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Haunting by Kastelkreuz Haunting by Kastelkreuz
"Off he goes, like a haunting. Axe in hand, the night under his cape. He races across the graveyards; sings for the midnight within the belfry. Sour in anger. Mad and reckless.
Just as a headless horseman."

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Concept for a new story.
Ink and dip pen.
Original size is A4. Done in about 9 hours.

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As always, thanks for viewing, have a fantastic day.


Characters and art Amadeus Kastelkreuz
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"Amazing" is clearly the word of choice from viewers, and the reaction is well-deserved. Although it's not the first time this type of illustration has been done, in this case Kastelkreuz's dexterity with ink and choice of subject give the layout new meaning.

The scene - which is to say, the story - trails behind the horseman, almost like a thought bubble. The association is especially startling because the horseman is headless. It is as if the viewer is inside the horseman's head, so much so that the head has vanished altogether. It empowers the headless horseman, elevating him to the unexpected position of protagonist, making him the narrator of his own story.

An altogether wonderful portrayal of a classic motif.
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Katkat-Tan Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
this is amazing ; 7 ;
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Fajralam Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats amazing!!!!fantastic :happybounce:
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Hellypse Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutly impressive !
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rainsoaked Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic. I love the way the images blend into one another so seamlessly. Particularly like the moon in the night sky - it really seems to glow.
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anaios Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice medieval vibe you got here! Brilliant!
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Abominableve Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
its so wonderful! the composition is amazing. I love the use of symmetry too C:
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ShadowJonh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a great art, very impressif work
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Scribe1969 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great penmanship.
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:iconcetrus:
Cetrus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing usage with ink again, love how your composition floats! Congratulations! :)
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Popokino Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Omg! This is so beautifully done~ XD Great job!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
outstanding work!
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EveKudo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just Awesome !
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Halflung27 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Professional Artist
Awesome! This is a great concept! I like the composition and I love the line work. This has the quality of a wood cut.
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BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
This is incredible!
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing piece!!!Love 
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ThatAnxiousArtist Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing!!
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MTCarpenter Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yeah, that's bad ass. Nice work.
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anne-summer Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! Totally awesome. The details and your play with black and white is so good.
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