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Death of a Crusader by lifebytes Death of a Crusader by lifebytes
And so the crusade ends for one knight. I was just playing around with different ways to do lighting and this is was the result.

Does anyone know if there is a better category for this?
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A-Chenery Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love the washed out/over exposed lighting.
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:iconlifebytes:
lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Thank you.  It's pretty different for me.
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Defiant-2-the-End Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is Fucking Boss.
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:iconlifebytes:
lifebytes Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
As long as that's good, then I'm really happy. Thanks.
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DesisLLava Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Just amazing!
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:iconlifebytes:
lifebytes Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thank you very much.
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DesisLLava Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
You're welcome.
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ScarletTemplar Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
It carries more emotion and a dramatic tone. I love your way of style in coloring. Very excellent!
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:iconlifebytes:
lifebytes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Thanks a lot. I'd actually like to do more like it.
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ScarletTemplar Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Well, keep it up!
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WOLFBANE1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2008
ouch.
AWESOME!
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:iconlifebytes:
lifebytes Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
ouch indeed. :D
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Wonderful, and kinda symbolic. :worship:
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:iconlifebytes:
lifebytes Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Thank you much!
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007
Cool avatar, too by the way :)
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
I included this in a crusades related feature here [link]
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:iconlifebytes:
lifebytes Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2007
Hey, thanks a lot!
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:iconninebreaker:
ninebreaker Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2007
Everyone knows Crusaders don't die, they just give Chuck Norris more power. Kinda like highlander.
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lifebytes Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
The title is really missleading... I didn't really mean that the crusader is dieing in the picture... that would be silly... clearly he grabs the sword in his gut pulls it strait through then kills fifty other guys with it. His death comes many years later from an overdose of being awesome. Then, of course, the Chuck Norris thing. Duh. :D
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ninebreaker Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
That's probably the best reply I've ever read lol!! ^_^
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:iconlifebytes:
lifebytes Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
:D
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
very good!!!!
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:iconlifebytes:
lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
Thanks again!
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AlMaNeGrA Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
just great
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:iconlifebytes:
lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Thank you very much.
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Diewan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Nice, i like the colors and brush. You did it, i like it :D .
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:iconlifebytes:
lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
It's a little different, so I'm glad you like it. I appriciate all of the support.
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YoshiyukiKatana Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
I think it's a little light, but it's wonderful work nonetheless. I don't know about the category, I think this is fine though. They really need to put a historical category there somewhere.
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lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
It is a little hard to categorize some things... especially psodu-historical stuff. This isn't exactly researched for accuracy, it's a romanticized historical piece. Now they need "historical" and "romanticized historical" categories. :D

I'm glad you like it. I usually work dark and use the whole range of contrast. This time I was trying something different by working to dark than a mid-tone. (Just to see what it would look like) You are right, it makes the whole thing really light. But at least it's different. :)
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YoshiyukiKatana Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
I understand completely. I do a lot of samurai related art and it's tough to categorize these guys without a historical category.
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Kizashi-dono Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
That's absolutely beautiful. I like the white background--it really adds to the scene.
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lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Thanks. I like the white background too. I usually back with black, so I've been trying lately to do things from the other end of the spectrum. (Just to push my self a little)
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Kizashi-dono Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Well it turned out great. Sort of like the battlefield's an extremely bright place.
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lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
No shade for friend or foe in the desert. :)
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Cornuthaum Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
I can safely say I played too much WoW when the first thing to cross my mind at seeing a crusader being stabbed from behind is 'Rogues do it from behind'.

Apart from that, one suffers with the poor guy. You managed to create life-like suffering, and even though it's perhaps not the most joyful emotion out there (quite the contrary, in fact), the fact that one can empathize with this fallen crusader is a testament to the awesomeness of this picture :)
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lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
My own little tribute to too much WoW is here: [link]

Thank you very much for the kind words. I'm really glad any time one of my little drawings can elicit any emotion. High praise in deed. An I must confess, it doesn't look very comfortable.
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high-drokitty Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
gorgeous: great colors, and tangible emotion. i'm glad it caught my eye!
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lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
I'm glad I could catch your eye. :D Thanks for the kind words.
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NoodleBar9 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Extremely awesome. Really made me...Nod xD

Good work :thumbsup:[=w=]
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lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Thanks a lot. :D
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WineWriter Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
This is pretty amazing. You manage drama very well, and the overall composition is amazing. The cross behind the crusader, his bent posture, all works together perfectly.
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lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Thank you very much. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. I struggled a bit with the compisition... I thought maybe it was too simple. But, I think it works pretty well, just simple and clean with the focus on his face.
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sean45812 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
Nice!
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lifebytes Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Thank you very much!
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