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Tau Firewarrior by AIBryce Tau Firewarrior by AIBryce
I didn't know wether this should have gone under fanart, Fantasy, or Sci-Fi.... but I decided on Sci-fi. It's a Tau Firewarrior from Warhammer 40,000 (40K) I just really like the armor they wear, not to mention their race has a very nifty backstory to go along with it. Drawn and shaded with pencil and colored in Photoshop.
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RevealedFromtheVoy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great !
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GeraldII Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
Really an outstanding job, and yes I am a big Tau player. Started them when they first came out. :D
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thevampiredio Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
nice!:D
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
The Tau are the best~! ^^

I'd gladly come fight for their greater good if they were real. c:
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mivpus Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
The Tau: The most badass race there is. Empire? PLAMSA CANNON!

Orkz? PLAMSA CANNON!

Chaos? PLAMSA CANNON!
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killerkitten97 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
nice [link]
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scoober1111 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the Tau and am in love with this picture 10/10

is it a Shaz-ui or a Shaz-la?
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iPodluigi505 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
You just made the Tau look immense. And they already were.
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thewaterbear Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
This looks fantastic. It really does. I particularly like the bare head illustration, you did a fantastic job.

As an aside, the only thing that stands out is more of a background insight. The stock on the pulse rifle is drawn as hollow here, but in the land of the Tau, even the elongated Pulse Rifle is a bullpup design, so this area would be filled with ammunition (it is confusing because of the area infront of the trigger that looks like an ammunition cartridge... it is more akin to a hand guard).

Great Job, Really
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PassiveBerzerker Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010   General Artist
Only one thing wrong. The feet should be the brown of the cloth, and the "hooves" black. Why? Tau dont have hooves. Those things you see are there equivalent of boots. Other than that little thing that eats away at me from the inside, fine job yah did!
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scoober1111 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the Tau actually have Hooves.
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PassiveBerzerker Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011   General Artist
And you have what exactly to support this?
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scoober1111 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i know a guy who' been collecting them for years...
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PassiveBerzerker Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   General Artist
Because you're associated with something does not give you superior knowledge of that field, just the same with the accomplishments of an ethnicity and an individual of that ethnicity. The reason I say they do not actually have hooves is because it is unspecified in the codex, but is in the Black Library publication "Xenology", which includes an autopsy and interview with a Tau. The autopsy shows three toed feet, but suggests that said feet are likely to have evolved from hooves. It also goes on to say that their feet aren't as robust than the rest of their body, possibly hinting at a need for uniform footwear, which would explain why all to nearly all tau have black "hoof" boots.
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scoober1111 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i too have the Xenology, but her picture may have been before they evolved to having 3 toe'd feet.
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:iconpassiveberzerker:
PassiveBerzerker Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011   General Artist
Wait... I'm not sure what to make of that sentence. You mean after?
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scoober1111 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no, i mean before, seeing as her picture is BEFORE they had 3 toes instead of hooves.
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Raikoh067 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I am thinking of starting a Tau army. I love the sheer shooty-ness of them, like the Broadsides and Hammerhead's Railguns.

So you like Warhammer 40k AND Monster Hunter?

You, sir, are awesome.
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JackoGre Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Great now I have a starting point for my drawing (but it definetly won't come out as I have thought)
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luffyrocksLoL Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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Hei-Shima Featured By Owner May 5, 2009   Writer
Lol the Tau always got me confused, for a start there
face colour is blue
but what is there skin colour
is it that brown or is that just a thin protective cloth?
Is there shield guarding above the hooves, the models say
no dark crusade says yes ...
I used to collect them but got too expensive and i got
slightly bored, so i moved onto the games and am now
i complete dawn of war fanatic >D
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PassiveBerzerker Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010   General Artist
There skin is meant to be grey with a blue tint (like Space Wolves)
That brown is their fatigues, so yes, cloth.
It varies. If you want them to, go ahead and throw them on. Its all to make them more individual. Also, its not always good to go on what the models show. The broadside, for example, is described as being bigger and more heavily armored than a crisis suit, yet uses the same model, but with big guns. a more accurate depiction would be Forge Worlds broadside (Relic used FW's for the broadside in Dow).
Also, they have no hooves. Those are essentially tau boots. Three toes.
Here is a [link] to a Black Library book on xeno anatomy. It covers Tau.
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Phenixtri Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
Awesome job dude looks like the same style as the games workshop concept art in the game fire warrior which i have 4 ps2.
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BlakeZ Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
yay i like the tau, nice colouring
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bleedingrock Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 studies

<3 Tau

<3 deviation

+fav
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littlefewosawaptor Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
I will admit my reason for faving this wasnt purely because its 40k awesomeness. You also like final fantasy D:
THUS
extra points for you, sir!
nice job!
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Hyshinara Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009   Digital Artist
i've learned a lot of warhammer today and your Tau writing under the Tau logo says Bryce, but is pronounce "brike", because a C is pronounced like K in Tau, so it should actually be an S since i understand Tau is phonetic based, like Romanji/Katakana

went from admirer to critic in 1 day lol

still think the drawing is fuckin' awesome though :D
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AIBryce Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
lol thanks, I'll keep that in mind
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Hyshinara Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009   Digital Artist
"I just really like the armor they wear, not to mention their race has a very nifty backstory to go along with it."
same here
I've only ever played the Fire Warrior game
I was like: omg, look how cool that guy is... omg, it's Warhammer?? buy buy buy

prolly gonna buy me a box of firewarriors soon :D
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4thWarmasterKais Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Student
wow. well done on this, it's really good!
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toxicart94 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
wow, good drawing; it will serve for my warhammer fanart. It's a shame that Tau are losing their essence [greater good and stuff]... The larger is their rule over the galaxy, closer are they to become a tyranny, the same way that humans became a F**n totalitarist Empire.
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predben Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
i stoppped collecting cuz its too much money but i still love the tau!!! and this is gr8, but i dont like the un-helmeted head...
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Spank-the-racoon Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Really cool, I love it. I have a little Tau army, they're the coolest ones ^^
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Furiousxr Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
nice work
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Besentanz Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
Wow, this looks great! Especially the eyes.
Tau are my favourites in the Warhammer 40k universe.
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gyro5 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
I am a Tau Commander in the table top game. I'n a noob but am ready to kick a** for the greater good.
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RTDnoob Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
i used u'r pic here :> [link]
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Backstabber-107 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
well drawn I like it.
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Canduterio Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2007
Good work. Could fit into a new 40K comic book: "The Shas'la adventures" lol :D
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Madbird-Valiant Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007
very very nice, mate. I love Tau.
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Freakiq Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2006
Nice!

Jes Goodwin was a genius when he came up with those suits and you've done a beautiful job capturing them on paper.
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2006
bad-ass drawing for the greater good!! XD
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kajiceconrad Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
Nice! Well done with the perspective!
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Mizutori Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really proffesional - looks like concept art o.o Omg, they're blue! Well, what can one expect, they wear those suits all day n.n It's good to see all the different poses. I know nothing about Warhammer so it's rather interesting to see fan art of it ^__^
Does that say Orion?
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AIBryce Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
actually the symbols are my name in Tau. ::laughs:: the rule book has their language written in it, so I translated my name into the Tau language. :p nerdy, I know.
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andiepanda Featured By Owner May 31, 2006
oooo nifty! theyre like...badass smurfs then? ::giggles::
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AIBryce Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
yes, badass smurfs with goat feet.... lol
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EliteHunterDS Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006
and four foot tal... lol

Great job on it
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Xenoscry Featured By Owner May 30, 2006
hrmm.. very interstink... I thinks you should do a firewarrior in the style of the war ogre... :chainsaw:
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