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The King is Dead
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Published: September 21, 2017
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“Master over Gaia,
Vanquisher of the Primordials,
The Prime Mover of life.

Father of Gods and of man,
Nothing of equivalence can ever be relinquished to Him
For bestowing us with our existence.
And, No law of God or man alike can undo his own,
For his Bolt smites those who would deny his graces.

Upon his throne in Olympus,
Does His ever-blessing gaze look down upon us.
To Him, we owe our sacrifices.
For Him, we pray to above all else.
Through His love, we live.
By His Will, we die.

Above all the Gods of the Pantheon, He stands,
The Righteous,
The All-Knowing,
The King in the Sky;
Pater Zeus ,
The one True Immortal Ruler.”

    — passage from The Allfather Exemplums, Book I.
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Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (Windows)
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Comments (26)
junior2729's avatar
he probably was attacked by someone he trusted, after all he didn't even tried to defend himself or he didn't even had time to move...
both possibilities are scary because he was the strongest god looking above all others...
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EmmanuelMadailArt|Professional Digital Artist
Aaah very observant ;) 

Thanks for the comment! More to come soon on this project. 
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SilvanEldar's avatar
...'tis but a flesh wound.
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EmmanuelMadailArt|Professional Digital Artist
hahaha Laughing my ass off! ...

...if only.   
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SilvanEldar's avatar
Heh. Your story man.

But just ask Cronus how long that 'cut into a thousand pieces' thing lasted before he got let out of Tartarus to enjoy a cushy retirement-position overseeing the Isles of the Blessed. 
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scanna|Hobbyist General Artist
Just....Wow.
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EmmanuelMadailArt|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :) !!
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squanpie|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, that's one hard hitting scene there. The trail of the cup and that perspective just add to the scale of the moment, wow! :wow:
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EmmanuelMadailArt|Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! :D Happy you dig it! More from this story to come.
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NARCIEDON|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting story; and great artwork here.  I started work on a story of those ancient fictional gods, beginning with the vein lustful playboy, Uranus being usurped and enslaved by his own son, Cronus, and showing the folly in worshiping beings with morals no better than those of imperfect humans; but I lack the art skills to see it through.
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Is not necessary to try to sound like a smartass.
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EmmanuelMadailArt|Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! More story to come soon.  

I encourage you to complete the illustration anyway. I never feel like I have the skills to realize an image exactly as I imagine it either. But, it's only by trying, and failing many times over, that we can get ever closer to creating what our minds want to see. 
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AkhillesY's avatar
So you mean Zeus is beheaded and died?
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EmmanuelMadailArt|Professional Digital Artist
It is quite possibly what this means, yes ;)
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KanahaniART|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi, your beautiful painting is featured in our group:
                        :icongivethemlove:
in Monthly feature - September 2017 journal! :heart:
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EmmanuelMadailArt|Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Thank you so much for the support. 
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KanahaniART|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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LarsRune|Professional Digital Artist
Cool contrast with the orange color and the general blue color on the artwork. The smoke effect has also become quite successful
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EmmanuelMadailArt|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Happy you think so. I appreciate the comment1
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Peacebasher|Hobbyist Writer
I'm sure he'll be back. Could make for a great story though!
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EmmanuelMadailArt|Professional Digital Artist
It's part of a personal project of mine I've been developing for about a year now titled 'War of the Gods'. More to come soon! :)

Thanks for your comment! :)
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Shocking and fantastic!
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EmmanuelMadailArt|Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! More to come soon. 
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