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Mollusc Tree by Keithwormwood Mollusc Tree by Keithwormwood
This case of sorcerous artifice is one of many of its kind which dot the hills in this area. Originally a byproduct of alchemical study, the mollusc tree is now harvested for both medicinal and culinary applications. A rare mollusc is fished, and immersed in an amniotic solution within the bulb of a specially cultivated tree. The aging process is quite long and the mollusc actually lives in a torpor until its harvesting. Specific parts of the pickled mollusc meat are a much saught after delicacy, and the brine possesses a potent restorative effect when imbibed or applied as a salve. If the proper procedure is not followed, and the bulb split or tapped by a poacher, the mollusc will vicously attack, and soon drown, spoiling its meat.

Animator's blue colerase pencil. Photoshop. Prints available here- [link]
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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Tigerach Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's a lot of trouble to go through for a little mollusk.
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TheAwesomeIgirisu Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Student Photographer
Beautiful...
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:iconsuperbum:
Superbum Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
"Japanese Cthulhu blossom"?
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GoombaPie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
SO CREATIVE, i love it!
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HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there, I've featured your deviation in my journal! [link]
Keep up the awesome work! :)
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516101 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Lovely!
The first thing that came to my mind was 'dead Cthulhu lies dreaming....in a tree?'
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Dreadhead92 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
great!
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:iconally-bally-bumblebee:
Spectacular!!! So surreal yet immense
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:iconkuzunari:
Kuzunari Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2010
ahhh! so addictive! the description alone is worthy of praise.
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Ozkumeti Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
Love it!
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drop-asd Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
This amazing drawing has been included in the article: Glass Week Feature: Traditional drawing which is specially issued for Glass Week - an event in the artisan crafts gallery that I decided to expand on. I hope you like the feature and thank you for sharing your gorgeous work with us! :heart:
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KooboriSapphire Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow I had an idea somewhat similar to this. You beta me to it XP Love the coloring!
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:icondaniellewick:
DanielleWick Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student General Artist
I love how imaginative you are; it's inspiring!
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NeverMakeIt2TheTop Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Student Interface Designer
I can C some asian influence in this 1.
Am I right ?
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HyphenLetterNumber Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2009
how does it drown? :\ disgrace to mollusks?
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:iconarwenarts:
ArwenArts Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Absolutely beautiful! Featured here: [link] :wave:
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LazarCotoron Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Fascinating image and concept. I particularly like the lock and rope at the end of the bulb.
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:iconalex-wanderlust:
Alex-Wanderlust Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You're one of my favorite artists here on dA, I really adore your insightful comments on each of your paintings. Bravo and keep doing them! :D
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Hecuva Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
dude... wow
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cl0cKrAdi0 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
perfect
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:iconemplus:
emplus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
Excellent work.
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CrystalWhiteInk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
conceptually mind-blowing.
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ButterflyFish Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009
Wow .

It's totally an amazing drawing !
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:iconhowdie363:
Howdie363 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
I find this illustration very creative and disturbing (in a good way thou)...I wonder where can i found a tree like that for my house?
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TheMonsterSockies Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
You have an amazing imagination. Keep up the great work!
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:icontillinghast23:
Tillinghast23 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing piece!
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dirty-leftoutx Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you have a beautiful imagionation that everyone wishes for and you carry out what you see in your head brilliantly. Fantastic =)
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HuntressLight Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
Love the explanation. The colors here work marvelously together, though the balance of the tree seems a little dainty to support the creature. Very cool work :)
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:iconfreynow:
Freynow Featured By Owner May 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice :)
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:iconwilliamreinsch:
williamreinsch Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Man ur artwork should be famouse. Try getting work in concept art for games i think you would do brilliant at it.
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:iconomniskriba:
omniskriba Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. Just that.
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:iconinsomiak:
Insomiak Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
It's a fish... in a tree. I love it. :D
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:iconersi:
ersi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007  Professional General Artist
Hi, I am featuring this work in my journal CSS - Christmas Showering Showcase. Have a very Merry Christmas! :holly: :rudolph:
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TreesWithCharacter Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Hi there! :wave:

I'm very pleased to inform you that this brilliant deviation has been featured in our club's November features here: [link]

:clap: :clap: :clap:
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TreesWithCharacter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
:clap: Absolutely brilliant!!!

I've added it to our :+fav: gallery but if you'd like to join our club & submit it into our member's gallery for more exposure that's be awesome! :D
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chrismakesmusic Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007   Photographer
I love the full perspective of this picture as opposed to the simple figure of your others. And your stories behind your pieces are fantastic.
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lutz-kleinau Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
that is one cool concept! :)
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:iconsikness:
sikness Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2007
Your work is amazing to say the least....
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DarknessMyrkur Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist
Wooow! :shocked: I invite for my gallery. Sorry for my english.
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VorKan Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
Good.
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luminous-scapegoat Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Great concept piece.
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:iconbirdman77:
birdman77 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
Great stuff, i have been on your website and seen everything, but i love the imaginiation you put into your work, keep it up!
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I remember this from Epilogue - its fantastic!
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sleepingdragonart Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2007
Love it, love it, love it! :heart: :clap:
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:iconchiyuko:
chiyuko Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Beautiful! Reminds me so much of my favorite game Legend of Mana :+favlove:
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vash2435 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2006
COOOL!!!!!!!
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jolim Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006
argh..really got me! fav!!! i luv your gallery!! WATCHH!!!
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Dragonfyre51 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006  Student
Hehe, it's an octopus tree! Very inventive ^_^ I'm not sure exactly why I love this drawing, but I just do XD
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mylli Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very beautiful ^__^
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