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The third horseman of the apocalypse by SPartanen The third horseman of the apocalypse by SPartanen
The third horseman, famine. one horseman left!

I haven't painted horses for a loooong time, except the two other horsemen, so I'm well aware that the anatomy is probably way off.


EDIT: Tweaked down the eye of the horse

When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come and see!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!"

the other ones:

A work in progress for the last one:
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I say the anatomy looks fine, the horsemen are fantastical creatures so I sort of expect them to look inhuman. Love the color and design it really gives it a chilling and sickly feel to it. And your technique is incredible. Also really good style, love the comic book look and feel of it. I must know your influences. This has to be one of the best horseman deviations I've seen on this sight and I've seen some really incredible ones myself. If anything is wrong I'd say it's not all that original in design but personally I'm not bothered.
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These are absolutely outstanding
SPartanen Oct 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! and double thanks for the watch :)
AspiringChampionGabe Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is still one of my favourite depictions of the horsemen, although, perhaps the rump area of the horse is a bit off, im not shure about horse anatomy, but i think the butt needs to be a tad bigger, but then again, its rotting. Looks good either way though
SPartanen Jul 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot for the very kind words!
You might be right, but hey, it was my third horse (that wasn't 15 px high) I've painted in my life! :P I'm very happy with the rotten, sick ummm apocalyptic look I got on it :)
The best of horsmans of the apocalypse, good job :)
mangasockattack Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing~ Really really amazing~
SPartanen Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you a lot!
MOSKUITO Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is an amazing concept dude
SPartanen Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot, but WOW at your stuff! crazy stuff!!
In2umniaKillH3r Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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