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Dragoon by NoviceArtist487 Dragoon by NoviceArtist487
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I was just tinkering around my armor designs, and this was the result... meh :shrug:

This is the long overdue debut of the Dragoon Order of the Emperor's army; long-range specialists and artisans.

"Of all the Orders, they are the least numerous, second only perhaps to the Emperor's Guard. This is due to the losses they suffered during the war that brought them to exile.

Dragoons specialize in forge-work, producing some of the best armor and weapons in the army that is used by both the Templar and Cyclopean Order. Likewise, Dragoons are adept in architecture, building the Emperor's new fortress over the ruins of a Dwarf stronghold.

Most Dragoons prize knowledge and craftsmanship over the wanton destruction some of their number have espoused. As such, they are the most drawn to the humans and Dwarves; incorporating knowledge from the locals' customs and traditions into their own work."
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Just-Us-Pickles Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this just looks so badass. this really ought to be one of those things you redraw in a year or two to see how much you've progressed

it's making me somewhat jealous since i'm not good at drawing armor, despite it being one of my favorite things to draw :V

one question though: what story is this from? at first i thought it was 40k, but then you used the word 'dwarf".
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
This is an original creation from my own idea/story/universe. Kinda a blend between fantasy and sci-fi which is heavily influenced by Warhammer Fantasy and Warhammer 40k :dance:

I do a lot of reference work in drawing my armor designs, and sometimes an old/repeated design might just get that refreshed look :D

I'll probably do a new version or a redraw, but it wouldn't be for a while :| I'll probably start with my older stuff :D

Thanks for the comment!! :hug:
Evill-Bob Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Originally thought it was something from Battletech instead of 40k, but then took a closer look. While I love both fictional universes it's nice to see original content.
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Thanks :D
qwertyDesign Featured By Owner May 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Great design work. I like the mix of old and modern/ futuristic elements.
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Yeah, though the "modern" elements are the cannons themselves :|
Sturm532 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Nice work love the design of the Dragoon i first envisioned it in a Warhammer 40k setting as a base ( design for an aditionnel Race to play )for a Dawn of War mod
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Erm, thanks? ^^;
StrikeRougeMk2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You are consistently getting more and more awesome.
NoviceArtist487 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Well, we all progress at our own pace :D

Let's continue to do our best!! :dance:
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