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Headless Horseman - Halloween 2016 by GENZOMAN Headless Horseman - Halloween 2016 by GENZOMAN
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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LET´S WIKIATTCK!!

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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:iconlonewolf100:
lonewolf100 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018
Awesome job
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:icontouch-not-this-cat:
Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018
Maybe the Hessian had an Irish Mother with dalihan in her blood.
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:iconearthrabbit:
EarthRabbit Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg it looks fantastic! Nice work!
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:iconskullbloodscar:
skullbloodscar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017
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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:iconmoyashisoba:
moyashisoba Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
good job!( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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:iconwaynekelly:
WayneKelly Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2017
Breath Taking. How do You Do It?!
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:iconariwerd:
AriWerd Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017
From the atmosphere, to the colors, to that bad ass sword, this is a fantastic piece. 
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:iconprimordialnothingnes:
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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:iconthorman:
thorman Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
wuau que gran dibujo del jinete sin cabeza me necanta te felicito mucho genzoman es un gran trabajo:D:)
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:icongalocuevas:
GaloCuevas Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  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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:iconblasterixx:
Blasterixx Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016
Epic art! Love the purple moon in the backround!
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:iconhillmaee:
Hillmaee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016
Happy Halloween! HAHAHAHAHA! 
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:iconoppai-exedra:
Oppai-Exedra Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconthe-gatto:
The-Gatto Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2016
How cool! :D
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:iconjewelscore:
Jewelscore Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2016  Professional
I really like the moon on this one.
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:iconravenheart1984:
RavenHeart1984 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
best headless horseman ever
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:iconghost825:
Ghost825 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
I am totally digging the design on your horseman!
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:iconvanblood:
vanBlood Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
Great
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:iconravencorona:
RavenCorona Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student General Artist
Awesome.
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:iconragnorokirons:
RagnorokIrons Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
-runs to a bridge over running water-
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:iconsaurial:
Saurial Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  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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:iconmythical-legend:
Mythical-Legend Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Reaper is that you? oh, it's just a random sprite with no head
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:iconmitternachtangel:
MitternachtAngel Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016   Digital Artist
Amazing use of elements great lines, and superb color work
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:icontswordz:
TswordZ Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great one!
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:iconmensjedezeemeermin:
MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Very daring graphically, strong lines and vivid color.
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:iconvanmorrisman:
vanmorrisman Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely breathtaking work!
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:iconcangcun1987:
cangcun1987 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
Amazing Art.:) (Smile) 
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:icongiselebizarra:
GiseleBizarra Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome art!
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:iconinevitableh:
InevitableH Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
You did a good job. Nice update on legend.
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:iconkanecarmenpd13:
KaneCarmenPD13 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yiiiaa!!! Menuda pasada!!!!!
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:iconfurin94:
Furin94 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016   Digital Artist
that's funny i did a headless horseman for halloween too and i thought i was super-original lol
needless to say though, yours is incredible, i still have much to learn
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:icontamuril2:
Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist
Ooooo! I've never seen him holding a sword with spikes on it before. :D
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:iconstevemillersart:
SteveMillersArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
cool
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:iconpurplenekostar:
PurpleNekoStar Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG OMG OMG AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SO GOOD I LOVE IT LOVE IT HAPPY F*%KING HALLOWEEN EVERYONE GOD now i'm goin to go play overwatch reaper skin 
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:iconapocodon0202:
Apocodon0202 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
OH, OH, OH. So Awesome, I'm dying.
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:iconreaper1998:
Reaper1998 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
beyond cool
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:icontomtomboy:
tomtomboy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
THIS IS SO BADASS
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:iconanipzis:
Anipzis Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Uwaaah, it's monster Dullahan! :wow:
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:iconlugia20711:
Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Love 
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:icon1-cwc-1:
1-cwc-1 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
Epic details!  This is Halloween 
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:iconunknown3032:
Unknown3032 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
You know you're a TF2 fan if you accidentally read "Headless, Horseless, Horseman"...
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:iconhobbitshire:
hobbitshire Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Very nice.
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:iconglowworm56:
glowworm56 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Now this is just badass!
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:iconzanaris12:
Zanaris12 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
This is so amazing! Great job! 
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:iconmisterdharc:
MisterDharc Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Grahhhhh so good! I want to steal your coloring skills! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! CURSE YOU! 
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:iconazurasamigurumi:
AzurasAmigurumi Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist
wow :o
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:iconmareishon:
Mareishon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THIS IS SPOOKY :pumpkin: revamp  Featured here: Halloween! :pumpkin: revamp THIS IS SPOOKY 
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:iconspectac-sp20:
SPECTAC-SP20 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it. ❤️
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:iconbigbarbiesnake13:
Bigbarbiesnake13 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
👍💙💙💙👏👏
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:iconpjm74:
PJM74 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Pretty awesome ... 
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