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Pontiff by Keithwormwood Pontiff by Keithwormwood
Pontiff of the sea. Presented here personally acting as a missionary from the deep. He carries a gallows: the sign of their martyr. He smokes a hallucinogenic kelp from his long pipe (smoking being one pleasure dry land can offer him). He's actually wearing pilgrim's garb, and his papal attire at home in the sea is stunningly beautiful in comparison to this dour travelling wear. The bleached driftwood tied to his girdle is an element of his ecclesiastical dress.
An emissary of the Fey Folk kisses his coral ring in supplication to their developing alliance against man.

Animator's blue colerase pencil. Photoshop.
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SylvanSmith Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
There is a genius to all of these pieces.
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catacutan95 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Spectacular work, I am anxious to see more of his species in the future:) I like the way you captured an air of authority with his pose and facial features in spite of his drab attire and coloring. The addition of a pipe was a nice touch; it does well to make him, ironically, more human. I'd love to see him in his papal attire.
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Angelles-LaVeau Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing. I'm always left speechless by your work.
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Abeaudine Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this alot
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Will-e-Pete Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011   Writer
Terrific. The inclusion of background narratives really help fire the imagination.
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Rautaportti Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could but every of your piece of arts in my collection :P
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sullobog Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
very nice, instant fav, what does the gallows stand for?
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Keithwormwood Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2008  Professional
It's a religious symbol in this mythos. The little story that goes with The Prophet also up here on DA says a bit more in relation to it.
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rochelimit Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
oooh i feel this middle age tingling all over me....
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Renegade-Hamster Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
I love the amount of thought that's gone into this one.
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Roshi69 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
Perhaps you could make another picture of him in his papal attire?
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anomia-grey Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007
I love the way you bind powerful imagery with a well written background story... I love the Fishionary. and, if this is in any way connected, Courage the Cowardly Dog :D
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the-UFO Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2007
cool
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bdevries Featured By Owner May 10, 2006
hmm. creepy and weird. I'm thinking things aren't looking to good for the humans...
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est-poise-elusive Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2005  Student
i just want to chill with all these characters , there all dope
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SpinningRevolver Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2005
very cool.. and for god sakes WRITE A BOOK ON THIS ARTWORK!.. if you haven't arleady that is.
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czavelle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
i like this fantasy world you create in your descriptions. this picture is just fantastic. i sence slow movement and potent wisdom from this character. do you have another picture of this character in the water?
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natasiakith Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2005
I really like the way you bring out the folds in his robes.

Plus, he's just cool.

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lauratyler Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2005
Oh I am truely jealous of your talent. I could stare at this one for hours, searching thru the bold spots to the finer, delicate sensitive parts ... the whole thing is exquisite. I am truely amazed by your work
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musicfan Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
how the hell do you do it? you blow me away!!!!!!!!!! JESUS!!! IT'S SO GOOD!!!!
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dancingskelet0n Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
i'm not worthy, i'm not worthy ::bows::

wonderful dude, love it
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dancingskelet0n Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
i'm not worthy, i'm not worthy ::bows::

wonderful dude, love it
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Skinshifter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
This is simply exquisite. Wow.
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foodforthegods Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2005
your work gets better and better, love it
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julip Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
This is one of my favorite works from your website, I love your elongated figures and rich histories, the clothing and skin and faces and hands, all beautiful. i'm a huge fan of your work!
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the precision, the subtle earth tones and the planetary spheres in the background. Also love how his hand and the fairy move beyond the confines of the frame.
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red20 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
I like your style alot. This is the kind of image I'd like to see up on my wall.
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Arwen-udomiel Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
you drawing skills is so amazing ^___^. i totally love you drawing creation ^^.
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LesAmesMortes Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
man! you're really wery talented,!

did i said it before:)
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MjolnirIF Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
Wooosh, you've done it again. :thumbsup:
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StareDecisis Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
awesome! That is all I can say. Your work is awesome:!:
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ironhenry Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
Stunning as always!!! Any chance you would post the original pencil piece?
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ForbiddenDreams Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
..I am speechless...
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Perotsu Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Student
amazing amazing!
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LoneDesperado Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
god_damn ^_^ !
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noruff Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
another amazing peice. keep the work up
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Tricheuse Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005   Traditional Artist
The beautiful fabric creasing....*melts*
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ludd1te Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in awe of the detailed work on the cloth on this - its this mixture of the mundane and fantastic that I look forward to seeing, and this hasn't disappointed. Are these pictures part of a range of illustrations specific to a publication, or are you letting your imagination spool out for us here?
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yellowworm Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005   Artisan Crafter
another gorgeous chef d'oeuvre.
your framing is wild.
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eternalfire42 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
wow, simply amazingly drawn....
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Cerberussian Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
As allways , amazing! :D
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Baldassarre Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005
fantastic... great work :)
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isilien Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2005   Digital Artist
I absolutely adore your work :worship:

:+fav:
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nosyd Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
So cool - I love your style oodles. :+fav:

Do you have a book showcasing your work?
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m0rpheus Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005   Digital Artist
very skillfully done. good job.
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fullcreditlazzaro Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005   Interface Designer
as with all your pieces, this is the best style i've ever seen. this is nothing short of amazing and inspiring... so in a word, thanks.
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amazinggrace Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
Stunning command of line and shadow. The fabric folds are perfection!! I love your decision to "go outside the frame". You are one of the finest artists I've had the pleasure of viewing on DA... :worship: --AG
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supergirlanna Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
very detailed and just... wow!
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psynoid Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
yessssss.... another one to add to my faves... but then again, if I faved them all, then I wouldn't have a real fave, would I?

I really admire your works, your imagination, your story telling. Don't ever stop making these masterpieces!
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BumwardoImortal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2005
:worship: Crazy dude keep it up:)
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