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The Four Horsemen - Conquest by theDURRRRIAN The Four Horsemen - Conquest by theDURRRRIAN
"i came, i saw, i conquered"

the first of the 4 horsemen. yes, i know he's supposed to have a bow but yeah, i wanted to change that :P

HERE ARE THE OTHERS:

DEATH: [link]?

WAR: [link]

FAMINE: [link]

WALLPAPER: [link]?

anyway, hope you like it :D
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CapsCosplay Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  New Deviant
Your work is freaking amazing. D: As a cosplay armor maker I would love to do one of your concepts!
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lupusthered Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome job
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Dragovortex298 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Conquest looks like he's shrugging. "Well, my name IS Conquest! I came, and well, sh*t happened."
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Steelwolf15 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
YES!
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SurrealMime Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude the armor, the axe wow. Honestly I'm completely speechless. Love the snow/winter background. It's a prefect fit. So very symbolic really breathtaking.
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:iconthedurrrrian:
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
thanks :) im updating their design so look out for that :)
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GallusVarius Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student General Artist
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. 
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:iconthedurrrrian:
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
thanks :) well im redesigning these horsemen so look out for that in the coming week :)
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:icongallusvarius:
GallusVarius Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Student General Artist
You are? I think the conqueror looks good as he is, but I'll wait and see. 
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Fenrek Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
Beautiful work here on the design and great background work too.
I love how his cloak conceals his legs and how the colours merge with the environment.
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:iconthedurrrrian:
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
thanks, but these are the old ones. wait for the new ones coming out this month :)
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DeSaxManTodd Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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:iconthedurrrrian:
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
i replied your note :)
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PaladinLang Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Kewl
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armourbot Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
My comment cause I am speechless...I am a dummy!  la-jawdrop (reversed) I think I've fainted. . Who knew the halberd would fit in this harmonically!? You are awesome bro! keep it up :D
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raptorgod9 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
I'm not a very religious person but I love the stories that come from religions. 
Really love this. :)
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KnighteyNight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I think I just made myself a moron, I should have read the bible again. But hell yeah, this picture is just epic. I have though a question

Why snow?
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:iconthedurrrrian:
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
well i was thinking 'hannibal crossing the alps' as an example of conquest so i thought why not make this dude covered in snow :D plus he's white so i guess its pretty complementary art-wise :)
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KnighteyNight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
good reason. Fits also with the white steed of conquest. I always thought of Conquest with a bow, why a halberd (I totally like it)
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:iconthedurrrrian:
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
yea he has a bow. i decided not to follow it though... probably because at the time i didnt really wanna draw a bow :P
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:iconknighteynight:
KnighteyNight Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
But where did you get the idea for the halberd?
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:iconthedurrrrian:
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014
honestly i just wanted to play with a halberd design :D it works with the character so i thought why not
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KnighteyNight Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
It certainly fits
A question though, what is pestilence's weapon with the scales?
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:iconthedurrrrian:
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
its a sword with the cross guard being a scale. in hindsight probably not the best design but i feel like it adds some coolness to the horseman :)
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KnighteyNight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
I have always thought, Conquest uses a bow or a crown only, but this picture proved to me, that is possible for a hellebarde to fit in.

A true masterwork
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Wolfshadow001 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
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
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Xepeyon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
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 :P
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BlaineDaymon Featured By Owner Edited Aug 30, 2014
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
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SubWolfSphere Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like Dante's Cerberus Devil Trigger in DMC 3 :thumbsup:
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De7h1nK13 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the four horsemen are war, famine, pestilince, and death? I don't remember a "conquest":( regardless the art is amazing. I'm just curious of your source of knowledge.
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BlaineDaymon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
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
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De7h1nK13 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you for the clarification
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Zerzomnius Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
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.
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
the ORIGINAL four horsemen lineup had conquest instead of pestilence. pestilence was added later as a replacement
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Zerzomnius Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
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.
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preybirdart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Every time I look at this picture I see Lord Recluse from City of Heroes. The helm and the spines I think do it.
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Gillbait Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Isn't that exert a Caesar quote?
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
yeap :P
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Gillbait Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What does "yeap" mean?
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freekill4you Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
yeap = yes/yup
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Gillbait Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice.
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Soulslayer317 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
fantastic work
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Sortilien Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
I like the art.

But conquest use a bow usualy no ?

I hate conquest,  he's suppose to be god's voice and comands, he's mercyless, just here to take the world in the name of god.
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
yeah i know he's supposed to use a bow.... i changed it to a giant axe for the sake of badassery :P
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Sortilien Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
And it does seems more badass than a Bow for sure. Great job, nice adaptation, i wish i could be half that talented XD
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LongGunner15 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
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.
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LolzLetsDraw Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
And together, they've come to destroy this pathetic excuse of a race called humanity for the sake liberating the world... Nice art BTW...
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AnthonyPap07 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Wait Conquest has a bow not an axe...Still great but a bone bow would be awesome.
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theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
yeah i knew it was a bow, i just changed it to an axe to make it more menacing XD
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AnthonyPap07 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Dude you have done amazing work on all Four Horsemen especially Famine.I'm just saying that an bow or maybe a gun would be more close to the actual folklore.
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