Of all the horsemen (including the one 'horsewoman'), I think this one is my favorite, appearance-wise. The snow seems to fit so well, and the pose seem so... Casual, perhaps is the word I'm looking for?
Yesssssss, axes definitely fit better than bows for this guy.
This is.... wow. I would LOVE to be this good. I was wondering, what would you suggest for someone just starting out? What program should I try, or should I buy a tablet? Sorry I'm sure you get these kinds of things all the time.
on the note of where you said that he has a bow, while yes this is true i was wondering if it could be that the axes handle was a bow as the quiver was empty anyways, wouldnt be beyond reason to say that it could be made of metal like a crossbow and that the power to pull it was astounding
would one up Legolus to have him hacking someone in half with the bow anyways XD
Conquest is not pestilence at all, nor is it the same as War (in fact, "Conquest" is actually not Conquest at all, it's simply the rider of the white horse - the only specifically named horseman at Revelation 6 was Death, the rider of the pale horse).
For one thing, Conquest is one of FOUR horsemen, not three, happening after the opening of the first seal. War is the second, after the second seal. They are revealed at two chronologically separate moments. Two, their horses are different. Conquest is a white horse, symbolic in the Bible as the color representing purity, righteousness, cleanness, divinity and perfection. In addition, Conquest is stated to have a crown, symbolizing kingship or rulership, and a bow, whereas War was simply given a great sword to bring about great slaughter.
War was said to be upon a fire-colored horse, fire itself often symbolizing destruction on a total - and sometimes violent - scale, and was to take peace away from the world in a slaughter. In contrast, a few chapters later in Revelation 11, Conquest is mentioned again, as one warring in righteousness - the only one of the horsemen to be stated as having a divine backing. And then this white horseman is identified as the "Word of God", which as John 1:1 identifies as a singular title of Jesus Christ. So not only is the white horseman is actually good, but given Revelation speaks of the destruction of death, evil, war, sickness, etc., Conquest would actually be in conflict with the following horsemen, War, Famine, and Death.
And as half a dozen peeps mentioned, yeah, he has a bow and crown, not an axe. But still! Awesome picture!! Seeing the arrows on the ground, maybe his quiver ran out
Conquest is not the only good horseman according to many interpritations of revelations and the one i hold to all are good in relation to Gods plan, while War, Death and Famine may not be doing very righteous or vertious acts the last three are dealing out Gods judgement on the earth which means the acts they commit are righteous judgement on man kind.
Conquest it meant to be like a great king that unites the world under one banner. but War always follows Conquest, Death follows War and Famine/Pestilences follows Death. it is kind of poetic.
the conquers fight a massive war that leads to tremendous death and the survivors are left to fight over the ruined civilization where diseases are rampant and food and clean water are scarce. the four horseman really represent a fall of advanced civilization and a return to the base state of humanity ready for the impending rebirth.
just my 2 cents on your great philosophical overview.
PS. I just realized i got the black and pale riders backwards in the order, switch them around and the poem still works. hehe
war, famine, pestilence, and death are not the names of the horseman these four things are merely the results of the horseman acts, in fact only one is actually named in revelations and that is death.
the rider of the white horse is the only real title that the horseman in question is given based on what he does "and he went out conquering and to conquer." do we give him the name horseman of conquest cause that is what he does.
the passage of Rev 6:7-8 where the things the horseman do are listed generally is interpenetrated as referring to all four and not each individually
where does the horseman of conquest come from?I'm fairly certain the fourth horseman is supposed to be pestilence. I always thought conquest would just be something war does,even if it bothers me every time I see these horsemen of conquest this pic is totally awesome and just what a horseman of conquest would look like in my opinion.
Ya I looked it up and realized that but I feel conquest is to much like war and I always saw the Renaissance horsemen (That's where pestilence as a horseman comes from not modern pop culture but the Renaissance era) makes more sense as each horseman leads into the next.Death kills a lot of people,the people war over resources,famine makes the resources scarce and the pestilence comes from a lack of resources and kills the last of us. However seeing famine and pestilence as one works in that case and I guess conquest is meant to resemble the point of surrender where humanity seals itself to extinction and dies out.
I can't help but think that making him the leanest of the Four (Aside from Death, of course) was symbolic. His lust and hunger for power manifests itself as a physical hunger for dominion, to crush all beneath him. That's why Conquest is, in my book, the most menacing of the Four-- Death, often, is a mercy. Famine crushes the will of mortals. War crushes their bodies. Conquest crushes their souls.