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Horsemen of the Apocalypse by scumbugg Horsemen of the Apocalypse by scumbugg
My interpretation of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. I spent almost a week solid on just the line work... From left to right, they are: Pestilence/Famine, Death, Conquest, & War. Heres the original text...

1. And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.
2. 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.
3. And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4. And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
5. And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and saw a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of scales in his hand.
6. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.
7. And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

This is currently available as a giclee print over at www.Matt-Verges.com.
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:iconmistermayham:
MisterMayham Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  New Deviant
This is my personal favorite of your work. Flawless man!
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navel00 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Student General Artist
a week well spent, great job on the line work nice and even.
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:iconlizzyj2217:
lizzyj2217 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Absolutely wicked I LOVE it!!!
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:iconvaleriepublican:
valeriepublican Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I LOVE THIS!!!!
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ShadowsElectric Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Each of these panels would make for an awesome tattoo.
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nightmare061496 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
nice way to portray the horsemen i love it
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:iconeffigytormented:
effigytormented Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Excellent!
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:iconjosd:
JosD Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
i remember a museum that only show bones of the animals, or how they look like inside
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xXpajaritoXx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very good all that hard work paid off!
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:iconbrettthompson:
brettThompson Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Is this a bible passage?
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:iconkaitlyn23:
Kaitlyn23 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
yes.
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Apocalipz-z Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
I like the fact that this stands out from usual 4 horsemen paintings because usually they just draw 4 horsemen,you actually took the challenge to draw beast skulls with their proper attributes which makes this a welcome change to classical 4 horsemen paintings.

good job
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Excellent!
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denisosulli Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
this is class! I'm gonna go listen to Johnny Cash "When the man comes around" now.
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Rythmear Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Fun fact, Pestilence wasn't originally a horseman. He is a creation of popular culture, he was originally just Conquest.
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:iconhybreda:
hybreda Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
oh man this is amazing! love it soooo much
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BleedingAnarki Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Really good
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DHBW Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Whoa...cool...
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:iconlusdog:
Lusdog Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011
osm representation
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:iconjna-dsg:
Jna-dsg Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
EPIC !
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GraphRicks Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most awesome as they really express the meaning of
each horsemen
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coopers204 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
can i use this for a display pic on my facebook? this is freakin awesome
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:icondampbobsnekant:
Dampbobsnekant Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
That is so awesome. I think im gonna tattoo one of them on me :'D
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Franciscathedragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOME!
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ThatNoOdLeguy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
friggin beast
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Talchion Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Wow, this is good artwork..
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darktro Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
i thought the four horsemen were Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death i never heard of conquest before is he mention in a different verson of them?
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Talchion Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
Pestilence is usally added by those not really familiar with the scripture. It is, "Conquest, War, Famine, and Death" But I guess you could say, without food, you get sick too..
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JoyBus47 Featured By Owner May 27, 2011   Writer
Very cool! But I was under the impression that the Four Horsemen were Pestilence, War, Famine, and Death (in order of appearance)? In my Bible (NIV), verse 8 reads "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."
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LordArik Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is AMAZING!!!
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Gottagrin Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
Art Nouveau on apocalypse? amazing!
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xXxDemonprincessxXx Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
This is amazing and quite creative.
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foxes13 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
this is amzing.. i love it :)
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0Necromancer0 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
love this!!! been wanting to do a 4 horsemen piece myself. or in general a series on revelation. great work!!
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RevolverWinds Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
This is my favorite rendering of the concept.
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Eeti Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I've just fallen in love with your work, excellent job!..
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Gunslinger-drama Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I really love your representation of the for horsemen
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euphoria64 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Sigh... Revelations helped me be prepared and be more serious for my religion. And I also love your illustration of this scene.
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ipiilvesart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Student General Artist
The background composition makes the characters stand out so much more! Love it!
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Bochoko Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
The more I look at it, the more I like it. The more I look at this, the more clear your interpretation is. Awesome. :D *favs*
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Nekos94 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks incredible (:
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dethwish1350 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool! XD
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Taxman2 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Professional Writer
I always interperate the second verse as being Pestilence, myself. But I do love your own version, and the art is spectacularly different. Inspirational.
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Psycho-Rhyno Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
Now that is just awesome.
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palethanatos Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
fantastic.

much more interesting than burly men on various dark red eyed horses.
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brokenlizard2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
neat! a mucha fan?
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jackcrowder Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding style.
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AmyTheSpiritSeeker Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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BeatriceCoffee Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010
Really awesome :)
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Sahkmet Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Reminds me of the song. :)

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