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Joan of Arc by KristinaGehrmann Joan of Arc by KristinaGehrmann
Kristina Gehrmann

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In summer 2001 (I was 12 years old), I was in France and visited Rouen. There, on a town square, I remember seeing a sign that marked the spot where Joan of Arc was burnt on May 30, 1431.

I think my classical-academic art training shows in the drawings of the two half-naked guys... Painting them was the most fun part! I painted them exactly the same way we used to paint the live model in class with oil on canvas; minus the real models.

Reference used: Plenty! This time I've collected them all here for your convenience: [link]
Also: bird brushes from =Falln-Stock
Time: about 30 hours?
Medium: Wacom tablet and Photoshop
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DBEEERS Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
What a marvelous work of art!
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Scarecrow113 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Goddammit France, this is why you're a laughing stock
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Bl00dstrike Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
an inaccurate depiction, she was burned wearing men's clothing.
They even gave her a choice they would not burn her but execute her by hanging if she chose to die in women's clothing. But she lived her life fighting in a man's raiment, so death in a man's raiment she will remain.
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Spriglief Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Not long after an English army was destroyed by hell stones from the sky! British moral collapsed and they lost the capacity to carry on the war. God recalled his massager to him as soon as her work was done.
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Espio42 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
filthy burgundians!!Even if I AM Turkish,I admire her!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Poor Joan! This is a gorgeous piece but the one detail that really struck me was the little boy in the foreground crouching down to feed the pigeon, seemingly oblivious to the tragedy. Powerful! :rose:
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LUVCORNBREAD Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
i cry every time i read about Joan. she was a warrior,and a saint.
stupid men, why ;why did they burn her.
--i get emotional sorry

Luv the work keep it up
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XSereneiX Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Those men are assholes.
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starrynights1987 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Writer
beautifully sad great job
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JRigh Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
As lovely as it is sad ... you did a wonderful job. :love:
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