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The Grand Faux Pas by EthicallyChallenged The Grand Faux Pas by EthicallyChallenged
Les Tourelles 1429. France is in Turmoil as war rages across the land. Joan of Arc, the charismatic French teenager travels to the English controlled city with the intention of resolving the conflict by peaceful negotiation. However, the hopes of peace are shattered by a cruel twist of fate. On the wall of the stronghold guarding the bridge, a young noble English lady (name unknown), famed for her passion for hunting, warfare, armour and all other things martial, spots Joan down below. Some sources indicate she was heard screaming in rage "THAT BITCH IS WEARING THE SAME OUTFIT AS MINE!" before snatching a bow from the nearest archer and sending an arrow into Joan's neck/shoulder area. The incident sparked an armed assault (won by the French) and caused the war to continue for many years ahead. The phenomenon of irrational awkwardness and aggression between two women wearing the same outfits at social events is known even today and is sometimes still recognised by the phrase "to pull a Tourelles".
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The Grand Faux Pas by EthicallyChallenged is a fantastic historical digital painting with superb attention to detail. The artist displays an expert knowledge of colour and light. The artist is also extremely well-informed on historical events, which can be seen by reading the various descriptions included on each art piece. ( Suggested by CindyAA and Featured by diphylla )
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giovanino Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
wow your talent .
I am in the scene, can feel the action.
super work.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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PaulineMoss Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Extraordinary detail! :clap:  Congratulations! :love:
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Valadix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I assume this arrow didn't kill her, then? I thought Joan of Arc was burned at the stake? :confused:
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Yep, that's right.
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Valadix Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thought so. What a fascinating story! Thanks for sharing it...and your gorgeous art as well. =D
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EthicallyChallenged Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you, and if you liked the story you should also check out my other historical pictures and their descriptions ;]
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Valadix Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Alrighty, I shall do just that! ;p
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WithersandWings Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  New member Hobbyist Writer
This is remarkable!
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ArtBlog-Nerd Featured By Owner Edited Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on the well-deserved DD~ :D Very nice depiction. :D Hm. I didn't know about. Interesting~ //is referring to fact in description
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