilliant piece and dosn't need any more done to it as it is already brilliant.
kadaeux Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Beautiful mate, absofrakkinglutely beautiful.
I love the Thunderhawks in the background too.
NocturnalVampire Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   Photographer
xybercat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007   Artisan Crafter
I'm a sucker for warhammer
xybercat Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007   Artisan Crafter
I'm a sucker for warhammer
Enigma-EX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
Very Nice indeed, you may want to check out

Lot of us warhammer nuts over there, names enigma x over there btw.
BrittathaAmEiSe Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Tammo-Korsai Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2006
Most impressive! :D :+fav: Awesomeness worthy of the Emperor!
t0rtured-s0ul Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
wow that is just amazing... :omfg: *is speechless* :+fav:
Mu-Shu-Fasa Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006   Filmographer
A truely phenominal piece, I love the cross section of fantasy and sci-fi esque ideas blobbed together to come up with pieces like these! I commend you! =D
MalikaChevack Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
hey there, your artwork looks really kick ass! Im looking for artists who are interested in making artwork for the Anargo Sector Project. We are basicly trying to create an entire Imperial Sector in full detail with lots of background and artwork. Im here to recruit skilled artists for the project. So if you are interested, please join up: [link]

We also have a wiki page: [link]
RampantGryphon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
All I can say is WOW. This is utterly amazing. Love the details and all. Great job!!!
TarotDragoon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
wow you really captured the feel and soul of the warhammer 40k univerce with this render.

I love it =D
Maiku-Sama Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
Excellent piece. i wish i was this good with my renders T_T :+fav:
stephenallred Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice. I've been meaning to model a Imperial ship for a while but I don't know where to start. I really love the thunderhawks flying round in the background.
insane-dookie Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2005
Awesome! I like!
fyredragon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
Wow thats an amazing amount of detail! I love it and will add it to my rotating wallpaper art :) The lens flare doesnt detract from the center of the image (the ship) but it does make the background seem out of focus and unimportant to the scene. Overall an awesome job :)
Robboman Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2005
Now that's art that's pwnage. :XD: :XD: :XD:
ginger-bread-man Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2005
great work....
love it...
ViCoX Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2005
(!) !!! :+fav: !!! (!)
ching3 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2005
holy shit! awesome stuff!
Fractured-Visual Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work man!! totally love this piece!! :+fav: ;)
subotaj Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2004   Photographer
WoW! :wow: :clap: :+favlove:
Astraydog Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
Amazing work :+fav:
docturpat Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2004
man o man that is fantastic
Leave the lense flare etc there it adds to the atmosphere of the piece
Damn this deserves a daily top fav thinggy
fantastic work
St-Syke Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2004
holy sh........... OK, this ultimately rules! Thats a fave right there!
Rushyo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely piece of work, very true to the Battlefleet Gothic model (I'm a Battlefleet Gothic player, though I can't say I collect Space Marines).

I can see why GW hired you o.o I think that has more detail than the actual models heh.
Zeichnete Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2004
Have you ever seen/heard of Homeworld or Homeworld 2? The game play is so good it is video quality of other movies and for the movies they do drawings and stuff much like what you have above. You should check it out.
tarzanrinku Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2004
you did really a great job
Escarabajito Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004   Interface Designer
yessssssss!!!!!!! warhammer!!!! great work, I love the ship design
drakkarnick Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2004   Digital Artist
This is the only piece I know of that has fourty more favorites than comments, and it's comments are so numerous... great work man but when are you going to do something elselike this?
drognin Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2004

Good god... :jawdrop:
pizzacat Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2004  Student Digital Artist
OMFG it awsome, not to point out but this so reminds me of a Terran Battlecruiser form StarCraft (^^!)
gw-club Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2004
Woah, great piece! I used to play BFG myself sometime ago...

Would you be interested in joining the ~ gw-club? All GW related art/artists welcomed!

asylumseaker Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2004
Like holy shit dude.
A job making art for GW would truely kick arse.. how did you manage to get that job?
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