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4 Riders of Apocalypse by geduliss 4 Riders of Apocalypse by geduliss
Well, i guess the main idea of my drawing is that the Apocalypse will not look the way you imagined it. It's going to be something you see, feel, hope for the first time.

Now some stories behind these characters. I coupled the four horsmen to the 4 elements, then to what animals these elements reminded me, and then to hystorical periods that came to mind considering a concrete horseman.
The results were:
Conquest - air - bird - middle ages
Death - earth - dog - Baroque/Napoleon times
War - fire - scorpion - nowadays/IIWW
Famine - water - fish - future.

And the details on the characters just came while drawing.

Now the most interesting character is the dark guy in the middle. He's behind everything, and symbolises that theres allways someone, who knows more, and that theres more to things than just the interesting facade. My characters are just clowns, minions of the guy noone knows... I don't think it's god, by the way. Maybe it's us? Maybe it's knowlidge we have? I realy didn't think about that, everyone can make up their own story.
I also wanted 4 different riders, so theres a woman, a dead guy, a man, and a child - different stages, diferent ways of life.
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:iconthesolaralchemist:
thesolaralchemist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Why is there a baby in the fish robot?
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
i think because the fish robot in my interpretation symbolises the future.
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:iconthesolaralchemist:
thesolaralchemist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
You take your fish robots very seriously, and I respect that. Thanks for the insight.
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
everyone should take fish robots seriously!
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:iconthesolaralchemist:
thesolaralchemist Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
This is true as if we are not prepared, they will be the end of us.
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
as it was foretold!
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:iconthesolaralchemist:
thesolaralchemist Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Never forget the scripture's words!
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it!
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EarlofChutney Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student General Artist
WHY IS IT SO CREEPY BUT SO COOL!?!
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
because i'm so creepy and cool? :)
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chazmarin16 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010   Writer
that is downright sick!@!!
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
thanks a lot!!!
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:iconchazmarin16:
chazmarin16 Featured By Owner May 4, 2010   Writer
no worries friend
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:icondaywish:
Daywish Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Gal mokeisi grafikos?
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
dar nieko nesimokiau, ruosiuos :)
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Lime-Street Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really great! I love all of the actions and poses, the composition and all of the great detail in everything. Amazing : D
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
thank you!
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FullMetalMono Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece. :)

You can find it featured here: [link]
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
thanks for the feature!
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:iconrobino:
Robino Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, I totally like your style here. The characters and the color combination are so great! Lovely composition too btw. It's a very lively and detailed image! Thumbs up.
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
thanks a lot, i'm happy with this work myself :)
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:iconrobino:
Robino Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure!
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Chieftx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Student General Artist
great stuff.
I love how much this drawing has to offer. you have to look at it for a few minute's to fully absorb it.
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
thanks a lot :)
happy new year!
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blood-red-panda Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
I love it! So much creativity, not to mention great use of mediums and the little details that really make it an intriguing piece :) I also love your interpretation of the concept and the themes that match it so well :+fav:
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
thanks a lot, i spent as much time on the piece as i did on th idea :)
i think it worked quite well too!
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anime-kelsey26 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
As promised, I have featured you in this news article here [link]
Hope you have a fantastic new year!!

:iconfloatingheartplz:

Kelsey xxx
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
thank you!
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anime-kelsey26 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
:iconwelcomeplz:
Kelseyxxx
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:iconferruti:
Ferruti Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
okay now, who put the baby in charge of the giant scary robofish? :O_o:
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
nah, he's just short and chubby :D
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:iconferruti:
Ferruti Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
i wouldn't bet on it ..
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
well, my idea is he's represents future. And there's a saying that young people are the future. But even though he looks harmless, he realy offers famine and disaster.
About him controling the giant fish - well, the future kids evolve way faster ;)
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Ferruti Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
Ooh yeah i bet you've heard about the microchips Intel wants to put in people's head - what if that's the next step in human evolution? Our bodies don't change as fast as our technology does so it makes sense to just kind of.. help the DNA to get the hang of it :P


god damn it now I want a giant robot fish
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
who wouldn't want a giant robotic fish... i think that's why i drew one :)
About the chips - being able to play computer games while sleeping would be a hufe improvement, and very time-saving :D
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Ferruti Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
But.. but people go bonkers and DIE if they cant dream! Plus, dreams offer the same escape from reality that computer games do. Only better:P
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
they could still dream, but also pull out a 9mm and blast someone for extra points :D
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romantogob Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009   Traditional Artist
jegele :D man patinka tavo fantazija :thumbsup:
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
dekui :)
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simple-minds Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist
You took the Revelation passage and modified the Four Horsemen brilliantly with funky-wicked riders (love the baby and rooster!), expressions, and composition. This is much more impressive in full view, I'm so glad I clicked on it.
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geduliss Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
thanks a lot, yeah, the rooster is the best one, IMHO.
It took the most time too! :)
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hitler-fruit Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Wow, the colours used here are really good, and I like the kind of spilled paint effect you've used at the bottom. The horses look very authentic and the black figure is attention-grabbing.
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geduliss Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
thanks!
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G0rillah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
To start off, I'm a huge fan of black and white art. The way you've drawn this is absolutely brilliant. The concept is very original. I like how you coupled the horseman to the elements, and to the corisponding animals. Great details, great art piece, absolute fav. I rate this a 9 out of 10. Good luck with the contest!
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
thanks a lot :)
i'll post the black and white artwork, the original, after the contest is over (i still have to do some finishing touches - backgrounds, etc.)
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:icong0rillah:
G0rillah Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Can't wait! Be sure to send me a note. :]
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
OK, sure will!
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:icongeduliss:
geduliss Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
thanks a lot :)
have you read the idea? what do you think of that? :)
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chibikozaky Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
wow, i entered this contest also for fun, then i saw this....i wont win BUT i hope YOU do. this is amazing work! simply amazing :D
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