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Faith is a torment. It is like loving someone who is out there in the darkness but never appears, no matter how loudly you call.

I somewhat had this quote from Sevent Seal stuck in my head the whole day.

As for the picture itself, it's mostly a colour practice.

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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
Gradan Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
"Pain is the Faith entering your body.
Pleasure is the Corruption entering your soul"
-quote from warhammer40k
This is quite stunning painting!
LordSia Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Sometimes, you burn heretics and witches and mutants, and it's all right. They are screaming madmen, cruel warlocks and loathsome beasts. They are monsters, and killing them is obviously good. Doing so feels righteous, and their torment fills you with vindictive pleasure as you avenge the suffering of their victims.

Sometimes, it's not so obvious.

Sometimes, the heretic is a gentle man who humbly suggests that the priests should spend less money on new cathedrals and more to help those in need. Sometimes, the witch is a kindly old woman, overlooked by the Tithes and the Black Ships, who has used her unsanctioned powers to heal the sick who cannot afford a proper medicae. Sometimes the mutant is a little girl who was born with three arms and big blue eyes, who cries for her mummy to wake up and pleadingly asks you why.

Sometimes, you question the wisdom of your Sister Superior, the Ecclesiarchy and the High Lords and sometimes, in your darkest hours, when you lie alone at night and the little girl's screams still echoes in your head, you even question the Emperor. You do penance for this of course, weeks of fasting, days of prayer, long hours of self-castigation to repent for your sin.

Sometimes, the pain and fatigue and constant praying helps you forget, puts your mid at ease, lets you sleep at peace.

But not always. And then you cry.
W1nterKn1ght Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
thepoweroflogic Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm speechless,they're is just so much conveyed in this image, I'm floored by the somberness of it, it actually moved me. Incredible, that's all I can say.
DarylChin Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
*sob*All I want...
is to hear your voice... Just once...
for you to call out my name... Just once...
for you to touch me... hold me... just once...

... just... once...

-What I think she would think-
NamelessManic Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Your art is amazing.
Vinni-Poo Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
wonderful! Thank you very much!
chopkins1026 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
This is a painful and beautiful piece. I like that you can see the fresh AND pre-existing scars that give the character a sense of age and devotion
thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
MajinMetz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Great art! I love the expression of the sister of battle.
Yossepha Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Well, so strong
So true in the WH40K Spirit.
Well done
Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LordSia Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
doma22 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Świetne kolory!
orcbruto Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
FuryouMiko Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Something about this is so powerful it's stolen my words.
Brett-Neufeld Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Faith may be a torment in 40k, but the alternative to it is by far way worse.
DressyDung Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
pretty cool, i like it
EN6789 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Wow, I love your use of shadows and colors in this.... I wish I were more of an illustrator like you, but I haven't got the hang of it....

Does all of this just come out of your imagination? Or do you have to look at, like a photo of someone in this pose first to get it so good like this?
RecklessCharge Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think it's lovely and it really captures her troubled emotions just under the surface, love it.
AprilMariposa Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. If all that is inspired by your rpg, I would love to roleplay with you. Seriously.
Lianthanis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Yeah - me too :meow:
magavyn Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
i play dark heresy and trying to find an image that captures the self infliction the sisters do was a impossible thing tell now. i love the colors, gives a look that i havent seen in quite a while. You can feel the pain she is in from the sight (though slightly hidden) of her back. Overall awsome job
Martyven Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist
Certainly captured the zealous feel of the sisters :)
Lianthanis Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
As usually, it's mostly great ... and the rest is awesome ;)
derthmort Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Disturbingly great.
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