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Joan of Arc cover art by bayardwu Joan of Arc cover art by bayardwu
A cover art done for Time of Legends: Joan of Arc.
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Given 2017-11-22
Joan of Arc cover art by bayardwu depicts an epic battle bursting with movement and detail ( Suggested by Catgirldstr11 and Featured by TsaoShin )
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!

ariGail Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist
Amazing. simply wonderful
malft Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
That is truly inspired, and inspiring
Art-By-Mel-DA Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! This is utterly inspiring and amazing! 
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Noctis-Corvus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Joan of Arc, historically, was a loyal, dedicated and pious woman and knight. She mainly focused on small, hit-and-run battles. Not the grandiose, awesome battle scenes like you have made here (by the way, that battles looks incredible. It definitely shows the French perspective of the battle). One thing the history books won't tell you, though, is that the British may have killed her, but the French gave her to the British. After a long theological centered trial (one in which Joan did exceedingly well for the time), the French court decided to use trickery to get rid of Joan. They pardoned her, as long as she stuck to being like a normal woman of the times (wearing dresses, no battling, etc.). Joan Agreed, as long as she was treated fairly, and allowed to live her life.

She was not, and was thrown back in jail (into a worse one), while wearing a dress. She felt threatened by the guards (who felt threatened by her, as she was known as the witch of Orleans), so, she put on her armor again. This was a direct breach of the agreement (which was considered "holy" due to the presence of priests and holy relics at the agreement), so the French authorities chained her up, then sent her to the British.
The main point? The French wanted her Gone. Only after WW2 did the French want her back again, as a symbol against the British.

I respect her for being a woman who genuinely wanted to help her country, and knowledgable to know that they were someone who got screwed by the clergy and the kings of the age.

Still, this piece is incredible. Keep up the good work. I hope to see more of your work.
Mikosaure Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
" One thing the history books won't tell you ... " maybe because this is completely wrong, please change your history book : Kingdom of France WAS NOT Duchy of Burgundy. The French were fighting against the english invaders, the Burgundians were allied to the English and sold Joan to them when they captured her in 1430 → The French have neither given nor sold Joan to the English.

In addition, Joan was rehabilitated in 1817, beatified in 1909 and cannonized in 1920, so nothing to do with WW2 or the English (and I don't write British here, because in the Hundred Years War, Scottish were allied to the French).
Noctis-Corvus Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I should be more specific: what the French accounts of Joan won't say. They can be very biased (so can I, and I'll admit it).
King Charles sent her into an impossible situation, where he knew she would lose. He wanted her gone.
The Duchy may have been in control of the region, but keep in mind that the civilians were all still Frenchmen and women. The leader of the local authority, named Jean de Luxembourg, was a Frenchman. (He was born in Picardy).
Jean expected a good ransom for Joan, but received word from the French archbishop of Reims that she was worthless, since he (in his eyes), dfound a replacement for Joan
After hearing about this, a clergyman, Martin Billori (the Inquisitor of France), wished to try Joan for heresy. The only reason he wasn't able to do that (subsequently find her guilty and burn her at the stake) was because he failed to produce a ransom.
Joan was given to the only person who paid the ransom; the Duke of Bedford, who paid 10,000 livers for her.
A French clergyman, Pierre Cauchon, was the one who tried Joan in court, and even got a friend as a second judge (known as the "Vicar to the Inquisitor of Heretical Perversity"). The charges ranged from witchcraft, heresy, fighting a battle on Sunday, and wearing men's clothes. If guilty, she would be killed.
They judges tried very hard to catch her off guard with trick questions (such as: Do you think you have the grace of god? A yes answer was blasphemous 'cause only God knows who is in a state of grace, and no would've shown that Joan Had committed mortal sins), but she gave the perfect answers for the time(her response was: "If not, I pray God put me there, if so, that he keeps me there.").
Even though Joan put up a great legal defense, the one thing she couldn't defend was the fact she wore men's clothing and armor, cut her hair short, and fought in battle. The judges gave a deal to spare her life, but one designed to get her killed. All she had to do was confess, renounce her ways, and in return, she would be sent to a religious prison. Joan (who was afraid of being raped by her English guards) kept her end of the bargain. The Judges did not. She was sent back to the old prison, she put on male clothes, and was declared a "relapsing heretic" and burned by the English.

True, the Scots were allied with the French, so using British as a term for the Anglos was a mistake. It's good you caught me there.
Mikosaure Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017
I have no problem with the trial part, the clothes trick etc. All this is known and verified.
these are other points I want to clarify :

In reality, Joan went to Compiègne against the king Charles VII opinion. His main concern was to be crowned as king of France at Reims, in order to be legitimized. It was almost a miracle for him to have reached Reims in Burgudian territory. But after the coronation, Joan tried to convince the king to take Paris from the Burgundians and the English, but he hesitated. Joan led an attack on Paris but she was injured and the attack was abandoned. From there Charles VII ended up forbidding any new assault and the army was disbanded.
From this moment, when Joan went back to war, with volunteers, she no longer represented the king and led her own army. This is very important, because when she was captured in Compiègne, the king didn't send her there
(although it is true that she was starting to become embarrassing). She was a sort of intrepid stubborn young woman maybe ...

Concerning Pierre Cauchon, just saying he was French is incomplete.
To try to make a comparison with your country, it's the same as if I said that, during the Civil War, a guy was « American » . You would say « North or South ? » . There were two conceptions of USA fighting each other at that time, and one of them won the war. If South had won, your country would be totally different today. It's the same with kingdom of France and Duchy of Burgundy : two conceptions of France (Armagnac vs Burgundians) were fighting each other, and if french kingdom had lost, maybe current France would be called Burgundy, who knows.
So, for the Burgundians, Joan meant nothing more than on opportunity of ransom, or a political pressure against Charles,
but symbolically or sentimentally she had no value for them.

The civilians didn't feel especially French yet at that time, even in Burgundy,
they felt above all from their village and the neighboring villages. France was composed of many regions in which numerous local languages were spoken. People in the north did not understand people in the south (langue d'oïl / langue d'oc). But ironicaly, it was english raids, looting (Black Prince etc.) and occupation that helped to create an anti-English feeling, and consequently a French feeling.
mochii-queen Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Maaannn...that got me a shiver when I clicked to zoom o.o! Faved it :heart:
Bezix Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2017
The art is very nice and all, detailing seems to be your strong part and the setting is very epic. But what's with the boobplates? They don't really serve any practical purpose ( woman will easily get stabbed in the place rendering the armor nigh useless ) and they don't even look that good, it's simply a common misconception with bad male fantasy.
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Super amazing epic art!!!

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vortry Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
Holy crap! Nice work. I didn't know you were the guy who did the drawing for total warhammer 2. 
edwinforart Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
Super Sweet!
GerardoHAtoche Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I love the composition in the colors and the levels of detail, fantastic work!
MrGreen37 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017
This looks like something outta Warhammer Fantasy.
JohnnyBigoud Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing composition ! Very powerful work ! Congratulations ! (and even more appreciated because I'm French ;)
thymikon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017
such epic <3
Jinxedo Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Student General Artist
This is amazing! Yuuko Clapping Icon 
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ixidor123 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
so you were the one who made the cover of that magnificent game. nice!
lazyartist201 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
im surprised many of those knights have swords. weren't swords typically side arms since pole arms and maces were more effective against plate armor. unless im mistaken and in the background there are pole arms not swords
Lady-Distracto Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
My historical knowledge has failed me! I wasn't aware the English armies had demons at their beck and call!
Banjoker Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of when I was at a Renassaince Fair with my family and my elder sister needed to use the bathroom.  Female bathrooms in places like that have a wait of multiple centuries, so instead, she went into the male's bathroom.  Her words as she went in were, "Well gird my loins and call me Joan of Arc."  The mime (Or whatever) sitting in near the door almost laughed.
raben-aas Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
W O W !   o _ O
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LindArtz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, fantastic!! :clap:!

Congratulations on your much deserved DD!  Enjoy the limelight. :)
Congrats on DD By Marphilhearts by LindArtz
Moshiipie Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah that is so amazing!!
FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Oh man this is wicked nice! Looks super amazing here! I'hope you'll do some kind of combat scene! I mean in your art style I bet it'd look great no kidding! But hey it's clearly up to you! Keep doing what you love doing okay?
SoulfulWingedOne Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is absolutely amazing
DetroitPunk Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Student General Artist
So cool, those titans are epic and so many details everywhere
salyssong Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
2nd most badass French woman in history of mankind.

Jeanne d' Arc the holy
the brave the devine
The saviour of our land
She was just a little girl
When she took her final stand
The rain felt on her
So help me God
She kneeled down
So help me God
She gave her prayer
So help me God
She gave her in his hand
Jeanne d' Arc the holy
The brave the devine
On a beautyfull day in spring
When france proclaimed it's victory
She went beside the king
The bells sang it loud
You won the day
The people rejoiced
You won the day
The king said to her
You won the day
And gave her his ring

But fate was against her
Her enemys played tricks on her .
The good and the truth has failed.
Shemes and treason like often won.

Jeanne d' Arc the holy
The brave the devine
Her sun shone just a while
Condemned and abused they took her away
And brought her to the funeral pile
She stood strong
So help me God
All alone
So help me God
Her last words
So help me God
She died with a fearless smile

Stormwitch-Jeanne D'Arc 
ElectricDinosaurArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Who's the first?
Antimatter-Radius Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Freaking awesome artwork!
EstebanSayhueque Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Wow... Awesome!
jigsawkill Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Epic. St Joan of Arc pray for us! 
withartandsoul Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Real cool
DJMadameNoir Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That is awesome!
Catgirldstr11 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Congratulations by Catgirldstr11
This piece is absolutely epic in scale and subject! Congratulations on your well-deserved DD bayardwu and many thanks to TsaoShin for featuring!
Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017
Awesome work, congrats on the DD.
toothemoon Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wow
Exeidur Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing piece! It's so detailed and pretty :D
Alomar3882 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
Cooooooool. *3*
JoydiF Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017
Very cool! 
Is no one seriously going to take mention the fact that the image of an angel fighting in a demon in the background makes it look like the English are servants of the devil? I'm not even British and I find that kind of offensive.

I mean get rid of that, and it would be perfectly fine.
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