Warhammer 40K Art – Xavaes Split Tongue
At Gen Con this year the new Warhammer 40K card game called Conquest was released by Fantasy Flight Games. I’m excited to share that I did one card for the set.
I was asked to paint Xavaes Split Tongue a Chaos Space Marine of the Emperor’s Children who follows Slaanesh the god of pleasure and pain. The initial description asked for Xavaes to have a split tongue like a snake, but I had the idea that in proper Slaaneshy form he split his whole face with a blade, and his bifurcated tongue came to life with the power of chaos. I showed my design to Fantasty Flight, and they loved it!
The original painting was done in oil. For the final card I used digital to paint in some candles to the back. I also had to change the shape of the shoulder pad to better match traditional space marine armor. You can see the final version above, here is the oil painting:
and here is the card from the game:
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