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The retirement ceremony of an old knight by tahra The retirement ceremony of an old knight by tahra
<The retirement ceremony of an old knight with his only family>
"I have nothing to be ashamed of before God."
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:iconsepticstreets:
SepticStreets Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Hello! I love that piece of art you created!
Would you allow me to use it for a non-profit civilization5 mod I am making?
Of course all the credits for this image will be linked to you!
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nemedeus Featured By Owner Edited Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The hilt and pommel look way too small for the blade. I say that because i am disheartened by it; The armor looks so, how do i say it, functional and "historically possible". It's obvious you put a lot of work into researching them. So why not also the sword?

I could go on about the blade, but i will refrain from that.
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:iconcore-point:
Core-Point Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014
Yeah a blade that size, it would probably be a two handed sword handle... its right, everything else looks so good, except for this..The problem is its hard to purposefully ignore as well.. and focus on the good things.
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:iconxotz:
xotz Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Outstanding! :o (Eek) 
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:iconzarakai:
zarakai Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
I want to pet the dog and hear stories of the old man owo
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:iconikarooz:
Ikarooz Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow, simply wow!
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:iconthe-allusive-man:
The-Allusive-Man Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your work really hits the sweet spot for me.  I just love everything you do.
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:iconhexsy:
hexsy Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Exquisite. The armor is fantastic, but even more than that, the pride and the dignity of both the knight and his dog is amazing.
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:iconsomercet:
somercet Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
"... and neither does the man standing next to me."

Love it.
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:icondarkprotoss:
DarkProtoss Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Intersting style and awesome work ... But the sword is not ballanced! :P
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:iconmadgahst:
Madgahst Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Interesting and compelling.

I don't kno but I've got a feeling of melancolia and accomplishment emanating from this art.
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:iconjoryrferrell:
JoryRFerrell Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Professional Artist
That....is a VERY hefty one-hander... :P

Anyway's...how much would you charge for an image like this?
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:iconstretchtagger:
StretchTagger Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
so awesome really romantic style
on the other hand 
good luck swinging that sword
but then its about visual impact not a realistic ideal
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:iconmrcherrymcstrawberry:
thats what i thought too. that swords handle is just ridiculous xD but nonetheless, everything is drawn so well...
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:iconstretchtagger:
StretchTagger Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
yeah it is really well done i like the baroque feeling 
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is so amazingly well done :love:
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:iconmaroongoon:
MaroonGoon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Brilliant :D
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:iconkoyukionna:
Koyukionna Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014   Artisan Crafter
Great piece.
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:iconadonael:
Adonael Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A very noble looking piece. I like how he positions the sword as well as the fact that his loyal companion is by his side. Again, it just adds to the honour and nobility this piece appears to depict.
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:iconetherealswan:
EtherealSwan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
So pretty!!
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:iconprincessofdisney27:
princessofDisney27 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
oh! *0* So much detail! :D so amazing I love this!! 
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:iconsynethos:
Synethos Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:iconfrostgore:
Frostgore Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome.
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:icondonkale:
donkale Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I want to give that dog a treat and the Knight a strong handshake, well done!
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:icontheowlperson:
TheOwlPerson Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I hope he has a wonderful retirement!
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student General Artist
ah this is cool! :)
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:iconcarolinsajur:
CarolinSajur Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Student General Artist
The picture is beyond words gorgeous, but I may have teared up at the caption. Truly well done. Amazing <3
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
:)
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:iconmanusdei:
ManusDei Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Dignified and proud... but with a hint of sadness and weariness.
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:iconfeeling-kitsune:
Feeling-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
HOLY-
This looks stunning! All the detail and just *A*
You're really talented!
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:iconchameleon-veil:
Chameleon-Veil Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh his epic 'stache reminds me of Don Quixote.
I realize it's not really appropriate… ~3~ Given the dignity of the situation… but a lot of things remind me of Don Quixote I suppose.
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:iconcinemajack:
cinemajack Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
What is this from?
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:iconsaniaz:
SaNiAz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
Such details! Wow :)
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:iconartboy-2:
artboy-2 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!  Never do you see older knights and their loyal hounds.
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:icondrake-wyvern:
Drake-Wyvern Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutely love this piece one for my fave list for sure.  the style of his armor is reminiscent of the early renaissance  late medieval masterfully blended masterfully in a fantasy setting 5 :star:
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:iconkingoob:
KINGOOB Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Excellent!
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:iconzosonaples:
Zosonaples Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Fantastic work!!
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:iconstruck3xbylightning:
struck3Xbylightning Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful use of contrasting shadow and light. The detail in your work is just incredible.

A very cool story to it as well.
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:iconpinerain:
PineRain Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:icondragobot:
Dragobot Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how the dog looks like the knight...ha.
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:iconquantumbranching:
QuantumBranching Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
They do say people and their dogs start to look like eachother after enough time... :)
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:icondarkereve:
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
So amazing :wow:
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:iconbeachelf:
beachelf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
:icondennisblakeplz: Awesomeness!
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:iconbobgreyvenstein:
bobgreyvenstein Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful!
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:icondezinique:
dezinique Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
is that bruce willis....:P...cool work!
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:iconryuu-no-hane:
Ryuu-no-Hane Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist
O_O Oh, wow... I just love their elegantly regal poses--man (or rather, knight) and his faithful companion side by side.
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:iconlayilia:
layilia Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how the knight and dog look alike. Beard and all. LOL Awesome. 
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:iconminrod:
Minrod Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
This is the best artwork I've seen so far on deviant art. I'm a huge fan of elegant and nobel looking pictures. This stole my breath. Keep up your great work!
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WoodlandHermit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist
this is a great image and exceptionaly well drawn and painted. but the sword handle looks way too short to me, its one of those things i just cant un-see haha. great image nonetheless 
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Cosmic-Brownie Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's probably just a ceremonial sword. Real swords weren't really used that much in ceremonies, unless an ornamental one wasn't on hand at the time.
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