I read the Cult of the Spiral Dawn as I painted this acolyte and wow it was great. The whole Genestealer Cult lore is amazing and perfectly illustrates of loving and cruel nature can be. So I wanted to capture the secretive nature of the GSC by painting a strong directional warm light to contrast with the cold ambient light. The hunched over physique and flashlights of the model really helps with the whole ambiance. Thanks Erik Swinson for your very helpful feedback on the model and support from LXP and the Chicagoland Paint Team. I hope you all like it!

  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Lovely rendering in color of the theme and this character! Really beatiful in every detail!

    • Anthony Wang

      Thank you so much Roman! It means a lot coming from you who I’ve learned from all these years

  • Jakob Villien

    I love it. Powerful paint. I think though that there is too much power on the pick, and that it is not filly convincing, especially from back view. Just a little input, I hope it is ok.

    • Jakob Villien


    • Anthony Wang

      Hi Jakob - thank you and appreciate the feedback! It is fair, I wanted the link to be very strong but also think the pink could be dialed back down a bit in the back.

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  • Melnikov Ivan "Nakatan"

    Voted gold

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"PLUS

    You and your brush have always exceeded every expectation- your works is always killer :) something to aspire to - I live this acolyte - and not cause I’m partial to cultists ;) great work lovely enhanced mood . Beautiful vision:)

    • Anthony Wang

      Thanks John! I was def channeling your BaMchitsu vibes with the weathering :)

  • Conrad Mynett

    This works so well against the black background.  Real impact

    • Anthony Wang

      Thanks Conrad! The black background def contributes to the ambiance…the gray is for people who want to know if I painted in the shadow areas or if it is natural cast shadows :)