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Grim Reaper

Hi there guys! There goes a really old image I did a couple of years ago. Maybe it fits into the Halloween vibe :)
I hope you like it. Happy Halloween!

PSCS4/bamboo/Music: Super Castlevania IV - Chandeliers


The concept of Death as a sentient entity has existed in many societies since the beginning of recorded history. In English, Death is often given the name "the Grim Reaper" and, from the 15th century onwards, came to be shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe and clothed in a black cloak with a hood. In Jewish tradition, Death was referred to as the Angel of Life and Death (Malach HaMavet) or the Angel of Dark and Light stemming from the Bible and Talmudic lore. The Bible itself does refer to the "Angel of Life and Death" when he reaps Egypt's firstborns, but he is not connected to Satan. There is also a reference to "Abaddon" (The Destroyer), an Angel who is known as the "Angel of the Abyss". In Talmudic lore, he is characterized as archangel Samael.

In some cases, the Grim Reaper can actually cause the victim's death, leading to tales that he can be bribed, tricked, or outwitted in order to retain one's life, such as in the case of Sisyphus. Other beliefs hold that the Spectre of Death is only a psychopomp, serving to sever the last ties between the soul and the body and to guide the deceased to the next world without having any control over the fact of the victim's death. In many languages (including English), Death is personified in male form, while in others, it is perceived as a female character (for instance, in Slavic and Romance languages).

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gordhanx's avatar
Now this, THIS is one epic Grim Reaper. Awesome job on this. He looks badass and terrifying at the same time. Especially all the bones. And the background, is fantastically theatrical.
vegeta127's avatar
Do you take requests? If so, I got one: Kuebiko, a Shinto god from Japanese mythology that's represented as a Scarecrow. After seeing your interpretations of the Grim Reaper and Headless Horseman, I'd like to see your interpretation of a Scarecrow.
pookiesaurus4's avatar
This guy has a lot of bones!
Yeah, nowadays Death is a Goth chick, courtesy of Neil Gaiman.
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void-omega's avatar
after meeting him in person, hes not as intersting..... but nice drawing
Waaaah! I am a dummy! Nod 
BlackWolflord666's avatar
This needs to be on a shirt or a power metal album cover.
vanmorrisman's avatar
Absolutely stunning!  😂
RDDM12-9-7's avatar
Awesome work! I like it!
paulboutros's avatar
This is terrific!
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SnapWest's avatar
THIS IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
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MyrvanaMiseria's avatar
So beautifully painted..
RoseBlackDragon95's avatar
I love it, looks great, what I liked was the effect of the sphere. Rawr icon 
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SavianoMarcio's avatar
É um ceifador bem dramático, hein! 

It's a very dramatic grim reaper, huh! :o (Eek) 
uriko-punk-beast's avatar
Que trabajo en los detalles! INCREIBLE!! =D 
Luca-pirate's avatar
this remind me castlevania
TheBlackHawk64's avatar
Spooky scary skeletons
Dragonok-Prime's avatar
BEST GRIM REAPER EVER! By the way, would you do a female version of this one? That would be awesome! Thanks!
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