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The Four Horsemen by Keithwormwood The Four Horsemen by Keithwormwood
And I saw when the uniformed man opened one of the files, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four monitors saying "Come and see." I saw, and behold on the screen was a white horse: and he that sat on him had a rifle; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.
And when he had opened the second file, I heard the second monitor say, Come and see.
And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great missile.
And when he had opened the third file, I heard the third monitor say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand.
And I heard a voice in the midst of the four screens say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of rice for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the coal.
And when he had opened the fourth file, I heard the voice of the fourth monitor say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and nuclear fire followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with bullet, and with hunger, and with death, and with the infernal machines of man.


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:iconthedarkness6:
TheDarkness6 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
man this is wicked....
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:iconkerbal:
KERBAL Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
An amazing modern restyling mate :)
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:icondecafjava:
decafjava Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Fantastic, just fantastic.
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:iconlandmind:
Landmind Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2014
And they shall have power like unto gods.

Funny in a old Testament sort of way, that with each passing two decades or so, the stuff people take for granite as just another everyday thing, increases. You can literally fly to the other side of the world in less then a day. Talk to just about ANYONE instantly no matter where the two of you are. Have THINGS think for you. (Calculator, Computers, Watches, ect). Heal from things that would have been a death sentence just a few decades ago. And the list just keeps getting longer. Ironically if its mostly all still here in another 20 the stuff that will be around will probably make us all look like just a bunch of old foggys who just don't Get It.
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sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Well done.
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:iconflumenlimia:
flumenlimia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
This is one of the most genuinely terrifying pictures I've seen.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is one of the most fascinating visual interpretations of Revelations that I have ever seen.  The detail and originality is magnificent.
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darkSIDE415 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
This has to be one of if not the most vivid portrayals of the four horsemen of apocalypse I've ever seen,love the modern touch.
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:iconlord-of-potatoes:
Lord-of-Potatoes Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student General Artist
I searched for the Four Horsies for inspiration and came across this, I've gotta say, this looks goddamn epic. I love things like these.
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:icontheuniversalunion:
TheUniversalUnion Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
TERRIFYING. WONDERFULLY TERRIFYING.
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:iconrandomeye713:
randomeye713 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
So if I were making this into a game or narrative:
Western society may recognize the four horsemen but Eastern societies won't
so that means they will either defy the harbingers or they will unwittingly serve them
hopefully it might be the former
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Igor-Son-Of-Gondor Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome. i never noticed that 1 of the horseman could be a metaphor for banks.
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:iconmarshalwalker:
MarshalWalker Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013
Awesomeness!!! 
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:iconkeenumman:
keenumman Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Of the 4 horsemen which one is which, Death, War, Famine, Pestilence.
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:iconkeithwormwood:
Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional
Left to right top to bottom Death, War, Famine, Pestilence/Conquest.
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:iconkeenumman:
keenumman Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Thanks
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:iconsfrasermait:
sfrasermait Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Writer
Haunting. Good way to rephrase the prophecy.
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:iconcastlemaniaco666:
castlemaniaco666 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally awesome.
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:iconkeenumman:
keenumman Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Reminds me a lot of the Judas Priest album Nostrodamus
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:iconjesokiah10:
jesokiah10 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
so nice man:)
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:iconcatacutan95:
catacutan95 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Nicely done story, you're perfect for Lovecraft's style. And the art's not bad either.
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:iconbobbyhi:
bobbyhi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This is a truly stunning piece
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Sylvano-DRAGON Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
magnificent
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:iconshadowpsycho:
Shadowpsycho Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... I'm just struck speechless at such morbid beauty. The unique designs of each horseman and their places in the frames as if they were respected ancestors. The dead dancing around a launching missile as fire and smoke plumes forth, the image of a angel ironically and almost sacrilegiously emblazoned upon it. Even the presence of the horsemen's loyal steeds at the bottom... It's all beyond words and I perhaps shame both myself and you for attempting such.
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:iconhikari-shinzui:
Hikari-Shinzui Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty cool
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:iconlunatic38:
Lunatic38 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
wonderful!
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:icongreedmore:
GreedMore Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Looks more like th WH40K for me... lol...
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:iconkoth54321:
koth54321 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
Did you modernize the text from the bible?
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:iconkeithwormwood:
Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Professional
Yeah, the whole quote is a weird riff.
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:iconkoth54321:
koth54321 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
I like it
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:iconognimaeb:
OgNimaeb Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Amazing!
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Dalviano Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That was one hell of a rendition, but I gotta tell ya, it was hard to line up War, Famine, Plague, and Death.
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Bempa94 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I noticed thats the soliders helmet got a text in it, correct me if im wrong, but it says bellum, latin for war if im not mistaken=)
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:iconkeithwormwood:
Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional
Yes, cool that you noticed!
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:iconcurtsibling:
curtsibling Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just tremendous - Not much more to be said...This image is stellar on so many levels...
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:iconskargull:
Skargull Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Amazing. Think I might buy a print of this
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Hama-Girl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's rare for me to be so struck by an artists work- I normally find one piece that I like by one artist, and the rest of them don't appeal to me- but jesus, your stuff is absolutely AMAZING. Do you do this on photoshop? It's just incredible, there is so much detail, so much to look at and admire in each of your pieces! I can't stop going through your gallery, so inspiring!!!

Well deserved watch, I believe!
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:iconpetit-hibou:
Petit-Hibou Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the reference to the Johnny Cash song, and I especially love the artwork.
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:iconfissecat:
fissecat Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
fantastic artwork, and love the Cash reference xD
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:iconnakintaso:
nakintaso Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is incredible, but downright scary at times.
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vertebrae242 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   General Artist
+FAVED+

:D
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:iconbabel-bookworm:
babel-bookworm Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
This picture's brilliant, and the concept behind it is a great idea too. Are you going to do any other pieces of a modern-day apocalypse?
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Dandabug Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
Naturally, I am finding it difficult to describe the greatness of this piece. Suffice it to say that I am struck as speechless as I typically get.

...on a different but related note, have you ever seen Elem Klimov's epic Soviet war-film Come and See? The psychological horror aspects of this masterpiece seem so reflective of your style that I would be surprised if you had not seen it yet.
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:iconkeithwormwood:
Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional
Yes, Come and See is an all time favourite!
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:icondandabug:
Dandabug Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
I thought it would be! I think it ties together with this piece very well, actually.
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:iconfanglish:
fanglish Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Looks like something from an Imperial Church in W40K.

Great job.
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:iconnightbringer24:
Nightbringer24 Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
This somehow reminds of Fallout.
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:iconbempa94:
Bempa94 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
I can see who death and war is, they are at the top, but witch are the conqueror and Famine/pestilence?=)
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:iconraypettit74:
raypettit74 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
As a Soldier in Afghan, this is simply amazing. :+fav:
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:iconwhattupp:
whattupp Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
awesome just awesome
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