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Invictus

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Invictus, meaning "unconquerable" or "undefeated" in Latin, is a poem by William Ernest Henley.

"Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul."

The three points of symbolism: crown, skull, and crow
The mastery of man even over death

Illustrated by Gary Simpson

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Amazing

This is simply amazing. all of your work is. I enjoy every detail. keep it up.


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This poem is great.

And the art is truely awesome. But I feel that you you mainly showed just one of the symbols The Skull is what you mainly showed. You can see all of it. But with out knowing what symbols you were trying to portray you would not really be able to recognize the crow and the crown. I have an opinion you dont have to take my advice but I feel I should just say it. I personaly think that the skull should have a full crown for "glory and unconqurability." and the crow should be behind the skull with a full wingspan.

Anyways I liked this peice alot its really good props man. 9/10 4/5


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found my next tattoo

Your my new favorite artist.


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hm

latin hu? but this looks more like Metal. Nice work the skull and the Wings... Very good


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Diggin' it.

The word "invictus" existed a long time before Valve.

Dig the wreath as horns.


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Credits & Info

gsimpson
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Score
4.61 / 5.00

Uploaded
Nov 28, 2010 | 3:05 PM EST
Category
Illustration
File Info
488 x 700 px
JPG
96 kb
Tags
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simpson
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skull

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