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Colored up the the Necron design from the opening pages of the newest Necron codex. I had no idea the codex had been out for some time, so this will be the first of more to come.

Original artist is Paul Dainton.

© Games Workshop Ltd. 2011
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Caiboht Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Colour really gives this some life. 

awesome
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Thanks!
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wnter06 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
you art very go some
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Pumpkin13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
SOOOO GOOOOOOOD.
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:iconmajesticchicken:
MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Thanks!
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Zombiekman Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Absolutely love it!
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Tombwalker-66 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
You have done a gorgeous job. Brilliant.
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:iconmajesticchicken:
MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconhuckey:
Huckey Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
At long last. The wait is over!
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:iconpeterszmer:
PeterSzmer Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Great.
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blackshadowd2x1 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Just got the new Codex, very different from the original Necrons, but its cool.
Man I was just wondering when you were going to start coloring the new Necrons, cannot wait. ^_^
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
While I hate what the dreaded Matt Ward has done to the Necrons, at least the codex artwork is true to them as ever. Keep up the good work Chicken, you're a truly inspirational colourist!
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
Thanks!
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :)
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011
What in particular do you not like with what Matt Ward has done with the Necrons? I'm reading through the codex now, looking for any bit of lore tomfoolery.
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The jist of it is that in the original Necron Codex, the C'Tan ordered their Necron drones into hibernation to escape the threat posed by greater foes, wait for their enemies to die out and for life to return to the galaxy so they could rise again and resume harvesting.

In the NEW Codex, the Necrons rebelled against the C'tan. AND WON. WHAT?! How do you KILL STAR GODS?! And the new reason for going to sleep was because the Lords, which now have free will, and the abillity to speak english, ordered their drones into hibernation because the Eldar were too powerful to risk going to war against.

In essence, this completely Retcons the Necron Pariahs out of existance, which in turn null-and-void's an entire group of novels in the Ciaphas Cain series where Pariah characters are encountered and have backgrounds heavily grounded in the original codex.

But it gets worse. In the Blood Angels Codex, (ALSO written by Ward) the Necron's leader, the Spirit King, allies with the Blood Angels to fight off a Tyranid Swarm. And when the fight is over, they go their seperate ways like nothing happened. See, Tau Empire and Ultramarines allying to fight Necrons, THAT I can accept, but not this.

Ward is a blight on Canon. He just goes "Derp, I don't like this part, so I'll pretend it never happened and destroy an entire decade of established canon!"
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
I thought that might be a point of a contention, they're not as single-minded anymore. That Spirit King crap makes me facepalm, but whatever, at least in the novels it seems the authors ignore the terrible lore or re-purpose it so it's not as bad.
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Lorcan0c Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah... Why does Matt Ward still have a job? He's like Nurgle Incarnate. Everything he touches, he poisons. I used to be a loyal Ultramarines player, loving their previous lore and fiction. Aftwe Ward defiled them with his fanboying (he is an Ultramarines player, and it SHOWS) making them practically second to the Emperor himself rather than ordinary space marines who do their duty and face the impossible, I had enough. I outright stopped playing Space Marines and turned to Chaos, taking up Red Corsairs rather than endure such humiliation and mocking from fellow players.
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
He probably works for cheap or types fast. I know that's why C.S. Goto still gets Black Library gigs, because he can churn out crap ultra fast.
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Kraeten Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Spectacular work.
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:iconmajesticchicken:
MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thanks!
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ColonelMarksman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yah! I was wondering when you would get around to the Necron art...
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Maestitia-Relictus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
La classe, super job !
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:iconmajesticchicken:
MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconmaestitia-relictus:
Maestitia-Relictus Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Tu le mérites ;]
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MisterScourge Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hope to see more pics of yours from the Necron Codex!
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:iconmajesticchicken:
MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
You will!
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Dreaminator Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011   Digital Artist
Ur coloring skills are starting to scare me..
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Glad you dig it!
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scorponok49 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
great!! your jod is always awesome!
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:iconmajesticchicken:
MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thanks very much!
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MalteDerEchte Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
good work ! Like the color choices.
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thanks!
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:iconfallencypt:
Fallencypt Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
don't land on his butt~!
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Awesome!

How many new Necron units are being introduced?
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:iconmajesticchicken:
MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
I think there were like 5 or 6, can't be sure though. I've mainly been reading the lore and checking out the pictures so far.
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Wow, that's a lot.

Thanks!
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lethlis Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
looking forward to seeing what you do with the collector guys page art,
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Blacklemon67 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hella cool man
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TheChaoticTemplar Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
enter if you dare
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TrilbyApocalpysePro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
necrons be scary.
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Netharzeem Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Matem, you've made yet another amazing piece of art. I think you've really given it a cold and metallic atmosphere, very suiting for the Necrons.
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thanks!
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shinigamigrahf Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome work.
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thanks!
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BlackIce1050 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
WANT..MOAR...FOR THE NECROTYRE!!! :D
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Pen1tence Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Nice!
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Thanks!
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Zeredek Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
Colour the Stormtrooper pictures, please. :)
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MajesticChicken Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011
I take it you mean the Stormtrooper pics located with the Necron codex?
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