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The Modern Horsemen by spyroteknik The Modern Horsemen by spyroteknik
painted in psCS, 4000px, no reference

i know, odd

our four lovely harbingers of doom


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:iconsandblaster3000:
SandBlaster3000 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's inspired, and kind of amazing.
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Kaitlyn23 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
...
arn't those the head thingies from the telitubbies?...O___oU
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Xxsploshed-heartsxX3 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
I love it!!
they remind me kind of of aphex twin and his freakish grin :]
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:iconjoope:
JooPe Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Exactly what I was going to say. I think anything which is dark/creepy, invokes a theme of childhood and features a creepy grin will forever remind me of AFX.
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RadVisual Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
i fucking love it!
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GracefulWings Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010   Photographer
Wow. This is incredibly creepy, but impressive and intriguing enough that once I got my little brother off of my shoulder (so I wouldn't freak him out, LOL. The regular Teletubbies are scary enough to give me nightmares!) I studied it further, which I don't usually do for darker images.

Obviously I can't know exactly what you were thinking when you made this, but what I do see is interesting, whether you created this with seriousness, or, more likely, humor. I don't know if the Teletubbies thing is just because they're creepy or because of the controversy, but if it is the later, I find it especially interesting, since the controversy is over supposed subliminal messages being delivered to the viewers, that being, of course, children. The world being destroyed by such (modern technology and presumably by the messages transmitted through it) is an interesting concept, one, like I said, that I don't know if you are poking fun at or what the case is, but regardless, the concept is very well put together here.

Of course, the Teletubbies aren't the only images, I know, but the ones that stood out to me the most, as the title is "The Modern Horsemen", horsemen being four, and four Teletubbies. I especially like the last Teletubbie's (Tinky Winky, right? Oh my gosh, I shouldn't know that) screen being broken, the one that would presumably say "near". It makes me think they're saying, no, "the end isn't near", the end is here!

Evil or not, the Teletubbies freak me out. While Barney rocked my socks, and Blues Clues was all right for my little bro, the Teletubbies scared me, and I was a kid who would -- and did, in fact -- allow a (live, yes) boa constrictor to be wrapped around me and sit a (again, live) tiger in my lap, albeit he was only about 10 weeks old and 75 lbs. Something is not right about those...whatever-the-heck-they-are-s!

Summary: Great (creepy, but great) work!
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spyroteknik Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Yes, well, a wry look at seriousness, the dumbing down and control of society through the different mediums, the controversial aspect certainly, the ipod generation, HAARP tech etc, whacked a lot in there to chew on, thankyou for taking the time to review, much appreciated
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Xenogod Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA HAHAHAAH I LOVE IT
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Julian-Faylona Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2008
i guess this is what would happen if the innocent world of teletubbies were to be corrupted by the reality of humanity...

i like it!!
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Willowwolf23 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008  Student General Artist
Very bizarre, but interesting. :)
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sufferingindigital Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
Love the hair , suggests some kind of incomphrehensible cultural thing thats holds the desire for the end .
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:iconblak-phoenix:
Blak-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
reminds me from a scene in the book Lireal - part of the Old Kingdom Trilogy by Garth Nix
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al3x-mM Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
Hehe yeah, I see it too.
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Blak-Phoenix Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
:P :D
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phanoptexperplex Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
awesome!

fav* :)
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:iconbloodsoakedrose:
BloodSoakedRose Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Telletubies?
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GracefulWings Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010   Photographer
They are considered...well, evil...by a number of people, namely Christians and others who are concerned with subliminal messages through the show. I haven't done enough research to have a say, but they always creeped me out, and the alleged symbols do seem quite symbolic. However, that could just be the writer in me -- however poor a writer I may be -- always on the lookout for symbols.
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Matsuwara Featured By Owner May 18, 2007
I hate "political statement" artwork but this is just too excellent to hate. You should totally do a series of images like these about the crazy addictions and obsessions people have with escaping the real world...
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Zmeja Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
That is FANTASTIC! :) (don't get me wrong, but we have a priest teaching in our school - religion class. He's being called "The Black Telletubby". Nothing personal :) )
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Honky-Voodoo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007   Writer
Unsettling. GReat work!
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:iconbrokenman66:
brokenman66 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
they need a dentist.lol
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:iconbatetooz:
batetooz Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
i love it much ---> very nice
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satanae Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Love it. Another great work... :clap:
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:iconacmax:
acmax Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
Teletubbies of the Apocalypse eh? The human imagination never ceases to amaze. :)
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:iconzoozart:
zoozart Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2006
Blood moon is rising in the sky...............Teletubbies say...............you die!
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bombkamp Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
lol! nice work
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gadgetsguru Featured By Owner May 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
:wow: That's awesome!
I can't help but to see that those people look like human Teletubbies listening to their iPods. :blushes:
Nonetheless, I really like this. :D
:+fav:
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cleardefination Featured By Owner May 9, 2006
scary but damn good.

sry to fill ure inbox with some many comments..

but ure work is great ...
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:iconpokeable:
pokeable Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
.. and i meant to say
this terrifies me
and i absolutly love it
:P pressed the button by accident
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:iconpokeable:
pokeable Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
this actually terrifies me
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:iconmocchiatta:
mocchiatta Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
your harbingers of doom look awesome!
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:iconjesseblackrock:
JesseBlackrock Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2006
Hilarious.
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curtition Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2006
LOL!
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gothr Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006
lol, you have a good sense of humor.
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Bad-Rebirth Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006
HILARIOUS!! and fantastic art as well ;) Teletubbies vs. Horsemen = total humour domination. And your style is so great. :+fav:
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:iconbd2d:
bd2d Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2005
I like the teletubbies reference ;)
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Th3-Virus-M4triX Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
wheres apocalipsis?
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DaNoodleBox Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh heh heh...I knew ipods were evil. Though I'd like to ask why the text on their robes is so plain compared to the feel of the piece?
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:iconmisake:
miSAKe Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
your nightmares are creepier than mine :) :+fav:
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:iconfatale16:
Fatale16 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2005
lol freaky telletubbies!!!!! :O
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:iconcallida:
Callida Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005
Scary...Funny...just plain awesome.
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:icongorky:
gorky Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005
wow your work is ................... (don't know how to describe it)... :)
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:iconpixelguru:
pixelguru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
Very nice. I love their psychotic grins. :+favlove:
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predisp0siti0n Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
This is by far my favorite work of yours. I love the imagery and the theme you portray so well. I'de like to thank you for one reason. This image has made me realize that my apathetic lifestyle is wrong. I used to be very outspoken and political but in the last few months that has changed. But again it is changing back to the way it should be. Spectacular, this is definitely going into my favorites, and well the background on my computer. Thanks for helping to remind me of what really matters in this world. *turns off ipod*
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TimothyLaSalle Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
im wondering why it didn't get a daily dev.... hahahha *nods* pure awesome.
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:icontypocity:
TypoCity Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
haha, teletubbies. nice one :p
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DuncanLong Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2005
Fantastic and chilling.
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aestetik Featured By Owner May 21, 2005
absolutely genius!
are they wearing ipods ? :)


Keep up the amazing work. You are a great painter
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:iconbloody-catalysis:
BloodY-CatalysiS Featured By Owner May 8, 2005
Modern tragedies require modern myths.
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:iconlord-zany:
lord-zany Featured By Owner May 1, 2005
Lol well done, i like it
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