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PESTILENCE : The 1st Horseman by SavageSinister PESTILENCE : The 1st Horseman by SavageSinister
"And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer."

Talk about obtuse. As with the other Horsemen, this is my own take.
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KingJohnDoe Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Professional Writer
You have got to be my favorite artist of all time. Pestilence has got to be my favorite mythological figure of all time. Thank you for posting these (This and the other three.)
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badboybandit82 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not trying to be rude but this title is not correct the 1st horsemen is know as the "The Conquer" but this is where most people get this wrong the horsemen that is usually know as Pestilence is that of the 4th horsemen Death sometimes they will refer to The 4th Horsemen known Death is often referred to as Pestilence

think about this the 1st Horsemen is so often referred to as the "Anti-Christ", Jesus Christ was sent to bring peace to the world and he had many crowns but the 1st Horseman's purpose is to destroy the peace in the world and he had a crown see the similarities and they are just the opposite of each other

and the Pestilence is something that will cause instant DEATH get it
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SavageSinister Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Professional General Artist
This was one of four illustrations for a book comprised of four novellas; each novella was loosely based on a horseman: Pestilence, War, Death and Famine.

In other words, it was an assignment, not a researched concept piece. ;)
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badboybandit82 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ok
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F3lsworn Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Your discription suggests that this is the horseman of Conquest, not Pestillence.
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SavageSinister Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
MMmmmmmnope. Conceived and executed as Pestilence. Never heard of The Horseman of Conquest? Alternate biblical translation?
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Originally the description was interpreted as meaning the Horseman of Conquest and the original iteration of the Horsemen is Conquest, War, Famine and Death.

Pestilence is actually the alternative interpretation, though it seems for a modern edit than an interpretation.
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JP3 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
that looks soooo cool man
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Abhorash Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
Great job. It is a really interesting work. I would use it for an anti smoking advertisement. Look the result ^^ I realy like it. God job.
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labrinthnightmare Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2005
wow awsome
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max-ambrose Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
awsome
some gd stuff
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FileXII Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
Pestilence, right? That's the first horse.
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SavageSinister Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005  Professional General Artist
Er, yeah. Hence the title "PESTILENCE: The 1st Horseman"...
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FileXII Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
Heh...Brain fart. Didn't see the first part.
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Archercaptain Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
Wow, that's incredible. I love the style, incredibly gaunt and corpse-like, with the pestilence emitting from his mouth....a perfect embodiment of this horseman. ^^ :clap:
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gatoenlaluna Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
Wonderful job Chad! Your Horsemen series is amazing!
Congratulations!
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Noctourniquet Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2005
Obtuse is a good word for it. They really aren't sure what or who the first horseman represents. This of course [your rendering of] is one of the theories. Some thing it's Christ returned.
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Phantasmacy Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
heh..i like the rat on his shoulder....it's nice ^^
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Mirandil Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2005
Whoa! Very good:nod:
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canedewey Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
Nice. Very cool take on Pestilence. Your Four Horsemen are really shaping up nicely. I think I would have liked more tentacles and them coming more into the foreground to maybe block some of the pciture around, but hey, I just love tentacles, so I am biased. HA HA. Keep them coming duder.
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AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
very good interpretation! :)
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Maddhatter203 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005
Reminds me of Lovecraft...
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biomek Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice job man. Love the look and the different take on this old scripture. Nice to see new visions of some old ideas!!
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