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November 19, 2012
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“I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come and see!" I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest."

According to the poll, you guys wanted to see the four horses of the apocalypse. Here's the first one, conquest.
To explain why I designed him like this... Conquest's rider (also called 'Victory' in the Jerusalem Bible translation) carries a bow and a crown (or multiple ones). That's why I decided to make the horse look like a noble, victorious steed, his browband is to resemble the said crown and the golden arrows in the background are to refer to the rider's bow.

Associated with the military conquest, I gave the horse a slightly warhorse-look-alike bridle and since the rider is also said to be the Antichrist, I put the turned crosses on the bridle too.

The ram sheep on the breastcollar is there to resemble the lamb that opened the first seal.

Next: War [link]

Tools of trade

-Tools Of Trade-
Mechanical pencil
Paint Tool Sai
Wacom Intuos4 S A6
About 6 hours of work
Art © *noblestallion

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carpediem12 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you think that Conquest would be a Mare or a Stallion?
Kotyka Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Awesome art!
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Equinera Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just bought a print and i must say im exicted!! i already have war and im saving up for the last two
AsiDeIlogica Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Artist

Really, tutorial, I love this picture, and all of you.
aelius-istora Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
stunning, he is a lovely horse and i love your style
Mustang-sauvage Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your horse concept illustrations.
I was just wondering : did you the lineart on paper at first, or did you directly draw it on your computer ?
Chistokrovka Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Probably one of the best "Horses of the Apocalypse" illustrations I've seen so far. The shading is so awesome. The concept is great. I really love this work
Leadmare Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So detailed :) Amazing job on all four of them =D
noblestallion Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :heart:
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