Her Cold Embrace
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I know I know I know swords don't pierce armour. Obviously.
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JordanTheCrossbowman's avatar
That lady has one heck of a thrust to pierce clean through plate armor like that.
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TheMichaelMacRae|Hobbyist Digital Artist
You don't say?
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jakeash86|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow great work on the armor
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SchattenLotus's avatar
Do i see Lady Maria there, reflected in the Water? ;)
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ChiBi-LoTuS's avatar
Your art is incredible.
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Mikro-Mike|Student Traditional Artist
Oh my, I just noticed the reflection, and how there was ice or webs where the queen, or witch, was standing!!! I love how he had his rosaries with him!!!
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Mikro-Mike|Student Traditional Artist
Well, at least Our Lady was with him! Great painting, love the detail in the water!
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xLeSpiderxEdited |Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If the sword is made from some legendary mythical material that is stronger than steel, then it can. You did a great job with the indentation in the metal.
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ODastein's avatar
Well, obviously they do, as proven by this great painting.
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NEWATLAS7's avatar
Great work ! I like it a lot !! The fishes and butterflies are great details !! :)
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Enorme!! Una obra de arte, enhorabuena por tu excelente trabajo.
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skjaldulfr|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You went pretty literal with the nagel. 
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TheMichaelMacRae|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw a sword in a scholorgladiatoria video that had a nail exactly like this. Like literally just a nail sticking out of the hilt. I always thought it was neat.
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skjaldulfr|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't seen one like that, but I'm not surprised - you clearly know what you're painting.
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I am not one that is able to express their emotions and thoughts nicely. But this work awakens a lot of emotions in me. It looks realistic and magical at the same time. It makes me feel sadness and calmness at the same time, and angst. I love the details on the sword and the nail, the cross that is still in his arm. Leaves, fish and butteflies that are ignorant of his condition, and blood that is slowly coloring the water. Sad, but beautiful.
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I really love this picture and how it is presented. Good job! The armor looks very good. However, as a history nerd, my head screams that a sword puncturing that armor is impossible ^^
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TheMichaelMacRae|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought when I made this that I provided enough tidbits for people to gather that there's something supernatural going on in the image but unfortunately, A: i don't think most people notice them and B: for those that do i don't think the supernatural element is a suitable explanation the pierced armor. At least, I guess there isn't enough implication to make that connection for the viewer. Oh well.
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Yes, I didn't notice the connection. But it's good to hear that it's not because of ignorance but for a supernatural/symbolic reason.
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RandosityComics|Hobbyist General Artist
Guess that armor couldn't stop a sword. 
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Redsharkcam's avatar
I love that armor. I want that armor! Who agrees here?
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jennystokes|Professional General Artist
Very well done..........love the big fish and the water.
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DesryKaizer67|Hobbyist General Artist
The reflection in the water is perfect! Is there a story for this particular piece? Your art amazes me. You are so skilled! 
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TheMichaelMacRae|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I imagined he was a famed witch hunter of sorts. He thought himself bold enough to take on a greater foe, an age old "witch" as she's called. She plucked his sword from his hand and drove it through him without so much as lifting a finger.
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DesryKaizer67|Hobbyist General Artist
Your stories and images have so much life! Thank you for the insight!
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