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Headless Horseman - Halloween 2016
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Published: October 29, 2016
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Hi there guys! Happy Halloween to everyone! this is an image done some years ago, but is that time of the year when pumpkins don´t look tasty but scary, so here is mr. Headless Horseman. I hope you like it :D
I hope you like it, here some previous versions :

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The headless horseman has been a motif of European folklore since at least the Middle Ages. The Irish dullahan or dulachán ("dark man") is a headless fairy, usually riding a black horse and carrying his head under his lower thigh (or holding it high to see at great distance). He wields a whip made from a human corpse's spine. When the dullahan stops riding, a death occurs. The dullahan calls out a name, at which point the named person immediately dies. In another version, he is the headless driver of a black carriage. A similar figure, the gan ceann ("without a head"), can be frightened away by wearing a gold object or putting one in his path. The most prominent Scottish tale of the headless horseman concerns a man named Ewen decapitated in a clan battle at Glen Cainnir on the Isle of Mull. The battle denied him any chance to be a chieftain, and both he and his horse are headless in accounts of his haunting of the area.In American folklore, the Headless Horseman is a fictional character from the short story "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" by American author Washington Irving. The story, from Irving's collection of short stories entitled The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., has worked itself into known American folklore/legend.The legend of the Headless Horseman begins in Sleepy Hollow, New York, during the American Revolutionary War. Traditional folklore holds that the Horseman was a Hessian artilleryman who was killed during the Battle of White Plains in 1776. He was decapitated by an American cannonball, and the shattered remains of his head were left on the battlefield while his comrades hastily carried his body away. Eventually they buried him in the graveyard of the Old Dutch Church of Sleepy Hollow, from which each Halloween night he rises as a malevolent ghost, furiously seeking his lost head.
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lonewolf100's avatar
Awesome job
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Touch-Not-This-Cat's avatar
Maybe the Hessian had an Irish Mother with dalihan in her blood.
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EarthRabbit|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg it looks fantastic! Nice work!
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skullbloodscar's avatar
a mi me gusta mas la versión de la película sleepy hollow la historia del jinete sin cabeza con jonny deep
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moyashisoba's avatar
good job!( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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WayneKelly's avatar
Breath Taking. How do You Do It?!
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AriWerd's avatar
From the atmosphere, to the colors, to that bad ass sword, this is a fantastic piece. 
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PrimordialNothingnes's avatar
Again with this guy?
Listen, i know he's a badass and that you do a FANTASTIC job of drawing him BUT
This is the third time you've drawn him
Enough already, he's badass, you portrayed him as said badass well, let's move on
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thorman's avatar
wuau que gran dibujo del jinete sin cabeza me necanta te felicito mucho genzoman es un gran trabajo:D:)
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GaloCuevas|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This guy´s called "Dullahan" in the Irish Folklore, and here in Mexico we have "El Charro Negro", or "The Dark Horseman"
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Blasterixx's avatar
Epic art! Love the purple moon in the backround!
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Hillmaee's avatar
Happy Halloween! HAHAHAHAHA! 
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The-Gatto's avatar
How cool! :D
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Jewelscore's avatar
I really like the moon on this one.
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RavenHeart1984|Professional Traditional Artist
best headless horseman ever
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Ghost825's avatar
I am totally digging the design on your horseman!
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RavenCorona|Student General Artist
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RagnorokIrons|Student Traditional Artist
-runs to a bridge over running water-
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Saurial|Hobbyist General Artist
Ataque 7, coste 3, furia imbloqueable exhumar, corre por el cementerio de tu oponente removiendo cartas con la hoz :D
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Mythical-Legend's avatar
Reaper is that you? oh, it's just a random sprite with no head
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MitternachtAngel's avatar
Amazing use of elements great lines, and superb color work
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TswordZ|Hobbyist General Artist
Great one!
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