I painted this for the painting contest my local Games Workshop is doing every year. I wanted to use colors much more thoughtfully and impactful on this piece. Kharn represents a nice contradiction in the W40k roster of evil guys. He is probably the most alive and energetic character and he uses this energy to kill as many as alive beings as possible. I wanted this to show in this work. So Kharn is using only warm colors and I put him into a completely cold scene. Also his last victim is done in cold colors and without the red coat would almost vanish within the scene.
Usually Kharn killing somebody involves a lot of gore but I wanted this kill to be almost casual, on the move so I did use as much blood