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Carnifex
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Published: December 8, 2018
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"If emperors, kings and dictators can sleep well, why shouldn’t an executioner?"
- Charles Henri Sanson
Image size
644x900px 586.36 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON CORPORATION
Model
NIKON D5100
Shutter Speed
10/1250 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
52 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Dec 6, 2018, 7:26:14 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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Comments (24)
LongTom's avatar
I know this is a coincidence, but: www.amazon.com/Carnifex-Carerr…
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Ravenroseserpent's avatar
Ravenroseserpent|Student General Artist
oh awesome a raven or crow anthro character now love them my favourite birds
and love the old Robin Hood style too this

and do feel sorry for them to have to work like this as mostly someone else who choose person it happens to it
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Culpeo-Fox|Professional General Artist
Thank you! He is not a crow, though, but an Indian Koel. :)
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Ravenroseserpent|Student General Artist
your welcome and oh he is not oh well I thought he look like one but cool is a Indian breed of bird I think seen images of Koel before
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NotWithoutHonor|Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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ben10ysonfan's avatar
This is astounding! I love the style and colors.
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PBCEpicness|Professional General Artist
wowie! this is very clean... what did you use to color this?
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MentalCyborg's avatar
MentalCyborg|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks like a peaceful being. Love em Clap 
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Carpatianlion's avatar
Carpatianlion|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool
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SkyPotatoFire's avatar
It makes me think of  Disney's Robin Hood.
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3immortals's avatar
3immortals|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like how the butterfly seems to be bringing in the brightness of the day with it.  Another lovely piece ^^
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Hardwing's avatar
Great work!
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Brando550's avatar
it's got that disney's robin hood vibe to it and I like it!
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Veteran1972's avatar
Its a job.
Do it well.

Side note.
I had an uncle who was a professional hangman for the US Federal prison system back in the early twentieth century.
He was so good he was requested by the condemned.
He made sure it was as quick and as painless as he could.
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terralux's avatar
That really is interesting!

Also there has been some harsh death sentences some hundred years before, so the executener had to use a blunt axe. It was not uncommon for visitors to make bets on how many strikes were needed to finally kill the prisoner. Well, other times. I guess this raven can make good use on the big axe.
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Veteran1972's avatar
Thanks.

The story behind the guillotine was the problems with ax beheading problems. A desire to be more......humane.
Thomas Cromwell was botched as his executioner was too drunk to strike properly taking several badly aimed chops to do the act.
The last use of the guillotine was 1977.

The executioner needs to be focused. The ax sharp. The strike true.
Better beheading than Hanged, Drawn and Quartered. That would hurt.😬
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terralux's avatar
Yeah, the guillotine has had quite some history.
Though, in earlier times there were some methods, that should be painful. There is a whoule museum of torture in italia, it was quite interesting. Humans can be unbeliefable creative in orde to cause pain to others.
And some methods were... special. Most special killing method yet: Sending into the air! (The person was bound to a heat balloon and send to heaven. But since some had luck and survived when the balloon got down somewhere, it was not practised long.)
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Culpeo-Fox|Professional General Artist
Wow...I found that super interesting. Thank you for sharing this anecdote.
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Veteran1972's avatar
You’re welcome.
Thank you for sharing your art.
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LongTom's avatar
When you think about it, the executioner isn't the one making the decision.
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Liliannawaterflower|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Matches the quote perfectly. Heart 
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RavenHeart1984|Professional Traditional Artist
bloody hell,good job
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RoxasFlurry|Hobbyist General Artist
Haunting <3
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TAPEW0RM-CAT's avatar
very beautiful artwork.
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