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The Four Horsemen - Death by theDURRRRIAN The Four Horsemen - Death by theDURRRRIAN
"Death is a law, not a punishment"

the final horsemen. i didnt really like the gritty violent death look so i had a more 'lady death' approach, giving it a more elegant and graceful feel, plus i had to break the genders up somewhere :P


WAR: [link]

FAMINE: [link]

CONQUEST: [link]

WALLPAPER: [link]?

hope you like it
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grumpynyan Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Whenever I see this I imagine "BISH BETTER HAVE MY MONEY" playing in the background
WritersMasquerade Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015   Digital Artist
Huh. Never seen any of the horsemen depicted as a woman before. Interesting.
Mr-ThrashMetal Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
(sic) as bro
RidersofArmageddon Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Death, no matter what gender, is bound to reap the soul from its victims with silence and grace.
ribby97 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015
I'd prefer a skeletal death
coherent-incoherents Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015   General Artist
I can't see the horse.
IsaacLangan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I am not surprised that Death is a chick
Budzian Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
xEternalSorrow Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
dat leg to torso ratio, unless I'm looking at it weird. Love your work and the quartet together though. You're awesome! :3
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
haha yea, i was trying something of a chinese hero proportion; small head makes everything seem longer :P or if ur into gundam, its the katoki style of proportioning things XD
iceprincess024 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
I actually thought she was Fury from Darksiders with Death's scythe.  That said, I really like the picture in general.
igasoris Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic! Very epic!
Awesome work on this!
jkooler2002 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
The concept and design is very good but her legs seem to be a bit bigger then her body and head making it un-proportionally balanced
Handhour Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have my attention soooo much. I love your work!
ChaosWithin666 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
I love your horsemen pictures. You have a hell off a gift
TheDrudge Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Why break the genders up at all? What's with people today and feminizing everything? Making death into a woman and not even a very intimidating one at that ruins the general badassery and stoic emotionless anonymity associated with death. I suppose next the seven princes of hell and the seven arch angels will have genders "broken up" as well? None of them are supposed to have genders anyway they're supposed to be androgynous, though in actuality that has generally meant that both demons and angels resemble men with some feminine features. The church doesn't think of women as being very relevant so I doubt they would write in the New Testament that one of the four seals of seven opened by Jesus contains a female horseman. I think you should redo death this time with a more archaic feel to it. How about you draw ancient Egyptian, Hindu  or Greco-Roman goddesses why mess with pre-established figures of such influence as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Has originality become so scarce that everyone has resorted to simply adding female or lady to already existing ideas? Idealistic bitching aside, the artistic value of the picture itself is fucking astonishing, good on you mate.
grumpynyan Featured By Owner Edited 1 day ago
I think she looks pretty badass and stoic
I mean, it's not like women can't be either of those things
PeppermintNightcore Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Student Artist
So your saying a woman can't be badass and stoic or emotionless? Also don't tell an artist how to draw something it's rude and as a Lutheran and a woman I get that the past and religion was based on men but maybe if men of the past weren't stuck up and acted like everything was about them maybe there would be a little bit more history written on the women of the past who were badass so please shut up. It's not feminizing it's balancing.
jkooler2002 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014
i totally agree with you but then again an artist will draw what he/she wants to. But still gender breaking has been happening way too much.
SubWolfSphere Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BackUpMule Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
I absolutely love the quote. She just looks like the one to say that not just because she's death but personality wise
LolzLetsDraw Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Can you draw Death's follower, Hell?

Ruben20122 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I love the weapon :D
Dadosgila Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013
never think that Death is a lady... wouldn't mind to die in her hand... hahaha
Thanatops Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Artist
I just wanted to say that i enjoy your work a lot. Very inspirational. I was just wondering if this was done on photoshop?
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
thanks :D and yeah done in photoshop
AthenaOwl19 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
I love how the only woman is death. This is a very epic approach.
MadJackMcFoley Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love what you did here. i especially dig the scythe design. However if I were to make one modification to it it'd be to add one or two fullers (aka blood grooves) into the main blade of the weapon. Other than that it's a pretty kickass piece overall.
nghia26 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
i like Darksiders 2 Death! very much!

But i think i like this Death! even more! Great job! always wanted to see a female Death =)
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
lol there are many female deaths (lady death/ neil gaiman's death from sandman), l just prefer something less subtle XD
DivineLightAngels Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Does she hold the weapon from behind?

Not sure if it's a single weapon or two? And her right hand seems to hold it in an opposite perspective than the weapon is shown?

Other than that, the colors and composition are very good.
hobbitpeddler Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you made one of the Four Horsemen a woman. Lady Death... beautiful!
Ghost-Turtledove Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In darksiders Fury is a woman. But I like this picture. It's pretty good. :)
MoonEyez Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this!!!!!!!!!!
Mojo-Smileyface Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love the almost robotic feel!! Well done! :)
NeverrMoore Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Never knew death was so pretty
vampirekingdom Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013   Digital Artist
TheSilentUmbran Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
This is some sexy artwork. I LOVE IIIIIIIIITTTT!!!!!! Excellent and professional craftsmanship and an imaaginitative take on The Four. The lightting, color choice, enviornment and dark atmosphere really set the mood for the portrayals of each. Darksiders ain't got nothin' on you.
Superb effort, and it shows through the final piece.
Keep up the good work, for you have an incredible gift.
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
thanks :D but i still dont feel like this is to a darksiders standard :P their designs are bloody awesome :D
TheSilentUmbran Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeah, I know they're awesome. I'm just praising you on your interpretations of the Four. These designs have potential to be even better eventually. I'm not saying they're bad, obviously.I'm just saying these are creative and if you so choose, you can fully render them.
Still, I admire your creativity, and that's inspiring. Can't wait to see what you come up with next. :)

the-zilla Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist
"Death is a law, not a punishment" is my favourite caption out of your Horsemen series. While War's was also good, this one put a feeling of obligation, almost, and inevitability to Death's role. War, Famine, and Conquest could maybe be obliterated in a utopia with the most mellowed society, but Death will always be present.

I also like the symmetry in the framing/composition here. Death's pose is set apart from the angles in how the other three Horsemen face the viewer, but Death's steady approach is kind of a reminder that there is no escaping this fate. Nicely done.
MissWildchild Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. Unbelievable.
BaitedBR347H Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Your artwork is very good! I'm so jealous. Mind if I ask what kind of program you use for your works?
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
thanks :D and i use photoshop
Terror-From-Beyond Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The floating hair seems a bit much. :p
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
death dont give a shit :P
Terror-From-Beyond Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Neither does Nicholas Cage
theDURRRRIAN Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
MonsterKingOfKarmen Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
ShinzuiKG Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
When God is gone and the Devil takes hold,
who will have mercy on your soul.
No wealth, no ruin, no silver, no gold,
Nothing satisfies me but your soul.
Well I am Death, none can excel,
I'll open the door to heaven or hell.
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