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Armour of God by ErebusRed Armour of God by ErebusRed
The mythical hero received armour and weapons as gifts from the Gods.

So do we all.

Our gifts are the personal qualities that keep us safe, help us to overcome adversity and to achieve our goals.
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HenryTownsend Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could definitely use this as a reference for one of my future paintings... of course, if I do, I'll notify you, and give you credit. =)
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Sounds great : )
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ShadowyNight Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a nice photo, and I love the description
Very concise and meaningful
not a single word wasted
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
Thanks ShadowyNight : ) The description on has attracted some discussion and interest. I'm happy if it inspires.
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ShadowyNight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing, I'm glad to have seen it :)
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GlassHalFull Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This Is Just An Amazing Shot.
The 'Knight's' Expression As Well As How You Cropped It Is Amazing.
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:iconerebusred:
ErebusRed Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thank you very much :)
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GlassHalFull Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Was Wondering if I Could Use It As A Reference For A Practice Painting?
I Will Link You As A Credit Of Course C:
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:iconerebusred:
ErebusRed Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Sounds good to me - go for it!
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GlassHalFull Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Mate~
And Thanks For The Watch!
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luiskaan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
excellent.
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:iconxerces:
Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Nice job! Great expression and i love how you've got the shot splitting the helmet in the middle. Well done :-)
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:iconerebusred:
ErebusRed Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2009
Thanks :D It's not easy looking this heroic! haha
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
hehe- indeed!
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Rickbw1 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Cool :)
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bekkia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2008
Great message. I love it.
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KristinaGehrmann Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
A little too grainy, but interesting. not quite 21st century.
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primulatook Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is great.
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xXReptileXx Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2005
Ohh, it's fantastic. Reminds me of Russel Crowe in Gladiator. :p
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replicant Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005  Professional General Artist
What can I say ...... sheer brilliance!
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:iconerebusred:
ErebusRed Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005
Well thank you!
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ShadowedElegance Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005   Writer
"and they shall put on the armour of God, the helmet of salvation, the breastplate of rightenouss, and there I will stop, because it is so very real to some of us, one has no idea.


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:+favlove:

did you ever notice when you are knocked on your back the easiest way to look is up?::smiles::
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MommaNyx Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a wonderful picture, but the meaning behind the piece gives it life.
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2005
Thank you sister :hug:
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Mehrunnisa Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005
I must say that I enjoy this work of yours very much.

Not only due to the cropping but because of the way it speaks to me and it does it directly to the heart, to that secret place where we hide dreams.

His sharp eyes somehow speak to me the most incredible stories.

Very well done.
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005
I'm so pleased this picture spoke to you :hug:

I do have many stories... :)
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Oscura Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, beautiful helmet. And very nice shot.
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:iconerebusred:
ErebusRed Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005
Thanks - it's always empowering to be dressed in armour!
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Oscura Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Oh I bet it is! I know it's different, but when I used to wear my kung fu uniform during training it made me feel empowered, hehe.
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2005
:)

Holding a sword is nice too :katana:
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RhinoGeezer Featured By Owner May 17, 2005
I like this image alot, dont know why exactly, I just do.
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:iconerebusred:
ErebusRed Featured By Owner May 17, 2005
Thanks mate...

...don't ponder on it too long or you'll start hallucinating :pc:
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ArwenRivendell Featured By Owner May 3, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
YAY!
Such as the
- belt of Truth
- breast plate of Righteousness
- Sword of the Holy Spirit
- Shield of Faith
- and the Helmet of Salvation

It is THESE weapons and armor that will help you to battle the evil one, and all the attacks he tries to throw your way. :floating:
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
An interesting interpretation, fair lady Arwen - although I see the hero's tools a little differently - as personal traits and qualities rather than external forces.

In myth they are presented as 'divine boons', but we understand that these symbolise personal qualities.

What you have done, albeit poetically, is presented an alternative list of mythical symbols. Rather than the thing signified.

And who is the evil one, but ourselves? An enemy met in our own internal battle between instinct and aspiration.
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ArwenRivendell Featured By Owner May 4, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
Ah, but they are not symbols my good man.

They are the Spiritual Armor that the Almighty God gives us to battle the evilties of the world and the devil that he has cast out of his perfect realm. The devil known as Lucifer, who prowls the dark earth and hunts those whose faith is weak. The armor that, if used correctly, will shine like a beacon, showing the world who the true Christians are.

The armor that will be taken up with us when Christ comes once again to take us all to the place he has prepared, the rapture will be his boat as he takes us to the Western Lands, beyond the seas of this world.

It is not I who came up with this poetic interpretation, but the Bible, and those who were told by the Holy Spirit to become authors thereof. People like King David, who slain a giant with a small stone and a sling. Or Moses, who parted the Red Sea to escape the Egyptians. It is THIS book that contains the answers and the armor.

So let those of us who wear the armor to stand tall and prepare for the final battle of time, the battle in which the signs are imminent. Let us spread the good news to all the people in order that we may pass the armor to them.
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner May 4, 2005
You wear your armour :trout: and I'll wear mine :meditation:
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ArwenRivendell Featured By Owner May 4, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
ok :floating:
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Sisters Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2005
beautiful...:heart:
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AliasBurn Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
0_0! wow this is very cool! Such a serious somber look to this, like the calm before the storm(battle)
nice work.
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2005
Thankyou, I like that you see beyond the picture :)
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DreamingLizard Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2005
Love this shot!
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Asteria-Aensland Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
Very nice, I kinda get the feeling he is looking on some great battle, about to charge in.
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2005
Actually, it's funny you should say that.... :pissedoff: lol
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Asteria-Aensland Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2005
lol now you've got my attention care to elaborate?
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005
haha! :) I think it would be better just to pose the question - do we invent symbols or do they invent us?
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Crowgirl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005   Filmographer
look like gladiator =)
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:iconerebusred:
ErebusRed Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2005
"At my signal, unleash hell!" :katana:
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mrbright Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2005
very excellent
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ErebusRed Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2005
Thanks :) See you on the fields of battle...!
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