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Order of Saint Lazarus Knight by CrazyAsian1 Order of Saint Lazarus Knight by CrazyAsian1
A knight for the Order of Saint Lazarus. Originally founded in the 11th century during the Crusades the Order was formed to provide care for lepers and to protect pilgrims traveling to and from the Holy Land. Though they were a militant order it seems that they focused more on providing care for those suffering from leprosy. This was so ingrained in their philosophy that many knights that fought for the order were lepers themselves! The Order of Saint Lazarus still exists today as a world wide Christian charitable organization.

I wanted to play around with the idea of a leper knight. What i'm imagining right now is that in the world that these knights live in the Order still provides the same services though they come with string attached. Amputated limbs can be replaced with prosthetic ones, but based on the nature of the replacement the recipient is required to spend a certain number of years in service as payment. This applies to those wounded in combat, the sickly, or any other instance of medical emergency. Limbs can be replaced, surgical operations can be performed, and aid can be provided, but at a price. Either monetarily or paid in service.

I have some more ideas floating around. We'll see how it all turns out.

Thanks for stopping by!
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coolclaytony Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
You know, there also a utilitarian reason why they commissioned lepers. because their flesh was literally falling off their bodies and their nerves were dead or dying, this made them able to take at so much as flinching.
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mg1342mg Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I like everything about this, especially the future-retro of the great helm.  Excellent design on the prosthetic, too.
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Mazorzarch Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice.
But I don't think historically Lepers would hold up well in a fight, haha, they tend to fall apart after the disease advances to a point, but then I saw his prosthetic leg. Well thought out.
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5thevagrant Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
i can't honestly say what i love more, the lore for the character or the utilitarian look his gear and his prosthetic leg have, it all fits so nicely together, especially diggin' the helmet, how it has both medieval and futuristic aspects to it
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Militant-Jester Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012   General Artist
That's a pretty cool concept, both the art and the background.
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aldotsk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
What did you use? Corel?
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Photoshop for this. I'm dominantly a PS user.
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N-E-K-R-O-S Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ah very Creative, I like how you found one of the less publicized knight's order and represented them.
What's kinda throwing it off for me though is the green fingers, seeing as that the ring on his ankle is green and made of metal, I'm assuming his fingers are made of metal?
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
mmmm thank Nekros... thats a good point. I'll try harder in the future to differentiate materials. The fingers were supposed to be fabric.
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N-E-K-R-O-S Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ooooh, well it's cool anyways man, loving the concepts. :D
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Its been really enjoyable watching you work out your ideas small and seeing them spiderweb (like all the versions of knights and different orders/types) really inspired. The end result is fantastic! More futuristic than I expected with all thee previous in a monotone black and white, but really well done. I like how you talk about paying for replacements with service, because I did this in my own created world with the military (parts arent free afterall but you cant let your trained soldier waste away either!) Good ideas, hope you do more.
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the kind comment. I appreciate the support and i'm glad my efforts are becoming apparent. What was your story about? I'm curious to learn more.
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BlitzJaeger Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Sure, love your work. Quite fond of it. I felt I should chime in and say Ive noticed :)

Well actually its a book :D Im in the process of the third rewrite now (editing takes forever). Its about a female bounty hunter and a crew of ex military members turned space pirates, and their paths crossing as they pursue the same ultimate goals pursuing a secret military weapon project.

Its set in a cyberpunk style future (sort of high science fiction meets blade runner, ghost in the shell, or cowboy bebop.)

I plan on getting it published and have two more planned if it does well. Also I draw all my characters, but havent posted them on here yet.

But back to our similar ideas: The pirate captain has a prosthetic arm which she paid for through her previous military services...
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Michaelsstuff Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
COOOOOOOOL!!! :dummy: FAVED!!
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
WOOO HOOO YEAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!
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Michaelsstuff Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
YEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!
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TyphisRa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Thats so fucking nice dude !
Love it !

Did you use the F2000 for the Idea of the Gun ?
It remembers me a bit of it
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
haha thanks. I'm glad you like it.

The gun is well.... a bunch of guns! I referenced the F2000, the L85, the Stryker shotgun, and the FAMAS.
Good eye!
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TyphisRa Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Yeah, I'm one of these fanatic Airsoft-gamers xD
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
hahaha ic ic sounds like a great time. I occasionally shoot when i visit my dad. Other than that not much time with guns aside from the FPS experience. Fascinating devices though.
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JoelWhite Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice work man. Love the leg.
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Mako. Much appreciated!
Hope all is well!
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KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Great concept and execution.
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'm glad you like it!
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DestroyErase Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Artist
Great work. Your character design has skyrocketed in potential within only a few years. A substantial amount of growth is a good thing to see.
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch. I'm glad my progress has become apparent. Always a struggle towards improvement, but it's worth every second.
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DestroyErase Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Artist
I believe once your anime phase was over, your only option was to go up.
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Devonition Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012   General Artist
sweet 8u
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
woot!!
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Noedig Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
This is fucking awesome.
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CrazyAsian1 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha much appreciated! :D
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