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The Dance of the Black Death


Ah yes, my entry for the second round of AVAT, theme 'Medieval'. Honestly, it's only half middle ages, since plague doctors like these weren't around 'till the 1600's, but sssshhh. The Black Plague was around far earlier than that, in fact, the largest epidemic was around the 1300's. Tens of millions of people died in that period.

But, enough with the history lessons! Here's my entry. The base of the drawing was actually painted on wood and then (strongly) refined in photoshop.
Man, I like plaguedoctors.

Edit: Wow, I'm away for a week on vacation and this thing is suddenly frontpaged? Well, thank you :D

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the use of colours and textures realy adds to the antique, grim atmosphere.
great creepy vibe ^^

I love the design of the plaguedoctor & the dynamic poses....you should totally animate the shit out of this :p truly epic stuff.

:DDD Plague Doctor~

Ahh, the art of death. The wood makes the piece appear more real. Good job, it's awesome. :)

Really nice

I'm like obsessed with the Plague Doctors and I really love how you drew it. Favorited.


Well, I've seen lots of artwork in my life and I can say, this one is truly story-telling material, it shows how that there is a struggle of the death and how the doctor is trying to almost reject death... Smashing fine job.


Yup. Metal.

Oh, the wood was nice too. But still.

*throws up the horns*

Credits & Info

4.59 / 5.00

Aug 6, 2011
5:58 PM EDT
File Info
1000 x 953 px
2.1 MB

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