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Battle of Strasbourg by EthicallyChallenged Battle of Strasbourg by EthicallyChallenged
The deeds of Ancient peoples and historical figures often echo throughout history and into the
future. There are many example of notable tribes, nations and individuals leaving entymological
imprints, permament marks on language that last to this day. Like the Vandals, and ancient tribe
whose name took on a new meaning and survived to this day, the Hipsters are also known to us,
although their memory is limited almost entirely to their name. A fierce people, capable even of
defeating a Roman legion, the Hipsters took great pride in the appearance of their beards, and the
Roman fashion of shaved faces agitated them greatly, since they found the very concept of shaving
deplorable. The victory in the battle of Strasbourg, depicted here, further consolidated the
Hipsters' belief that a warrior with a fabulous beard is far superior to one without one. This
reverence of beards and a sense of superiority is the only legacy and the only connection of the
Hipsters of the ancient world to the Hipsters of today.
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sjdrake2006 Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Terrific!!!  Julian the Apostate?
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Hot68White Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
such a cute lizard!! Heart Heart Heart 
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wraithsith Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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Gentlemen92 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
And then, one day, Hipsters went extinct. The black day they heard about the existence of Langobards.
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celroid Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
Incredible artwork. It would be amazing if you did anything wallpaper size
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Aristodes Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Justinian did us a favor by getting rid of the Vandals and Ostrogoths. Were it not for the Persian Wars tying down most of Constantinople's armies, they would have done the same to the Lombards and Visigoths.
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LeifArmordson Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow you are great!!!
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:iconorestix:
Orestix Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015

Oh, dear… the Hipsters? THE HIPSTERS?!?!?

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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015   Digital Artist
Don't tell me you've never heard of them.
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:iconorestix:
Orestix Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Of course I have: amongst Huns, Alamans and Vandals. Just like you say.
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:iconbeemer23:
beemer23 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015
I love your Germanic/Celtic vs Roman pieces SOOOO much. 
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toht981 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Oh what a beautiful war - I mean illustration.
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legendarycarcere Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
You sir never disappoint with your descriptions. I love your art and your humour.
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ForgottenDemigod Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vengeance at last.
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
One of my favorite battles.Created for Desperta Ferro?
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   Digital Artist
No, this one was done for the Ancient Warfare magazine.
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AMELIANVS Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Cristoph86 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Clap 
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Fall3NAiRBoRnE Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Wow! Very good.
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NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
EC, I can never tell when you're being serious, and when you're trolling haaaard. So I kind of just assume that you're always trolling.
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   Digital Artist
I'm always serious! Even when I decide to troll, I get out of bed and say "time to do some serious trolling".
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:iconnuminiousnihil:
NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
xD Well at least when it comes from you, its classy and hilarious. Looking forward to more of your serious trolling.
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Caledwiwer Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! I love this time period, and I love how you're shedding some light upon the dark ages.
are you going to do some art for Attila total war as well?
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015   Digital Artist
I did :-)
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:iconcaledwiwer:
Caledwiwer Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! I'll be looking forwards to seeing it!
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Fighting the Romans since before it was mainstream.
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Swafdrunir Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015
thx for this single most best commentary of the week
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BackScratchCat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
That description is just gold 
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MaurogDark Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
A classical Late Roman painting belonging to an era which was characterized by limited resources and memory, forcing Roman artists (known in Latin as paintiums) to resort to dynamic texture loading. Trying to memorize the entire picture would result in thrashing, so the clever paintiums remembered most details in lower resolution, closer details in high resolution, and for closest scenes they would even load the extra textures. :ahoy:
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NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
xD You mimic the style pretty well.
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Zimices Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist
Great, both the image as the descriptions! :clap:
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Aesara-Dayne Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely compostion, and I always enjoy your humorous descriptions as much as your paintings themselves :D.
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Grieverjoe Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I really like the painterly feel on this one. What did you use to make it?
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Digital Artist
Lots of mixer brush, smudge tool, that type of thing.
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Grieverjoe Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Well, color me impressed, sir. Thank you for the information on the Battle of the Beards. I knew that the Vandals and the Hipsters were natural enemies, like Englishmen and Scots. Or Welshmen and Scots. Or Japanese and Scots! Or Scots and other Scots! Damn Scots! They ruined Scotland!
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Sharquelle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know what I like more, your illustrations or your descriptions that come with them; but I wish I could fav twice. Favorites Icon 3D 
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015   Digital Artist
That's great, thank you so much!
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Sharquelle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure! :aww:
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