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Carnifex by Culpeo-Fox Carnifex by Culpeo-Fox
"If emperors, kings and dictators can sleep well, why shouldn’t an executioner?"
- Charles Henri Sanson
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LongTom Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018  Hobbyist
I know this is a coincidence, but: www.amazon.com/Carnifex-Carerr…
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2018  Professional General Artist
Thank you! He is not a crow, though, but an Indian Koel. :)
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Ravenroseserpent Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful
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ben10ysonfan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
This is astounding! I love the style and colors.
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PBCEpicness Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
wowie! this is very clean... what did you use to color this?
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MentalCyborg Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018
Looks like a peaceful being. Love em Clap 
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Carpatianlion Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool
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SkyPotatoFire Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018
It makes me think of  Disney's Robin Hood.
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3immortals Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  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 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018
Great work!
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Brando550 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018
it's got that disney's robin hood vibe to it and I like it!
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Veteran1972 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018
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 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018
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 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2018
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 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018
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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Veteran1972 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018
Interesting balloon usage.
Dunking was another strange item.
If you sank and drowned you were innocent.
If you floated......a servant of the devil.🤔

Was also used to punish women who scolded men too much. Dunking cooled their heat.
Personally I think it would make them madder.😬
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terralux Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
Ah, yes, you can't win, whatever you do. ^^'
Humans haven't been very kind to each other in many times. XD
And i guess Dunking wouldn't cool down anyone much.
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Veteran1972 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2019
😁
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Culpeo-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Professional General Artist
Wow...I found that super interesting. Thank you for sharing this anecdote.
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Veteran1972 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018
You’re welcome.
Thank you for sharing your art.
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LongTom Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Hobbyist
When you think about it, the executioner isn't the one making the decision.
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Liliannawaterflower Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Matches the quote perfectly. Heart 
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RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
bloody hell,good job
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RoxasFlurry Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Haunting <3
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TAPEW0RM-CAT Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018
very beautiful artwork.
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