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Four Horsemen of Apocalypse - Death by violsky Four Horsemen of Apocalypse - Death by violsky
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are described in the last book of the New Testament of the Bible, called the Book of Revelation of Jesus Christ to Saint John the Evangelist at 6:1-8. The chapter tells of a "'book'/'scroll' in God's right hand that is sealed with seven seals". The Lamb of God/Lion of Judah opens the first four of the seven seals, which summons forth four beings that ride out on white, red, black, and pale horses. Although some interpretations differ, the four riders are commonly seen as symbolizing Pestilence, War, Famine and Death, respectively. The Christian apocalyptic vision is that the four horsemen are to set a divine apocalypse upon the world as harbingers of the Last Judgment.

The fourth and final horseman is named Death. Of all the riders, he is the only one to whom the text itself explicitly gives a name.





So the first Horsemen for me to be done - Death. Everyone plays chess with death, we play for our souls and in the end - we all lose.

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:iconlindawesome:
lindawesome Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Artist
so awesome
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:iconfromthedead:
fromthedead Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
really cool use of the stock photos you implemented. I'm always on the lookout for good dark art.
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Blackcrowseye Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awsome image
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mrayne32 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I had to zoom in because I was like is he playing chest? That is so creative and different.
The sky is inimical and the land looks so desolate. You have certainly painted a picture of what Armageddon would look like.
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bladex285 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
That's amazing.
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
What a great piece. I love how that fire just pops right out.
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:iconwangqr:
wangqr Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ooo very well done *0* very fitting elements and characters.. indeed dark!
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captjimini Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow great image! very atmosphere and impressive! very nice indeed =]
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:iconbaltasarvischi:
BaltasarVischi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:O ! nice back !!!
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:iconmistedmadame:
MistedMadame Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
This is just lovely keep up the wonderful work.
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WADESTA360 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great piece this is
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demoonial Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
wow incredible, the background is just amazing, really awesome work
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:icondobermann7:
Dobermann7 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
superb!
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:iconblazi76:
blazi76 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great concept and colour scheme. great attention to detail ;)
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MaliciaRoseNoire Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work !
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:iconroamingtigress:
roamingtigress Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
What a great, dramatic piece. I love the atmosphere!
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Meep-and-Mushrat Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Great work. I like how all the stock blends together nicely
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:iconange10:
Ange10 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good work, i like it
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:iconwangqr:
wangqr Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome combination, the final result looks super cool, i love it! *0*
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:iconkabrex:
kabrex Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks great, very well done manip. There could be a little more light in the fore ore background giving it a more dynamic color range but it still is very sinister and dark. Good work.
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My-Mental-Fiction Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student General Artist
wow! amazing concept ! Nice work!
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:icontoby68:
Toby68 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great concept. Well done
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:iconpeccatori:
peccatori Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconkamilmilka:
kamilmilka Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
no Violski, musze powiedziec ze dales rade:) swietna grafika
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Writer
So lovely and dark... <3
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:iconandroid-sheep:
Android-Sheep Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome contrast and nicely rendered manip! I lo0ve the dark atmosphere of your piece!
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:iconnalonyda:
Nalonyda Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really love this manic. Love the power that come from it. :aww: ^^
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SirDuck Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the weather effects in the background!
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:iconanchaing:
Anchaing Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Very very nice!
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:iconodilicious:
Odilicious Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very impressive scene.
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Mcmedeiros Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Quality of incredible art, Great Job man !
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boyzozo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
impressive!
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome composition.
I don't know how to play chess. I'm doomed!!! :cry:
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allyalltheway Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow nice and dark =D you did a great job
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:iconzablocki:
Zablocki Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
Those to whom we say farewell, are welcomed by others.
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Karael2k10 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Mood fits perfectly to the horseman. Nice atmosphere and in general a great realization. Well done!
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VanderlyleBaby Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, very dark.
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bluemallo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow.... I really like this work.

It's look mysterious and powerful. :D
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:iconviolsky:
violsky Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for commenting it mate!
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:iconxbertyx:
xbertyx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ooh such a dark scene :P well presented =]
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:iconviolsky:
violsky Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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xbertyx Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
=]
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty cool mate.
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Although I'm with 4-CtY on the riders.
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:iconviolsky:
violsky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Already made a correction, thank you.
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Smiling-Demon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)

Btw sorry I didn't reply to the note, although Lum pretty much covered what I was going to say.
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elreviae Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it ! :+fav: !
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:iconviolsky:
violsky Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks mate! :)
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:iconelreviae:
elreviae Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob ! ;)
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4-CtY Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
I thought they were pestilence, war, famine and death? Either way, great photomanipulation. Opinion wise, I would make the feather in the foreground a bit smaller or a little more in the corner.
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