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Eldar Autarch by warp-zero Eldar Autarch by warp-zero
This was actually a small sketch I did a while back. Just kinda fooling around actually. I've noticed that, although I play Warhammer 40,000, I have yet to put up any Warhammer art.

So, since I still needed practice on Photoshop, I scanned this in and colored it up.

I painted her the same color scheme as my Saim-Hann craftworld colors. In other words, the same colors I used to paint my miniatures with. Also seen in my gallery.

Currently, Games Workshop doesn't produce a female Autarch (its a leader character type) for their miniature line. But I always thought it would be cool if my army was led by some leggy space elf girl. :) Anyone with me on this?

Y'know, you really can't buy two power swords for your Autarch...but whatever. The picture was originally a full body shot....but, I thought to crop it like this instead.
Also, the original sketch was really small. When I scanned it and was working all zoomed in, the face just didn't hold up. It was really off. So this is one of the first times where I just erased the whole face and re-drew it right in photoshop.

Heh heh, now that I look at it...she kind of reminds me of a blonde Sarah Douglas (Ursa from Superman II). Sort of. I don't know....whatever....

Hope you like it. :)
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JaredtheFox92 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice cape to match with the swords. She defiantly gives the 'space elf' vibe with her face and hair.
Krysnha Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
AyaseMorrigan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
USdreadnaught92 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
yay space-elf chicks!
Kahru18 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Great work! I've always wanted more pictures of eldar females. They look really badass. Can you make another, but with an executioner spear. hahaha sorry for sounding so demanding haha. Really great work!
R4ndomstuff Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012 just gave me My wish...a Blonde Eldar (Space Elf) Holy moly
eastphoto99 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
This is a awesome piece, great work.
angrybob123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
really good *faved*
Starcraftor Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
Double power swords...that would be pretty kickass, whether on her or on a Blood Angels captain...I like it! Oh, and the picture's great, too! ;P
SonnyRidho Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Student
wow,great autarch, what program do u use to color ur art on computer, u mentioned photoshop or sommfin is that all its called
warp-zero Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. Glad you like the Autarch.

Photoshop always comes out with different versions. I'm currently using Photoshop CS2. I usually work in pencil first, then scan the drawing in using a scanner. After that I just color it in Photoshop. Long ago, I used to use a mouse while coloring, but now I use a Cintiq.
SonnyRidho Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Student
man u must be rich, i just looks up them cintiqs and they're like 1000 to 2500 (aus) dolars. i dont even have photoshop( getting soon). all i got is :onfire::onfire::onfire::onfire:. them cintiqs look cool but expensive :(
warp-zero Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Nah, not rich, but I do like to save up for stuff I really really want. :) Plus, it helped that my friend was willing to sell his used Cintiq to me for cheaper than full retail. Woohoo!
Masaki-no-kitsune Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
It's a shame you can't get female models... I had to do a deal with a dude who plays Sisters to get a girl-head for my Farseer, and I have to live with the body (if I greenstuff a breastplate it'll ruin the Rune Armor).
AsheruWolf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
After 2 years of work my all female eldar army is nearing its completion. Currently it consists of:
2 farseers
6 warlocks
20 guardians
30 dire avengers
30 banshees
3 war walkers
3 wave serpents
2 falcons
10 pathfinders
3 d-cannon weapons platforms
4 Autarchs
All female atm... still working on some more.
warp-zero Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009  Professional Filmographer
OMG! :omfg: Dude, you gotta post some pics some time. That sounds friggin awesome.
amanjets Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
thevampiredio Featured By Owner May 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
a chick autarch!:D i would hit it!:XD:
GW should make more chick eldar models!
Sinnadrin Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Cretin. -_-
Orumon Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
Darn space elves. Always making it difficult for the Lost and Damned. Sadly, I've been unable to legally play 40k, as I've been upgrading My LaD to full chaos space marine force status (Alpha legion, less model painting.)

Woe betide the forces of order once my guys are ready... yeah, I'm not convinced by that threaty either.
warp-zero Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, I was about a third of the way through converting LatD models when the word came on down that they were no longer legal at tournaments. I was gearing up to use them at the next GT.

Ah well . . . my Eldar are still there for me.
Orumon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
Good for you. I still have a few of the space elves too.
ReXspec Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2009  Student General Artist
...I really feel bad for the Eldar. Especially when I crush such beautiful denizens on the tabletop. ><
KY-OutlawSwordsman Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wicked what's her name
Kaos111 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
i think the cropping was a good idea
MarbiChora Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome picture!!! I really like the armour on her.

I would play eldar, but I can't paint them to save my life ^^

warp-zero Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, they take a lot of patience to paint. It took me forever to paint mine, but its worth it! I say if you like the army, go for it and just take your time. Why deny yourself from the fun of playing an Eldar army eh?
MarbiChora Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
*looks nervously at unfinished Marines and a furious commissar* Uhm.... ^_^

Too many projects. I might pick up an eldar autrach for a nice side-project, test my skills. If their anything like your drawing, i'll be fine ^_^
bobthebuilt Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2008
CorvenIcenail Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
Absolutelly gorgeous.. I cannot say much more...
Ghost-iw Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Hm yes The eldar do rock as a big entusiast i was kinda let down when they released the game a lot of the units were and the most common missing etc, theres a good mod coming out soon for it though was checkin it out looks pretty cool its on relic forums if any one is interested

bout the picture though its fuckin sweet i wouldn mind followin that into battle HAHA
surprising she can hold the two of them lol
Telosse Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008
I'm new to Warhammer, and I was planning to play an All-Girl-Army. From Guardians, Aspect Warriors, Warlocks, and led by a Female Autarch.

It seems it will cost me a lot of conversion, so I'm still collecting my army little by little... :(

However, nice Art!
warp-zero Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Yeah, that's a big project. Totally possible to do, but I imagine it would be expensive to collect all the proper pieces. But heck, sounds like it would be worth it! Ah yeah...
Tindomeril Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008
At last a Eldar beauty...

All the pics with Eldar without mask are so scary I start to think their wear the masks just to hide their not so pretty faces >.>

But this is a beauty T_T
warp-zero Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Well, they gotta hide their faces...if people saw how beautiful they were, they'd be jealous all the time. See how nice they are? They spare us from all the envy we would've had. :)
Tindomeril Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008

The official pics on Eldar without masks are so scary I cant sleep on night.

I love Eldar as race, they are the good guys/girls.

Ever played Dawn of War: Soulstorm?

There are a really disturbing bug when playing Eldar on Chaos stronghold int he campaign.

When the Farseer (woman, the only woman commander in Warhammer Dawn of War...) tell her troops to stay alert there was a huge miss...

They hadnt changed the voice for Farseer so she sounded like a guy O.o

That was so disturbing I was like "WTF" :jawdrop: :omg:
Minorass Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Autarchs are da best :headbang:
dey can take on almost anyone, superstrong solo units are awesome :strong:,
still da pic is really interesting,
i like the colouring and her 2 swords,
hope to see more
Byaukugan01 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007
Damn, you're good with the small details-and her face practically screams "space elf"! This is the Eldar as they're MEANT to be-not with those crappy GW faces(they don't even have helmetless faces for the girls).
Snowfyre Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just so darn cool.

Ya know, I may use this picture for reference when I attempt to convert an altarch. (Yes, kinda like your idea..... )

Currently my eldar (2-model) army is lead by a female farseer.

Very good work. Colouring is very detailed, also armour is very true to the original.
Adcaro Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
The face is human


its a good body though its too broad

make her body more slim
Djartistknight Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
There should be more leggy female types in 40k,especially ones that look like this ;)
Good job.
warp-zero Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Djartistknight. Yeah, I'm a huge 40k fan...that's obvious. But there is definitely not enough girly art for that setting. Heh heh. Think that's why I drew the female Autarch....and I think that's why I'll probably try my hand and doing either a Dark Eldar Wych or Battle Sister next. :D
Djartistknight Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
Battle Sister...Battle Sister...Battle Sister...
Dere me faves :D
warp-zero Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Alright. I'll do a Battle Sister when I get some time. :) Might be a while though. Dag, I'm so lazy sometimes ha ha ha.
intrepid1708 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
You did great on this. I wish I could get the armor right on my 3d Poser models like you did on this. :)
warp-zero Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Man 3d is super hard to do. I admire anyone that can work on a 3d program.
intrepid1708 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
Thanks. It is hard to get the model and settings so things turn out right and the lighting that is something else. :)
UntrainedMonkey Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Nice piece of work!

AZNbebop Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Professional Filmographer

I gotta do a 'nid one
warp-zero Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Hell yeah you do! You also need to draw into the picture some Tau Firewarriors getting skewered. :) Because Lynell would love it I'm sure.
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