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Knight Templar
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Published: September 2, 2011
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The Templars. Some of the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades.
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Cromwell300's avatar
Cromwell300|Hobbyist General Artist
Templars and Oliphaunts badass
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Madspeitersen|Professional Digital Artist
Haha thats spot on my friend, thank you very much for your comment ;)
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alex117k's avatar
Ok, I love the human/elephant scale. I bet that Knight has soiled himself. It's a really cool image.
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Madspeitersen's avatar
Madspeitersen|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks alot my friend. Yeah, but is he a friend or enemy of the elephant?
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DorofeyVolk's avatar
DorofeyVolk|Student Traditional Artist
That never happened, but it would have been cool if it did.
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Madspeitersen's avatar
Madspeitersen|Professional Digital Artist
Everything you see in this image is based on historical facts.
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DorofeyVolk's avatar
DorofeyVolk|Student Traditional Artist
What no way, I never read that anywhere. What historical book does it say that this happened in?
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Madspeitersen's avatar
Madspeitersen|Professional Digital Artist
Its all in detail right in my own private little History book ;)
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arwestromen's avatar
that's a big elephant
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Winged-Dragoness's avatar
Winged-Dragoness|Hobbyist General Artist
My breath was taken. 

Even a dragon sures don't want to stand in this elephant's way.
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manwith0name|Hobbyist Writer
Y'know, in some medieval bestiaries the elephant is symbolic of Christ.  So if you wanted to claim symbolism here, you easily could!
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Madspeitersen's avatar
Madspeitersen|Professional Digital Artist
Hi mate. wauw, thats pretty cool insights. This idea and symbolism fits the image perfectly. Thank you for leting me know ;)
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manwith0name|Hobbyist Writer
No problem at all!  I suggest checking out some medieval bestiaries.  They tell you a lot about history and culture!
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zattik's avatar
(If this was fantasy) The elephant is totally thinking:

"Mr. dragon? Fuck off."
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Madspeitersen|Professional Digital Artist
Haha.. Damn that would actually make a hell of a painting. Giant War elephant vs massive epic dragon. 
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ijustlikehalo|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's no Overkill like Mumakill.
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Madspeitersen|Professional Digital Artist
Elephants are great. We should have them everywhere :)
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A-Chenery|Hobbyist Writer
"Skilled fighting men aye? Well I see your templar and raise you a Mumakil!"
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Madspeitersen|Professional Digital Artist
Haha, well those bad Elephants just might slay mine ;)
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CiLiNDr0|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges [link] (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :)

Lot of thanks for your time ;)
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Madspeitersen|Professional Digital Artist
Hi CiLiNDr0,
Thanks for your nice comment, I am happy that you guys like my artwork.
About your question. I would like to now more about exactly how you wish to use my artwork. Please send me a mail at madspeitersen@gmail.com and then we can talk ;) Btw, those are some great games you are developing there.

I hope to hear from you soon.
All the best from Copenhagen,
Mads Peitersen
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XopherSeuss|Hobbyist Digital Artist
nicely done
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Madspeitersen|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot mate ;)
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romiejay|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow...whats the original size of this in paper?
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