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War by alicexz War by alicexz

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She was beautiful, but she was beautiful in the way a forest fire was beautiful: something to be admired from a distance, but not up close.
And she held her sword, and she smiled like a knife.


A concept art I did of War, the Apocalyptic Horseperson from Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's excellent book Good Omens. It's quite a rough sketch but seemed well liked on my artblog so here it is. I took the forest fire metaphor a bit literally... I'd love to draw the rest of the Horsepeople at some point, as well as the other characters, but I'm due for a re-read!

Inspired by the facial features of the beautiful Genevieve Padalecki, who is my dreamcast for this character. I hear there's a miniseries in the (very early) works...!

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this-is-a-paradox Feb 16, 2014  Student Artist
What is the italicized passage from? It is rather beautiful.
I love your art so much. The face, hair, and colors are so gorgeous. Incredible!!
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converse-enthusiast2 Jan 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is a perfect representation of war!  I thought no one still read good omens!
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Nubca3ks Dec 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my goodness as soon as I saw the title and the portrait I knew what the character was! Great job, she looks spot on and your rough style is beautiful.
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I knew it when I first saw the Thumbnail that it was Scarlet from Good Omens. Which says a lot about my esteem for you as an artist.
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ArtsyVana Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
very nice! :D 
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MissMoonriver Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks lika a female phoenix as a person...i love it <3
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:iconquinlanchic57:
Idk if anyone has said this but this looks a lot like rachelle lafeverre or however you spell it. Victoria from the first two twilights! Just something I noticed and thought was cool! Besides that this is absolutely stunning. Like honestly breathtaking. I'd saw off my left hand to have an eighth of your talent and I'm an art student who honestly
Is pretty good. Your just like.... YOUR DAVID TENNANT STATUS AND IM LIKE JACKIE TYLER. That's how good you are.
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:iconaegontheconqueror1:
This is what Melisande(red lady/priest) looks like in my head
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:iconkefiramasbolle:
Your drawing is the BOMB!~
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lolabunny613 Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looove
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