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The Khan and the Horselord by JoelChaimHoltzman The Khan and the Horselord by JoelChaimHoltzman

First piece of a major personal project, i will not yet tell too much about.

Depicting Satan, visiting Genghis Khan like he did with Jesus Christ and promising him the world. Genghis Khan accept, thus making him the greatest conqueror in human history.

The Khan and the Horselord

''Who am i you ask'' The hooded stranger grinned. ''I am a wanderer, searching lands beyond hidden borders for the most capable souls who have the capability and will to wield great power. Only two worthy men i visited, one in Nazareth, and the other one is you, Temujin, conqueror of Mongolia.'' The Devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Feeling presence greater than Temujin knew he was capable to either fight or achieve on his own, he knelt befor the fallen angel, and looked upwards. The Devils grin broadened. ''Arise, chosen one. Arise as Genghis Khan, and make the world tremble!''

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Zousha Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Nice touch with depicting Temujin's actual hair color.  People often don't learn he was a red-head!
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JoelChaimHoltzman Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
hehe well seen! gotta keep an eye out for the small characteristics. Cheers!
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Zousha Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I really like the story twist this represents too.
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ChronoGandit Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017   Photographer
Nice piece and background story. Especially since Temujin, accepting the offer, won the world but couldn't hold onto it (his successors soon enough failed, leaving no Mongol heritage behind). While Jesus rejected the offer, only to have his religion take over the Roman Empire from within and hold onto it (Constantinople was still Christian one and a half millennium later). Double-layered meaning, and more insidious than it seems at first glance.
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JoelChaimHoltzman Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
thats an AWESOME way of seeing things. i didnt think about that like you just mentioned. THANK YOU for adding a new layer to my image!!!
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2017
I mean Genghis defeated the Muslims! You consider them heretics, right?
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jbenko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2017
And then the Muslims beat his ancestors. Baibars.
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
...what? You moron! Completely untrue! Come back when you've read a bloody history book!
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jbenko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
Descendents, I meant descendents. The mongols tried to push further into the Middle East and were defeated by Baibars and his Mamluk forces. Admittedly, going into the details make it seem less impressive but, hay, they still beat the Mongols.
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
But that was wayyyy after Genghis though. That was after the Mongol empire broke up into the four khanates, if I recall.
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jbenko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
Doesn't mean they didn't beat Mongols.
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2017
....yeah, so? They still had the second biggest empire until the British. By that time they beat the Ilkhanate, not the actual mongol empire.
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RavenCorona Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Student General Artist
Woaaah.
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JoelChaimHoltzman Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:-D
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Will-of-the-spurr Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2016
Oh my God, what quasi-religious twisting of the truth is this!?
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HarryOsborn-Art Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Stumbling across this was great; really like how you made the hand the focal! Beautiful lighting and colours too :)
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JoelChaimHoltzman Featured By Owner May 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers my man! That was incredibly hard haha, i am glad i managed to do that, otherwise it looked very messy haha. You got nice artwork too i gotta say!
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JustALilStory Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Shit! Your art is no joke... I hope you're making great strides and great money. I feel there aren't many like you floating around on deviant art... Thanks for saying the stuff about references. I wasn't sure if it made me a fraud for using so many all the time... :D
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JoelChaimHoltzman Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers for the kind words! done worry, you are doing PERFECT
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JustALilStory Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha! Thanks! :D
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RenMoraes Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Impressive atmosphere !

... and so many nails ...
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JoelChaimHoltzman Featured By Owner May 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Never enough nails! Thanks!
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Filesia Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Dude, this is freakin' perfect Llama Emoji-65 (Blood Tears...) [V3] 
This is very professional :D 
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JoelChaimHoltzman Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers!!!
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