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Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by AlexRuizArt Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse by AlexRuizArt
edit**this is an updated version I've reworked for my book 'Mind Over Machine' mindovermachinebook.blogspot.c…

The painting also won first place in a contest for Heavy Metal magazine last week! www.facebook.com/Thefourhorsem…

A little backstory on this: Back in 1997, I became an assistant director on the Simpsons, my first episode being 'Simpsons Bible Stories'...haha, I know
One of the last scenes was the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse riding on a cloud, red skies and ghoulish laughing.
The scene only lasts a few seconds, but took me over two weeks to animate....I had to 2d animate horses running in perspective, as well as these guys on the horses!
So I'd always wanted to do a recreation on the scene, in a much darker and grittier style. And so almost ten years after animating them, I was confident enough to create them in my new 'non-Simpsons' painting style:) Done in Corel Painter and Photoshop.

ORIGINAL SIMPSONS STILL HERE:tarrzan.deviantart.com/art/Sim…

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:iconchb198912:
CHB198912 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Woah 
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JokertheDamned Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Great pic
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DJJ1172 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
WOW:0
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agathon425 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love it

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SteelFireBeast Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
the four horsemen on the simsons was the best but i really like this one the best and it would be the a awesome tattoo
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charlie733 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student General Artist
oh u did the four horsemen in the simpsons, love that part :P, the drawing is great though but death's horse isnt pale white sorry to nitpick.
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randomalienman Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
I love this picture!
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:icondagonxiii:
DagonXIII Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
This is way awesome.
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treeant Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
looks very evil, nice work
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NicoleEirin Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful!
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Default96 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
NO WORD^^
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brandenhead Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy shit dude
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:iconkluxter:
kluxter Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Amazing, just amazing!!!
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nightmare061496 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
nice way to portray the horsemen i love it
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Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Incredible
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mr1southworth Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
What Power I love this
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:iconjaffa0072:
Jaffa0072 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome artwork, keep up the great work :D
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kv-Angel-A Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
OMG FDFGJKSDFJKGHDFKSHGKDFKJHFADKHKASDKHKDS AWESOME
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Grenpool Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
Epic!
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DreamsinScarEden Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Nothing short of breathtaking, very, very well done.
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:iconsoundtripgrl-harlene:
soundtripgrL-Harlene Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Im a fan! another awesome masterpiece!
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dragonflame15 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow....fantastic!!!
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Bwa196 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Writer
So the creators of Darksiders called... They want their epicness back, because you just took it from them, increased it by 9001%, and put it into this work of art. Wow Alex, just WOW! I love it!
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BackUpMule Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
I always thought that Death should have looked darker with like a shadow cloak or something like that.
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:iconbwa196:
Bwa196 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Student Writer
He really should have, but I think that would have made him look more like a retexture of war.
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:iconbackupmule:
BackUpMule Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Maybe if Death looked more skeletal at least then he would be more fit to be the living embodiment of death
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:iconbjarav:
bjarav Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Very dark and sinister. Love it :)
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:iconxerovas:
Xerovas Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
This is so epic! Awesome work!
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Mitchenstein Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your style. This is currently me favourite representation of the four horsemen. :)
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chrismoet Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome
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The-Angel-Gabriel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
much better than the ones they had in Charmed
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picedwrites Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
The is an amazing painting! The style is very beautiful and well done, and I like the colors. It kind of reminds me of the game Darksiders. :)
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JadedIce147 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is too cool
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LuXame Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
so epic!
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Aeternusomni Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Beyond awesome, fantastic work!
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shikeina Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Photographer
Nice job you even got the horse colors rite for the rite person other things of this there all riding black horses finally someone understands :D
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DukeMills Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say this is absolutely fantastic. And wow, that's amazing! For you to have worked with an animation crew on the Simpsons must have been an incredible experience. I have a webcomic series based on a fantasy take on the end times and the Four Horsemen appear in chapter 2. I like your portrayal much better.
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GoreXS Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
An other interesting view for these 4 guys!!
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Leonidas666 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOOOVE IT!
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Racist-Robots Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I would have to say that I like your use of brushes in this one. Normally it seems to be mixed evenly with normal painting style but this time I see more us of specialized brushes the simple brush strokes which a complexity to the piece that may have been overwhelming if it were bigger
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Narandel Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is so awesome! Love your work Alex! I was looking at this and it reminded me of the thriller movie Horsemen.
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leo729 Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
cool
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Azarathian-Mage Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And I would be the one on the blood-red horse!
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facusoad Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!!
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ChAoTh Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive! :)
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Dorshiffe Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Too brushy. Anyway that's cool.
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Eathan-Crowe Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I particularly love the durer print of this, and I think you captured it quite well! great job!
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I-Plexiglass Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work, congrats on the prize!
You most definitely deserved it.
I adore the textures on these horses. The colours and machine-like
features give it an extraordinarily lifelike quality.
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ShinobiDigidestined Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
That would scare the crap out of me even if I saw them from the side.
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Slunfg Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome!!!!
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