There ain't nothin' like a Space Marine in full armor get-up. This guy has his bolt-gun in his left hand (to our right) and his "chain-sword" (fighting-adapted chainsaw) in his right. His armor is covered with superstitious symbols and is a self-enclosed walking environment, like a hardened space suit. The aesthetic of the Warhammer 40K universe is a weird combination of Roman imperial, Baroque, and New Orleans Voodoo, all of it drenched in blood and gore. The perpetual war of Warhammer 40K is played out on dingy tables all over the English-speaking world as well as among soldiers posted to awful places where real warfare is only too common.
Pitt sepia pen ink and markers on sketchbook page, 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", January 4, 2014.