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The fourth horseman of the apocalypse by SPartanen The fourth horseman of the apocalypse by SPartanen
A painting of death as the fourth horseman.

"When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come and see!" I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine, and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth."

Enjoy!

was asked to do a step-by-step

the rest of the horsemen I've done:

A work in progress for the last one:
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SpartanB214 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks
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silfana Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist
This picture is beautiful and I commend you but I'd just like to comment that Death rides a pale horse not a black horse. Just a consistency issue but it really is a gorgeous picture.
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for the kind words :)
According to wikipedia "The color of Death's horse is written as khlōros in the original Koine Greek, which can mean either green/greenish-yellow or pale/pallid."
If you look close you might see I've given the horse a green~ish tint. :)
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crooked-clockwork Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   General Artist
You've been featured in my Art of the Week poll!
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
wow, super thanks :)
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Noor-al-Haqiqa Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Your horsemen are exquisite. I hope to do a special post on horseman imagery sometime soon and these would be a great addition if I do.
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the very kind words!
if you do such a post, you're more than welcome to use these... :)
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AspiringChampionGabe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture is perfect, less realistic but the wiry look really makes me feel unsettled
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Legionella Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This whole series is awesome so far. I love these! :la::heart:
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh thanks! glad you liked them!
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IsabellaNec Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
Wow! I saw this while listening to Johnny Cash - When the Man Comes Around! Can't wait to see the last one :>
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I miiiight have been listening to that song when I painted it :)
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IsabellaNec Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist
It's good to know! :>
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Qwebeck Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is amazing! I love it! :D
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SPLDRAGER Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great series so far keep em comming.
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Levitating-Narwhal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I see you, rider of death. What do you possibly have for us?

I have an offer in mind...
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
well, you'd have to talk to my boss... the painter, SPartanen. He's the one doing the deals around here. His wish is my command!
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Levitating-Narwhal Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, that was a quote from Darksiders 2: Death Lives......no offers here. Sorry to dssapoint!
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aaaaw... that sux :P
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evelinappm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Riktigt snyggt, verkligen! Kan inte låta bli att tänka på Jen Titus låt 'Oh Death' när jag ser den :D
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
jag själv tänker på Johnny Cash - The man comes around :P
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evelinappm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ja, det tänkte jag inte på! Med citaten i låten och allt. Cash fick ett riktigt härligt sound den senare tiden.
Men i vilket fall som helst, riktigt snygg samling med the Horsemen!
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
jo, har alltid gillat cash, både då han va ung o när han blev äldre. Men håller verkligen med om att han fick ett speciellt sound på slutet!
man tackar man tackar! har även börjat jobba på den sista, så den lär väl dyka upp nån dag.
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evelinappm Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Man får ta och hålla utkik efter den då! :D
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Pedro-Elefante Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012   Traditional Artist
waw! I loved! Really nice piece
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the kind words! :D
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Pedro-Elefante Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012   Traditional Artist
welcome!
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QueenMomoko Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Very nice >u<
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Black-DragonGirl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Are you going to continue on this theme and draw all four of the Horsemen? I would personally love to see it.. I think stylistically it would be amazing!
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your wish became true... War is up!
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Black-DragonGirl Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
haha well thank you ^_^ I will have to go give it a look
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
there are some who asked the same question. guess I might have to do it...
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ArT-Walker Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive seen this done before but I really like the loose style you have use, very cool.
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
you're not alone! I think I've seen something similar before too. but dont know where or when. so i'm probably inspired by it.
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Cardinalsong Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Wow, this is amazing! :la: But I thought Death rode the white or pale green horse. :confused:
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ahemn yeah... I remembered it when I was almost done. *fail* tried to give the horse a slight green tint instead. :P
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Tsuzurao-s-Art Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok, I understand now!!!! Fist I thought "*0* Amazing!!!!" and then "Why the horse is black???? XD"

Anyway, it's a great work!!! ^^
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! I should do more research when painting :P
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Tsuzurao-s-Art Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol! Don't worry! Every boby can make mistake!! ^^
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
but the new horseman will have correct color!
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Tsuzurao-s-Art Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeaaah!!!! What will be the next one?
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
might be working on famine...
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Cardinalsong Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
It still looks amazing though and I think Death looks cooler on a black horse, not a white one anyway. :shrug:
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hehe, true true...
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Baltorigamist Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Awesome!
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AnnaHime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome! I really love it!
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SPartanen Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! glad you like my stuff :)
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AnnaHime Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist
You're welcome! :3
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kaikaivilu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that good work is very detailed :)
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