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Four Horsemen by MarkWilkinson Four Horsemen by MarkWilkinson
The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse - Conquest, War, Pestilence and Death...famine, drought, mass starvation, fire and the beasts of the earth. This was part of the series of illustrations for Judas Priest's Nostradamus concept album.
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DivineBurns Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hi Mark, i love this piece, i have this on my desktop for a long time hehe.

Well i had this homework for the Composition class (im an art student at college), it was our final evaluation and i was uninspired and desperate.

i liked the idea about drawing apocalypse, and i wanted to include the 4 horsemen. Searched for other references online, but yours were the only ones i liked. of course mine are not as good as yours, and they are more simple, cuz im not THAT good yet in coloring or anatomy...

i dont know if i should upload it here, and tag you for credits of course. should i?
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HighViRuX Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014
Amazing. Shouldn't it be Famine instead of "Conquest"?
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EmergingClothe Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Conquest is correct but a lot of people miss out conquest for "famine". Though only death is actually given a name in the bible. 
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juliajujushub Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hi Mark.. Great pic.. You are a master. :)
I work in a tattoo shop and one of our customers wants to get your 4 horsemen on his back. Is this ok by you and if it is could we get a higher definition version so we could acurately portray your art.. thanks
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anieman1992 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice :)
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strangecloudsking Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
hey, i was wondering if you would piff me this graphic to use for my e-liquid company, i absolutely love this picture
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War and his horse are awesome!!!    \m/
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ArdentRebel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Student
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randomalienman Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Deaths horse looks cool
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CourtneyReed Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
This is a masterpiece.  It should be in a museum.  I'm being serious, really.  The detail and the hellish view you captured of the world during the apocalypse is breathtaking.  :)
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Seraphel111OMordha Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably my favorite FH piece. The details, vividness, colors, and coordination between each man and his horse really bring this prophecy to life.Nod 
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Ryandeanfranks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
This is inspiring. Awesome work.
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XenaSlipjuice Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing... <3
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Shaneple Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
Hello, I am a graphic designer working on a brochure, do you ever lease your paintings out for a royalty?
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treeant Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
nice work
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DarkBinx Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Really love this.
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I though the Four Horsemen traditionally are War, Death, Famine, and Pestilence. Don't know this Conquest character, as that sounds a bit too similar to War.
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Rawliett Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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.

— Revelation 6:1-2 NIV

Due to that verse most people originally thought the first horseman to be Conquest rather than Pestilence (which translates to infectious disease). Also, Famine was (in a way) kind of Pestilence as before Famine arrived when the third seal was broken, the world was already struck by plagues.
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Myrethy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, that makes a bit of sense... I know that there are probably several different versions of the Horsemen, that was just the one I know. Thanks for clarifying.
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nvrstopwriting127 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hi Mark, I'd would absolutely love to use this picture for my book cover. I would make a few slight altercations to fit my plot line. I would credit you of course! May I? PLEASE ANSWER!
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Terrin-Auh Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Four Horsemen we toured the world.
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AarondaImmortalSaint Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Cool
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Actually Conquest, War, Famine and Death. Apparently Conquest has been interpreted as representing plague, and I guess that was the catalyst for his change into Pestilence.
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southeyalan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
thats gonna be a sick tattoo
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wasagamack Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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Apocalipz-z Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
By far one of the best 4 horsemen art i have seen,just one minor point is the antichrist held no arrows,clearly stating he took over the world with charm and not by force.
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xXFangTailXx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A great rendition of everyone's favorite riders. Well done!
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Wolfeh12 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
PESTILENCE!
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Wolfeh12 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Best 4 horsemen pic.

FAMINE!!!!!!

Revelations is the chapter these horsemen come from.
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adder114 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
i thought it was famine war pestilence and death and conquest was something else.
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Dhump312 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yea the White Horsemen is Conquest he just gets mistranslated as pestilence cause he's described as a plague famine is the one with the scales. Also the White Horsemen is sometimes thought to be the Anti-Christ due to the crown and color white
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xXFangTailXx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It isn't "mistranslation", it's a matter of opinion. There's no concrete translation to Conquest/Pestilence/Plague(a more modern renaming of "Pestilence") in regard to which title he truly carries. Some argue it could be both, but as to Conquest's true name, it could be anything along the lines of Conquest, Plague, or Pestilence, since there isn't any universally accepted name for him. To reiterate, it's just a matter of opinion.
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Dhump312 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wouldn't the lack of a concrete translation in fact be a "mistranslation"? The reason Conquest is the most accepted is because sickness should be covered by death. War is the mindset of animosity towards one another and famine would be economic strife to where a days wage equates to a loaf of bread( thats why he has the scales) and conquest would be to assert ones will over another. But like you said it's a matter of opinion :)
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xXFangTailXx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. To each his own.
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Wolf-fox9211 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i know i know i love it
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Kyo-comics Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Bad ass but isn't Pestilence and Conquest the same one?
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xXFangTailXx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes. Some people call him Pestilence or Plague, and others call him Conquest. There's no concrete, universally accepted translation as to what his name is.
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Kyo-comics Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you, I didn't know that
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xXFangTailXx Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anytime. The more you know.
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EDDIEtheclairvoyant Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Writer
The horseman are drawing nearer
Onthe leather steeds they ride
They have come to take your life
On through the dead of night
with the four horseman ride
or choose your fate and die!
Who knowas where this passage is from?=D
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AzraelsShadow Featured By Owner May 21, 2012
No... it's Conquest, War, Famine, and Death.... gah... read the text if you're gonna use the symbolism
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hairypackman Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Best image I've seen so far...
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theragonlord-d Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Great though
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theragonlord-d Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
famine, war and conquest are the same
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Verdantswings Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
No..... Famine is starvation war is a huge battle.. and conquest is struggle.
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theragonlord-d Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Conquest is a type of war. plus war is struggle
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xXxDemonprincessxXx Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
This is amazing!
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SF-Serbia Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Hello,
I am searching for cover images all over the internet, for a Fanzine i make.
My fanzine is in Serbian Language, it's called "Raketla", whitch means Rocket. It is a SF Fanzine, and the 4th one is about the 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. If you would like to see it published, please send it to me (konkurs@sf-serbia.com) with a permission to publish text file.

You can see the first 2 numbers of Raketla Fanzine:
#1: [link]
#2: [link]

Thanx in advance...
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ShadowWalker3 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Are all 4 of these horsemen dudes?
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TheBrokenRifle Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Death might be a chick. Being a skeleton, all you'd have to do to find out is count the ribs.
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